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Incline Village News Briefs: Incline library changing hours

Staff report

Beginning in January 2017,  the Incline Village Library is changing its hours to close on Saturdays and instead be open on Mondays.

According to the library, it will mark the first time in over a decade a public library within the Lake Tahoe Basin will be open on Mondays. The library will be open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Currently, it’s open Tuesday-Saturday at the same times.

“Eliminating Saturday service came after years of declining use, consistently the library’s slowest day,” according to a statement from the library. “Opening on Mondays makes it possible to expand library services to students and teachers, meeting room users, independent workers, and all community members who cannot access any library services Sundays or Mondays around Lake Tahoe.”

The library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, for the New Year’s Day holiday. The first Monday open to the public will be Jan. 9. Visit http://www.washoecountylibrary.us to learn more.

Rotary Christmas tree lot is open

For the 16th annual year, Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline is selling Christmas trees in the Raley’s parking lot, located between Rookies and Wells Fargo Bank.

Beautiful noble fir, silvertip and grands are available in 3- to 12-foot lengths. Fresh swags and wreaths, along with red bows, are also available. For the second year, the Christmas tree lot is a cooperative effort with Boy Scout Troop #37.

In addition to helping man the lot, the troop is offering tree delivery and pick-up for an additional cost. The Incline High School ROTC is also volunteering at the lot.

The Rotary Christmas Tree lot is the only charitable tree lot in Incline Village. Profits from sales go to local schools, scholarships and youth groups. Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline donated over $25,000 locally in the last year. The lot is open weekdays from noon to 6 p.m. and weekends from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Community Tree Lighting set for Saturday

The annual Community Tree Lighting & Holiday Festival will take place 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at The Chateau at Incline Village.

At the event, there will be activities for all ages, including sleigh rides, holiday crafts for kids, caroling and great food and beverages available for purchase. Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and Diamond Peak’s Penguin Pete will arrive at 4:30 p.m. for photos. The Tree Lighting ceremony just outside The Chateau will take place at 6:45 p.m.

The Holiday Festival is brought to you by the Incline Village General Improvement District in partnership with Incline Community Business Association, Washoe County Library System, Sierra Nevada College, Tahoe Blue Entertainment, Incline Village Community Hospital and North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District. Visit http://www.YourTahoePlace.com.