Summer Reading Program

 Fun programs & activities at each branch! Reach weekly reading goals for prizes! 

Join us for scavenger hunts, raffles, and more!

Welcome to the Plumas County Library 

2021 Summer Reading Program

June 14th to August 14th, 2021: All Branches, Ages 0-18

  | Weekly Reading Log | Programs in July | The Scavenger Hunt | | Raffle Options | Branch Prizes |

You do not need a library card to participate in any of these events.

Each program is separate and you do not need to participate in one to participate in another.

|  Quincy: 283-6310  |  Greenville: 284-7416  |  Chester: 258-2742  |  Portola: 832-4241  |


Weekly Reading Log

Sign up at your local branch in person, over the phone, or through email. Set your weekly reading goal. Every week from June 14 to August 14 2021, come into the Library to record that you have reached your goal and pick out your prize. 

You will also be entered to win the Reading Log Raffle for every week you complete. 

It's up to you whether you'd like to do one week or all nine weeks.

(You do not have to do the other programs to participate in the reading log or vice versa.)

For those who did the 2020 Summer or Fall Reading Program, we are no longer using Beanstack/virtual reading logs.  

(Please note that you will receive a maximum of one prize per week. You may not enter in three weeks of reading logs and receive three prizes at one time. If you are not able to pick up your prize that week, make sure you contact us that week by phone or email so we know to save your prize for a later pick-up. If you are not able to pick-up the prizes at all due to health or other concerns, please let us know so we can work with you for another option.)

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Programs in July

Throughout July, each branch will be hosting weekly programs. Join for any and all programs:

Check back on this space for more details in June, but save the dates:

Quincy Branch: Fridays - July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30 from 10:30am - 11:30am

Greenville Branch: Tuesdays - July 6, July 13, July 20, and July 27 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Chester Branch: Thursdays - July 8, July 15, July 22, and July 29 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Portola Branch: Wednesdays - July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28 from 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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The Scavenger Hunt

July 1 - July 31 2021

Each branch has its own hunt and therefore its own clue sheet. Further instructions for your branch are on the sheet. You get a prize for each hunt completed - just bring your completed sentence to that branch - and you will be entered to win a $30 gift card. 

Clue Sheets  

(You'll be able to click on the branch name below or pick them up at the branch during open hours starting in July) 

Clue sheets will only be available at the start of the hunt in July. 

| Quincy Instructions |  Portola Instructions  |  Greenville Instructions   |  Chester Instructions  |

Have questions about your hunt? We suggest you contact the branch the hunt is for, rather than your local branch.

Virtual Hunt: Whether at home or by using our wi-fi or public computers, you can also complete a virtual hunt. (The Clue Sheet will be available starting in July.) You will either call the Quincy Branch at 283-6310 or email pclibq@psln.com with the subject line "Virtual Hunt" and the sentence, as well as your name, age, your guardian's name (if you are under the age of 13), and a working phone number to enter the raffle. There is no separate prize for completing the virtual hunt, but you increase your chances to win the raffle.

You have until the end of July to do your hunt, but feel free to finish before that.


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Raffle Options

Reading Log Raffle [June 14 - August 14 2021]: Every week you complete your reading goal, you are entered into the raffle. At the end of the Summer Reading Program, we will pick three winners across the county. The first prize winner receives a $20 gift card, the second prize winner receives a $15 gift card, and the third prize winner receives a $10 gift card. You will be able to pick the gift card you want out of a selection. You will be contacted by August 26, 2021 if you have won.

Scavenger Raffle [July 1 - July 31 2021]: For every scavenger hunt you complete (complete meaning that you have brought the deciphered sentence to the branch it belongs to) you are entered into the raffle. You can complete all four branches and the virtual hunt for a total of five raffle tickets. There will be one county winner for a $30 gift card of your choice from our selection. You will be contacted by August 12, 2021 if you have won.

On your raffle tickets, don't forget to put your name, age, your guardian's name (if you are under the age of 13), and a working phone number. 

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Branch Prizes

  1. Quincy Prizes
  2. Greenville Prizes
  3. Chester Prizes
  4. Portola Prizes

Quincy Prizes


  • Bubble Bottles
  • Various Balls - like squishy balls, kickballs, beach balls, and more
  • Race Cars
  • Sticky Toy
  • A Surprise “Super” Toy – you may get a yo-yo, magic scratch pad, gliders, plastic slinky, or something else!
  • Stamps
  • Games and card decks
  • Shark Shape Mini Spiral Notepad
  • DIY Wood 3D Dinosaur
  • DYI puzzles
  • Pillow cases with plastic sleeves
  • Erasers (mini and large)
  • Hand puppets (frogs or lambs)
  • Various squirt toys
  • and more!