News & Events


COVID-19/Library Closures: All Library branches and stations will be closed to the public March 17 2020 to March 31 2020. All programming and meeting room usage is also cancelled until that date. All item due dates have been extended to April 6 2020. Please see the COVID-19 tab (or click this link) for more details and for the free services still available (with or without a library card) during this time.  Please visit Plumas County Public Health’s website for the latest information.   [Last updated March 20 2020]  

Quincy & Portola Branches: We are part of the county-wide phone upgrade and are currently experiencing some difficulties. Please make sure you aren’t leaving renewal requests on the voicemail as we may not be able to access them. If you do not hear from us, please call again or email Quincy at or Portola at Thank you for your patience during this time. [Last updated March 12 2020]

Koha Notification Warning: Koha notifications may not be going through if you use as your email provider. You are still responsible for keeping track of your due dates. Please call the front desk or use the website to renew your items. [Last update Sept 12 2019]

Overdrive: The boycott against Macmillan has ended. You can read more about their decision to drop the embargo here, and information about #eBooksForAll movement and national boycott can be found here.  [Last updated March 17 2020]


Quincy Library -- Baby Bounce & Preschool & Children

Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Starts March 3 2020

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Greenville Library -- Preschool

First & Third Tuesdays of the month, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Portola Library -- Preschool

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

 Chester Library -- Children

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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 story time. 


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 Tuesday of the month, 4:30pm - 5:30pm, Library Meeting Room

March 17 2020: America For Beginners by Leah Franqui

Books available at Quincy Library and Barn Owl Books

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

Community Game Night!

Every Second and Fourth Saturday of the month, Quincy Meeting Room

Everyone 10 and older welcome to attend!  (Free for everyone.)

The benefits of playing board games and social connections are many – so come out and play!

  • Reduces Risk for Mental Diseases
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Reduces Stress
  • Boosts your immune system
  • and lots more good things for you!

Hosted by Darlene Gutierrez, Fit for Life, (530) 569-0086. Please note this is not a library program.

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Portola Events

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Chester Events

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Fine Forgiveness for Children (Chester Branch Only)

In partnership with 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.  

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Greenville Events

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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 May 7 2020 - Sat May 9 2020
Thurs 2pm - 6pm, members only, join at the door.
Fri 10am - 6 pm; Sat 10am - 2pm

Children’s Books are FREE! Up to 20 books per family!

Sat Bag Sale: From 1-2pm, $2.00/bag for members, $3.00/bag for non-members.

Thanks for making the February sale great!

Chester Annual Sale

The Friends of the Chester Library are presenting their second annual Author Celebration Tea:

Featuring Jane Austen

[Check back on this space for more information]

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.