‘Reading is Cool’ program at Truckee Library
Special to the Sun
TRUCKEE, Calif. — As the snow (hopefully) starts to fly, it is that time of year once again for the Truckee Library to kick off its annual winter reading program for independent readers, ages 5-12.
This winter’s theme has a special mascot — Olaf the Snowman, from the Disney smash hit of last winter, “Frozen.”
Designed not to interfere with school projects and reading, the winter reading program is much more low-keyed than its summer counterpart.
Participants are encouraged to read a total of ten books over a three month period, which includes the Christmas/New Year’s break and ski/skate week.
Sign-ups start Dec. 1, and the program will run through the end of February. All participants will receive an Olaf bookmark and reading record to track their progress.
Upon completion of the program, those who reach the reading goal will be awarded with a book bag, a book of their choosing and an invitation to a super-cool after-hours party at the library, which will be held in March.
So celebrate the season that Truckee is best known for by visiting the library to sign up for the Truckee Library’s Reading is Cool!’ winter reading program.
There is no better way to enjoy a long winter’s evening than curled up by the fire with a really good book.
It’s a great habit to instill in our children at a young age and an excellent antidote to their screen-intensive world of television, computers, smart phones and video games.
Teri Andrews Rinne is the children’s services librarian at the Truckee Library, 10031 Levon Ave. Call 530-582-7846 or visit http://www.mynevadacounty.com/library.