Upgraded Living June 2022

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WRITTEN BY TIM MILHORN

The library is free!

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Attention, readers! If you checked out a book from the Orland Free Library or the Willows Library in, say, 1996, don’t worry. The libraries have instituted a “Fine Amnesty Program.” That means no matter when you checked out a book or magazine, there is no fine for being late! So, according to Glenn County Library Director Jody Meza, you are free to come in and check out a book—or just come in and check out all the new things the Glenn County libraries have to offer.

resident Jody Meza goes by: county director, director of the library, or city librarian, she is all about reading. As a child, she read constantly. Books, magazines, newspapers—these were all available to read at her home or her grandparents’ houses. Both sides of her family, the Halseys and the Stokes, longtime residents of Glenn County, were avid readers. Reading was an integral family experience, and everyone was encouraged to read as a small child.

No matter what title lifetime Orland

“My parents and grandparents all read to