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A NIGHT AT THE NILES: HOW SWEET IT IS II! Entertainment starts at 6:00 pm -- Don't miss this fun event! Tickets available at the door at 5:30 pm.

Treat your Sweetie on the "Sweetest Day", Saturday, October 18, 2014, to the Friends of the Modoc County Library's fall fundraising event, A Night at the Niles -- How Sweet It Is II, at the Hotel Niles in Alturas.  The evening pays tribute to the late Nick Contaxis, a long time library supporter.  The Friends have planned a fun evening featuring delicious desserts, lively musical entertainment, a silent auction, drawings for unique gift baskets, and door prizes.  Special VIP guest is California State Librarian, Greg Lucas.  Guests will enjoy an evening of great desserts, great talent, and great friends at a great location, while giving great support to their public library!  

Tickets cost $15.00 per person and are on sale now at the Library.  For more information, please call Cheryl Baker, County Librarian, at 530-233-6340.



Thanks to a grant from the Libri Foundation, made possible by donations from Bruce Campbell and local sponsors Antonio's Cucina Italiana and Friends of the Modoc County Library, the Library has received 94 beautiful new children's books valued at $1,500.  For more information, please call Cheryl Baker, County Librarian, at 233-6340 or stop by the Library and check it out!

LIBRARY INTRODUCES ZIP BOOKS -- Your Library, Delivered!

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The Modoc County Library has been selected by the California State Library to participate in a project called “Zip Books for Rural Libraries”. Only 30 libraries throughout the State of California are participating in this project which explores an alternative to traditional InterLibrary Loan (ILL) service. The 2013/2014 project will last through August 31, 2014. Using a “buy vs. borrow” procurement model, the Zip Books project is funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the California State Library.

How does Zip Books work?

In Memoriam

Terry WilliamsTerry Williams


Terry Williams passed away on January 29, 2014 after a brief illness.  Terry was a dedicated member of the Modoc County Library Advisory Board, representing District 1, since January 1, 2003.  

In Memoriam

Fay Stahl

Fay Stahl 


Volunteer Extraordinaire


Adieu, Dear Friend.

By Cheryl Baker, Modoc County Librarian

Fay Stahl was the quintessential volunteer at the Modoc County Library for 30 years. Sadly, she passed away on September 15, 2013. Born on September 3, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of Jewish immigrant parents from Poland, who spoke very little English.

Surprise Valley Donors Make a Difference!

The following generous donors have contributed to keep the Cedarville branch library open two days per week through June 30, 2014:

Surprise Valley Rotary, Leah Larsen, Roger and Jan Farschon, Ed and Wendi Lutz, Don and Sue Haun, Warren Webb, and Jean Gorzell, plus other generous donors who wish to remain anonymous.  

Thank you, one and all!

Friends of the Library Book Bags

Friends' book bags

Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? 

LIBRARY NEWS: GoodSearch For Your Library!

By Cheryl Baker, Modoc County Librarian

Google, schmoogle! Did you know you can “GoodSearch For Your Library”?


New titles added to the Library's collection -- Check It Out!      

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"LIBRARY TO GO"--download eBooks & audiobooks

The Modoc County Library has joined other libraries in NorthNet Library System to bring you "Library To Go", an online resource for downloadable eBooks and audiobooks for your reading and listening pleasure.      

Now compatible with Kindle too!

Download Overdrive eBooks and audiobooks!  

 Download Overdrive eBooks & audiobooks      

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