Libraries & Early Childhood Literacy

Family and community resource centers often offer literacy kits on loan as well as free books for children ages 0-5 yrs; see section Family Support: Family & Community Resource Centers for center contact information. Also find information about dozens of storytime events happening locally in the Going Places Calendar section of each regular edition of North State Parent. Many public libraries offer a variety of educational programs including summer camps, homework help, storytimes, special events and more.

MULTIPLE COUNTIES

Little Free Libraries; Butte, Shasta, Siskiyou & Tehama Counties. This worldwide program encourages families & individuals to “take a book, leave a book” at small, freestanding libraries placed in communities. There are more than 40,000 Little Free Libraries – keep an eye out for one or search the national website to find one near you. Learn how to build & install a Little Free Library of your own! Learn more at http://www.littlefreelibrary.org. Find Shasta County Little Free Libraries here: http://www.tinyurl.com/LittleFreeLibrariesShasta.

BUTTE COUNTY

Butte County Library. http://www.buttecounty.net/BCLibrary.

  • Biggs. 464 B St., Ste A. (530) 868-5724.
  • Chico. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2762.
  • Durham. 2545 Durham-Dayton Hwy. (530) 879-3835.
  • Gridley. 299 Spruce St. (530) 846-3323.
  • Oroville. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530) 538-7641.
  • Paradise. 5922 Clark Rd. (530) 872-6320.

Reading Heros; Oroville. Children of all ages are invited to read with a trained volunteer to share the joy of reading at the Oroville library. Trained volunteers bring stories alive for kids of all ages. Just for fun! 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530) 538-7641.

SHASTA COUNTY

Cottonwood Community Library. http://www.facebook.com/Cottonwoodlibrary. 3427 Main St. (530) 347-4818.

Fall River Valley Library. http://www.fallrivervalleylibrary.com. 43250 State Highway 299 E. (530) 336-6445.

Shasta College Library. A community library card is available to Shasta & Tehama County residents. http://www.shastacollege.edu/library. 11555 Old Oregon Trail. (530) 242-7550.

Shasta Public Libraries. http://www.shastalibraries.org.

  • Anderson. 3200 W. Center St. (530) 365-7685.
  • Burney. 37038 Siskiyou St. (530) 335-4317.
  • Redding. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530) 245-7250.

The Shasta Early Literacy Partnership. With the motto “take 10 & do it again,” this community collaborative is dedicated to promoting the message that reading to a child 20 minutes a day helps that child build strong language & literacy skills needed for success in school. Find out what programs & services they offer at http://www.shastaelp.org.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Literacy Enrichment Activities for Families. Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center has a lending library of themed literacy kits for families with children aged birth-5yrs. Kits contain books, games, puzzles, puppets, sing-along songs, tips for reading to your child & more! Free, on a check-out basis. Call to check kit availability. 109 E. Lake St. (530) 926-1400.

College of the Siskiyous Library; Weed. A library card is available to Siskiyou County non-student residents for a fee of $10 for 6 months. http://www.siskiyous.edu/Library.
800 College Ave. (530) 938-5331.

Siskiyou Child Care Council Resource Library, Weed. Offers children’s books, DVDs, educational toys, & curriculum kits & other educational resources for parents, caregivers, educators & childcare providers. Free. 170 Boles St. (530) 938-2748.

Mt. Shasta Public Library. Early Literacy program for ages 4-6. Includes stories, writing, math, movement, music & more. Tue 10:30am  http://www.mtshastalibrary.org. 515 E. Alma St.(530) 926-2031.

Siskiyou County Library.
http://www.siskiyoulibrary.info

  • Butte Valley; Dorris. 800 W. 3rd St. (530) 397-4932.
  • Dunsmuir. 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530) 235-2035.
  • Etna. 115 Collier Way. (530) 467-3661.
  • Fort Jones. 11960 East St. (530) 468-2383.
  • Happy Camp. 143 Buckhorn Rd. (530) 493-2964.
  • McCloud. 300 E. Colombero Dr. (530) 964-2169.
  • Montague. 230 S. 13th St. (530) 459-5473.
  • Mt. Shasta. http://www.mtshastalibrary.org. 515 E. Alma St. (530) 926-2031.
  • Scott Bar.  At the Post Office. 27233 Scott River Rd. (530) 496-3248.
  • Tulelake. 451 Main St. (530) 667-2291.
  • Weed. 150 Alamo Ave. (530) 938-4769.
  • Yreka. 719 Fourth St. (530) 841-4175.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Tehama County Library. http://www.tehamacountylibrary.org.

  • Corning. 740 3rd St. (530) 824-7050.
  • Los Molinos. 7881 State Highway 99E. (530) 384-2772.
  • Red Bluff. 645 Madison St. (530) 527-0604.

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North State Parent is a free monthly publication that circulates within five California counties: Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Southern Siskiyou and Tehama. Our pages are filled with family-oriented places to go, services and products geared for women and things to do; a focus on parenting, community, health, education, teens, youth, and much more.

Updated: Jul 14, 2017 @ 9:49 am