This year’s Nevada County theme is Read the River!
Join us to learn, play, and connect with each other and the great outdoors. Events are free and do not require a library card!
There are lots of ways to participate:
Attend an event: Find them on our online calendar by sorting the Event types to Summer Reading. Click here to download a Western County events flyer. Click here to download a Truckee events flyer.
Summer Learning program: Visit your local library branch to sign up and pick up your free book, starting June 9th in Western County and June 22nd in Truckee. Free books are generously provided by the Friends of the Nevada County Libraries. We have programs for babies and pre-readers, independent readers, and teens.
Summer Lunches at the Grass Valley Library. Come for free lunch and a summer activity Monday through Friday June 14th - August 14th from noon-1 pm. Participants will be provided a fresh meal and are encouraged to engage in a fun activity that changes daily. Activities include Hang Out Monday, STEAM Tuesday, Art Wednesday, Move! Thursday, and Family Friday. No registration or income requirements necessary, and lunch is free for all kids and teens between 0-18. Lunch is served from 12:00 -12:30 pm and activities from 12:30-1:00 pm
Maker Family Challenges will be at all branches during the summer together. Pick one up for fun STEAM activities you can do at home or at the library.
Nevada County Fair: Visit us in the Northern Mines building at the Nevada County Fair from August 8-12 to see an exhibit of work created at the library this summer!
After completing reading log:
Return your log to a Western County branch for free Nevada County Fair ride tickets and to enter our Grand Prize raffle by July 27 for prizes including a Sphero robot and tablet, gift cards, movie tickets, Nevada County Fair packages, and prizes donated by local stores.
Return your log to Truckee Library and the first 100 finishers get a gift certificate to our local bookstore by August 15.
Summer Reading is important. Reading during the summer improves reading skills and stops summer slide, which is the loss of academic skills over the summer. It’s also important to play and learn, which is why we offer so many programs over the summer!