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Summer reading program and more at Nevada County Library

This summer the library is hosting a range of free activities including programs, crafts, and storytimes that encourage and support a love of reading. Participants also can win prizes for reaching their reading goals. The 2013 Summer Reading Program is absolutely free and is open to young people of all ages.

New this year is the Teen Summer Reading Program. For every 5 books or 10 hours of reading done, teens can enter into a drawing for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD. The Nevada County Libraries will continue their collaboration with the Nevada County Fair. Children are encouraged to decorate paper peanuts that will be displayed in the library branches during the summer and then incorporated into a display in the children¹s pavilion at the fair. The Nevada County Fair is also providing bookmarks and a voucher for two free carnival rides for each child who signs up for the summer reading program.

Sign up for the summer reading program at the Madelyn Helling Library, Grass Valley Library, Penn Valley Station, and Bear River Station. Stop in anytime during the summer for a sign-up packet.

Other highlights include:

July 11, Madelyn Helling Library: Magician "Uncle Al" Skinner brings high energy, fast paced, laugh-out-loud fun for the whole family.

July 18,­ Grass Valley Library:­ Magic, ventriloquism, and puppets with Tony Borders. July 25, Madelyn Helling Library:­ Wild Things will bring their animals from around the world.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover and Midnight Snack: What happens in a library after it closes at night? The stuffed animals have a sleepover!

Bring your stuffed animal to the Madelyn Helling Library on July 11 and the Grass Valley Library on July 18 and let them stay overnight. Check-ins accepted all day and animals are returned the following day with a souvenir of their stay.

Preschool Storytimes: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. through July 30, Madelyn Helling Library. Regularly-scheduled preschool storytimes will follow the summer's theme, "Reading is So Delicious" with a different focus each week.

Celebration parties: 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31 in Grass Valley Library and ­ 2 p.m. in Madelyn Helling Library. Izzi Tooinsky will entertain with storytelling, juggling and comedy. Refreshments will be served and children will be able to pick up their prizes for participation.

The summer reading programming is sponsored by Friends of the Nevada County Libraries. For details, visit, or call the Madelyn Helling Library children's room at 530-265-1538 or the Grass Valley Library children's room at 530-477-5790.