Library promotes monthlong programs |

Library promotes monthlong programs

The South Lake Tahoe Branch Library will celebrate the California Reads Searching for Democracy project and host the National Library Card Sign-up Contest throughout September.

The project is a county-wide effort that emphasizes the book selections “Farewell to Manzanar,” “It Can’t Happen Here” and “The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution” to encourage meaningful discussions about democracy. The library will distribute free copies of the Pocket Constitution produced by the National Center for Constitutional Studies.

On Sept. 22, the library will host a showing of “The Hunger Games” to consider the increasing popularity of depictions of dystopian futures in adult and youth fiction. Leading up to the November election, the Friends of the Library group will conduct a voter registration drive. Voting is a key element of democracies, allowing people to voice their opinion and be represented in government.

California Reads programs are made possible with support from Cal Humanities in partnership with California Center for the Book.

During September, visit the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library with a parent and either sign up for a new library card, or show an existing library card to participate in the the National Library Card Sign-up Contest. Every student will receive a prize for participating and will be enrolled in a drawing on Oct. 2 to win an Ice Cream Party for his or her class and a $75 gift certificate for his or her teacher to use on supplies for the classroom The more students sign up, the better the chances that class has of winning.

Teens and adults are invited to participate as well. Sign up for a new card, or show your existing card to be entered into separate drawings for a-Kindle e-Reader.

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