Madelyn Helling Library

All Nevada County Libraries will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 27th. Nevada County Libraries will will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, for Thanksgiving. 


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  1. Wed Nov. 20

    PAWS to READ (MH) Practice your reading with a trained therapy dog! ...
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  2. Thu Nov. 21

    Sensory Storytime at Madelyn Helling Library This sensory storytime is a fun early literacy rom...
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  3. Thu Nov. 21

    Sing-Along at Madelyn Helling Library Come sing and play with your child! Engaging mus...
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  1. Sat Nov. 23

    STEAM Saturdays at Madelyn Helling Library Drop-in for some STEAM (science, technology, engin...
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  2. Sat Nov. 23

    Virtual Reality Experience (MH) 10 minute sessions where you can try out the Virtu...
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Library Features and Location

The Madelyn Helling Library is the main branch of the Nevada County Community Library system, located near the Eric Rood Government Center in Nevada City. Open six days a week, this bustling branch always has something interesting going on.

Collaborative Technology Center (CTC)

 The Madelyn Helling Library CTC offers free technology classes and the use of digital resources.  Check our calendar to sign up for classes or call for assistance at 530-265-7050.

Gene Albaugh Community Room

The Madelyn Helling library is the also the home of the library's Gene Albaugh Community Room, available for rental at $10 per hour with a 2 hour minimum and 10 hour per month maximum.

Gold Rush and Prospector Study Rooms

Two study rooms are available for reservation for 1 or 2 hour increments.  You may make a study room reservation up to fourteen days in advance. Capacity not to exceed 6 people and rooms are not to be used for business purposes, including paid tutoring.

Marian E. Gallaher, M.D. Amphitheater

The Madelyn Helling library offers an outdoor Amphitheater, available daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Review rental agreement and Amphitheater calendar for availability.