Del Norte County Library District Manager Beth Austen.

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Want to read more this year?

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. — Joseph Addison

Life is busy, isn't it? Have you ever thought that you want to read more but you just don't have time? We would like to offer you some tips to assist you in expanding your reading life this year...

Be Picky!

It is no fun reading a boring book. If you only select materials you are interested in, you will find that you look forward to reading. There are many different genres to choose from. Browse our catalog and see for yourself!

Get Your Gear

Do you have a comfy chair? Maybe invest in a cozy blanket to wrap yourself up in as you sit and read. Use your favorite mug and treat yourself to a soothing cup of coffee or tea to help you immerse yourself into the adventure. Bookmarks are not expensive so find one that suits your style. Colorful Post-It notes work too.


You can get clever and succeed with two resolutions at once. Read that book while you are on the stair climber and make it a part of your daily routine.

Try Something Different

Don't read your book, listen to it! Audiobooks are great for people who are busy. There are also ebooks which are a convenient way to keep all of your books on one single device. You have a plethora of options.

Be Accountable

Let us know how you are doing with your reading goals! We would love to encourage and support you. Share your update with us and you just might inspire a friend or two.

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The Del Norte County Library District is composed of the Main Library, a branch library in Smith River, and the library literacy program, Del Norte Reads. The main branch library was established as the Ladies Library by volunteers in 1906.  The library moved to its current location in February 1983.  The Smith River branch opened in April 2002.  The DNCL provides free services to all residents living within the boundaries of Del Norte County with services available to all others for an annual fee. 

The library system holds over 82,000 materials – books, magazines, DVDs, compact discs, audio books, and more. The current building was dedicated in 1983 and was remodeled in 2020.  In addition, thousands of people entered the library to utilize print and electronic resources, access the Internet through the Library’s state-of-the-art Wi-Fi service, view a library exhibit, or attend one of the library’s many events. 

The friendly staff is eager to serve you.  


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