Madelyn Helling Library

All Nevada County Libraries will close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday December 31st.

All Nevada County Libraries will be CLOSED on January 1st in observance of New Year's. 


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3D Printing at MH Library

January 2020

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  1. Tue Jan. 21

    Preschool Storytime at Madelyn Helling Library Get ready to read, dance, sing, and play with this...
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  2. Wed Jan. 22

    How To Tech Come to the Collaborative Technology Center to lea...
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  3. Wed Jan. 22

    PAWS to READ (MH) Practice your reading with a trained therapy dog! ...
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  1. Thu Jan. 23

    Sing-Along at Madelyn Helling Library Come sing and play with your child! Engaging mus...
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  2. Sat Jan. 25

    STEAM Saturdays at Madelyn Helling Library Drop-in for some STEAM (science, technology, engin...
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Library Features and Location

The Madelyn Helling Library is the main branch of the Nevada County Community Library system, located near the Eric Rood Government Center in Nevada City. Open six days a week, this bustling branch always has something interesting going on.

Collaborative Technology Center (CTC)

 The Madelyn Helling Library CTC offers free technology classes and the use of digital resources.  Check our calendar to sign up for classes or call for assistance at 530-265-7050.

Gene Albaugh Community Room

The Madelyn Helling library is the also the home of the library's Gene Albaugh Community Room, available for rental at $10 per hour with a 2 hour minimum and 10 hour per month maximum.

Gold Rush and Prospector Study Rooms

Two study rooms are available for reservation for 1 or 2 hour increments.  You may make a study room reservation up to fourteen days in advance. Capacity not to exceed 6 people and rooms are not to be used for business purposes, including paid tutoring.

Marian E. Gallaher, M.D. Amphitheater

The Madelyn Helling library offers an outdoor Amphitheater, available daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Review rental agreement and Amphitheater calendar for availability.