Dig into your family history with Ancestry Library Edition

AnAncestry Library Edition is a comprehensive online source of information for genealogical research, with billions of names in over 6,000 databases. You can access Ancestry Library Edition at the Prescott/Nevada County Library (library access only).

Search through census records; birth, marriage and death records; immigration records; vital and church records; military records; and court, land and probate records are included. Popular databases include the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1930, Social Security Death Index, Civil War records, U.S. Public Records Index, American Genealogical-Biographical Index and Federal Slave Narratives.



World Catalog and Traveler database



The World Catalog and Traveler Database has been linked to our website under the topic Resource. Once you click Resource, scroll down to Traveler Database or World Catalog. It is the world’s largest collection of data with over 2.5 M titles. This is where you go for whatever you need to do, whether for fun or educational.  Using Traveler as your search engine proves to be superior above any other, mainly because you have no ads or spams, you can print or save, or e-mail search results with current citation formats. It is available 24/7 and significantly cuts out hours of research  Not only will you find sources for research, but an adult Learning Center to improve skills, career center, college center for ACT practice, computer skills, ebook collection, magazines, and Heritage Quest for researching ancestors.

2017 Summer Activities at the Library

2 Million Free Eclipse Glasses Coming to US Libraries
The Prescott/Nevada County Library Community Is                                                                              Ready for the Celestial Event of the Century
Less than a month from now, people across the region and the United States will be connected by a rare event in the heavens!
On August 21 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible in a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina. Viewers in the path of totality, which spans about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide, will see the moon directly pass in front of the sun, briefly turning day into twilight. Skywatchers outside that path will still see a partial eclipse, when part of the sun will still be in view.
Thanks to a science and technology grant, eclipse glasses are available for free inside more than 4,800 libraries across the country. More than 2 million glasses will be provided by a major outreach program initiated by the Space Science Institute (SSI).
The Prescott/Nevada County Library is offering FREE special glasses to view the solar eclipse August 21st.
Looking up at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage, which is why skywatchers need special solar-viewing glasses.


Starting August 11th, people can pick up a pair of glasses at the library.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for libraries and their communities to work together to participate in a celestial event of this scope. Many organizations, like NASA, the National Science Foundation and the American Astronomical Society, are working together to help people understand and view the eclipse safely, and we are delighted to be part of this important educational effort.
In addition to the eclipse-viewing glasses, the library will receive an informational booklet about the solar eclipse that includes, times and locations for viewing events, and safe viewing techniques.
Limited Quantity: 4 Per Family


build better Summer Reading Program…June 7th – July 12th


Extension Get Fit for active older adults – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 a. m.

Image result for exercise clip art for seniors