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Butte County is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. Many Butte County residents live in one of the five incorporated towns or cities: Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville or Paradise. Butte County government provides services to residents through 23 diverse departments. Services include elections, road maintenance, public safety, solid waste disposal, and health and human services to name a few.

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BUTTE COUNTY LIBRARY TEMPORARILY OPEN FOR LIMITED SERVICES

Saturday, August 15, 2020/Categories: News and Announcements

CORRECTION: Please note- Library hours for this week were listed incorrectly in the below press release. The correct hours for this week (August 18-22) are as follows: 

As Butte County continues to experience a prolonged period of extremely hot temperatures, Butte County Library branches have temporarily opened for limited services. All branches (except Biggs) are open this week during the following hours:

• Chico Branch: Tuesday-Wednesday 11am-6PM, Thursday-Saturday 10AM-4PM
• Durham Branch: Tuesday-Wednesday Noon-6PM, Thursday-Friday 10AM-5PM
• Gridley Branch: Tuesday-Wednesday Noon-6PM, Thursday-Saturday 10AM-4PM
• Oroville Branch: Tuesday-Wednesday 11AM- 6PM, Thursday-Saturday 10AM-4PM
• Paradise Branch: Tuesday and Wednesday 11AM-6PM ( Library is open temporarily on 8/19/2020) Thursday 1PM-6PM, and Saturday 11AM-4PM

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 15, 2020

BUTTE COUNTY LIBRARY TEMPORARILY OPEN FOR LIMITED SERVICES

Butte County, Calif. – As Butte County continues to experience a prolonged period of extremely hot temperatures, Butte County Library branches will temporarily open for limited services.
Chico and Oroville branches will open Sunday, August 16 and Monday August 17 for the public between the hours of 11AM and 6PM.
All branches (except Biggs) will be open from 11AM to 6PM beginning Tuesday, August 18, and continuing through Saturday, August 22. 
Library patrons will be able to browse and read books in the library, while escaping the heat. Library patrons will be requested to limit their time at the library to 30 minutes. Social distancing measures will be in place, and library patrons will be required to wear face coverings. 
In addition to opening some branches for temporary use in the coming week, library branches will reopen with limited services in place for the rest of the summer beginning Tuesday, August 25, in accordance with the State Library’s Guidance for local libraries.  
Beginning August 25, 2020, Butte County Library branch hours are as follows: 
Biggs Branch: Tuesday Noon-6PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM
Chico Branch: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM
Durham Branch: Tuesday-Wednesday Noon-6PM, Thursday-Friday 10AM-5PM
Gridley Branch: Tuesday-Wednesday Noon-6PM, Thursday-Saturday 10AM-4PM
Oroville Branch: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM
Paradise Branch: Tuesday and Thursday 1PM-6PM, and Saturday 11AM-4PM

To comply with COVID-19 reopening guidelines, and for the safety of library staff and patrons, social distancing measures will be in place. Library patrons are required to wear face coverings, in accordance with California Department of Public Health face covering guidance, and will be requested to keep their library visit to 30 minutes or less. Computer facilities, sitting furniture, and in person programs will remain suspended until further notice. 
Butte County Library e-resources are available 24/7. Register for a library e-card to access the online library.  Butte County Library staff members are available by phone at 530.552.5652, Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM-5PM. Library programs and online services are available on the Butte County Library website and Facebook page. Butte County Literacy Services can be reached by phone at 1.888.538.7198, Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM-5PM. 


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