News & Events (Programs)
Please check out this page (below) for any events or breaking library notices, the Dixie Fire (Library) page for resources and information about the fire or the Greenville Temporary Location and hours, and the COVID-19 page for the latest information and resources about the pandemic.
Holidays: All Branches & Stations will be closed on Mon Feb 13 & Feb 20, 2023 for Lincoln's Birthday & Presidents' Day.
Tax Forms: As each Branch receives the tax forms and instructions from the IRS, we will update our Tax Form webpage.
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is the replacement program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices. More information can be found here.
Fire Season & Other Disaster Preparedness: Listos CA offers several disaster preparedness toolkits in a variety of languages - please check them out and get prepared before disaster strikes. You can check out your air quality here or here. Please also look at the County's Office of Emergency Services webpage for more information about how the county - and you - can prepare for emergencies. Firewise has plenty of resources for you and your community too. 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. (Please note some resources mentioned in the document are Virginia-based only.) Also check out resources through Plumas County Fire Safe Council, the California Dept of Forestry and Fire Protection, and CalFire's Ready for Wildfire. CalOES offers MyHazards, a tool to discover hazards in your area (earthquake, flood, fire, and tsunami) and learn steps to reduce personal risk, and here's a link on how to prepare and deal with pets for disasters like wildfires. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a disaster checklist here. For one of our 2021 SRP virtual programs we also did a skit with Owlbert and Scared Squirrel about wildfire prevention.
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
FOR PLUMAS COUNTY BRANCHES
All events listed here are happening at all Plumas County Branches, including the Greenville Pop-Up.
Want to find a past activity? Looking for the recorded story times, or the 6 week drawing course? We have a new tab called Programming Archives where you will now be able to access all past digital programming!
All events at the library are free to the public. Age guidelines may be added to certain events.
Computer/Phone Scams Class:
How to Avoid Being Taken Advantage of
Tuesday January 24th
from 10:30am - 11:30am
in the Meeting Room at Quincy Library
Call the Literacy Department at 530-283-6413 with any questions.
Freeing Your Life with Words: A Workshop with Susan Wooldridge
Saturday April 29, 2023
in the Meeting Room at Quincy Library
Join us at a workshop that will make you feel excited about language and self-expression in both poetry and prose. First we’ll gather (and steal) words from a scattering of books and create a group word pool. Through play, using word tickets and dictionary pages as well as our own gathering of words, we will write about who we are, where we come from and where we’re going. We will welcome both laughter and tears. Sharing work is always optional.
This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers and the Quincy Friends of the Library.
Quincy Large Triannual Sale
Great bargains on used and nearly-new books, organized by subject and genre.
Thursday March 2 2023 - Saturday March 4 2023
Thanks for a great November sale!
Thurs March 2nd from 2pm-6pm, members only (you can sign up at the door)
Fri March 3rd from 10am-5pm
Sat March 4th from 10am-2pm
The sale will be held as usual in the Community Room of the Plumas County Library in Quincy.
Children’s Books are FREE! Up to 20 books per family!
Please bring your reusable bag(s) to fill with great books.
Greenville Pop-Up Branch Events
Check this space later for more programs!
Quincy Library -- Baby Bounce & Preschool & Children
Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Portola Library -- Baby Bounce & Preschool
First and Third Wednesdays of the month, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Chester Library -- Children
NEW TIME - Second & Fourth Wednesdays of the month, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Greenville Library -- Baby Bounce & Preschool & Children
If you would still like to join Story Time through Zoom, Lori at Chester Branch will continue to provide a hybrid story time of in-person and virtual. If you're interested, please contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org or 258-2742 to be added to the mailing list that provides the meeting link.
All story times are paused in July for the Summer Reading Program.
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 any story time. Each program generally includes reading, a simple craft project, and music/movement.
The Dial-A-Story program offers recorded children stories in English and Spanish. This lets you have story time from any phone, available 24/7, for any age. Just dial 530-394-3077 and press 1 to listen to the stories in English or press 2 to listen to them in Spanish.
El programa de Dial-A-Story ofrece cuentos grabados para niños en Inglés y Español. Esto le permite tener la hora del cuento desde cualquier teléfono, disponible las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, por cualquier edad. Solo marque 530-394-3077 y oprima 1 para escuchar las historias en Inglés, oprima 2 para escucharlas en Español.
The Galecia Group recognized how challenging it would be for the Library to continue to provide services to our patrons after losing the Greenville Branch, so they offered free use of their LibraryCall service to help us reach everyone in the county, including those without Internet access at home. We hope you enjoy the Dial-a-Story services.