News & Events
SURVEY: We are asking patrons or potential patrons for the Portola, Greenville, and Chester branches to fill out this survey about the branch hours. (Takes about 2 minutes.) Click here for the survey. (Survey end is extended to Thurs June 6 2019.) Each branch also has the survey at their front desk.
Portola Library: Unfortunately the wi-fi is down for an unspecified time frame; we apologize for the inconvenience. [Updated: May 21 2019]
Chester Library: Unfortunately the printer is down for an unspecified time frame and the public can't print; we apologize for the inconvenience. [Updated: May 22 2019]
Lending Library (Quincy Branch Only): 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. This is currently just through the Quincy Branch. [Updated: April 17 2019]
Overdrive: Patron checkout limits have been extended! Patrons may now check out 10 items at a time. [Updated March 25 2019]
New Collection Rules: You may now renew your DVDs/videos (one time only)! You may also check out reference books like you do other non-fiction items. [Updated: April 10 2019]
Zip Book Rules: The grant has updated their rules - you can now request Non-Fiction, YA, and Children Bestsellers! Please see the guidelines for all the rules, including the request to wait a minimum of two weeks after a release date before requesting adult fiction. [Updated: April 11 2019]
Chester Branch (Only): With support from 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. [Updated April 2019]
For babies & toddlers 0-36 months
Preschool Story Time
Quincy Library -- Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
All events at the library are free to the public. Age guidelines may be added to certain events.
Join the Community Book Club
hosted with Barn Owl Books
June 19 2019: Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy
June 13, 2019 and June 15, 2019: The Boy Would Be King
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.
Chester Library Knitters - on hiatus from May until October 2019
May 16 2019 - Sept 19 2019, every other Thursday
* Except please note the June 13 location and time changes
May 30: Chester in the 1920s and 30s—”Little Reno” with loggers and cowboys.
June 13 *: Chester becomes “Progressive” in the 1940s and 50s with the influence of Collins Pine.
* THIS SESSION BY THE MUSEUM WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE COLLINS PINE MUSEUM FROM 6:30-8:30.*
June 27: Our native Californians, the Maidu people and their culture.
July 11: The Gold Rush in northern Plumas County, the discovery of gold and gold mining, and the founding of Seneca Township.
July 25: The settlement of Big Meadows in the 1850s and 60s with the Hamilton, Holmes, and Bidwell families.
August 8: The Benners and Pratts and the founding of Prattville, the social and economic center of Big Meadows.
August 22: Tourism and resorts, with the Bunnell, Lee, Butterfield, and Costar families.
September 5: Northern Big Meadows and the Johnson, Stover, Olsen, and Martin families, the roots of Chester.
September 19: Great Western Power Company and the creation of Lake Almanor.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
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
Thanks for making a great May sale!
Friends of the Library Fundraisers
Thank you for joining us at the The Jane Austen Tea Fundraiser!
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.