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Tahoe Truckee Lib Loop: Celebrate National Library Week at local libraries

Anne Greenwood
Lib Loop

TAHOE-TRUCKEE — First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week (April 10-16 this year) is a national observance celebrated each April, sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries around the world.

It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries — school, public, academic and special — participate in the celebration.

Libraries transform lives and communities by providing free access to technology, career development resources and the skills to help people thrive in the digital age.

Come celebrate National Library Week by stopping by and checking out all our services: computer classes, tutoring, story times and a multitude of other great items.

Library cards are free and open a world of possibilities.

Incline Village Library

April 13: 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Hornmen: Touring father and son duo share their passion for music performance and education w/ ”Nineteen Horns from Around the World.”

April 14: 4-5 p.m. Paws 2 Read: Friendly dogs lend a loving, non-judgmental ear to beginning readers. After reading to a dog, take home a free book!

April 16: 3-4 p.m. Robotics Club: Come build and program a robot! Lego Mindstorm and mechanical K’nex will be available. All ages welcome!

Kings Beach Library

All week long: “Mini journal making.” Design a library card, and teens are encouraged to submit a video about why they love their library using YouTube or Vimeo.

April 14: 2-3 p.m. “Computers with Carl Leblanc” of Tahoe Tech Group. Bring your questions and get answers from the tech guru.

April 19: 10:30-11 a.m. Preschool Story time celebrates “Earth Day.” Books, songs, fingerplays and a craft.

Truckee Library

April 11: iPad Mini Prize! The Truckee Library kicked off the local effort for the Nevada County Library Card Drive. We have a goal of signing up 100 new cardholders by the end of the day on Saturday, April 16. If you come in and get your first Nevada County library card this week, or bring in a friend or family member to get their first card, you can enter a drawing for an iPad Mini. In addition, if you have a library account but have lost your card, you can get a free replacement card this week (the usual fee is $2 for a replacement).

Anne Greenwood is Branch Manager at the Kings Beach Public Library.