COVID-19

All Plumas County Branches are open to both curbside and in-person service.    


Plumas County Branches - Latest Notice [Sept 8 2021] - All Plumas County Branches are open to both curbside and in-person service.  Per County guidelines, masks/facial coverings are required for all patrons, regardless of vaccination status.

Sierra County Stations - Latest Notice [August 16 2021]  - All Sierra County Stations are open to in-person service. Per County guidelines, masks/facial coverings are required for all patrons, regardless of vaccination status.

Per County guidelines, masks/facial coverings are required for all patrons, regardless of vaccination status.

All item due dates have returned to regular check out lengths. Book drops are open 24/7.

Quarantine: Starting May 25 2021, we will end our library materials’ quarantine time. This means that items returned (whether by book drop, curbside service, or in-person at the front desk) will now be immediately checked in. All other cleaning protocols are still in place; this change is only referring to our library materials’ quarantine period. 

Please visit the Plumas County Public Health Agency’s page for the latest information about COVID-19 and restrictions. You can also call 530-283-6400 Mon-Fri from 9am - 3pm or email COVID19@countyofplumas.com to talk directly to someone about COVID-19. Please remember to sign-up for the vaccination using the state's MyTurn portal.

Information about the Dixie Fire can be found here.

SERVICES OFFERED BY THE LIBRARY


Printing/Copying - We are happy to print or make copies for you while you use our curbside service! You can bring in your documents, email them to us, or bring in a USB. We will permanently delete any documents emailed to us. (Regular print/copying fees still apply.)

Social Media - Please visit our new Facebook page by clicking the link here or searching "Plumas County Public Library." If you would like to sign up for our newsletter, please email Lori at pclibc@psln.com to sign up, and you will get the latest information right in your inbox. (See our first newsletter at this link here & Vol 2 of our newsletter is at this link here.)

The "New" Shelf - While you may not be able to browse the New Shelf in person, if you would like to see the latest additions to the library you can click on this link here (or specifically you can look at adult-only content, YA-only content, and Juvenile-only content) and put a hold on items you want.  It includes all materials with copyright dates 2019-2021 with the newest items that have been added to the collection at the top. (Donated items added to the collection with older copyright dates will not show up in this search.) We also have a link that just shows you recent DVDs added to the collection and recent Audiobooks added to the collection, no copyright date restrictions. More information on how to search the catalog or put an item on hold can be found here. If you need help, please call your local branch and we will be happy to walk you through it.

Programming and other events will be put on the Events & News page.

Current Branch Hours are available on the Branches & Hours of Operation page

Our links to sites and activities that can be done at home for free and without a library card is available on the Library Kids page (websites for and about kids, as well as virtual tours), the E-Books and Recommended Reading page (sites to access free e-books and e-audiobooks), and the Databases & Resources page (learning and other databases.)  We also offer additional free services from home to library card holders, such as access to e-books/e-audiobooks and e-magazines (Overdrive) and streaming movies (Kanopy).

Want access to our online services that require a library card but don’t have one? You can apply for one without coming into the library. You can either contact your local branch through email/phone or contact HQ at 530-283-6310 or email them at pclibq@psln.com; you will just need your name, local mailing address, and phone number and/or email. At any point, you can bring in your picture ID and proof of mailing address and change your online-only card into an account that lets you also check out physical materials, use our Zip Book Program, and more.

(LOCAL & NATIONAL) SERVICES AND NEWS TO BE AWARE OF re COVID-19


You can find information about financial help related to COVID-19 below or by clicking this link

National Domestic Violence Hotline: For any victims and survivors who need support, they are here for you, 24/7. Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522. Para cualquier víctima y sobreviviente que necesite apoyo, estamos aquí para ayudarlxs, las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana. Llame al 1-800-799-7233 o 1-800-799-7233 por teléfono de texto, o si no puede hablar de manera segura, puede iniciar sesión en thehotline.org or enviar un mensaje de texto con “AMORES” al 22522. (Here is also an article about how to tell if someone is spying on you using your cell phone.)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255.    Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: Cuando usted llama al número 1-888-628-9454, su llamada se dirige al centro de ayuda de nuestra red disponible más cercano. Tenemos actualmente 170 centros en la red y usted hablará probablemente con uno situado en su zona. Cada centro funciona en forma independiente y tiene su propio personal calificado.   If you are hard of hearing, you can chat with a Lifeline counselor 24/7 by online chat, Video Relay Service: 800-273-8255; TTY: 800-799-4889; Voice/Caption Phone: 800-273-8255.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is offering tips and warnings on how to deal with the financial impact of COVID-19.  This article offers a FAQ on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Bill, and this article offers some tips if you lost work due to COVID-19.

Check out the NIH News in Health - A monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Worldwide COVID-19 Trackers: Stat News and Our World in Data

Wi-Fi Access: Feather River College has provided an updated list to find wi-fi spots around the county. Remember, all County Libraries provide wi-fi access outside of the Library too. Please maintain social distancing.

Plumas Arts invites your participation in a 2020 Update to our People of Plumas project capturing this challenging extraordinary moment in time. They will be collecting and posting written works (500 words max), photographs (2-3 at a time), and videos (5 minutes or less). Send them to information@plumasarts.org or visit the website for more information.

The CDC provides a number of resources for Coping with Stress, Helping Children Cope, and more. The CalHope site also has numerous resources for mental health. Moneygeek has information on How to Access and Afford Mental Health Treatment During COVID19.

Please watch out for new possible scams as the vaccine distribution starts. Feel free to read more about this at this link but scams can include

  • You will not need to pay anything out of pocket to get the vaccine during this public health emergency.
  • You can’t pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.
  • You can’t pay to get early access to the vaccine.
  • No one from a vaccine distribution site or health care payer, like a private insurance company, will call you asking for your Social Security number or your credit card or bank account information to sign you up to get the vaccine.
  • Beware of providers offering other products, treatments, or medicines to prevent the virus. Check with your health care provider before paying for or receiving any COVID-19-related treatment.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms. More information can be found here.

Shop Smart & Save Money / Compre inteligentemente yahorre dinero - nutrition lessons on your cell phone for free for older adults 60+. Call 530-345-9749 or visit the link tinyurl.com/cell4edu / lecciones de nutrición en su teléfono mobil gratis
para adultos mayores 60+. llame al 530-345-9749 o haga clic al enlace tinyurl.com/cell4edu

Here is a list of national and CA-specific groups that can help with vet bills and pet food during COVID-19.

As federal unemployment benefits end Sept 4 2021, you are encouraged to apply for other vital programs which have been expanded by the American Rescue Plan. See linked flyer for more information about these programs and the list of ending benefits. 

Plumas Rural Services offers much help, including a Child Care Payment Program that can pay child care costs for parents or guardians who are working, seeking work, in an approved training program, homeless, incapacitated, or referred to by CPS/Social Services. See linked application for more information.  

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to income-eligible California renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19. Both renters and landlords can apply for assistance. More information can be found on the website.