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.
A National event: Library BIG READ. Between May 15 and June 1, 2013 use OVERDRIVE e-books to read FOUR CORNERS OF THE SKY by Michael Malone. "In the book's prologue, Jack, on the run, is forced to abandon his 7-year-old daughter, Annie, at his old family home in North Carolina. As he drives off, he tells her that she's a flier and to look in the barn for her birthday present. There the little girl discovers an old Pipe Warrior ariplane with the words 'King of the Sky' written on the fuselage. Flash forward 19 years to the summer of 2001. Annie is now a Navy combat pilot, having been first in her class at Annapolis. She's smart, beautiful and sad." --excerpt from "The Many Joys of: Four Corners," a Washington Post review by Michael Dirda, 5-28-2009. Library Journal will be tracking national use of Overdrive to study the influence of e-books on libraries. Climb aboard the project right here, @ Your Information Station.
Climb aboard @ your information station. You are invited to join in planting another Victory Garden on our patio this spring: bring your garden tools and stop by any time the weather is nice. Simply ask our staff what needs to be done next, and feel free to share your ideas.
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 memmber.
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.
This summer, everyone will be receiving a brand NEW LIBRARY CARD to celebrate the activation of the One Card Network, a project of the sister libraries belonging to the Washington County Library System. The updated cards are free and each will automatically link to our Overdrive electronic book database. The new Polaris system is set to go live in June.
Save the date! The district's 6th annual Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Books FUNDRAISING DINNER is set for September 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe. We hope you'll join us for dinner, and help us to decorate California's table celebrating this year's theme...Travel. (California's table will feature Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express.) If you'd rather donate items for our Chinese auction basket, or donate larger items for the mian auction, we'd be delighted. This Washington County Library System event is sponsored by the good people at Peacock, Keller law firm. They know how to co-ordinate a fun evening. Keith Bellows, editor-in-chief of National Geographic Traveler magazine, is guest speaker this year.
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 CERTICATES: Each $10 certificate returns $2 to the library. Keep some 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 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 lap tops 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!