Literacy Program



Plumas County Literacy services are found at these locations:

Quincy: 445 Jackson Street 
283-6413 Email Quincy

Chester: 210 First Street
258-2767 Email Chester

Portola: 34 Third Avenue
832-0522 Email Portola

All programs accept appointments by telephone or email.  When you speak to a Literacy member, they will let you know about how we are teaching learners during the current status of COVID-19.  We are also planning to offer both in-person and remote learning going forward. 

All programs are open to all and are at no cost to you.

Plumas County Literacy Programs

  • GED pre-test instruction
  • financial literacy
  • English language education
  • grammar instruction
  • writing instruction
  • reading and comprehension assistance
  • citizenship pre-test instruction
  • dyslexia remediation
  • basic computer instruction
  • Project Read is our program to encourage parents/caregivers on the importance of reading to children and provides free books to children and youth.
  • Project ALIVE is a program with Rural Services that provides education and reading assistance to adults with disabilities.
  • Families Read Together is a program originally funded by a 2021 ALA grant to help our library keep (current or former) incarcerated individuals of the county jail connected with their children by reading to them over recorded video. For individuals in jail, each family receives five chosen books and a video of the guardian reading to their child. For individuals on Probation, each family receives three chosen books and a video of the guardian reading to their child. (You must be allowed contact with your children and either in the county jail or on probation with Plumas County Probation Dept. This is for individuals who have a large role in a child's life, either as their parent, guardian, or close contact.)

Todos los programas aceptan citas por teléfono o correo electrónico. Cuando hablas con un miembro de alfabetización, ellos te dirán como están enseñando estudiantes durante el reciente estado de COVID-19. Además, estamos planeando ofrecer clases en persona y por la computadora. Todos los programas están disponibles para todos y gratis. Tenemos clases en Español en la biblioteca de Portola. Los clases incluye: instrucciones previas a la prueba de GED, educación financiera, educación de la idioma Ingles, instrucción de gramática y escritura, asistencia de lectura y comprensión, instrucción previa a la prueba de ciudadanía, instrucción básica de computadora.

Please contact the Quincy Literacy Program if you are interested in having your business join Project Read, in which we deliver a basket of free books for your customers to take in an effort to encourage child reading. We are also happy to provide Project Read books for events free to the public and aimed at children.  Must be located in Plumas County.

Resources provides tools and resources in English and Spanish on how to use a computer.
GCF Learning offers tutorials to learn and develop the skills needed to advance in work and life in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Instructables Workshop has a large collection of how-to step-by-step workshop projects for all things making.
Khan Academy offers courses from biology to coding, at various ages.
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.
Marshall Adult Education was designed to create leveled reading selections to aid in building learners’ fluency and comprehension skills.
Open Culture offers online courses, certificates, audiobooks, movies, languages, and more.
Pronunciation Dictionary tells you how to pronounce millions of words in multiple languages.
Udemy offers online video courses with new additions published every month.
Wide Open School offers resources to make learning at home better for everyone.  (Available in Spanish too.) 

For ESL Students ofrece apoyo y formación en alfabetización digital. El sitio web incluye una colección de tutoriales autodirigidos para que los usuarios finales desarrollen su alfabetización digital, todo completamente gratis y disponible en Español.
GCF Learning ofrece entrenamiento individual de habilidades esenciales, desde el uso de Microsoft Office hasta correos electrónicos y matemáticas básicas. Hay más de 180 temas con más de 2000 lecciones, todas completamente gratis y disponibles en Español. offers various games and activities to help practice your English skills.
ESL- Lab offers a variety of pre-listening, listening, and post-listening activities to help students develop their communication skills. Estudios de Ingles como segundo idioma ofrece una variedad de actividades de escucha previa, escucha y escucha posterior para ayudar a los estudiantes a desarrollar sus habilidades de comunicación. (El sitio web es en Ingles.)
English Zone has exercises for vocabulary, conversation, spelling and grammar. (Must be a paid member to access some information.) La zona Ingles tiene ejercicios de vocabulario, conversación, ortografía y gramática. (Debe ser un miembro pagado para accede a cierta información y dictado. El sitio web es en Ingles.)
La misión de Pumarosa es ayudar a los usuarios a aprender a leer, pero lo que es más importante a hablar inglés. Practica tu pronunciación y escucha las palabras.
Short stories has 100 free short English stories for ESL learners. Includes listening, grammar, comprehension and dictation. Ofrecen 100 gratis cuentos cortos de Ingles para estudiantes de Ingles como segundo idioma. Incluye escuchar, gramática, comprensión y dictado. (El sitio web es en Ingles.)
USA Learns is a free website that helps adults learn English online for free by providing engaging videos and educational activities. It also offers a U.S. citizenship course. Es un sitio web gratis que ayuda adultos a aprender Ingles proporcionando videos atractivos y actividades educativas. También ofrece un curso de ciudadanía estadounidense. (El sitio está disponible en Español en este enlace.)