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Nevada County libraries strive to provide special programs

This week, Nevada County residents are invited to special programs at their local library branches and in their towns.
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National Library Week is a chance to celebrate the role of libraries in communities, and for libraries to celebrate their patrons. This week, the community is invited to special programs at their local library branches and in their towns.

The Madelyn Helling Library is rolling out a new computer reservation system called Envisionware. Library patrons can still reserve a computer the day of their visit via the new system, but it is no longer necessary. Patrons are now invited to simply sit down at any available computer and log in. For a limited time, patrons will also be able to print in both black and white and color for only 15 cents. Mobile printing is also now available. On any computer, go to, enter an email address, and upload desired documents. Patrons can even print from mobile devices via the PrinterOn App or by sending an email to Over the next few months, the Envisionware and PrinterOn App program will be expanding to the Truckee Library, Grass Valley Library and Penn Valley Library locations.

In celebration of National Library Week, library staff will be making appearances in the community all week and throughout the month. On Tuesday, the Grass Valley Library staff popped up at the Flour Garden Bakery in Grass Valley at 3 p.m. Keep an eye out for the Madelyn Helling Library staff at the Del Oro at 1 p.m. today.

The library celebrated a Patron Appreciation Day at Truckee Library on Tuesday. Additional celebrations will take place at the Madelyn Helling, Grass Valley, Penn Valley and Doris Foley Libraries on Thursday. Drop by a local branch for cake and photo fun as the library asks patrons about #mylibrarymystory. After the party, find the Wine & Read Book Discussion of “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah at Cork 49 at 6 p.m. in Grass Valley.

It’s all things Harry Potter at the Bear River Station for Library Week. During Teen Tuesday the library made wands for all the aspiring wizards and witches. Bear River Library will host Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunts during the entire month of April from 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, visitors can participate in writing Harry Potter Haikus.

Celebrate art and poetry at programs during the week with the Madelyn Helling and Truckee Libraries’ Adult Coloring programs on Tuesday and Wednesday. This popular regular program is upping the game for National Library Week, so drop by to find out more.

The Doris Foley library will be offering Victorian acrostic poetry throughout the month, and poetry fans can create paint chip poetry at the Grass Valley Library. On Saturday, Truckee Library, Madelyn Helling Library and Grass Valley Library are wrapping up National Library Week with a day to enter the book spine poetry contest. It’s a kind of poetry that is not written — it is found by arranging book titles to make a poem. Post a picture of your book spine poem on our Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ncclbookspine for a chance to win a poetry picnic.

For more information about National Library Week or related programs, please contact Megan Lloyd at 530-470-2677.

Source: Nevada County Community Library

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