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.
All Libraries will be closed Monday July 4, 2022 for the holiday.
Greenville Library: Our Temp site has moved to the Greenville High School, Room #402. More info available on the Library Dixie Fire page.
All Libraries/Overdrive-Libby: Between May 3 and July 28, 2022, OverDrive will perform server upgrades between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Your OverDrive service should only be impacted once for approximately 60 minutes or less.(Remember, Overdrive and Libby are the same e-book/audiobook service.)
All Libraries/Zip Book Program: The Zip Book Program has ended for this fiscal year. Thank you for participating!
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. For one of our 2021 SRP virtual programs we also did a skit with Owlbert and Scared Squirrel about wildfire prevention.
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
FOR PLUMAS COUNTY BRANCHES
All events listed here are happening at all Plumas County Branches, including the Greenville Pop-Up.
Summer Meal Program: We provide pop-up library programming and to-go kits at the summer meal sites the last week of June and second week of August. Come join us for free books, DYI STEAM activities, and more.
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.
Plumas Grief Support Group
Mondays from June 20 - August 29 2022 from 1pm-2:30pm in the Quincy Library Meeting Room
(No meeting on Mon July 4 2022)
To offer individuals who experience a loss the opportunity to gain an understanding of the grief process and to learn ways of coping as they continue with their lives. The group also provides an opportunity for individuals to share experiences and feelings surrounding the loss in a safe, accepting and compassionate setting, which may help to diminish feelings of isolation. Facilitated by Sharon Taschenberg.
(Sharon is not a licensed therapist and the group is not a substitute for individual therapy.)
For more information and to sign up contact Sharon Taschenberg at (925) 998-3777 or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class is limited to 8 participants; please register early.
Quincy Large Quarterly Sale
(All proceeds from the May Sale went to the Greenville Library. Thank you for your contributions!)
Great bargains on used and nearly-new books, organized by subject and genre.
- Thurs August 4 from 2pm-6pm, members only (you can sign up at the door)
- Fri August 5 from 10am-6pm
- Sat August 6 from 10am-2pm
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!
The Friends of the Chester Library are presenting their third annual
Author Celebration Tea Fundraiser
featuring author Jane Austen
Date and Time: October 15th 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: The Almanor Recreation Center Meadowbrook Loop, Chester
Tickets: Purchase at Chester Library, $25 each, 50 tickets available.
This is not intended to be a period costume event. However, guests are
encouraged to get out those hats and gloves and other special occasion attire
and enjoy an afternoon of dressing up!
There will be two beautifully-filled baskets to be raffled - one you can buy tickets for before the event and not be present to win, and the other will be exclusive to the event.
Catered by Carol Franchetti
Greenville Pop-Up Branch Events
Check this space later for more programs!
Story Time is closed during July for the Summer Reading Program. Check out SRP by clicking this link.
Quincy Library -- Baby Bounce & Preschool & Children
Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Start date: May 11 2022
Portola Library -- Preschool
Second & Fourth Wednesdays of the month, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Start date: May 11 2022
Chester Library -- Children
NEW TIME - Second & Fourth Wednesdays of the month, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Start date: April 13 2022
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 email@example.com or 258-2742 to be added to the mailing list that provides the meeting link.
All story times will be paused in July 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 story time. Each program generally includes reading, a simple craft project, and music/movement.
The Dial-A-Story program offers recorded children 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.