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Summer Reading

Reading by Design

Join us at the Butte County Library this summer for our Reading by Design Summer Library Program!

All six library branches are participating in June and July, and will have FREE events and activities for all ages. Children and teens are especially encouraged to participate by reading for fun and engaging in library events. Adults are also welcome to participate in summer programs.

Visit us on Facebook and contact your local branch for updates and details!


Featured Summer Events

Oroville Branch Library

1820 Mitchell Avenue
Oroville, CA 95966


  • Lunch at the Library - Free lunch for ages 0-18, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-12:30 PM. Begins Tuesday, June 13, ends Thursday, August 3 (with no lunch on July 4 due to holiday). Registration is not required! After lunch, stay for games crafts, movies, games, LEGO club, and more!
  • Reading HERO - Kiddos! Enjoy stories with our wonderful volunteers every Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00-3:00 PM.
  • Teens! - Friday, June 23 and July 21, 3-4 PM. Join us to make stop-motion videos with our teen coordinator and see just how easy it is!
  • Wild Animals in the Library – Conservation Ambassadors
    Wednesday, June 21, 1:00 PM
    Meet real live wild animals at the library. Sponsored by Oroville Friends of the Library.
  • The Great Zambini Magic Show
    Wednesday, July 19, 1:00 PM
    Prepare to be amazed and astounded by the magic of reading. Sponsored by Oroville Friends of the Library.
  • Cooking, Sports, Dance and Gardening Classes for the Whole Family
    June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, and August 3, 12:30-1:30 PM
    Get healthy and have FUN! Sponsored by Butte County Public Health.
  • Please refer to our Kids Programs Flier and Teen Programs Flier for more exciting events!

Paradise Branch Library

5922 Clark Road
Paradise, CA 95969


  • Summer Reading Kick-Off Party - Friday, June 9 at 2:30 PM, always a good time to be had, join us in our conference room for the fun.
  • Recycled Art Activity - Saturday, June 24, 2-4 PM, Turn everyday items into art! Just bring yourself and a friend or two.
  • Dad’s Day @ The Library - Sunday June 18, 2-4 PM, enjoy reading, making crafts and hanging out with Dad!
  • Summer Sundays - 2-4 PM, Every Sunday, the Paradise Library will have something fun for adults to do, but bring the whole family. We are open from 1:00-5:00 PM every Sunday. 
  • Wild Things Animal Show - Wednesday, June 21, 11:00 AM at
    Table Mountain Masonic Lodge
    5934 Clark Rd
    Paradise, CA 95969

Chico Branch Library

Chico, CA 95926

  • Magician Bill Sparacino - Thursday, June 22 at 3:00 PM, Bill is back for a magical performance just for you!
  • Folk Musician Adam Miller - Thursday, June 29, 3:30 PM, Award-winning musician Adam Miller will entertain all ages in this highly anticipated return to the library.
  • Saturday Fun - Every Saturday from 10:00-12:00, Pop on over to the library, kids, and beat the heat with a different, fun activity every week!
  • Teen Fandom Club - Mondays from 3:00-4:00 PM, Teens 13-17 are encouraged to join our new weekly Fandom Club and enjoy a summer of fun activities with new friends! Tell us about your fandoms in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

Gridley Branch Library

299 Spruce Street
Gridley, CA 95948

  • Reading By Design Program Launches Tuesday, June 13. Please see our Summer Reading Calendar for exciting events!
  • Wednesday Kids Activity
    Chalk the Walk! Come decorate the libraries sidewalk on Wednesday @ 3pm June 14, 2017!
    4th of July Craft on June 28, 2017 @ 3:00PM.
  • Wednesday Kids Movie
    Join us for the Book to Movie Film Festival!
  • Ladies Night Out - Friday, June 16 at 6 PM, Join us for a movie and friends at the library, ladies and gentlemen are all welcome!
  • 4th Annual Kids Story Play & Healthy Snack Class - 10:00-11:00 Thursday, June 22, July 13 & August 10
    Join the fun learning activities that combine basic movement fundamentals, body-weight strength training with elements of modern, hip-hop and cultural dance. Followed by learning to make healthy snacks by using seasonal fruits and veggies.
    Free event for children 5 and older. No registration required, but arrived on time because space fills quickly!
    Please see our Kids Story Play & Healthy Snack Class event flier for more details!

Durham Branch Library

2545 Durham-Dayton Hwy
Durham, CA 95938


  • Reading By Design Program Launches Tuesday, June 6.
  • Karaoke for All Ages! - Friday, June 9, 6:00 PM, Don’t miss the Durham Library’s amazing, monthly karaoke event, a treasure of a good time!
  • Kids’ Crafternoon - Tuesdays, June 13, 20, and 27, drop in anytime from 12:00-6:00 PM! Kids under 5 years require adult supervision. 

Biggs Branch Library

464 B St A
Biggs, CA 95917


  • Visiting the historic Biggs Branch Library is an event unto itself! Our oldest, continuously operating library in Butte County, the Biggs Library is open on Tuesday from 12:00 to 6:00 PM, and on Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Please drop by this original Carnegie Library, and introduce yourself to our staff, who will be more than happy to share summer reads and ideas with customers of all ages.
  • Biggs Branch Summer Reading Program Presents... Amazing Mazes!
    Do you like making and solving puzzles, building creative structures, and working with other people to make something AMAZING? Kids aged 5-12 are invited to join us at the Biggs branch of the library on Saturday, July 22, from 10AM - 11AM to build their own individual mazes with recycled materials and collaborate on one big maze!

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