News & Events


Quincy Library: There will be no story time on Wed June 26 2019 at the Quincy Library Branch.

Lending Library:  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. The majority of items are housed at the Quincy Branch but can now be put on hold at other branches.    


Baby Bounce Story Time
For babies & toddlers 0-36 months

Quincy Library -- Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.*
* Cancelled Wed June 26 2019

Preschool Story Time

Quincy Library -- Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.*

* Cancelled Wed June 26 2019

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.


Reading Logs

Mon June 17 - Fri Aug 16 2019

Sign up for your reading log, reach your weekly reading goals, and get a prize. You can do it once or every week of summer. Reading logs are independent of the activity programs being offered.  


Mon July 8 - Thurs Aug 1 2019; dates vary by branch

Programs include fun activities, games, crafts, and of course... books! 

Programs will be most suitable for ages 5-12, but all are welcome! Check out the themes each week at your branch (click on branch name to see attached flyer.) Feel free to go to all four programs at all four branches!

Greenville Branch: Mondays 10:30am – 11:30am

July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29

Portola Branch: Tuesdays 2:30pm - 3:30pm

July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30

Chester Branch: Wednesdays 11:00am - 12:00pm

July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

Quincy Branch: Thursdays 10:30am - 11:30am

July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1


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

June 19 2019: Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy

Books available at Quincy Library and Barn Owl Books

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

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Portola Events

Monthly Movie Night
Every Second Thursday of the month, 4pm - 6pm & Every Second Saturday of the month, 3pm-5pm
Portola Library Meeting Room

June 13, 2019 and June 15, 2019: The Boy Would Be King

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 Events

Chester Library Knitters - on hiatus from May until October 2019

History Chat Series
with the Chester-Lake Almanor Museum
Thurs 5:30 - 7pm at the Chester Branch 

May 16 2019 - Sept 19 2019, every other Thursday

June 27:  Our native Californians, the Maidu people and their culture.

July 11:  The Gold Rush in northern Plumas County, the discovery of gold and gold mining, and the founding of Seneca Township.

July 25:  The settlement of Big Meadows in the 1850s and 60s with the Hamilton, Holmes, and Bidwell families.

August 8:  The Benners and Pratts and the founding of Prattville, the social and economic center of Big Meadows.

August 22:  Tourism and resorts, with the Bunnell, Lee, Butterfield, and Costar families.

September 5:  Northern Big Meadows and the Johnson, Stover, Olsen, and Martin families, the roots of Chester.

September 19:  Great Western Power Company and the creation of Lake Almanor.

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 August 1 2019 - Sat August 3 2019
Thurs 2pm - 6pm, members only, join at the door.
Fri 10am - 6 pm; Sat 10am - 3pm

Thanks for making a great May sale!

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.