Smokey Bear's birthday celebrated

Happy birthday, Smokey Bear!

Smokey Bear will make a special appearance at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Smokey Bear's birthday is Aug. 9, 1944. People all over the world recognize Smokey Bear and his message, "Only you can prevent forest fires." Carol Nageotte from the Douglas County Public Library will tell the story of Smokey and how he came to be the animal symbol for fire safety. Stacy Saucedo from the U.S. Forest Service will talk about how to use fire and matches safely.

To celebrate Smokey's birthday library officials will make homemade ice-cream-in-a-can. Children should bring their own toppings such as chocolate sauce, cherries and whipped cream. Please bring small clear coffee can lids (from 13-oz. coffee cans). Raley's and the library will furnish other supplies. Children must register by Monday morning to attend this program.

For more information or to register for this and other summer reading activities, come to the Douglas County Public Library in Minden, 1625 Library Lane or call the library at 782-9841.

n Join the fun at the Douglas County Public Library's summer reading program "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales." The Minden library is having special stories and crafts on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Children ages three and up are invited. The Douglas County Public Library is located at 1625 Library Lane in Minden. For more information call 782-9841.


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