Give Back Tahoe Giving Guide

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Give to the Friends of the Truckee Library through Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation's Give back Tahoe Giving Guide. To learn more visit Give Back Tahoe.

"Heart of the Community, Info and Technology Hub; Thought Incubator, Maker Space, Community Meeting Place."

These are some of the phrases that inspire Friends of the Truckee Library as we launch a campaign to build the 21st century library Truckee needs and deserves. Our current library, built in the early 70's for a population of 3300, no longer meets best practice standards of modern libraries in basic areas of technology, collections, and child and adult programming. We request funding for three tangible areas of community engagement and action: a professional Needs Assessment, based on demographics, needs, and community input that will determine the size of the new library building and building site; the architectural design of the building's exterior and interior; and the development of a Capital Campaign. Small and large donations will combine with matching funds of up to $30,000 to make the dream of a new library a reality.


Ruth Jackson Hall, Chair of the Truckee Friends of the Library, thanks Denny Dickinson, longtime Truckee resident, FOTL Board Member and passionate advocate for a new library for Truckee, for his donation of $10,000 in matching funds for the planning of a new Truckee Library! Thank you, Denny!

Children's Winter Reading Program

The "Reading is Cool" Winter Reading Program starts December 1 and ends February 28, starring "Frozen's" Olaf the Snowman. Pick up your themed reading record and bookmark at the library during the months of December and January. Read 10 books by February 28 to receive a book bag, book of your choosing, and an invitation to a super-cool after-hours party at the library in March! Learn more.

Truckee History Alive - Railroad Series

A local history program series to delight and entertain our community.

Where? Truckee Veterans' Memorial Building, 10214 High Street
When? Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 pm


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The 1952 Snowbound Stream-liner, the City of San Francisco

Presented by Barbara Czerwinski, TDHS Volunteer Researcher & Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission District 5 Representative


Truckee Library Hours

Mon: 10:30 am - 6 pm

Tue: 10:30 am - 6 pm

Wed: 10:30 am - 6 pm

Thu: 11 am - 7 pm

Fri: 10:30 am - 6 pm

Sat: 10 am - 2 pm

pam harris fellow award

Friends of the Truckee Library is extremely proud of Board Member, Pam McAdoo, who was recently named a "Paul Harris Fellow," by the Truckee Rotary. Pam, a multi-talented artist, writer and advocate has donated decades of time and her unique talents in service to the community and the mission of FOTL. Pam has been instrumental in keeping the Truckee Library vibrant and forward-looking and in helping lead the effort for the new library Truckee needs and deserves.