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Library to honor week, volunteers

Staff reports

In honor of National Library Week and National Volunteer Week, both of which are April 9-15, the Douglas County Public Library will have a Volunteer Award Event in order to recognize library volunteers.

This event will be held tomorrow, April 13. Both the Minden library and the Zephyr Cove branch will open at 11 a.m.

Celebrate the week by thanking a volunteer.

Another family event, Night of 1000 Stars, will take place on Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m at the Minden Medical Center conference room. The evening is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library in honor of National Library Week, and will feature readings of favorite stories by Nevada “celebrities,” Michael Hillerby and Diane Dietrich. Hillerby is director of Nevada Department of Museums, Library and Arts. Dietrich is the school librarian at C.C. Meneley Elementary School.

Also on tap that night, the winners of the poetry contest will read their winning poems. The winners are Page Kirby, third grade; Shannon O’Sullivan, third grade; Rachel Mills, fourth grade; Kaylee Hames, fifth grade; and Wade Beavers, sixth grade.

Valley author Jimmy Darrough will present his new book to Amelia Bedelia to read. The illustrations are by James Carpenter. Amelia Bedelia will perform many of her literal mistakes. Fans of books by Peggy Parish will enjoy her antics.

Douglas County Public Library staff members are booktalking at Kingsbury Middle School during the Week of 1000 Stories. The 2000 Nevada Young Reader’s Award nominees are being emphasized during the presentations.

Some titles that are being booktalked include “Sticks,” by Joan Bauer, “Wolf Stalker” by Gloria Skurzynski, “Terrorist” by Caroline Cooney, “I Have Lived a Thousand Years” by Livia Bitton-Jackson, “Search for the Shadowman” by Joan Lowery Nixon and “Alias” by Mary Elizabeth Ryan. The booktalks are being filmed for broadcast on DCCAT.