Welcome to the California Area Public Library, California's center for knowledge and growth. Please take a few minutes to explore this site and find the information you need. Communities matter @ your library--Climb Aboard CPL! We're the Information Station for California, Allenport, Coal Center, Brownsville Annex, Long Branch, Elco, Roscoe and West Pike Run Township.
The WAGGIN dog naming contest has begun. For more details about the contest, click here. To submit a name for the contest, please click the banner above.
The California Public Library community welcomes Jennifer M. Yeardie as Librarian/Director.
LEARN4LIFE is a new database offering online courses to help our patrons enrich their lives. Watch for nmore details.
VOLUNTEER to lead children's story time sessions or to become an active participant in a FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY project.
SNOWY WEATHER is coming our way. We might decide to close if the California Area School District closes. Then again, we might decide that the weather isn't that bad. Or, we might decide it's time to go home early. Please call the library before you head out if the weather is threatening.
ORDER YOUR HOAGIES by the last Friday of the month for pick up by mid-day on the first Thursday of the month. Country Fresh Market 12" hoagies are large enough to feed two people. Each costs just $6. American, Italian, Turkey & Swiss, Roast Beef, and Pizza. Just call the library or tell a board member. (Order by 28February, 2014 for delivery on March 6.)
Need TAX FORMS? We have a few at the library, or take a look a our links page to find resources you can print from home. (Next year, the government promises to deliver our supply of tax forms earlier.) Do you need to research HEALTH CARE INFORMATION? Our libarians are learning about some helpful resourcse so that they can guide you to information that will help you to make informed choices.
Thank you so much! The Bentleyville, Centerville and Richeyville LIONS CLUB PRESENTED a $500 check to the libray this fall. Check out page 9 of the November 2013 issue of California Focus to see a photo of Mark Ford, president of BCR Lions club, and Dick Link, BCR treasurer, visiting the library.
Thank you so much! Seven people CONTRIBUTED a total of $633 to our Library during the 2013 Washington County Community Foundation Day of Giving. The Washington County Community Foundation's match pool contribution raised that figure to $855. We deeply appreciate your support.(Nearly $400,000 was raised for all participating charities on September 10, by the way.) In fact, support from our patrons and local philanthropists are crucial to keeping California's community library open. If you haven't made your 2013 donation to our library just yet, you may mail or bring a donation directly to our library. Digital donations made in our name at www.justgive.org are secure. We ask that 2013 donations be made before the end of the calendar year. Our goal is $15,000. 2014 will be the first year in a quarter century that we won't recieve $6,000 from a private foundation that has now ceased to exist. In addition, our cash-strapped local school district has no plans to restore its long-standing $5,000 contribution, which the district cut from its budget about five years ago. We really need your help. Becasue we are a 501 (c)(3) organization, your donation is tax deductible. Checks may be made payable to "California Public Library." Every little bit helps. THANK YOU!
RENT AN LCD PROJECTOR KIT from us and add a special focus to your next family event, business or club meeting. Our kit includes the projector, a screen and, if you need it, a laptop computer. You provide the photos or PowerPoint show. $20. We suggest you allow time for our staff to walk you through the process of setting up, if you're not familiar with using audio visual equipment.
You must have a NEW WAGGIN LIBRARY CARD to borrow books now that the ONE CARD NETWORK, a project of the sister libraries belonging to the Washington County Library System, is operational. The updated cards feature a dog riding in a wagon. They are free and each will automatically link to our Overdrive electronic book database. Readers can also search from home all library catalogs of print material. Stop by Your Information Station or any participating library to receive your new borrower's card and to learn more. WAGGIN stands for Washington and Greene Greater Information Network, by the way.
As part of the PA Foward library initiative, OUR SERVICES focus on helping our community to become literate in five ways: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic & Social Literacy, Health Literacy and Financial Literacy. If you have an idea for a program or would like to partner with us, give us a call.
Enjoy a hot cup of Keurig COFFEE during your visit for a $1.50 a mug or disposable cup.
LITTON'S GIFT CERTIFICATES: Each $10 certificate returns $2 to the library. Keep a few on hand as emergency gifts, or simply help out the library by purchasing a few before you visit Litton's Greenhouse in Richeyville. Other fundraising items at the library are American Tradition woven baskets, tote bags, cloisonne pins, stationary, historic maps of California and the ever-popular bundles of used books.
Check out books to read on your Kindle: Click on our Download graphic, then search for Kindle selections. Log in using your library card barcode. Once you've checked out your title, choose "Get for Kindle." You will be redirected to amazon.com's Public Library Loan page. (You might need to log in to your amazon.com account or to create a new account.) Next, choose your device from the "Deliver to" menu, and also choose "Get library book" to send your choice to your reading app or device.
Try out a Kindle when you borrow our device: WE HAVE A KINDLE loaded with Young Adult titles, and one loaded with titles of interest to grown ups. Ask at the front desk. You may also use one of our laptops during your visit to the library, just ask.
GOT PAPER SCRAP? Recycle at the library. We sponsor an AbitibiBowater Paper Retriever recycle bin. If the bin is full, please keep your donation until a later time. Californians prove they are dutiful stewards of our environment by filling the bin quickly. Thank you!