Summer Learning

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READ BEYOND THE BEATEN PATH | LEE MÁS ALLÁ DEL CAMINO CONOCIDO

¡Inscríbete y disfruta de la diversión 13 de junio - 13 de agosto!


Register for the Summer Learning Challenge  and enter the sign up drawing to win a hammock!
Then, log your reading & activities all summer long and enter the grand prize drawing of your choice. 

Kids & Teens who complete and turn in their reading log by August 13th will receive two free ride tickets to the Nevada County Fair! 

  1. Sign Up in Person
  2. Sign up Online

Between June 13th and August 13th, stop by your local library to pick up a paper reading log for this year's Summer Learning Challenge! Available in English & Spanish. 

Hand Drawn reading log with map to track reading including drawings of animals

Buffalo Gals band standing outside with acoustic instruments


Kick-Off Party at Madelyn Helling Library | Wednesday, June 22 | 4-6pm  

Let's kick off our Summer Learning Challenge with a great party, featuring music by Buffalo Gals and entertainment by Izzi Tooinsky!

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Lunch at the Library is a state-funded partnership with local school districts and nonprofits to provide free healthy meals for kids, 0-18 years old, during the summer. 

June 13 - July 29 

Madelyn Helling, Grass Valley & Penn Valley Libraries
Monday - Friday | 12 pm 

Bear River Library: Tuesdays & Wednesdays | 12 pm 

Truckee Library : please call (530) 583-7846 for details

Bear Yuba Land Trust 
Nature Backpacks! 


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This summer, get off the beaten path with the Bear Yuba Land Trust Nature Backpack, available for checkout at a library near you. 

Included in the backpack is: 

  • A notebook & pencil you can KEEP to track your discoveries along the trail. 
  • Trail maps from Bear Yuba Land Trust 
  • Flora and fauna guides to help you identify the things you'll see
  • A mini-microscope 
  • A compass

NorCal Bats


June 30 | Madelyn Helling Library @ 1 pm 

June 30 | Truckee Library @ 4 pm

July 29 | Penn Valley Library @ 11 am 

July 29 | Grass Valley Library @ 1 pm 


Picture of a brown bat


Picture of an owl in flight

West Coast Falconry


June 21 | Penn Valley Library @ 11 am 

June 29 | Grass Valley Library @ 11 am 

July 6 | Bear River Library @ 1 pm

July 13 | Madelyn Helling Library @ 11 am 

July 21 | Truckee Library @ 11 am 

Izzi Tooinsky


June 22 | Kick Off Party at Madelyn Helling Library
4-6 pm 

July 2 | Grass Valley Library @ 1 pm

July 9 | Madelyn Helling Library @ 1 pm 

July 28 | Truckee Library @ 4 pm


Izzi Tooinsky with neon juggling balls


Thank you to Friends of the Nevada County Libraries and Friends of the Truckee Library 
for your continued support of the Nevada County Libraries Summer Learning Program.

Purple Logo of hands holding a book with text Friends of the Nevada County Libraries

Truckee Friends of the Library