News & Events


SURVEY: We are asking patrons or potential patrons for the Portola, Greenville, and Chester branches to fill out this survey about the branch hours. (Takes about 2 minutes.) Click here for the survey.Survey closes May 23 2019. Each branch also has the survey at their front desk.

Lending Library (Quincy Branch Only):  Quincy has started a pilot program for a tool lending library. We are asking for donations (please see list and guidelines about donating items.) Items can be checked out for one week (no renewals) and are charged $.50 per late day; each item has its own price tag. This is currently just through the Quincy Branch. [Updated: April 17 2019] 

Overdrive: Patron checkout limits have been extended! Patrons may now check out 10 items at a time. [Updated March 25 2019] 

New Collection Rules: You may now renew your DVDs/videos (one time only)! You may also check out reference books like you do other non-fiction items.   [Updated: April 10 2019] 

Zip Book Rules: The grant has updated their rules - you can now request Non-Fiction, YA, and Children Bestsellers! Please see the guidelines for all the rules, including the request to wait a minimum of two weeks after a release date before requesting adult fiction.    [Updated: April 11 2019] 

Chester Branch (Only): With support from the Lake Almanor Elk Lodge #2626, we now have a program in place for children (any age) to work off their fines from late fees and lost items by reading and/or doing homework. Please talk to the front desk at the Chester branch to discuss details: 530-258-2742.    [Updated April 2019]  


Baby Bounce Story Time
For babies & toddlers 0-36 months

Quincy Library -- Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Story Time

Quincy Library -- Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Portola Library -- First & Third Wednesdays of the month, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sept - May

Children's Story Time
Chester Library -- Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


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

Quincy Events

Join the Community Book Club
hosted with Barn Owl Books

Every Third Wednesday of the month, 4pm - 5:30pm, Library Meeting Room

June 19 2019: Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy

Books available at Quincy Library and Barn Owl Books

More information can be found here or on the Barn Owl Books website.

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Portola Events

Monthly Movie Night
Every Second Thursday of the month, 4pm - 6pm & Every Second Saturday of the month, 3pm-5pm
Portola Library Meeting Room

June 13, 2019 and June 15, 2019: The Boy Would Be King

Please visit the Monthly Movie Night tab (or click here) for more information about the movie, including the summary, running time, warnings, rating, and what book(s) the movie is based on.  

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Chester Events

Chester Library Knitters
Every Other Saturday of the month, 12pm - 2pm, at the Chester Library

If you are interested in joining,
please call the Chester Library at 258-2742 for information regarding this month's schedule.

Bring your own project but supplies can be shared. 

History Chat Series
with the Chester-Lake Almanor Museum
Thurs 5:30 - 7pm at the Chester Branch 

May 16 2019 - Sept 19 2019, every other Thursday

* Except please note the June 13 location and time changes

May 16:  The Olsen and Martin families create the town of Chester.

May 30:  Chester in the 1920s and 30s—”Little Reno” with loggers and cowboys.

June 13 *: Chester becomes “Progressive” in the 1940s and 50s with the influence of Collins Pine.  


June 27:  Our native Californians, the Maidu people and their culture.

July 11:  The Gold Rush in northern Plumas County, the discovery of gold and gold mining, and the founding of Seneca Township.

July 25:  The settlement of Big Meadows in the 1850s and 60s with the Hamilton, Holmes, and Bidwell families.

August 8:  The Benners and Pratts and the founding of Prattville, the social and economic center of Big Meadows.

August 22:  Tourism and resorts, with the Bunnell, Lee, Butterfield, and Costar families.

September 5:  Northern Big Meadows and the Johnson, Stover, Olsen, and Martin families, the roots of Chester.

September 19:  Great Western Power Company and the creation of Lake Almanor.

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Friends of the Library Book Sales

Ongoing sales are held at each branch during library open hours. In addition:

Quincy Large Quarterly Sale
Great bargains on used and nearly-new books, organized by subject and genre.
Thurs August 1 2019 - Sat August 3 2019
Thurs 2pm - 6pm, members only, join at the door.
Fri 10am - 6 pm; Sat 10am - 3pm

Thanks for making a great May sale!

Friends of the Library Fundraisers

Thank you for joining us at the The Jane Austen Tea Fundraiser!

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Adopt a Book for your local library

This year Plumas County Library has a reduced book budget.
You can help by adopting a book in honor or memory of a friend or family member.  
Forms are available at each branch.   All donations to Friends of the Library are tax-deductible.