California Area Public Library

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California Area Public Library provides service to borrowers of books, periodicals, etc., and computer access to the public.

Programs and Services

  • California Area Public Library in 2022 is focusing on increasing visits from youngsters during program events. We now have our first-ever paid Program Specialist; with warmer weather arriving we are seeing more and more youngsters arriving for story time and writing workshop. We are partnering with California Rec Authority this summer to bring Oceans of Possibilities* to school-age youngsters during a week-long day camp. (*At-large Summer Quest theme )
  • California Area Public Library continues to stock new mysteries and more for our adult readers, who are largely retired. A wonderful perk about visiting a small library is that we can cater to particular tastes -- be it by ordering new titles we know they anticipate, or by borrowing from our 19 sister libraries or from the state library consortium.
  • There's something to be said for ambiance: It is not unusual for a new visitor to emit an appreciative gasp as they enter our library. Repairs and upgrades over the past fifteen years respect the 1910 train station which now houses a library. Outstanding among improvements are the elegant (but energy efficient) lighting fixtures. This is a comforting place to sit and relax, or wait for a train to rumble past.

Primary Revenue Sources

Private donations, state and county funding, California Borough

Primary Fundraising Event

WCCF Gives Day, Enjoy coupon book sales, used book sales, AmazonSmile donations

2020 Financials

Federal Tax ID25-1408644
Net Assets$99,997


Name:Claudia Bennett
Address:100 Wood St.
California, PA 15419

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