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Children’s programs added at Madelyn Helling and Grass Valley libraries

​New opportunities for young people to have fun and make new friends at the library have been announced by the Nevada County Community Library.

To complement the existing Mother Goose Time at the Grass Valley Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., a program has been added at the Madelyn Helling Library on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Mother Goose Time is a fun early literacy program for children from birth to 3 years old with songs and nursery rhymes.

Children ages three through five can now have fun with reading at Preschool Storytime at the Madelyn Helling Library at 10:30 a.m. and at the Grass Valley Library on Fridays at 10:30 a.m..



STEAM Saturdays, for children of all ages, will be held at the Madelyn Helling Library on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Different topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and math will be explored each Saturday, including the popular Lego play time.

As well as adding new programs, the Library is continuing other popular programs. Tinkering Tuesdays, a technology program for grades five through eight, will resume on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. PAWS to Read will bring a trained therapy dog to the Madelyn Helling Library on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Sing-Along for all ages is held at the Madelyn Helling Library on Thursdays at 4 p.m., while the Anime & Otaku Club for grades six through 12 meets at the Grass Valley Library from 4-5 p.m.




For additional information, consult the Library’s website or contact Youth Services Librarian Lisa Nowlain at Madelyn Helling, 530-265-1538 or Grass Valley, 530-470-2693.

Library announces Library Card Design Contest winners

​The Nevada County Community Library received many wonderful entries for its Library Card Design Contest, held from June 1 through Aug. 15. The selection committee would like to announce the following winners:

Adam Lee, Lake of the Pines (Ages 10 and younger)

Lauren Darzynkiewicz, Truckee (Ages 11 to 17)

Eileen Hale, Grass Valley (Adult)

Tyson LaPierre, Grass Valley (Librarian’s Choice)

The winning designs will be printed on library cards, which are in production and will be available shortly. They will also be posted on the Library’s website.


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