Library book sale this weekend

The quarterly Douglas County Library book sale,

The quarterly Douglas County Library book sale,

The weather is cooling, which makes this the perfect time of year to curl up with a good book, a blanket, and something warm to drink. Just in time for cozy season, the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library host their autumn book sale Friday and Saturday at the Minden branch.

On Friday, a Friends-only preview sale takes place from Noon-3 p.m., but anyone can join the Friends that day and enjoy a 10 percent discount on all purchases. The sale is to the public on Friday from 3-5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Douglas County Library book sales are held quarterly and are one of the many activities spearheaded by the Friends. Other projects include the Summer Reading Program, movie screenings, crafting clubs, themed game nights, and book clubs.

“The Friends of the Douglas County Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of library supporters dedicated to supporting, contributing to and promoting the Douglas County Public Library.” They provide funding for programs and projects dedicated to literacy and learning, which contributes to “a strong community supported by a strong library” (

The DCPL Minden branch is located at 1625 Library Lane; the Lake Tahoe branch is located at 233 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove. Connect with the library on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube; visit their webpage, or call 775-782-9841 for more information.

Young at Heart donation drive

Through November 30, the Young at Heart Senior Citizen Club and the Douglas County Community Center are collecting donations for the annual Holiday Gift Bag Program for Homebound and Other Seniors. With the community’s support, the project aims to fill 200 bags that will be distributed to senior citizens throughout Douglas County during the festive season.

Items needed include toiletries such as: body/cleansing wipes, dental floss, deodorant, facial tissues, hair brushes and combs, hand creams and lotions, lip balm, shampoo and conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. Activity books (such as crosswords, word searches, Sudoku, etc.), blankets, pens, playing cards, 2024 calendars, and small personal gifts are also welcomed as are monetary donations, which will be used to purchase additional items for the gift bags (make checks payable to “Young at Heart”).

Please note that candles, lighters, or items that are magnetic, made of glass, or previously opened/used cannot be distributed.

Donations may be dropped off in the foyer of the Douglas County Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (holidays excluded).

“YAH is a non-profit fund raising arm of the Douglas County Senior Center and sponsor of programs for seniors. Funds are raised to sponsor programs and projects approved by the YAH Board of Trustees that benefit seniors of Douglas County, help with the operation of the center, fund replacement equipment and help equip the new center” ( Membership to YAH is open to all ages and costs $5 annually.

For questions or to submit the name of a senior who may benefit from a holiday gift bag, call 775-782-5500 extension 3, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Amy Roby can be reached at


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