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.
Join the Community Book Club
hosted with Barn Owl Books
Every Third Wednesday of the month, 4pm - 5:30pm, Library Meeting Room
May 15 2019: I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
Books available at Quincy Library and Barn Owl Books
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Monthly Movie Night
Every Second Thursday of the month, 4pm - 6pm & Every Second Saturday of the month, 3pm-5pm
Portola Library Meeting Room
May 9, 2019 and May 11, 2019: Wonder
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 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.
Poetry Workshop with Susan Wooldridge
in partnership with Poets & Writers, the CA Center for the Book, and Chester Friends of the Library
Sat May 4 2019, 12pm - 2pm, Chester Library
Please call 258-2742 to register for the free workshop; we will also be accepting people at the door until we reach the max capacity of 20 people. All ages welcome.
The first ten people to sign up get a free copy of Poemcrazy by Susan Wooldridge!
Check out her books
from our system (just click on the title)
Find out more information about the poet here.
History Chat Series
with the Chester-Lake Almanor Museum
Thurs 5:30 - 7pm at the Chester Branch
May 9th 2019 - Oct 3rd 2019, every other Thursday (with July 4 skipped)
May 9 --Chester in the 1920’s and 30’s--“Little Reno” with loggers and cowboys.
May 23 —Chester becomes “Progressive” in the 1940’s and 50’s with the influence of Collins Pine.
June 6 —Our native Californians, the Maidu people and their culture.
June 20 —The Gold Rush in northern Plumas County, the discovery of gold and gold mining, and the founding of Seneca Township.
July 11 —The settlement of Big Meadows in the 1850’s and 60’s with the Hamiltons, Holmes, Bidwells.
July 25 —the Benners and Pratts and founding of Prattville, the social and economic Center of Big Meadows.
August 8 —Tourism and resorts, with the Bunnell, Lee, Butterfield, and Costar families.
August 22 —Northern Big Meadows Johnson, the Stovers, Olsen, and Martin families and the roots of Chester.
September 5 --Great Western Power Company and the creation of Lake Almanor
September 19 —the Olsens and Martins create the town of Chester
October 3 —Red River Lumber Company and the era of lumber
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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
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 May 2 2019 - Sat May 4 2019
Thurs 2pm - 6pm, members only, join at the door.
Fri 10am - 6 pm; Sat 10am - 3pm
Quincy Friends of the Library is also holding a silent book auction at Plumas Bank from April 15th to April 26th 2019.
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.