Friends of the Bayliss Library
7830 County Road 39
Bayliss, CA 95988
- Books, Library Loans
- Summer Reading Program
- Book Club
Hours of OperationTuesday 10 am to 6 pm
About UsThe Bayliss Public Library
In 1917, the residents of Bayliss, with the support of Glenn County, applied and received one of the $4000 grants from Carnegie to build a library "station" between Willows and Chico, California.
Bayliss Library was designed by Mr. W. H. Weeks, who designed buildings all over California and built by Mr. W. R. Zumwalt.
The Sacramento Valley Irrigation Company donated the land and the residents prepared the land for building.
In our photos, you will see that our residents once again preparing the Library grounds for a new Bayliss Centennial park, fencing, and irrigation for all the enjoy.
Our Centennial celebration will be on June 24, 2017.
The newly renovated Bayliss Public Library sits out in the middle of the country on Road 39 surrounded with by a small community. In our small community we have farms, cattle, sheep, pheasants, friendly residents and our Volunteer Fire Department.
We are a traditional Library with book clubs, summer reading programs along with the addition of a new "Seed Library".
The Bayliss Public Library is the smallest continuously functioning Carnegie Library in the United States. Our library has been featured in a wonderful book all about libraries.
We invite you to come and experience our "little" piece of history.