Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Literacy benefits the entire community | SierraSun.com

Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Literacy benefits the entire community

Literacy is traditionally understood as the ability to read and write. The concept of literacy is expanding to include technological literacy: having the skills to access knowledge through technological means.

We all benefit from a literate community. Unemployment and crime decrease with an increase in literacy, discrimination lessens, and class lines begin to blur. The ability to read and write empowers adults to make a better life for themselves and their families.

Libraries at Truckee and Lake Tahoe are committed to expanding literacy for the betterment of individuals and the local communities. Below are some upcoming local library events:

Kings Beach Library

March 19-26: Fifth annual Peep-o-Rama contest. Using Peeps, create a diorama based upon a book — examples include Frankenpeep, James and the Giant Peep and Where the Wild Peeps are. Judging will be held April 26. The winning entry receives a $20 gift certificate to our great Book Nook!

March 22: Preschool story time at 10:30 a.m. “Spring has Sprung” is our theme. Books, songs, and a fun craft.

March 24: 2-3 p.m. Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group will by in-house answering computer questions and sharing his vast knowledge.

Truckee Library

Come to our Storytimes!

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time, for ages 18 months to 3 years.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babes in Bookland, for ages 6 months to 2 years.

Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. Preschool Stories, for ages 3 and up.

Last Saturdays of each month at 10:30 a.m. Spanish Storytime, bilingual stories for the whole family.

Please note the Truckee Library will be closed all day on Tuesday, March 29, for staff training.

Incline Village Library

March 16: 4-4:45 p.m. Family Story Time celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Come hear stories, make a craft, and see if you can find the hiding leprechaun.

March 17: 11:15-11:45 a.m. Toddler Story Time: Stories, music, movement geared towards little ones ages 0-3.

March 19: 10 a.m. to noon. Family Reading Program Northern NV Literacy Council and the United Way have partnered to bring a family reading program to you. You will learn techniques to help your children learn to read while doing fun family activities. Take home some great ideas and a free book! For parents and children from birth through third grade.

Sierra Nevada College

March 25: 6-8 p.m. Annual Poetry Center Celebration at the Prim Library. Reception and readings by poets Tyrone Williams and MG Roberts.

April 8: 7-9 p.m. Writers in the Woods featuring Reno poet Lindsay Wilson. TCES 139-141.

April 9: 10 a.m. to noon. Craft workshop with Lindsay Wilson. TCES 139-141.

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

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