Tahoe Library Coalition to celebrate National Library Week
Ryan Summerlin April 8, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Library Coalition will celebrate National Library Week April 14-20. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of the nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries; school, public, academic and special participate.
Today’s libraries can help you and your family discover a new and exciting world through their collections, digital resources, fun and informative programming and more. Whether you visit for homework or job searches, help with citizenship issues or finances, adult education classes, preschool storytime, or to find the best books for young readers, libraries are a great place to spend quality time and connect with books, movies, music and friends. Head to your library to see what’s new and take part in the celebration.
Celebrate National Library Week by attending some of the events happening at your local libraries:
Saturday, April 13, 4 p.m.: Amelia Bedelia Reception. Enjoy her antics as she “changes” the towels and “dusts” the furniture. Incline Village Library.
Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m.: Guest preschool Storytime presentation by Robin Barnett. Frogs/spring themed event. Books, songs and a fun craft. Kings Beach Library.
Wednesday, April 17, 4 p.m.: Bruka Theatre’s “Snow White.” Experience this live and hilarious performance incorporating physical theatrics, improvisation and audience interaction. Incline Village Library.
Friday, April 19, 7-8 p.m. Terry Jones presents “On Innovation.” Founder of Travelocity.com and Kayak.com will speak about his book and expound on his inspiration. Incline Village Library.
Saturday, April 20, noon-2 p.m.: Local Poet Farida Gipson Burtt will read from her book. This will be followed by a “Poetry Slam” in celebration of National Poetry Month. Bring your original poetry and read it aloud. Kings Beach Library. All ages welcome!
Saturday, April 20, 3-4 p.m.: An afternoon with Tahoe’s own Backcountry Babe, Rosie Hackett. Her extensive and varied field experience includes instructing/guiding sailing, sea-kayaking, white-water rafting, kayaking, mountaineering and backcountry snow sports. She is known for her organizational leadership in schools and companies worldwide.
For more information please contact: Incline Library, 775-832-4130; Kings Beach Library, 530-546-2021; and Sierra Nevada College Prim Library at 775-881-7511.