Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Services to build reading, writing, life skills
Over 30 million adults nationwide struggle with everyday basic life tasks, frequently remedied by improvement in reading and writing skills.
Your Lake Tahoe area libraries offer literacy services — free — for varying age groups. Go to your library’s website to learn more about the below.
The Incline Village Library, as part of the Washoe County Public Library, offers the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, for children ages 0-5. It’s a free way to start your child on the path to success.
Placer Adult Literacy Services at the Kings Beach Library offers free one-on-one tutoring for adults, technological literacy classes on a weekly basis, and preschool story time.
Change lives by being an Adult Literacy Tutor: This is an opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of adults whose limited literacy is a challenge in their everyday life—see how rewarding the experience can be, in helping individuals to improve their reading, writing, basic math and computer skills, or learning English as a second language.
For the Truckee Library, the Read Up! service makes it easy and convenient to get help with free, confidential, one-on-one tutoring for reading, writing, speaking and math skills, plus English as a second language, by dedicated volunteer tutors. All instructional materials are free. Learners benefit from the services, enjoying an easier, more productive and enriched life. Read Up! es un servicio del condado para adultos 16 años o mayor que no están enscribidos en la escuela secundaria.
Incline Village Library:
September 16 at 2 p.m. Lifescapes: Writing program where Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. New members are always welcome!
September 20 at 4-5 p.m. Cane Fu: Mark Shuey will be here to demonstrate Cane Fu techniques, discuss his experience, and his books.
September 20 at 6:30 p.m. Artist Presentation: Monika Johnson will be here to talk about her artwork and what inspires her creativity.
Family Story Time every Wednesday at 4 p.m., Toddler Time every Thursday at 11:15 a.m.
Kings Beach Library:
September 15. All Placer County Libraries will be closed for a Staff Training Day. Our “iPhones Explained” class will be held on Sept.29th instead.
September 20 at 10:30-11 am. Preschool Story Time explores the theme of Autumn. Books, songs, feltboard and a craft! Come join the fun.
September 29 at 3-4 pm. “iPhones Explained.” Come learn some new tricks or get help with the fundamentals!
Ongoing until September 30. Make a “bookface” (Google the word for ideas). Winning submission receives 2 ice cream cone certificates! Drop a photo by the library or email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Truckee Library Storytimes are back, with a new time on Thursdays:
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 11:30 a.m.: Preschool Stories, for ages 3 and up.
Introducing Stay & Play for a half-hour after each Storytime.
Spanish Storytime is on a break, through the end of the year. Please join us again for bilingual stories, songs and rhymes in the New Year, last Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
Lucinda deLorimier is Branch Librarian at the Truckee Library, 10031 Levon Avenue in Truckee. Call 530-582-7846 for information.
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