News & Events (Programs)
Local/state notices - including tips to deal with extreme heat and fire season - are now at the bottom of the page.
New Program: Check out our new program, Libraries with Heart! Starting in October 2023, you can check out blood pressure kits like you would any other tool-lending library item. (They are available at both Plumas and Sierra locations.)
Kanopy: Starting November 2023, instead of using “credits” in Kanopy you will now use “tickets.” This will not otherwise affect you.
New Database: We have a new database available through the Alexander Street Main Platform that covers a truly remarkable and diverse collection of Music, Dance, and Theatre content, covering hundreds of genres and a wide range of content types, from instruction to performance. (Library cards are required.) For links to specific collections, see the Learning Resources - Library Card Required page and scroll to the bottom. [Added Oct 26, 2023.]
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.
LIBRARY EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
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.
Fri Dec. 1 - Sat Dec. 30Plumas County Library December Book Giveaway Join the December Book Giveaway at all library branches. Children ages 0-18 can receive a free, bran...Plumas County Library December Book GiveawayRead On
Wed Dec. 6Portola Library - Storytime Join Portola Library for Storytime. The program is aimed at babies, toddlers, and preschool kids fro...Portola Library - Storytime Read On
Thu Dec. 7Quincy Library - Storytime Join Quincy Library for Storytime. The program is aimed at babies & toddlers 0-36 months, b...Quincy Library - Storytime Read On
All Library Events and Programs by Branch Location
All events listed here are happening at all Plumas County Branches, including the Greenville Pop-Up.
"Curl Up with a New Book--It's Cold Outside!"
During the month of December, we are giving away a free book to any child (0-18) who completes an activity sheet. (One book per person per day.) Activity pages 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. Activity options: snowman coloring page, penguins coloring page, snowplow coloring page, snowman cutout, snowflake cutout,
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.
Beginner Computer Classes
A comprehensive course starting with "How Do I Turn This Thing On?"
When: Thursdays at 11:00 am, beginning November 16 and through December 28 (except Thanksgiving)
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.
Check out this space for future events!
Chester Library Lego Club
We provide the Legos, you provide the fun! Come any time during the session.
Where: Chester Branch Library
When: The 3rd Saturday of each month, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Audience: Ages 5+
Sessions take place once a month.
Greenville Pop-Up Branch Events
Check out this space for future events!
Quincy Library -- Baby Bounce & Preschool & Children
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Portola Library -- Baby Bounce & Preschool
Wednesdays, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Chester Library -- Children
Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Greenville Library -- Baby Bounce & Preschool & Children
If you would still like to join Story Time through Zoom, Lori at Chester Branch will continue to provide a hybrid story time of in-person and virtual. If you're interested, please contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org or 258-2742 to be added to the mailing list that provides the meeting link.
All story times are paused for the Summer Reading Program.
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 any storytime. Each program generally includes reading, a simple craft project, and music/movement.
The Dial-A-Story program offers recorded children's stories in English and Spanish. This lets you have story time from any phone, available 24/7, for any age. Just dial 530-394-3077 and press 1 to listen to the stories in English or press 2 to listen to them in Spanish.
El programa de Dial-A-Story ofrece cuentos grabados para niños en Inglés y Español. Esto le permite tener la hora del cuento desde cualquier teléfono, disponible las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, por cualquier edad. Solo marque 530-394-3077 y oprima 1 para escuchar las historias en Inglés, oprima 2 para escucharlas en Español.
The Galecia Group recognized how challenging it would be for the Library to continue to provide services to our patrons after losing the Greenville Branch, so they offered free use of their LibraryCall service to help us reach everyone in the county, including those without Internet access at home. We hope you enjoy the Dial-a-Story services.
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!