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11th Annual June Jamboree -- SAVE THE DATE!

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06/27/2015 15:47

Plan ahead and save the date!  The Friends of the Modoc County Library's 11th annual June Jamboree is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2015.  Tickets remain at the low price of $15.00 per person that includes a train ride, and $13.00 per person without a train ride.  Did you know that members of the Friends are given pre-sale privileges to purchase tickets for the June Jamboree before they go on sale to the general public?  So if you are not already a member of the Friends, now is a great time to join.  Stop by the Library to pick up a membership form, and mark your calendar for the June Jamboree.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, May 4th.  For more information, please call Cheryl Baker, County Librarian, at 530-233-6340.

Connect to DigitalLearn.org: Free Learning Tools to Help Make Technology Work For You

What is DigitalLearn.org ?  

The Public Library Association's new site, DigitalLearn.org, is an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant-funded project to create an online hub for digital literacy support and training. Included in DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy, including "Getting Started On The Computer", "Navigating a Website", "Intro to E-Mail", "Intro to Facebook", "Intro to Skype", and much more!


The Modoc County Library has a new Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) as part of its migration to Koha, an open-source Integrated Library System (ILS).  Check out our new catalog and its many exciting features, including book cover art and your reading history at http://modoc.bywatersolutions.com.  For more information or questions, please call Cheryl Baker, County Librarian, at 530-233-6340.

ZIP BOOKS -- Your Library, Delivered!

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The Modoc County Library has been selected by the California State Library to participate for the second year in a project called “Zip Books for Rural Libraries”, which explores an alternative to traditional InterLibrary Loan (ILL) service. The 2014/2015 project will last through June 30, 2015. 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?



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!

In Memoriam

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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 Made a Difference!

The following generous donors 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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