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.
Library Advisory Board

Library Advisory Board

The mission of the Library Advisory Board is to encourage County Supervisors and community partners to develop sustainable funding in order to preserve and expand library services for all citizens of Butte County.

The vision of the Library Advisory Board is to partner with governments, communities, and businesses to strengthen and sustain our library system and to promote the local library as a unique and invaluable resource.

Board Members   

  • Ruthmarie Ferris
  • Ronda Hoffman
  • MaryLou Johnson
  • Penny Louton
  • Jennifer Rold
  • Ron Serrano
  • Lynn Tosello
  • Jeff Wanee

Members of the Board are appointed to four-year terms by the Butte County Board of Supervisors. Members of the public are encouraged to attend meetings of the Library Advisory Board. Meetings are held from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and rotate among branch libraries.

To contact the Library Advisory Board, call 530.538.7525 or email

Library Surveys and Reports:

Godbe Research 2008 Topline Report | Godbe Research Power Point | Godbe Research Survey Results
EMC Research Executive Summary | EMC Reseach Phone Survey | EMC Research Forward Strategy


LAB Meeting Schedule

Agenda  Location Agenda Packet


Additional Materials

August 16, 2017 Oroville Library
Conference Room
Staff Report
Summer Reading Program
LAB Bylaws and Resolution
Relief of Accountability
NVCF Agreement
NVCF Disbursement
NVCF Funds
Library Wish List
April Minutes Statistics
April 19, 2017 Paradise Library
Conference Room
Staff Report
Literacy Tutors Flyer

 January Minutes Statistics
NVCF Quarterly Report
January 18, 2017 Chico Library
Conference Room
Staff Report
LAB Description Flyer
November Minutes  Statistics
November 14, 2016 3-5PM

Durham Library
Conference Room

October Minutes Statistics
Draft 2017 Schedule
October 19, 2016 3-5PM Gridley Library
Conference Room
Staff Reports
Draft Plan Update
Your Mind Matters
NVCF Update
Building a Better Board 
 May Minutes Statistics
May 18, 2016 3-5PM County Clerk/Recorder's
Conference Room
155 Nelson Ave
Oroville, CA 95965
Staff Reports
Draft Plan Update
 March Minutes Statistics
March 16, 2016 3-5PM Paradise Library
Conference Room
Staff Reports
Draft Plan Update
 January Minutes Statistics
January 20, 2016
3-5 PM
Chico Library
Conference Room
Staff Reports
Draft Plan Update
November Minutes



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