Joyce Miller interviews Madelyn Helling

If you are a lover of Nevada County’s libraries, you owe a debt of gratitude to Madelyn Helling. She came here from San Francisco in 1974. Under her leadership as county librarian, Truckee’s library became a reality, the public voted to finance the county library system with three tax measures, and the sumptuous Nevada County Library that carries her name was opened in 1991. For decades she has volunteered for scores of nonprofits and is particularly a champion of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, where she is president emeritus.

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