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Resolve to use the library

Amy Levy
Incline Friends of the Library

Typical New Year’s resolutions, including losing weight, getting in shape and learning a new skill, require dedication and, on occasion, discomfort. But if you are looking for a fun, painless resolution this year, why not designate it as “The Year of the Library” and vow to use the library more frequently in 2007?

As part of the Washoe County Library System, Incline Village Library offers free fun for people of all ages. In addition to a large collection of best-sellers, children’s books, books on tape and CD, movies, magazines, newspapers and video games, the building houses six Internet stations and one Internet express station, all of which are free and open to all users. Free wi-fi access is also available throughout the building.

The library’s meeting room is a venue for special events, such as acting classes, science programs and writing workshops, all of which are free and open to the public. The meeting room can also be reserved free-of-charge by groups who wish to gather there during or after regular library hours.

These days, library use is not limited to the hours the building is open. The system’s extensive Web site, accessed at http://www.washoe.lib.nv.us, allows patrons to browse holdings, request books to be sent to any branch and renew items online any time of the day or night. For patrons conducting research, or just looking for an online read-along book for their children, the Web site also allows access to premium databases of books, journals and newspaper articles.

The Incline Village Library offers many cozy areas in which to read, study and meet with friends and neighbors. Couches facing a double-sided stone fireplace create a pleasant atmosphere for reading, while work tables located throughout the building offer an ideal group-study atmosphere. An area dedicated to young children and a “teen zone” contain age-appropriate books and magazines, games computers, board games, toys and puzzles.

So resolve to use the library more often in 2007 ” you might find that it is one resolution you want to keep year after year.

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Amy Levy is the Programming, Outreach and Youth Services Librarian at the

Incline Village Library.