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Become a friend to the county library

by Amy Roby
Friends of the Douglas County Public Library members enjoy refreshments at a previous annual reception.

The Friends of Douglas County Public Library host their annual membership reception and election of officers 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Minden branch of the library. Through their “no-strings” financial assistance, the friends support, contribute to, and promote a wide variety of programs that serve our local community.

The operating budget for the library is negotiated annually from limited funds that come primarily from a dedicated sales tax. Funding from the friends enables the library to supplement and expand their impressive list of programs and projects, all of which are committed to promoting learning and literacy for all ages.

Some of the programs that benefit from support of the friends include:

The children’s annual summertime reading program and prizes

The adult wintertime mystery reading program

Teen-based events such as the poetry café, game nights, and teen advisory board

The library’s annual book sale (Friends of the Library receive early, members-only admission to this event, and get first pick of the books on sale).

The public is invited to meet the friends at the library at the reception for snacks and beverages. Attendees will have an opportunity to chat with Friends of the Library and to find out how to join the effort to support this invaluable community resource.

Donations to the Friends of the Library, which is a recognized 501(c)(3) under IRS regulations, are tax deductible.

The Douglas County Public Library is located at 1625 Library Lane in Minden. More information about the Friends of the Library can be found at, on Facebook, or by calling the library at (775) 782-9841.

Library Closure

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The library will resume its normal schedule 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Amy Roby can be reached at