The mission of the Butte County Library is to serve the Learning, Cultural, and Community needs of the diverse populations of our County.
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. If you are interested in attending board meetings or becoming a Library Advisory Board member, please contact Library Administration at 530.552.5652 opt 4.

Those present in the picture are (left to right), Nancy Brower, Ronda Hoffman, Patrick Newell, Sam Mulford (consultant), Ron Serrano, Susie Serrano, Michelle Deese, Penny Louton, Miranda Cervantes (consultant).

Board Members


Name   Title    Area    Term Exp. 
Newell, Patrick   Chair   Chico District 3   01/09/2023
Sandoval, Nikki   Vice Chair   Chico District 2   01/09/2023
Deese, Michelle   Member   Oroville District 1    01/06/2025 
Brower, Nancy   Member   Oroville District 1   01/06/2025
Haynie, Vince   Member   Chico District 2   01/09/2023
Serrano, Ron   Member   Chico District 3   01/09/2023
Brett, Joey   Member   Durham District 4   01/06/2025
Herman, Hilary   Member   Gridley District 4   01/06/2025
Sperske, Amy   Member   Paradise District 5   01/06/2025
Schrader, Peggy   Member   Paradise District 5   01/06/2025

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 530.552.5652 opt 4 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
Butte County Library Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025 | Butte County Library Survey 2019


All meetings are held from 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. on the third Wednesday of every third month, beginning in January (unless stated otherwise).

  • January 20, 2021, 1-3 pm, Zoom meeting; Meeting ID: 886 5196 5339 PW: 587259
  • April 21, 2021,  Zoom Meeting
  • July 21, 2021, Oroville Library, Zoom/Meeting 
  • October 20, 2021 2:00 - 4:00, Gridley Library 
Director's Report
Agenda  Location Agenda Packet Minutes Additional Materials
Jan 20, 2021 Zoom Meeting Director's Report
NVCF Grant Application
Adult Winter Programming
LAB Stats
April 21, 2021
Zoom Meeting
Director's Report
Spring Youth Programming
Spring Adult Programming
NCVF Grant Review 4a
NCVF Grant Review 4b
NCVF Attachment 3
Minutes LAB Stats
July 21, 2021 Oroville Meeting Room Director's Report
Summer Youth and Adult Programming
NVCF Attachment 3
NVCF Final Reports
NVCF Grant Update #1
Minutes LAB Stats
Oct 20, 2021 Gridley Meeting Room Director's Report
Fall Programming Schedule
LAB Meeting Schedule 2022

Minutes  LAB Stats



*Looking for information about past meetings? Visit the LAB Meeting Archives.


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