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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: More Free Little Libraries in our communities

Betts Markle

Take a look around our communities and you might discover one of the two new Little Free Libraries sponsored by the Tahoe Library Coalition.

Located at the Incline Village Rec Center and the Kings Beach North Tahoe Event Center, both provide a rotating selection of books for all ages to take and read. They are always open and always free.

The Little Free Library phenomenon started in 2009 when a son built a little library to honor his mother’s love of reading and placed it in his front yard.

The website littlefreelibrary.org can tell you the history of how there are now more than 32,000 Little Free Libraries in American and 70 countries worldwide.

There are also two Little Free Libraries in South Lake Tahoe, two in Truckee and two in Carson City, and Reno has the distinction of the most Little Free Libraries in Nevada with 15.

Upcoming library events:

Incline Village

Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.: Howl Film Discussion & Review. SNC Tahoe Professor of Fine Arts Chris Lanier will share his experiences adapting the text of Allan Ginsberg’s poem Howl into film.

Oct. 8, 4-5 p.m.: Paws 2 Read. Reading program for children of all ages proudly presented by Paws 4 Love. Friendly dogs lend a loving, non-judgmental ear to beginning readers.

Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m.: Meet the Author, Jim Hoang, and more about his book, “Once upon a Mulberry Field.”

Kings Beach

Open five days a week with story times and regular technology programs. Visit bit.ly/1FS6bhU for more information.

Sierra Nevada College

Oct. 22, 5-7 p.m.: Keith Knight, cartoonist, rapper, and multimedia artist and creator of the celebrated K-Chronicles, will display his work and sharing an Art Talk at SNC’s Prim Library.

Oct. 23, 7-8:30 p.m.: Writers in the Woods presents Luis Alberto Urrea, acclaimed author of 13 books across multiple genres including “The Devil’s Highway” and “Into the Beautiful North.”


The Truckee Library services Eastern Nevada County through a unique facility and an extensive collection of materials. Over the years, the library has gone through multiple expansions, creating additional spaces for audio-visual materials, a children’s room, and the adult non-fiction collections.

The result is a library that is a treat to explore! Visit the Truckee Library and browse through the dedicated Friends of the Library sale space, the separate mystery and science fiction collections, or climb up the spiral staircase to find a quiet reading spot.

This week’s Lib Loop was submitted by Betts Markle, Library Director at Sierra Nevada College, 999 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village. Call 775-881-7511 for information.

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