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Zip Books, E-Books, the October Book Giveaway, and more at your library!

Submitted by Lindsay Fuchs

Plumas County Librarian

First, Plumas County Library is incredibly excited to announce the Zip Book Program returned Oct. 1! Zip Books is a way for you to request books that our library does not own. Eligible books are purchased and shipped directly to your home — at no cost to you! When you’ve finished with the book, simply return it to the branch you requested it from. Visit www.plumascounty.us/2842 for more information or to print out the form. (Available at all Plumas and Sierra library branches and stations.) Just a reminder, if you haven’t returned your zip book from earlier this year, you will need to do so before you can order a new one.

Second, we are expanding our e-book/e-audiobook collection! Besides having access to our NorthNet Library System collection, we have entered an agreement with two neighboring consortiums MARINet and Peninsula Library System so that our patrons can now access their items too. (Per agreement, only items immediately available will be visible to you, and you will not be able to put their items on hold.) Between the three library systems, we have over 152,000 unique titles now available. More information about Libby (which is the app used to access our Overdrive collection), guides with step-by-step instructions on how to use the app, and details about this agreement can be found on our website at www.plumascounty.us/2842. You can also use Libby to access e-magazines and movies.

Third, we wanted to let patrons know that with the Palace Project app, which is another app to access an e-book/e-audiobook collection, you can now also access part of our Overdrive collection too.

Fourth, you may have already seen the announcement, but October is one of our Book Giveaway Months! The Plumas County Library is giving away free books all month long in October. Each day that the Library is open, children up to age 18 may complete an activity, turn it in, and receive a free book. (One free book per person per day.) Activity sheets are available at each Branch during open hours, or you may print them yourself from our website www.plumascounty.us/593.  Stop by your local branch and check out the variety of books available to choose from.  This program is held several times during the year and is a great way to encourage reading development.

This event includes our temporary Greenville Library site, open Tuesday thru Thursday 3:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Greenville High School, Room #402. (You can find directions and more information at our website www.plumascounty.us/2875.)

 Keep an eye out for information about our programs in November – including Fall Reading Program.

And just a reminder that story time has resumed at Quincy on Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Portola on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., and at Chester on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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