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Library offers programs for all this summer

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The South Lake Tahoe Branch Library is offering a variety of programs, special events and activities for children, teens and adults during June, July and August. Activities are free and open to the public.

Sign-ups for the summer reading clubs will continue through Aug. 9 at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.

— The Children’s Reading Club theme is “Catch the Reading Bug!” The reading club is an incentive for children to read during summer vacation. Children may choose a prize from the Treasure Chest for each five hours they read or are read to by parents. Prizes include not only toys, games, stuffed animals and books, but also gift certificates the South Lake Tahoe business community donated for such things as pizza, ice cream or miniature golf. All reading records kids turn in will go into a weekly drawing for a prize. The prizes are on display at the checkout counter at the library. Children may guess the number of items, such as Tootsie Roll Pops or M&M’s, in the weekly Mystery Jar. The child with the closest guess wins the jar.

— The Young Adult Reading Club rewards teenagers for their summer reading. They read as many books as they can and submit a short review, entering their names into a weekly drawing for prizes. On Aug. 9, there will be a grand-prize drawing for a digital camera.

— The Adult Reading Club gives grown-ups a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from a local restaurant. Every time an adult reads a book and submits a short review, it’s an entry into the drawing for dinner at The Fresh Ketch.

Free programs for children of all ages will begin at 2 p.m. each Friday.

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— June 27 – The Bohart Museum at the University of California, Davis, will present “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!” in honor of the summer theme “Catch the Reading Bug!” Each child will receive an ice-cream treat to celebrate the start of summer programs.

— July 11 – Tumbleweed Tex will entertain with Old West tall tales, authentic songs, rope tricks and stories of gunslingers.

— July 18 – The Fratello Marionettes will perform “Peter and the Wolf.”

— July 25 – Wild Things Inc. will display animals from around the world.

— Aug. 1 – Magic Dan will perform magic tricks to entertain all ages.

— Aug. 8 – Fiesta! Exhibitions of traditional Mexican folk dances, snacks, pinatas, games and more will entertain the entire family.

The library will show G- and PG-rated movies at 2 p.m. Thursdays from July 3 through Aug. 28. The movies are free and open to all ages. Schedules are available at the library checkout counter.

Sign up for your library card today. It’s easy and it’s free. For more information, call (530) 573-3185.