Stop by the Churchill County Library in July to take advantage of its activities for all ages.
The summer reading program runs through July 29. Ocean Bingo, with sea-themed bingo squares, happens on July 21 at 1:30 p.m. in conjunction with the summer reading program’s Oceans of Possibilities theme.
“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles are suggested and offered by library staff. Sign-ups accepted at any time.
In-person “Storytime with Ms. Jes” offered Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Children’s Librarian Jeslyn MacDiarmid reads picture books to children and offers a craft to accompany most stories. Each session is recorded and posted to the library’s YouTube account for on-demand viewing at your convenience.
Reading with Rover takes place on July 14 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children read books to dogs to improve their reading skills and confidence in reading to a decidedly captive audience.
Learn about 3D printing at drop-in participatory workshops on July 13 and 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. Using the library’s 3D printer, make objects, both useful and pretty, and see about this popular technology.
Virtual Reality drop-in sessions takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. throughout the month. All welcome to stop by!
Knitting Club meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m. All are welcome from the beginner to advanced skilled folks.
Have a problem with your computer or smartphone? Head over the William N. Pennington Life Center on Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. and get answers from Technical Services Librarian Joe Salsman, an expert in all things technology!
Writer’s Group meets Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Discover what area writers are inspired by and working on and bring your own manuscript for inspiration.
Check out the Hidden Cave Virtual Reality experience by making an appointment to don the headset and see Churchill County’s Hidden Cave from a whole new perspective. Bonus: no guano smell!
Juggler Izzy Tooinsky will perform on July 13 at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. with a juggling workshop at 1 p.m. Pick up a new skill and enjoy the basics of juggling.
Young Shakes, a performance by children from the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, takes place on July 26 at 10 a.m. Stop by for some of the fun this group offers.
Creative Aging Artists are the featured artwork in July and a reception will be held on July 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. to celebrate them and their artwork. Come see the creativity among those in our community who have been creating all for the last several months in partnership with the Churchill Arts Council and Nevada Humanities.
Save-the-Date: The library’s annual fundraiser is back after a two-year hiatus! Books, Bites & Beverages takes place Friday, Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and available at the library.
Hours of operation
Library hours of operation are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sundays and major holidays.
Call (775)423-7581 for more information on any of the activities above. The Churchill County Library is located at 553 South Maine Street in Fallon. The library website is: www.churchillcountylibrary.org