News & Events (Programs)

Library News

Local/state notices - including tips to deal with extreme heat and fire season - are now at the bottom of the page.

New Database: With your library card you can now access NewsBank, which provides hundreds of digital newspapers like the Chico Enterprise-Record, Oroville Mercury Register, and the Sacramento Bee. 

Portola High's Community Read project: Our library system has several of the books on the survey list for Portola High's Community Read project, and if you are the first person requesting the currently unavailable items you will be able to get it through the Zip Book Program. The links to the books we have include Born a Crime: South African Story by Trevor Noah [Library Link]; The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey [Library Link]; and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon   [Library Link]. You can also find some of them on Libby/Overdrive.

You can access to a 2024 Voter Guide through CalMatters, a nonprofit, nonpartisan state news website.


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

Some events may require registration due to space/material limits, and patrons will be added on a first come, first serve basis.

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  1. Wed Feb. 28

    Chester Library - Storytime Join Chester Library for Storytime. The program is aimed at kids from 3 - 7 years old, but all child...
    Chester Library - Storytime
  2. Wed Feb. 28

    Portola Library - Storytime Join Portola Library for Storytime. The program is aimed at babies, toddlers, and preschool kids fro...
    Portola Library - Storytime
  3. Thu Feb. 29

    Quincy Library - Storytime Join Quincy Library for Storytime. The program is aimed at babies & toddlers 0-36 months, b...
    Quincy Library - Storytime
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All Library Events and Programs by Branch Location

County-Wide Events

All events listed here are happening at all Plumas County Branches, including the Greenville Pop-Up. 


Between Monday, February 26 and Saturday, March 2, we will be giving away a free book to any child (ages 0 - 18 years) who completes an activity sheet. (One book per person per day.) Activity sheets are available at each location, or you can print them from here and do them at home, then bring them in to get a free book at any Plumas branch. Activity pages:  I Love to Read; Crossword; Cat in the Hat One Fish Two Fish

Branch-Specific Events

  1. Quincy Branch
  2. Portola Branch
  3. Chester Branch
  4. Greenville Pop-Up Branch
  5. Story Time

Quincy Events

Quincy Large Triannual Sale

Great bargains on used and nearly-new books, organized by subject and genre.

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - Saturday, March 9, 2024  

Thanks for a great November sale!

Thurs from 2 pm-6 pm, members only (you can sign up at the door)
Fri from 10 am-5 pm
Sat from 10 am-2 pm

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!

Please bring your reusable bag(s) to fill with great books.

Beginners' Computer Classes

A comprehensive course starting with "How Do I Turn This Thing On?"

When:  All classes are on Thursdays at 11:00 am, and will run during the following sessions:                                                                     

Jan 18--Feb 22; Mar 14--Apr 18; May 16--Jun 13; Sept 5--Oct 10; Nov 7--Dec 19

Where:  Quincy Library Meeting Room

Each week will build on the previous week's lesson.

Please call 530-283-6413 to reserve your spot. Space and laptops are limited.


Local/State Notices

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is the replacement program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices. More information can be found here.

Fire Season & Other Disaster Preparedness: 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. Firewise has plenty of resources for you and your community too. Virginia Tech’s Recovery Effort After Adult and Child Trauma (R.E.A.A.C.T.) Team created a helpful Guide to Fire Safety, Prevention, and Recovery. (Please note some resources mentioned in the document are Virginia-based only.) Also check out resources through Plumas County Fire Safe Council, the California Dept of Forestry and Fire Protection, and CalFire's Ready for Wildfire. CalOES offers MyHazards, a tool to discover hazards in your area (earthquake, flood, fire, and tsunami) and learn steps to reduce personal risk, and here's a link on how to prepare and deal with pets for disasters like wildfires. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a disaster checklist here. For one of our 2021 SRP virtual programs we also did a skit with Owlbert and Scared Squirrel about wildfire prevention.

Staying Safe in Extreme Heat: Look over the list of symptoms for heat illness and prevent both heat illnesses and specifically dehydration.  Plan on how to stay safe during extreme heat with the Red Cross guide or the CA Dept of Aging guide. Don't forget to also keep your pets safe!