News & Events (Programs)
Please continue to use the COVID19 tab to see the latest information and look at our numerous resources during this crisis. Resources specifically for financial help during COVID-19 can also be found under our Databases & Resources tab. We have created a Library page specifically devoted to information about Library resources, recovery and evacuee resources, and the Greenville Branch related to the Dixie Fire. Please click this link.
Quincy/Portola Meeting Room: Due to issues with repairs, there may be trouble getting heat for the meeting rooms. Please be aware that this is a potential issue. (Oct 26 2021)
Overdrive/Libby: Starting the end of Sept 2021, the web certificate provider Let’s Encrypt will be ending support for older operating systems. Certificates from Let’s Encrypt are relied on for secure connections for websites and apps including Libby and OverDrive. As a result of this change, Overdrive/Libby borrowers may run into issues with signing in, borrowing, loading the app’s content, etc. when using old operating systems. The expectation was that affected users would receive a security warning after the Let’s Encrypt change, but we’ve since learned that a warning is not always displayed. If you run into these issues, you may need to upgrade your operating system.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms. More information can be found here.
Fire Season & Other Disasters: Listos CA offers several disaster preparedness toolkits in a variety of languages - please check them out and get prepared before disaster strikes. You can check out your air quality here or here. Please also look at the County's Office of Emergency Services webpage for more information about how the county - and you - can prepare for emergencies.
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
FOR PLUMAS COUNTY BRANCHES
All events listed here are happening at all three Plumas County Branches.
2021 Fall Reading Program: (Click the link for more information.) Between Nov 1 - Dec 4 2021, set your weekly reading goal, reach your goal, receive a prize and register to win a gift card. (One prize & gift card entry per patron per week.) This is for ages 0-18 and you do not need a library card to participate in the program.
December Book Giveaway: (Click here for the flier.) From December 1st—December 30th, we are giving away one book (per person per day) for each snowflake completed. You can find the snowflakes at any of the library branches or you can print one from here - version 1, version 2, version 3, and version 4. Decorate a snowflake, bring it into the Library, and get a free book! (Books are aimed at ages 0-18 but anyone can participate.)
5-min Science/Craft Experiment series: How to make rain clouds: video & written instructions and How to make a catapult: video & written instructions (more experiments can be found under the Programming Archives tab)
Want to find a past activity? Looking for the recorded story times, or the 6 week drawing course? We have a new tab called Programming Archives where you will now be able to access all past digital programming!
All events at the library are free to the public. Age guidelines may be added to certain events.
Quincy Large Quarterly Sale
Great bargains on used and nearly-new books, organized by subject and genre.
Thursday Feb 3 - Saturday Feb 5 2021. (Times TBD)
The sale will be held as usual in the Community Room of the Plumas County Library in Quincy.
Children’s Books are FREE! Up to 20 books per family!
In compliance with the county-wide public health mandate, properly-worn face coverings will be required of everyone who is over the age of two. Also, please bring your own reusable bags to carry your books home.
Check back for more information about the Silent Auction!
The Chester Annual Book Sale was postponed due to the Dixie Fire. Check back for more information!
The Tea Fundraiser was cancelled due to the Dixie Fire and COVID-19. Check back in Spring!
Virtual Story Time: Join us for virtual Children's Story Time live on Thursdays at 1pm! Hosted by Lori at Chester Branch, the programs include reading, a simple craft project, and music/movement. If you're interested, please contact Lori at Chester Branch at email@example.com or 258-2742 to be added to the mailing list that provides the meeting link and password.
Virtual Story Time will be on hold during October 2021. We will resume November 2021.
(We don't have a date for when we will resume in-person story time at the branches.)
Quincy Library -- Baby Bounce & Preschool & Children
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Portola Library -- Preschool
First & Third Wednesdays of the month, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sept - May
Chester Library -- Children
uesdays at 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Note: Baby Bounce refers to programs aimed at babies & toddlers 0-36 months, Preschool is aimed at kids 3-6 years old, and Children is aimed at 3-7.5 years old. However, all children - including older siblings - are welcome to story time.