Children’s Book Week to be celebrated at Douglas library |

Children’s Book Week to be celebrated at Douglas library

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Once books for children did nothing but teach lessons. Every book had a moral. No child’s book was written simply to amuse the child or to be read just for pleasure. Now, the third full week in November is celebrated in schools, libraries, and communites as National Children’s Book Week. Special programs and diplays emphasize the importance of reading – to learn, to grow, to amuse, to enjoy. Book weeks have been celebrated since 1912 and have been sponsored by the Children’s Book Council since 1945.

The Douglas County Oublic Library will celebrate Children’s Book Week with Bedtime Stories on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. and a dramtic presentation by the Douglas High School Drama Club on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. Children who come to the regular storytime on Wednesday at 9:15 and 10:30 am.m may take their favourtie story from home to share.

The Bedtime Stories will feature Thanksgiving stories and tales of Native Americans. Thevent will be taped for presentation on Public Acces Channel 26 the weekend of Nov. 28 and 29. A schedule of TV storytimes is available at the library.

The Douglas High School Drama Club, under the direction of Rod Hearn, will present three stories at the library. Featured will be “Miss Nelson is Back” by Harry Allard, “The Princiapl’s New Clothes” by Stephanie Calmenson, and “The Day Jimmy’s Boar Ate the Wash” by Trinka Harkes Noble. Students from Rhythm and Moves will perform a few dance routines. Everyone will take home their own pet snake.

For more information, contact the Douglas County Public Library at 1623 Library Lane, Minden, 782-9841.

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