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Fitting farewell to Old Glory

Amanda Mongolo
Special to the Sun

The Incline Village Library is proud to have been selected as a spot to house one of our community's Freedom Boxes.

You may be asking yourself, as was I, what exactly is a Freedom Box? A Freedom Box is a place to dispose of used, worn-out American flags.

The U.S. Flag Code (74 U.S.C. § 8(k)) states: The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.

In order to obtain the achievement of Eagle Scout Andreas Mourelatos of BSA Troop 37 designed and placed these boxes throughout our community so that you may have a place to bring your old American flag.

Be certain that your flag will be disposed of properly and with dignity by Boy Scout Troop 37 at the annual flag retirement ceremony held during Red, White and Tahoe Blue's Fourth of July celebration.

Locations of Freedom Boxes are the Parasol Foundation Building (948 Incline Way), Incline Village Library (845 Alder Ave.), Incline Village General Improvement District–Recreation Center (980 Incline Way), and the Incline Village NLT Fire Station (866 Oriole Way).

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Residents are encouraged to drop off used American flags at any of these locations, at any time of the year. To learn more about proper disposal of the American flag, or how to properly display our country's flag, stop by your local library for more information.

Incline Village

All ages welcome.

Friday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. 3D Movie Night – Fantastic Beasts! We'll provide the 3D glasses and popcorn. Feel free to bring any other munchies you want.

Monday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. Izzi Tooinsky! With lots of juggling, audience participation, and joking around, Izzi Tooinsky guides your children and families on a wonderfully imaginative journey to find the Bluebird of Happiness.

Tuesday, June 13, 6:30 p.m. Tahoe Talks: Pilgrimage on the Camino by Barbara Longshore.

Join us as Barbara shares her journey along the 500-mile Camino de Santiago.

Washoe County Library's Summer Reading Program from June 1 to Aug. 31. Read and attend library programs to earn points for great prizes!

Kings Beach Library

June 13 from 10:30-11 a.m. Preschool Storytime. Join us as we celebrate a Father's Day theme. Books, songs, felt board, and a craft.

June 16. Summer Reading Program begins! Prevent the "Summer Slip" by signing up for our reading incentive program.

We will have lots of fun activities all summer long.

Tahoe City Library

ummer at your Placer County Library. "Explore. Discover. Do" Earn points and get rewards.

Come into the Tahoe City Library to sign up starting June 16.

Amanda Mongolo is Programs and Outreach Librarian at Washoe County Library System – Incline Village, 845 Alder Ave, Incline Village, NV 89451 775.832.4130 – amongolo@washoecounty.us