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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Extinction of the Shhh’ing Librarian

Amanda Mongolo
Special to the Sun

I received a call the other day from a gentleman looking for a small meeting room to have a one-on-one meeting with a client.

The Incline Village Library has a large meeting room, but not a small one. I explained this to him, and although he could have reserved it, it was just way too large for his purpose.

Librarians have this “need to please” and never want to turn anyone, or any question away. In fact most of us will keep researching your questions long after you leave.

We MUST find the answer – it’s in our DNA. So, since I couldn’t turn him away, I told him we have several cozy nooks throughout the library that he is more than welcome to use.

He said to me, “Thank you, but we will need to converse.” I said, “ok, that’s not a problem.” He said, with great shock and awe, “You mean we can talk in the library? We don’t have to whisper?!?”

ARRRRR!! I hate this misconception! Yes! Most definitely! Please come in and talk in a normal inside voice. Share stories. Share ideas. Laugh. Talk about the latest greatest book you read, or movie you watched.

Whatever you do, don’t come in whispering! The Shhh’ing Librarian has gone extinct. Thank God!

Incline Village:

Wednesday, Nov. 16th 4 – 5 p.m.: Special Thanksgiving Story Time. Join us for stories, crafts, and a treat!

Thursday Nov. 17th, 4 p.m.: Bilingual Story Time. Stories & activities in English and Spanish. All ages welcome!

Friday Nov. 18th 2 – 4 p.m. Lifescapes. A Senior memoir writing class. New members always welcome.

Kings Beach:

Weds. Nov. 16th 6:00 “Souper Friends!” Join us for a souper fun evening. Bring a soup to share and in return taste all the other soups. This event is sponsored by the Kings Beach Friends of the Library.

Thurs. Sept. 17th 3:00-4:00 “iPhones Explained” Come learn how to fully utilize this powerful tool. Free, fun, and educational.

Tues. Nov. 22 10:30-11:00 Preschool Storytime –Thanksgiving theme filled with books, songs, rhymes and a fun craft.

Our hours are changing on Nov. 15th. Please call for details. 530-546-2021.

Sierra Nevada College:

SNC Library will be closed the week of November 19 through 26 for Thanksgiving Break.


Truckee Library cards have a new look—there are four bright award-winning designs and our new logo. Free replacements for your old card through November 30!

The Truckee Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Enjoy Stay & Play at the Truckee Library during the Thanksgiving week—regular Storytimes are cancelled that week.

The Read Up! adult literacy program based at the Truckee Library is constantly in need of community volunteers interested in becoming literacy/ESL tutors. Please call Rolann at 530-575-7030 for more details.

Amanda Mongolo is Programs & Outreach Librarian for the Incline Village Library.