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Burney - New Library Now

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The Burney Library was the first of the branches to open in Shasta County, right after the opening of the Redding Main Library in 1949. The present building was dedicated in 1969. The Friends of the Intermountain Libraries, Inc. (FOIL) was formed in 1989 in response to a funding crisis that permanently closed 10 of Shasta County’s libraries. In order to keep the doors open the Burney Friends group entered into an agreement with Shasta County to pay part of its operating expenses. Over a 17- year period FOIL raised over $150,000 for the Burney Branch. FOIL continues its fundraising to purchase new materials for the Library.


FOIL supports the Burney Library by raising money in a variety of ways: books sales, memberships in the Friends group, holiday raffles and many other ventures designed to promote the library and encourage donations. FOIL publishes a quarterly newsletter to keep friends and supporters apprised of the Burney Library's events and activities. (Call the Burney Library to add your name to the mailing list.)

View our November 2017 newsletter pdf

friends Main Street Books

Through the generosity of one of its supporters, FOIL has a permanent storefront that it uses as a bookstore at Main and Tamarack in Burney. There are thousands of quality fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children. The store is staffed by volunteers and all proceeds are donated to the Burney Library. The bookstore is open every Friday from 10 am to 2 pm or by appointment. Call the Library for more information, 530-335-4317 or check the Facebook page.


FOIL Meeting Dates

FOIL Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 2PM (Winter) and 3PM (Summer) in the Burney Library.

FOIL Board Members

FOIL’S 2017-2018 Board

Pat Pell President
Adele Boster Vice President
Charla Connelley Secretary
Jan Fensler Treasurer
Mary Barr Member-at-Large
Fran Collier Member-at-Large
Linda Murray Member-at-Large

Amazon Smile. You shop, Amazon gives.

If you shop at there’s a simple way for you to support the Friends of the Intermountain Libraries every time you shop, and at no cost to you.

Instead of going to, simply type in  On your first visit you’ll select a charitable organization (Friends of the Intermountain Libraries in Burney.) Amazon will remember your choice and every time you shop from Amazon’s amazing inventory a percentage of your purchase will come directly to FOIL.

Amazon Smile is an easy and convenient way for you to purchase the items you’d buy anyway and help your library at the same time: win-win!


Looking for something the Burney Branch really needs? Go to, (don't forget to use your amazonSMILE account ) click on Wish List and enter Burney Library in the search box. FOIL has set up a "wish list" of books patrons have requested that would make good additions to the library's collection. Thanks for looking!

Friends of the Intermountain Libraries, Inc. is a California non-profit 501 (c)( 3) corporation committed to keeping the services of a free public library available to everyone in the Intermountain area. FOIL hopes you will join with them in this goal. Please call the Burney Branch at 530-335-4317 for more information about any of its activities.