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May 7, 2019 – Nevada County Community Library received approval from the Board of Supervisors to hold a community dialogue, to guide the development of plans for the remodel of the Madelyn Helling Library located in Nevada City, CA. Gensler Architects will facilitate two meetings on Monday, May 20th to gather public input. The County Librarian, Yolande Wilburn, encourages participation from all community members including families, children, seniors, and teens. The meetings, held at the Madelyn Helling Library in the Gene Albaugh Community Room at 980 Helling Way, Nevada City will take place at 11 AM and 3:30 PM. Registration to participate is encouraged but not required.

Community members are encouraged to bring imagery and ideas to share on what they would like to see in the updated library space. Public input will be instrumental in the redesign of the library and will assist the design team in creating a plan that meets and grows with the needs of the community.

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Since the approval of Measure A, which passed in 2016 and created a 15-year, quarter-cent sales tax that raises about $4 million each year, the library has expanded its open hours, services and programming. The Madelyn Helling Library currently offers public meeting space, an outdoor amphitheater area, programming for adults and children, digital resources, adult and family literacy programs, computer access, a tech lending library, study rooms, as well as print, audio, and video materials.

Register to attend the community dialogue on the events calendar at mynevadacounty.com/library, visit your local Nevada County Community Library branch or call 530-265-7050.