The Douglas County Public Library's teen and children's summer reading programs start June 1 and continue through July 21.
"Dream Big, Read" is the theme of this year's program for kids. Registration starts June 1 at the Minden and Zephyr Cove libraries.
A summer reading kick-off event is 5 p.m. June 5 at the CVIC Hall. Usborne Books will present a book fair again this year. Books for all ages will be available. Each purchase helps buy new books for the library.
Gboze shares the roots of their history and culture through traditional West African drum and dance at 6:30 p.m. Learn about instruments, dances, and masks; join in the simple rhythms and dancing.
The Douglas County Library Foundation will host an ice cream social from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Find out how to help the foundation continue to support the library.
"Own the Night" is the theme for the teen summer reading program.
Join other teens ages 12 to 17 this summer and read to win prizes. If participants read all summer they will receive a free book, a pizza from Round Table and a pass to the Carson Valley Swim Center. They can also attend a mystery night, paint a T-shirt and play Nintendo Wii games.
This year's grand prize is a glider ride courtesy of the Minden-Tahoe Airport and SoaringNV. The more books read, the better the chance of winning prizes.
The Teen Summer Reading program is sponsored by SoaringNV, the Minden-Tahoe Airport, the Carson Valley Swim Center, Round Table Pizza, Friends of Douglas County Library and the Dragon Slayers, the Douglas County Public Library Teen Advisory Board. For more information on these programs, find the library on Facebook, visit douglas.lib.nv.us or call 782-9841.