News & Events


Information about the Loyalton Fire can be found here, the Claremont Fire here, and the North Complex/Sheep Fire here. More info will also be available at the Plumas and Lasson National Forest Service Facebooks, the Plumas and Sierra and Lassen Sheriff Facebooks, the CAL-FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit Facebook, and Supervisor Simpson's Facebook, as well as Plumas News. Remember to have your to-go bags ready, sign up for the county alert system, and have a plan in place. Virginia Tech’s Recovery Effort After Adult and Child Trauma (R.E.A.A.C.T.) Team created a helpful Guide to Fire Safety, Prevention, and Recovery to use when talking with your kids. (Please note some resources mentioned in the document are Virginia-based only.) The North Complex Fire information can be found at 530-316-4487 (7:30am - 10:00pm daily) or email

Zinio/RBDigital: Zinio, aka RBDigital (our e-magazine database) was bought by Overdrive. They will be moving their content to Overdrive on Thursday, September 3, 2020, starting around 8:00 AM ET. On that day, your access to the RBDigital app (and possibly the database) will be interrupted; however, the transfer shouldn't affect Overdrive. They'll be warning people for about a week in the app itself. 

COVID-19/Library Closures: All Library branches and stations are on a modified schedule; please see the COVID-19 tab for more details about your branch. All in-person programming and meeting room usage is still on hold; however, please visit the tab to see our current services and virtual programming, including story time and drawing lessons. All item due dates have been extended to Sept 9 2020 and will go back to regular check out lengths starting then.  Please return any library books you currently have out by Oct 1 2020 using our book drops or curbside service.   Please visit Plumas County Public Health’s website for the latest information. 


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

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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Greenville Events

Check back here for more events as they get programmed!

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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 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.