Friends of the Library Book sale on March 14 |

Friends of the Library Book sale on March 14

The Friends of the Library will hold its annual book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, March 14, at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. Paperback and hardback books, videos, DVDs and books on take are on sale. All proceeds support library programs. Pre-sale for members of Friends of the Library starts at 8 a.m.; memberships available at the door.

The Lake Tahoe branch of the Douglas County Public Library is presenting “Saturday Stories and Crafts” at 3 p.m. March 14. Dress in green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the library with Miss Carol. Children 3 and older will listen to stories, make a craft, and eat green treats. Adults should accompany younger children.

For more information, call (775) 588-6411 or visit the library at 233 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove.

The Douglas County Public Library has joined forces with In-N-Out Burger for the “Food for Thought” reading program through April 18. Children ages 4 to 12 are eligible to earn a free hamburger or cheeseburger by reading books. Both branches of the library are participating in the program.

Children must fill out a file card at the library to enroll in the program. Readers will earn an achievement award redeemable for a burger for every five books they read at their reading level. Each participating child may earn up to three award certificates. Children too young to read on their own may have a parent read to them.

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The In-N-Out Burger “Food for Thought” program is not affiliated with the Carson City nonprofit FOOD FOR THOUGHT, which provides food for schoolchildren in need. For more information on the Carson City FOOD FOR THOUGHT program, go to

The Douglas County Public Library is at 1625 Library Lane in Minden, and 233 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove. For more information, call the library at (775) 782-9841 or visit

The South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., offers preschool storytime with stories, games and crafts for 3- to 5-year-olds at 11 a.m. Friday.

The themes for the rest of this month are food (March 20) and friends (27). April will focus on the firemen (3), Easter and spring (with an egg hunt April 10), Arbor Day (17) and rain (24). May’s themes are chickens on the first day of the month, Mother’s Day the next Friday, Smokey Bear (15) and farms (24). The next month will begin with stories about the ocean and fish, with turtles on June 12.

Children up to age 2 and their siblings are welcome at the library for “Mother Goose on the Loose” at 11 a.m. Thursdays, with nursery rhymes and lap sit games.

There will be a special “Let’s Read Together” program at 11 a.m. today with a free book for each participant 3 to 5 years old, as well as finger plays, stories and crafts.

For more information, call (530) 573-3185.