The mission of the Butte County Library is to provide all individuals, regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level, with free access to ideas, information, and technology.
Book Clubs

The library offers many resources to assist book clubs, as well as hosting several clubs:


Chico Library Book Club meets every 4th Thursday at 10:00am and 6pm: Upcoming Meetings.  For more information call Maureen at 891-2726.

Chico Spanish Book Club meets one Wednesday a monthat 5:30pm.  Contact the Chico Branch for dates. 

Durham Book Club meets on the third Monday of the month at 11:00am. For additional information, call 530.879.3835.

Oroville Thinking Readers meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:00am and the thrid Thursday of the month at 7:00pm. The morning and evening clubs read different selections each month and they select from both fiction and non-fiction. For additional information, call 530.538.7642.

Paradise Library Book Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 3:00pm (group does not meet in December). Sponsored since 1998 by the Paradise Friends of the Library. For additional information, call 530.872.6320.


Library Resources for Book Clubs

The Butte County Library would like to help support local book clubs with their reading material.

  • The library has boxed sets of books with discussion questions available for community book clubs to borrow. Multiple copies of titles read by the library book clubs are available. Multiple copies of titles located in branch collections may be requested for a club. For more information or to request a boxed set, email
  • The Book in Common for 2015-2016 is Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson (find in catalog).
  • Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust and More Book Lust are available to assist clubs with their reading selections.
  • Novelist is a great online database for book clubs to use to select titles, gather information about the authors, and select discussion questions.

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