News & Events
Recruitment Note: Plumas County Library System and Literacy Program are currently going through a recruitment process for several openings. Please visit the HR webpage for more detail. [Last Updated: 3/20/18]
Greenville Branch: The library will close at 5pm for the week of May 14 - May 17. Thank you for your patience. [Last Updated: 5-12-18]
Database Trial: Please join us in our free trial of several new databases like Flipster (online magazines), MyHeritage (primary historical records), the Science Reference Center (research on all the popular science topics), and more! Just go to the main library page and click on the database that interests you. Then type your library card number in and explore a whole new database. The trial end date has been extended to June 9th, 2018 (except for Flipster, which ends May 31st.) Please fill out the survey (online or a physical copy can be found at your library branch) to let us know what interests you.
We hope you enjoy the chance to try these new databases!
Baby Bounce Storytime
Quincy Library -- Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Program ends June 13th 2018 and will resume Sept 2018
For babies & toddlers 0-36 months
Babies absorb new language skills from hearing stories and songs even while they sleep, so they're never too young for storytime! A great way to meet other parents and socialize your little one, too.
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Preschool Storytime Programs
Quincy Library -- Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
[Program ends June 13, 2018 and will resume Sept 2018]
Portola Library -- 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. first & third Wednesdays of the month, Sept- May
[Program has ended and will resume Sept 2018]
Chester Library -- Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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Seed Library with 4H
Sun May 20, 2018 at 12-2pm
in the Quincy Library Meeting Room
Bring your library card and rent out some seeds for the summer!
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Watch this space for more events!
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History Chat Series
Thurs 5:30 - 7pm at the Chester Branch
May 10 - A discussion of local native California Maidu people, their culture, and assimilation with European culture
May 24 - The founding of the Seneca Township, gold discoveries, mining and mining dynasties
June 7 - The early settlement of Big Meadows by the Hamiltons, Holmes, Bidwells, and others
June 21 - The Pratt and Benner families, original Prattville, and early roads
July 12 - The history of Big Meadows resorts: Bunnell's, Butterfield's, Costar and Lee families
July 26 - Northern Big Meadows, Johnson, Stovers, the first Chester Post Office
Aug 9 - Great Western Power Company and the building of Almanor Dam
Aug 23 - The Olsens and Martins - creators of the community; and Mt.Lassen's early eruptions
Sept 6 - Chester in the 1920s and 1930s, businesses and tourism
Sept 20 - History and local impact of Red River Lumber Company
Oct 4 - History of Collins Pine Company in the Almanor Basin
Oct 18 - Chester becomes "Progressive" in the 1940s - post WWII development
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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 2 2018 - Sat 4 2018
Thurs 3pm - 7pm, members only, join at the door.
Fri 10am - 6 pm; Sat 10am - 3pm
Thanks for making the May sale great!
Chester Library Book Sale
Fri August 4th - Sat August 5th 2018
9am - 3pm each day
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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.