Nevada County Library releases innovative plan moving forward

From The Union

“A new report suggests ways local libraries can help promote lifelong learning, economic and workforce development, and community wellness within Nevada County.The 30-page report, issued Wednesday by the Aspen Institute and shared by the Nevada County Library, is entitled “Rising to the Challenge: Creating Pathways for Learning, Innovation and a Resilient Community.”The document is the product of a day-long conference held in Grass Valley in August. The report details strategic initiatives and steps that will help tie local libraries to the overall goals of Nevada County.”I am working to advance collaborative ideas and initiatives sparked by the Nevada County Dialogue that improve life for all community members,” said Nevada County Librarian Yolande Wilburn.”

Nevada County: Doris Foley Library for Historical Research celebrates 111th birthday

From The Union

“From infamous local characters such as Black Bart, Madame Mustache and Sheriff Henry Plumber, to illustrious citizens such as Aaron Sargent, Samuel Dorsey and President Herbert Hoover, the Doris Foley Library for Historical Research has a variety of research materials on unforgettable people of Nevada County history.On Wednesday, from 5-7:30 p.m., the Doris Foley Library for Historical Research, located at 211 North Pine Street in Nevada City, will be hosting an open house celebrating 111 years of dedicated service to the Nevada County community. Foley staff members will be on hand to provide behind-the-scenes tours, demonstrations on the latest technology in microfilm readers, and showcase unique items from their vast archival collections. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Nevada County Libraries.”

Let’s do lunch: Grass Valley Library offers kids free weekday lunches

From The Union

“The Grass Valley Library Royce Branch on Mill Street is opening its doors each weekday this summer to kids up to age 18 for free lunches.With support from California State Library and California State Library Association, the local branch provides a healthy daily lunch with food provided by the Grass Valley school district.”We are really lucky to work with the Grass Valley School District Childhood Nutrition Program,” said Grass Valley Youth Services Librarian Rachel Schneider, “and Nevada County Public Health has been really instrumental in coming together as a huge community to create this amazing program. So we’re really happy with it.”The free lunches will be available all summer, until school is back in session, from 12-12:30 p.m.”

Nevada County: Summer lunch for kids at the Grass Valley Library

From The Union

“The Grass Valley Library is feeding more than just minds this summer by offering a free, healthy lunch to all children ages 18 and under, courtesy of the Grass Valley School District Child Nutrition Services and the Nevada County Public Health Department.”We are excited to collaborate with these organizations to feed children in our community,” said Suzanne Grass, Food Services director for the Grass Valley School District Child Nutrition Services. “Many children do not have access to healthy, nutritious meals during the summer. This is a fantastic way for families to participate in learning activities while eating a nutritious lunch.”The Summer Lunches Program is a partnership between the Nevada County Community Library, The Grass Valley School District, and the Nevada County Public Health Department.”

National Library Week: Doris Foley Library, preserving the history of Nevada County

From The Union

“This past fall, the Doris Foley Library’s small but mighty historical research library came back under the purview of the Nevada County Community Library.The Friends of the Nevada County Libraries successfully managed the Foley for the past seven years. Our dedicated, hard-working Friends volunteers transformed the Foley into a powerhouse of historic research, assisting patrons across the globe with questions spanning every imaginable local history topic while lovingly caring for the archival collections, books, and the beautiful building itself.Although Nevada County Community Library has now staffed the Foley Library, our Friends volunteers will continue to cheerfully assist patrons and work on special projects. In addition, the fabulous “Bookies” that work downstairs will continue to run the renowned book sale on the first Saturday of every month.”

Nevada County library hosts ‘Pushing the Limits’ book discussion series

From The Union

“Many of us fail to consider science an interesting topic in our everyday lives. But Nevada County’s librarians are working to change that with a monthly book discussion series pondering beer, birding and bread, among other topics.The program — Rural Gateways: Pushing the Limits — is a science café and book club hybrid for adults funded by a National Science Foundation grant, said library technician Jill Davidson.The book discussion series at Nevada County libraries got its start last year, Davidson said, with a small stipend being used for four sessions this year. The Pushing the Limits grant, aimed specifically at small and rural libraries, offers libraries subtle STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programming aimed at adults not already interested in science topics.”

Madelyn Helling Library 25th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 20

From Yuba Net

” Madelyn Helling Library is celebrating its 25th birthday!The celebration begins on Thursday, October 20, 2016 with a special storytime in our children’s room at 11AM followed by the 25th anniversary celebration that will take place from 12-2PM in the Gene Albaugh Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, California.”

Madelyn Helling Library 25th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 20