Measure A Priorities
Measure A is a library bond providing a quarter of a cent of all sales tax to Nevada County Libraries for 15 years, approved by voters in 2016. With this bond measure came the establishment of the Citizen's Oversight Committee to ensure appropriation of this funding meets the stated Measure A priorities listed below.
In response to the needs of our community, the library has increased open public hours to ensure access to library services on Saturdays and weekday evenings. Library Locations & Hours
With Measure A funding, the library has increased children and teen services for all age levels and at all circulating library branches, including for the Summer Learning Program. The library will also continue to provide after school programs, homework help, and reference services for students at circulating branches in response to needs and desires of Nevada County Library users.
With Measure A funding, the Nevada County Library will increase books and other materials for all ages and replace worn and out-of-date items at all library locations. The Library will continue to include a variety of formats, such as DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks, and online resources.
Nevada County Library will provide current information services and products in libraries and for remote access. Library staff and leadership will keep apace with changing and emerging technologies. The Library will increase and improve public access to computers, high-speed broadband, and other technologies such as 3D printers, tablets, video conferencing, software, etc. The Library will also provide technology and digital literacy based educational classes for all ages.
Find a Tech Help Drop-In, one-on-one appointment or digital resource workshop at a library near you!
Check out a mobile hot-spot for internet access at home
Visit a library to use our computers with high-speed internet.
Discover more with our online learning environments.
The Nevada County Library will improve accessibility of library locations, services, and materials for seniors and library users with disabilities. The Library will offer a variety of library materials and services in order to be inclusive of the needs of all library users.
Participate in classes for seniors with GetSetUp - an online environment for those over the age of 65.
With Measure A funding, the Library will establish, move or add library service locations in areas where the demand for services and cost effectiveness is warranted. The Library will continue to improve and enhance current service locations to meet community needs and the objectives listed in this expenditure plan.
Visit the Penn Valley Library, which opened in 2021 with Open+ access on the weekends and a large community meeting room available for public reservations.
The goals of this committee shall be:
- To ensure that the County of Nevada receives all library tax monies collected by the Board of Equalization and that those monies are placed in the Nevada County Library Fund
- To ensure that the County of Nevada annually transfers its maintenance and effort funds, under the provisions of state law, to the Nevada County Library Fund
- To ensure that the Eastern and Western Nevada County libraries are receiving equitable amounts of the Nevada County Library Fund and operate in accordance with the Nevada County Library Strategic Plan to be developed by the Nevada County Librarian during 2003
- To review and advise the County Librarian on the Strategic Plan and the annual County Library Budget
- To facilitate the free flow of regular communication between the Committee and all interested library patrons and organizations