Screen-Free Week in Nevada County encourages time away from electronic devices |

Screen-Free Week in Nevada County encourages time away from electronic devices

The celebration of Screen-Free Week, hosted by the nonprofit Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, begins April 29, according to a release.

Nevada County Community Library branches will have Screen-Free pledges to support reflection and healthy habits around screens, encouraging people to take a break from their phones, televisions, computers, etc. At the Truckee Library, everyone who fills out a pledge gets a free book.

For parents looking to learn more about screen-time and their children, the Madelyn Helling Library is hosting two events: a screen-time chat with a librarian, where participants can get access to the latest research and resources from 3 – 5 p.m. on Thursday, and a special free screening and discussion of Screenagers, a documentary about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on May 9. Attendees can get raffle tickets to win family fun packs.

People looking to get outside during Screen-Free Week can enjoy a Storywalk in downtown Nevada City. Pages of the book “Dreamers” by Yuyi Morales will be posted in participating businesses’ windows. Start the 0.7-mile long walk at Harmony Books at 130 Main Street in Nevada City, and end it at the Doris Foley Historical Library. Each page will have information on where to find the next page and will be up between April 8 and May 6.

An art-making session, inspired by the art in “Dreamers” is set for Madelyn Helling Library from 3 – 5 p.m. on April 30. Participants will be challenged to make art about their dreams for themselves and for the world, and art will be displayed in the library.

Teens 13-18 are invited to the Treats Book Club, a book discussion and ice cream fest at Treats Ice Cream in Nevada City from 5-6 p.m. on May 2. Join the Teen Advisory Group to discuss the book “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

For more information contact Lisa Nowlain at or call 530-265-1541.

Source: Nevada County Community Library

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