News & Events


Library Holiday Closures: All branches and stations will be closed Wed Feb 12 2020 and Mon Feb 17 2020 due to county holiday.

Quincy Branch Closure: Quincy Branch only will be closed Monday Feb 24 2020 to Friday Feb 28 2020 for construction. The book drop will be available and checked daily. You can as always renew online, or feel free to call one of the open branches. The meeting room is still open for that week; we will contact you directly to discuss how to pick up a key.    

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 2/6/2020]

Quincy Library: Welcome to our new Family Story Time, available at night! Starting Tuesday March 3 2020, we will have story time (activities, story reading, and games) on Tuesdays 6pm-7pm, aimed at children ages 0-7.5 years old. (Note: This program is for guardians to do with their children, so no drop offs.)

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 9-12-19]


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.*

*Closed Wed Feb 12 2020 due to holiday

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

(Please note the date switch!) 

Feb 18 2020: November Road by Lou Berney

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

Check back here for more events as they get programmed!

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Chester Events

Check back here for more events as they get programmed!

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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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 Feb 6 2019 - Sat Feb 8 2019
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 August sale great!

Chester Annual Sale

Thanks for making the August sale great!

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.