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Friends of the Truckee Library | Snowy days and books go together

Teri Andrews Rinne
Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; As the snow starts to fly (or as we become increasingly impatient waiting for it to start flying), it is that time of year once again for the Truckee Library to kick off its annual Winter Reading Program for children ages 5 and up. Designed not to interfere with school projects and reading, the winter reading program is much more low-keyed than its summer counterpart. Participants are encouraged to read a total of five to 25 books during a three-month period, which includes the Christmas/New Yearand#8217;s break and Truckeeand#8217;s ski/skate week. The range of hours is designed to personalize the winter reading program. A 5-year-old just learning to read may select the 25-book goal, which would include mostly picture books and easy readers, while a 12-year old may opt for a five-book goal if the titles she or he prefers are 500-page tomes. Our winter theme this year borrows from the Ezra Jack Keats picture book classic, and#8220;The Snowy Day.and#8221;

As any Truckee citizen can attest, snowy days and books do go together, whether you live in a mountain paradise like ours or a NYC urban wonderland as portrayed in The Snowy Day.

Sign-ups started the first week in December, and the program will run through the end of February. All participants will receive a theme bookmark and reading record to track their progress. Upon completion of the program, those who reach their reading goal will be awarded with a special book of their choosing along with an invitation to an exciting after-hours party at the library.

So celebrate the season that Truckee is best known for by visiting the library to sign up for the Truckee Libraryand#8217;s and#8220;Snowy Days and Books Go Togetherand#8221; winter reading program. What better way to enjoy an evening curled up by the fire than with a really good book. Itand#8217;s a great habit to instill in our children at a young age and an excellent antidote to their screen-intensive world of television, computers, smart phones and video games. That is, unless that screen happens to be a e-book reader like a Kindle or Nookand#8230;

Check out the Truckee Library, 10031 Levon Ave., 530-582-7846, mynevadacounty.com/library.