Library tea open to all |

Library tea open to all

Staff reports

The Douglas County Friends of the Library annual Membership Tea will be held Feb. 14 with door prizes, give-aways, tea, coffee, cookies and free books.

Organizers hope that new people in the community will attend the tea, learn about the library and become members of the organization.

Members of the group are concerned that the library is facing severe budget shortfalls due to a change in use of the county room tax. The change came during the 1997 Legislative session.

Outgoing President Margaret Patterson said Friends members will not be able to make up the budget shortfall, but they hope that by educating the public about library programs, residents will help find a way to save the library.

Generally, the Friends group supports programs and services at the library that are not funded by the regular budget.

Among the programs supported in the past include the Tea with Tango party last year, Night of 1,000 Stars celebrity book reading, Carson Valley Days parade float, children’s book exchange, summer reading program prizes, Quijote storyteller, music with Nancy Raven, Jan Hart on Russia, a historical presentation by Nevada State Archivist Guy Rocha, winter reading program prizes, library bookmarks for patrons and Christmas photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Fees for memberships are $15 for individuals, $20 family, $50 sponsor or business, $250 life and $5 for senior (over 60) or student.

For more information about the Friends or the library, call the library at 782-9841.

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