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Summer Learning at the Library 2018

This year's Nevada County theme is Read the River! Join us to learn, play, and connect with each other and the great outdoors. Events are free and do not require a library card!


Would you like to plan a school visit at the Grass Valley or Madelyn Helling Library?
Complete a Library Tour Request Form or email us.
  1. Madelyn Helling Library
  2. Grass Valley Library
  3. Truckee Branch
  4. Bear River Station

Madelyn Helling Library

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5): Tuesdays from 10:30 -11:00 AM
  • Spanish Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5): 1st Tuesday of the month from 10:30 - 11:00 AM
  • Sensory Storytime: (ages 1-5): Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 PM in the Gene Albaugh Community Room
  • PAWS to Read: Come practice your reading with a trained therapy dog on Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Sing-along (all ages): Thursdays 4:00 - 4:30 PM
  • STEAM Saturdays+ LEGO! (all ages): Saturdays 11:00 - 12:00 PM
  • Family Movie Night (all ages): first Monday of the month 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Check our Event Calendar for upcoming special events, including Family Nights, Parenting Classes, and more.
For more information, email us or call 530-265-1538.