Library offers free programs for all ages |

Library offers free programs for all ages

Staff Reports

Youth Services Librarian Kathy Echavarria shows Suzy Stockdale how to use the new LeapPad2.

The Douglas County Public Library is celebrating teen tech week March 10-15 with a film festival.

Library teen advisory board, the Dragon Slayers, invites other teens to join them for an IndieFlix film festival 6 p.m. March 14 to watch award winning films, eat snacks, and hang out with friends.

Teen tech week is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library and the Dragon Slayers.

The library has also upgraded its Leap Pad reading tablets for younger patrons.

"LeapPad2 is designed for kids with friendly, easy to use controls. Each unit is preloaded with eBooks, educational games, videos, and more," library technician Maggie Rusmisel said. "Kids can create art, take photos, and record videos. The games and eBooks automatically adjust to your child's learning level, helping to inspire a life-long love of learning."

The Leap Pads can be borrowed for three weeks. They were funded by a grant from the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

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For more information on either program, find the library on Facebook, visit, or call 782-9841.

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