Library’s Summer Reading Program starts June 1 |

Library’s Summer Reading Program starts June 1

Staff Reports

The Douglas County Public Library invites all kids and teens to participate in its 2016 Summer Reading Program.

"On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!" is the theme of the children's program for ages 0-11, and "Get in the Game" is for teens aged 12-17. Both run from June 1 to July 30 at the Minden and Zephyr Cove branches.

"[The program] encourage young people to read during summer vacation with a magic show, a wild animal program, storytimes, reading prizes and much more," Library Technician Maggie Rusmisel said.

The online registration form can be filled out and printed from home through the library website,, or at either branch.

The Summer Reading Kick-off event will be held June 14 at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville.

Tony Borders, the Magical Ventriloquist, will perform a show entitled "Run with the Animals" at 6:30 p.m. From 7:30-8 p.m. the Douglas County Public Library Foundation will host an ice cream social. Both events are free and open to all ages. New books and educational toys will be available for purchase at the 'Books are Fun' fair from 5-8 p.m. A percentage of proceeds from the sale benefits the library.

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For more information about the library's summer event schedule call 782-9841, or go to

The Minden library is at 1625 Library Ln.; the Zephyr Cove branch is at 233 Warrior Way.