Del Norte Reads is a free library Literacy Program.

Zip Books is a statewide project of the California State Library and Califa.

Zip Books

....Your Library. Delivered!


What is it?:  Zip Books is a statewide project of the California State Library and Califa.  The Project is funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Zip Books is Administered in California by the State Librarian.


  • You can request 1 item at a time, up to 3 a month.
  • The cost of the item must be under $50 for print and under $75 for audio formats.
  • Must be available in Amazon Prime.
  • Must not be in Library circulation
  • Must not be paperback 

How to use it:

  1. Fill out the top of the Zip Book request form (Click the Zip Book Link below for a form you can print out).  Write the title and author, then mark whether you want Audio, Print or Large Print.
  2. Hand in completed form to the Del Norte County Library.  Once form is processed a Library staff person will call you and let you know when you should expect your book to arrive.  Please contact us if you don’t receive your books on the day estimated. Once Amazon delivers the item you have 4 – 6 weeks to read or listen before you have to return it to the Del Norte County Library.
  3. When you are done with your Zip Book please RETURN it to a staff member at the library.  You will then be handed a short survey which allows us to track patron satisfactory level with the program.  You can then do another Zip Book Request. 


Zip Book Request Form

Del Norte Reads

Del Norte Reads is a free library Literacy Program in conjunction with the Del Norte County Library District. We are a grant/donation funded program through the California Library Services and we receive donations and funding through various community partnerships.

Del Norte Reads Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Do not hesitate to call us at (707) 464- 7072

Free Services @ Del Norte Reads Learning Center

Del Norte Reads offers numerous free services in our community:

  • Computer 101 - Learn basic word processing, online researching, web surfing, shopping online and e-mail. Other topics are available upon request.
  • High School Equivalency exam preparation for GED or HiSET
  • Literacy - Improve your literacy skills, all levels of tutoring are available.
  • Assistance with English as a Second Language
  • Basic ESL Resources (http://basicesl.learningsecure.com/access?k=526)*

* Basic ESL Resources: Basic ESL improves an individual's listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum.  Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school, and many other topics.  In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation.  No computer experience is necessary.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many volunteer positions available through Del Norte Reads. Many volunteers tutor and many help with various activities and others help with office details.

If you're interested in volunteering for Del Norte Reads, contact our Literacy Coordinator, Phoebe Lenhart, at the Del Norte Reads Learning Center at 1080 Mason Mall Suite 9, Crescent City, CA 95531 Telephone: (707) 464-7072.


If you are interested in making a monetary donation to Del Norte Reads, please contact our Literacy Coordinator, Phoebe Lenhart, at Del Norte Reads Learning Center at 1080 Mason Mall Suite 9, Crescent City, CA 95531 Telephone: (707) 464-7072  All donations are tax deductible.