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Bayliss

Bayliss Library

Stop by and say hello!

Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursdays – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: 7830 County Road 39, Bayliss CA, 95943
Phone: (530) 934-2287

Our History

The Carnegie building in Bayliss is an oddity, it not being a practice to make grants in rural areas. The community, made up largely of eastern city people attracted there by the promotion literature of the Sacramento Valley Irrigation Company, was not to be satisfied with small Glenn County Free Library branch in the school house, but started a movement to obtain a Carnegie appropriation to build a library. The initial moves were directed by Miss Essae Culver, former county librarian. Joining in the effort were Mrs. T. H. Smith, chairman of the library board of trustees and Dr. H. W. Hand, secretary of the board. The S. V. I. made a gift of the site at the crossroads of County Road 39 and Road W. The County Board of Supervisors guaranteed maintenance in the amount of $400 a year. A grant of $4,000 was obtained from the Carnegie Corporation. The building begun October 25th, 1916 and completed in July of 1917. It was constructed of wood and stone in the Mission style of architecture. An interesting feature was the large fireplace. A dedication ceremony was held July 14th, 1917. The building still serves the community as a library.