Friends of the Truckee Library

A nonprofit organization

$17,441 raised by 161 donors

29% complete

$60,000 Goal

The Friends of the Truckee Library are Leading the Effort to Bring a 
New Library & Connection Center to our community - 

We Need Your Help to Get There!

This Giving Season, all donations up to $15,000 will be matched 
by the Martis Camp Foundation!

We Need a New Library: A Larger Space for Community Connection

We have long known that the Truckee library is too small. Built in 1975, when Truckee’s population was 2,000, the library is now tasked with serving a diverse and growing bi-county community of 20,000 people! We don’t have the space for needed technologies, meaningful connection among community members, highly requested work and meeting areas, or programming to meet the needs of our region…these are assets characteristic of today’s flourishing library facilities.  

When we look at our sister regions throughout the Western States we see large, modern libraries at the heart of thriving communities. Look to Big Sky, Montana, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, or Park City, Utah. Their rapidly increasing visitor numbers aren't just about the books: they're about the opportunity the spaces provide. In a world where remote work has led to decreased human interaction and less than ideal workspaces, libraries have become a welcome space for those looking to connect with others. In rural areas where disadvantaged populations don't have access to resources, libraries have become the lifelines many need to learn, to connect, to thrive. Imagine a space like this for Truckee-Tahoe!

2022: Bringing the Vision for This New Space to Life 

After 10 years of effort, our hard work is paying off! There is great momentum among our community for this new space. We are READY for this new library! In 2020, Nevada County contracted with LDA Partners who, after many community meetings and lots of team feedback, developed the renderings and virtual fly-through of a new space. With the renderings came cost estimates to build the space. The $25M, 20,000 square foot facility will be a hub for connection: from meeting spaces to resources to large community events, this new space will offer a safe, welcoming, inclusive, educational environment for ALL visitors. 



We've Raised Almost $300,000 for Pre-development Activities; It's Just the Beginning.   

In late 2020, we launched the LibraryUP! Luminaries campaign to help fund the pre-development costs for a new space. Our community has stepped up in a big way! 214+ individuals and families and 25 businesses have made their support clear by making donations of $1,000 (Individuals/Families) and $2,500 (Business) to become Luminaries. You too can become a Luminary! Learn more at

While the Luminaries funds will contribute to crucial pre-development activities, there are a number of other efforts that require community support. This giving season, we're trying to raise $60,000 in unrestricted funds to support our ongoing community engagement and marketing activities for this crucial new space. Can you help us?

Donate Today to Support A New Library for Truckee! 

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The Friends of the Truckee Library support the cultural, social, and educational wellbeing of our community by advocating for the current Truckee Library and working to build a larger, modern library facility.

We are striving to increase community awareness and support of the new library campaign, LibraryUP!

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Organization name

Friends of the Truckee Library

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Community Improvement


P.O. Box 3355
Truckee, CA 96160



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