‘Paws to Read’ at the Truckee Library | SierraSun.com

‘Paws to Read’ at the Truckee Library

Teri Andrews Rinne
Special to the Sun

The Truckee Library has the perfect way to celebrate the first days of summer vacation. Come on down to the library to sign up for our annual summer reading program.

This year's theme is "Paws to Read." Children, ages 5 to 12, who sign up for the program will receive a special theme-related bookmark and a reading record with 50 stickers to help them keep track of all the reading they do this summer. For every five hours of reading logged, participants will earn a prize. If participants complete 25 hours of reading, they will earn the grand prize: a gift certificate to the Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks!

The library will hold three free special events throughout the summer on Wednesday afternoons for our reading program participants, including a professional magic show with Bill the Magician, Hawk Talk with naturalist Jay Sheets, and perennial favorite, Wild Things, Inc. will return again with a winsome group of wild animals.

The library also will host its second annual stuffed animal sleepover/midnight feast. Program participants will be encouraged to drop off their favorite stuffed animal to spend the night at the library. They can pick up their animals the next day, along with photographs of them enjoying the evening festivities.

New this year, and fitting in perfectly with the theme, the library will partner with the Truckee-Tahoe Humane Society and their RUFF reading program. On four afternoons throughout the summer, new readers can build confidence by reading to a therapy dog at the library.

Also back by popular demand for the eighth year is the "Find the Hidden Book" contest that will take place from June 13 to Aug. 13. Each day a gift-wrapped book will be hidden on the shelves somewhere in the children's wing. The first summer reading program participant to find the book will receive a prize.

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As always, we would like to give an extra-special thank you to the Friends of the Truckee Library for their generous funding for summer reading program materials, prizes and entertainment and to the Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks for their awesome gift certificates. They each help make the experience so much richer for our program participants. We couldn't do it without their generous support.

So mark your calendars now and plan to drop by the Truckee Library when school lets out to sign up for Paws to Read. It's a great way for our kids to continue developing their reading skills over the summer months!

The Truckee Library is located at 10031 Levon Ave. in Truckee. Call 530-582-7846 or visit mynevadacounty.com.