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October 21, 2016 – On Thursday afternoon the Madelyn Helling Library hosted a special anniversary celebration commemorating its 25 year history. Nevada County District 1 Supervisor, Nate Beason spoke about the soon to be completed amphitheater, and the community designed library cards that will be available next week. Former County Librarian, Madelyn Helling, spoke about the six-year planning process to build the library, including her work with Gene Albaugh and the County Architect, Skip Lusk, who was also in attendance.
Supervisor Beason and Madelyn Helling preformed the honors of cutting the 25th Anniversary cake while the attendees enjoyed harp music by Library volunteer Anne Merdinger, took a first look at the Library’s new Mobile Technology Van, and enjoyed the cake and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Nevada County Libraries.
The building of Madelyn Helling Library was partially funded by a state grant under the Federal Library Services and Construction Act. In 2013, Madelyn Helling Library opened its Community Technology Center (CTC) to provide easy access to technology such as computers and 3D printers. The new amphitheater, expected to be completed by December is partially funded by a donation from Nevada County resident, Jackie Wilson and will further expand the community’s access to quality programming and cultural engagement.