Library leads daily learning with fun facts |

Library leads daily learning with fun facts

Staff Reports
Emalie Coltra, 7, reads to 'Jobie' and Terry Cuyler of Reading Paws at the Douglas County Library Wednesday.
Brad Coman |

Did you know that the first recorded climb on a snowcapped peak was by a Japanese monk who climbed Mt. Fuji in the year 633?

“Learn Something New Every Day” at the Douglas County Public Library will increase your knowledge of a myriad of things.

Every day the library will share a bit of interesting information mined from one of the many books and other materials in the library’s collection.

Check their posts on Facebook and Twitter to learn something new each day.

Watch the digital screen at the library for the “Learn Something New Every Day” post while checking out your books.

“You will be amazed at what you learn,” Library employee Maggie Rusmisel said. “So share your new knowledge starting with this fun fact: Flying squirrels are the only North American members of the squirrel family that are not active during the day. They are rarely seen and little known by most people.”

The Douglas County Public Library is located at 1625 Library Lane in Minden and 233 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove.

Reading Paws

Reading Paws Dog Day Afternoons return to the Douglas County Public Library in Minden.

Children in first through third grades may come to the library and read with a Reading Paws therapy dog between 3:45 and 4:45 p.m. every Wednesday through May 25.

No appointment is necessary; this is a free program. A handler and dog will work with each child individually.

For more information visit Facebook and Twitter,, or call 782-9841.