It was a busy summer at the Douglas County Public Library. All of 889 children signed up to “Dig Into Reading” and 144 teens registered for “Beneath the Surface,” this year’s summer reading programs.
The generosity of the local business community was incredible. Minden-Tahoe Airport, Soaring NV, and Linda Mae Draper-Hivert donated the grand prize, a glider ride, for one finisher from each program. Jimmy Mickler at Pizza Barn donated additional gift certificates for our prize raffle. The prizes given to lucky parents of a program finisher include a gift certificate provided by Eastern Sierra Feed and an iPod supplied by the Friends of the Library. Round Table Pizza donated personal pizzas to all finishers, the Carson Valley Swim Center provided swim passes for prizes, and McDonald’s donated food certificates.
Sponsors for the teen program included Walmart, Silver Strike Lanes, and West Coast Martial Arts. Cash donations were made by Maxton Manufacturing, Perma-Cal Industries Inc., Minden Fortnightly, and GE Energy. Retired librarian Beth Hyland donated her talents to our Storytime Puppet Show at Mormon Station State Historic Park.
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 “Animals of the World” program was made possible by a summer reading program grant through the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
A special thanks goes to the Town of Minden for use of the CVIC Hall for programs. 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 to 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.
Senior Library Technician