News & Events (Programs)
Please continue to use the COVID19 tab to see the latest information and look at our numerous resources during this crisis. Resources for financial help during COVID-19 can also be found under our Databases & Resources tab.
Quincy Branch will remain open pending further notice at their usual hours.
Greenville Branch will be closed again due to the recent (8/2/21) mandatory evacuation orders.
Chester Branch will be closed again due to the recent (8/3/21) mandatory evacuation orders.
Portola Branch will remain open at their usual hours.
Wi-Fi is available 24/7 at each location (assuming there are no issues from the fires or any power outages.) While book drops are open 24/7, you do not need to worry about returning items before you evacuate. (Late fines related to the fires/evacuations will be waived.) You can also call and leave a voicemail or email us and we will renew your items once we receive the message. Please contact an open Branch if you want to speak to a staff member directly.
There will be permanent changes to the open hours of the Plumas Library Branches starting Sept 6 2021. Please see the Branch hour tab for more information. This is separate and unrelated to the fires/any temporary fire closures.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms. More information can be found here.
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Every ten years, after the U.S. Census, California must redraw the boundaries of its Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts to reflect the new population data. The Voters FIRST Act gave this power to California citizens, ensuring that new and fair districts are drawn free of special interests, politics, or political influence. The California Citizens Redistricting Commission is committed to creating a transparent, accessible, and engaging process for ALL Californians. To achieve this, the Commission needs to hear from your community through the community input process. The COI tool can be found here and educational materials and resources can be found here. The list of Communities of Interest (COI) Input Meetings can be found at this link.
Fire Season & Other Disasters: 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.
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
FOR PLUMAS COUNTY BRANCHES
All events listed here are happening at all four Plumas County Branches.
The Summer Reading Program - June 14 to August 14 2021 - has its own tab (or click this link here.) We have weekly reading prizes, raffles, fun programs at each branch, scavenger hunts, and more!
5-min Science/Craft Experiment series: How to make rain clouds: video & written instructions and How to make a catapult: video & written instructions (more experiments can be found under the Programming Archives tab)
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.
Bank Silent Book Auction
Visit Plumas Bank in Quincy for our Silent Book Auction.
Silent auction items are books of higher value than our average book sale offerings. You can bid on as many items as you like. And just as in a “real” auction, you can bid on an item as often as you like, continually upping your bid in an effort to outbid others. (So feel free to stop by frequently to check on the bidding!)
The auction is during the bank’s open hours. Items will be available for bidding by mid-afternoon Fri July 23rd and the auction ends Friday July 30th, so be sure to get your bids in by then.
Quincy Large Quarterly Sale
Great bargains on used and nearly-new books, organized by subject and genre.
Thurs Aug 5 2021 - Sat Aug 7 2021
The August Book Sale is cancelled due to the fires.
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.
Chester Annual Book Sale
Sat July 31 and Sun Aug 1 2021 from 9:00am-3:00pm
Sat October 16 2021 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
This second annual event, a fundraiser for Friends of the Chester Library, will highlight the works of Jane Austen and celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week, and will be catered by local restaurateur Carol Franchetti.
Virtual Story Time: Join us for virtual Children's Storytime live on Thursdays at 1pm! Hosted by Lori at Chester Branch, the programs include reading, a simple craft project, and music/movement. If you're interested, please contact Lori at Chester Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 258-2742 to be added to the mailing list that provides the meeting link and password. (While usually every week, during summer we will instead be doing two storytimes for both June and August, and in July instead of virtual storytime we will be doing the Chester programs for the Summer Reading Program on the same day and time!)
We will not resume in-person story time until Sept 2021. Check back for more information then.
Quincy Library -- Baby Bounce & Preschool & Children
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 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
uesdays 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.