Grateful Cub Scouts
We would like to personally thank Larry and Jill Rice, owners of Sierra Gourmet Grill and Wine Bar for allowing us to hold a carwash fundraiser in the parking lot at their business. It was a fun and learning experience for the boys.
Cub Scout Pack No. 8583
Busy summer at the library
It was a busy summer at the Douglas County Public Library. Nearly 900 children signed up for “Fizz, Boom, Read” and 142 teens registered for “Spark a Reaction,” this year’s summer reading programs.
The generosity of the local business community was incredible. Minden-Tahoe Airport donated the grand prize, a glider ride, for one finisher from each program. Round Table Pizza donated personal pizzas to all finishers. The Carson Valley Swim Center provided swim passes for prizes. Gordon’s Photo Service donated plastic film canisters for the rocket building program. Cash donations were made by GE Energy, Maxton Manufacturing, Minden Fortnightly and Perma-Cal Industries, Inc. Sponsors for the teen program were Ironwood Cinema 8 and Walmart.
Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park and Mormon Station State Historic Park invited us to use their facilities for storytime programs.
Retired librarian Beth Hyland, Christopher Turbeville and Bob Nye donated their talents to the Magic Touch program; Beth Hyland also took part in the Storytime Puppet Show. A special thanks goes to the Town of Minden for the use of the CVIC Hall.
Many community volunteers worked at the children’s desk signing up kids and awarding prizes. The Record-Courier and Nevada Appeal did an outstanding job of publicizing the library’s special events.
We couldn’t function without help from the Friends of the Douglas County Library. They picked up the tab for anything we needed, from books to prizes to programs.
The “Wild Things” program was made possible by a summer reading program grant through the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
We also thank the educators and school librarians who promoted our program to their students. The library could not have run such a well-received program without the generosity of all these individuals and businesses.
We congratulate all the finishers of the two reading programs. What an accomplishment. Thank you to all these people and businesses for enriching the lives of Douglas County children.
Youth Services Librarian
Senior Library Technician
We haven’t changed
You thought attitudes about Congress couldn’t get any worse? Well gang, the Washington Post/ABC News poll’s found this week that 51 percent of Americans disapproved of their own House member. Congress in the abstract does fare much worse. Republicans are especially unpopular: the Post/ABC poll found that while 49 percent of Americans held a favorable view of the Democratic Party, only 35 percent had a favorable view of the GOP. House Republicans for blocking “even basic, common-sense legislation” — and many conservatives presume anything associated with Obama is toxic.
The right does not want to extend unemployment benefits to those who have been out of work for over six months. They don’t want to raise the minimum wage. Against extending Medicare benefits to millions so people can be covered with healthcare. Of course the poor red states lead the way in this denial. Want to cut food stamps, and don’t want to spend money on education or job training.
I will not forgive the hate directed towards our President. I was so happy when he was elected thinking “we as a country and people have changed.” No! Racism is still a big problem. They say things like the “race card” or “he’s a racist,” or “I just don’t like him.” How many young unarmed black teens killed by police does it take for the country to wake up. Give me a break. Sad that we elected the first African American as president who is hated by a minority of ignorant and racist people.
Jerry Denis Sullivan