Library expands collection

Grant delivers hundreds of books on emergency prep, recovery

In light of the Oroville Dam Spillway crisis and last summer’s devastating wildfires, the Butte County Library has added hundreds of books focused on disaster prep and recovery, made possible by a $10,000 Crisis Collections grant from the California State Library.

Subjects include how to prepare for and survive floods and fires, and the survival, recovery, resiliency and science behind emergencies. Some reference mental health and wellness services often needed after traumatic community events, while others focus on the process of rebuilding homes and replanting landscaping.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office photo essay about the spillway incident is also included, along with professional titles to help community leaders and emergency responders build skills or plan.