Welcome to the Trinity County Library!

Weaverville Main Library

If this is your first visit, welcome. If not, we’re glad you’re back to see what’s new at our library. The County Library System consists of three libraries. The Main Library in Weaverville is located along the scenic “Trinity Highway” 299.

The Trinity County Library is a member of the North State Cooperative Library System, the 12 northernmost counties in California. The Council of Librarians, Directors of the member public libraries, provide the leadership for NSCLS. The North State Cooperative is a member of NorthNet, a group of cooperatives comprised of the North State, NorthBay, and Mountain Valley Cooperatives. NorthNet is administered by the Executive Director of Peninsula Library System headquartered in San Mateo. Membership in the cooperative provides guidance and direction in library services and funding for various resources that cannot be funded by libraries individually. Other valuable services also include purchases of databases and assistance with grants.

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Wee Chicks is three years old! Join us for Wee Chicks, a program designed for children ages 0-5.  The program features new and classic picture books.  Julie Feely coordinates the program, and engages children with songs, dances and finger plays.  Julie always has a fun age-appropriate craft at the end, like this colorful Easter basket.

Jay Underwood often drops in to read to the Wee Chicks, and is a big hit!

Wee Chicks is at the Weaverville Library every Thursday from 10:30-12:00.

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Kacy Guill has accepted the position of County Librarian.  A native of Oregon, Kacy completed her Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Oklahoma.  She has worked in special collections, archives, and records management at Eastern Carolina University, the University of Colorado as head of special collections, and the Shaw Historical Society in Klamath Falls as a librarian.  Kacy will begin working in June.  The staff, volunteers, and Friends of the library are eager to welcome her and we look forward to working with her to keep the Trinity County Library functioning smoothly!

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homeboundAre you a home bound resident who receives  meals from Golden Age Center?  Would you like to sign up for free delivery of library books?  We are starting a new outreach program to bring the books to your door.  Ask the person who delivers your meals for a Homebound brochure.  Fill it out, and tell us what you like to read and who your favorite authors are.  Give the brochure to the person who delivers your meals or to Kit Porritt at the Golden Age Center (623-2324), or have someone drop it off at the library.  And soon the library will deliver books to you at the same time that you receive your meals!


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ivanHere are three new books by local authors.  “Ivan, the Forest Service Pack Mule” is a children’s book written by  Mike McFadin of Weaverville and illustrated by  Gay Berrien of Big Bar.  Mike is the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Wilderness and Trails manager and Gay is a retired Forest Service employee.  This book is based on a real-life mule with an attitude that Mike works with.

“Lost Coast Rocket” and “Hatching the Phoenix Egg” are two sci-fi books written by Joel Horn from Trinity Center.  The story features a boy and his friend who create a secret rocketry club in order to build and test rockets. “Impossible beyond this Point” is a true story of his family’s struggle to create a self-sufficient life in the wilderness after moving there from the city.



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Although my retirement became a reality on December 31st, it is proving to be a difficult transition given my 16 years of service at the Trinity County Loresta-esquibelibrary and a total of 37 years as a librarian. For better or worse, life is full of decisions and forks in the road but I am gratified that I have had a good career, spending my time around books and people who appreciate reading and knowledge. I trust that libraries will always be places of sanctuary where anyone can use some or all of the services provided, even if it’s a place to sit quietly and contemplate. In this fast-paced world, everyone needs a place to disconnect, take a deep breath and regenerate. Libraries fulfill that need by being a public space where people may meet others to converse, share and even disagree. You can think of the library as an “oasis of the mind”, here when you need it. I certainly hope libraries continue to serve the needs of the public for many more years to come.
                                                                         Oresta Esquibel
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Here are some photos of our stuffed animal sleepover! The sleepover was a part of the Trinity County Library’s Centennial Celebration held November 9, 2016.




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celebrate-with-usYou are cordially invited to help the Trinity County Library celebrate its 100th anniversary, as well as the 30th anniversary of the Friends of the Library on Wednesday November 9, 2016 during library open hours. In addition to the delicious refreshments there will be free centennial bookmarks for everyone. Children can choose a special centennial balloon and a free book to take home.   At the Weaverville branch, there will be a children’s story time at 5:00 pm. What better time to get reacquainted with the library’s large collection of books, audio books, movies, magazines, and newspapers, digital books and magazines, public computers and free Wi-Fi access? We hope to see you on November 9th!