Once upon a time... There was a small Shasta County branch library in Fall River Mills, California. In 1988 severe budget cuts hit California and the result was the loss of our county library. Without a building, the books were taken to Redding... which might have been the end of the library for the valley.
As in many tales, there is a "knight in shining armor". In this story, the local community came to the rescue! It began with a few devoted folks calling their friends and families, asking for donations of books and for help to put a new library together. Since then, our library has continued to grow, powered by generosity and volunteers.
Today, the Fall River Valley Library is housed in a 4,000 square foot building, donated by an anonymous donor, and offers approximately 16,000 hardcover books, 10,400 paperbacks, over 700 audiobooks, some books in Spanish and large print, current periodicals and various reference materials, as well as an outdoor garden reading area. The library has a computer area with three public computers, two Chromebooks for elementary school students, a reference computer, Free Wi-Fi, a conference room for public use, and many events and programs throughout the year.
Thanks to our over 40 volunteers, who give their time and talent to keep our library open Tuesday through Saturday, 28 hours a week, all year long. They work as librarians, story tellers, gardeners, organizers, technology advisors, administrative and fundraising supporters, and so much more!
We've come a long way... and we have so much more we can do! We have plans to upgrade our facility and expand our offerings, but there is always room for more volunteers! we'd love for you to stop by and see What’s New!