News & Events


Story Time, Quincy Library: There will be no story time on Wed July 24 2019 or Sept 25 2019 at the Quincy Library Branch.

Story Time, Chester Library: There will be no story time for the rest of July at the Chester Branch. Story time will resume August 6 2019.  [Last updated 7-2-19]

Summer Meal Program: This summer, Plumas Unified School District is offering free healthy lunches for children and teens 18 and under through the USDA Summer Food Services Program. There is no sign-up, application, income verification or identification needed. Plumas County Library is providing books throughout the summer and pop-up programming at each site once during summer.  (Greenville, Mon July 15; Chester, Wed July 17; Portola, Fri July 19; Quincy, Mon July 22.) Note: This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Supervision of children not provided. More information about the meal program can be found here; more information about the library pop up programming can be found here.

Lending Library:  Quincy has started a pilot program for a tool lending library. We are asking for donations (please see list and guidelines about donating items.) Items can be checked out for one week (no renewals) and are charged $.50 per late day; each item has its own price tag. The majority of items are housed at the Quincy Branch but can now be put on hold at other branches.    


Baby Bounce Story Time
For babies & toddlers 0-36 months

Quincy Library -- Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.*
* Cancelled Wed July 24 2019

Preschool Story Time

Quincy Library -- Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.*

* Cancelled Wed July 24 2019

Portola Library -- First & Third Wednesdays of the month, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sept - May

Children's Story Time
Chester Library -- Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. **

** Cancelled for July; Story time will resume August 6 2019


Reading Logs

Mon June 17 - Fri Aug 16 2019

Sign up for your reading log, reach your weekly reading goals, and get a prize. You can do it once or every week of summer. Reading logs are independent of the activity programs being offered.  


Mon July 8 - Thurs Aug 1 2019; dates vary by branch

Programs include fun activities, games, crafts, and of course... books! 

Programs will be most suitable for ages 5-12, but all are welcome! Check out the themes each week at your branch (click on branch name to see attached flyer.) Feel free to go to all four programs at all four branches!

Greenville Branch: Mondays 10:30am – 11:30am

July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29

Portola Branch: Tuesdays 2:30pm - 3:30pm

July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30

Chester Branch: Wednesdays 11:00am - 12:00pm

July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

Quincy Branch: Thursdays 10:30am - 11:30am

July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1


All events at the library are free to the public. Age guidelines may be added to certain events.  

Quincy Events

Join the Community Book Club
hosted with Barn Owl Books

Every Third Wednesday of the month, 4pm - 5:30pm, Library Meeting Room

July 17 2019: The Overstory by Richard Powers 

Books available at Quincy Library and Barn Owl Books

More information can be found here or on the Barn Owl Books website.

Film to Movie Night
hosted with Plumas County Probation  Offices

Book Give Away

The first twenty kids who come to the Quincy Library starting on July 17th can claim a FREE copy of the book, Diary of A Wimpy Kid, while supplies last!

Movie Night

July 31st, 7:30 PM at the Plumas County Fairgrounds

Come watch a free screening of the movie, Diary of A Wimpy Kid, at Plumas County Fairgrounds. There will be a raffle of another 15 copies of the book, gift bags, and more!

Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Supervision of children not provided.

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Portola Events

Monthly Movie Night
Every Second Thursday of the month, 4pm - 6pm & Every Second Saturday of the month, 3pm-5pm
Portola Library Meeting Room

July 11, 2019 and July 13, 2019: Lincoln  

Please visit the Monthly Movie Night tab (or click here) for more information about the movie, including the summary, running time, warnings, rating, and what book(s) the movie is based on.  

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Chester Events

Chester Library Knitters - On hiatus from May until October 2019

Cooking Circle

Alternate Thursdays beginning July 11, from 5:45-7:00pm 

(July 11, July 25, Aug 8, Aug 22, Sept 5, Sept 19, Oct 3)

A chance to get together and talk about food. Please bring a favorite recipe to the first meeting. 

Fine Forgiveness for Children (Chester Branch Only)

In partnership with the Lake Almanor Elk Lodge #2626, we now have a program in place for children (any age) to work off their fines from late fees and lost items by reading and/or doing homework. Please talk to the front desk at the Chester branch to discuss details: 530-258-2742.  
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Friends of the Library Book Sales

Ongoing sales are held at each branch during library open hours. In addition:

Quincy Large Quarterly Sale
Great bargains on used and nearly-new books, organized by subject and genre.
Thurs August 1 2019 - Sat August 3 2019
Thurs 2pm - 6pm, members only, join at the door.
Fri 10am - 6 pm; Sat 10am - 3pm

Chester Annual Sale
Our decades-old annual book sale is now two days!
Join us in the parking lot for an amazing selection of books, sorted by subject and genre.
Sat August 3 2019 & Sun August 4 2019 

Adopt a Book for your local library

This year Plumas County Library has a reduced book budget.
You can help by adopting a book in honor or memory of a friend or family member.  
Forms are available at each branch.   All donations to Friends of the Library are tax-deductible.