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Children’s Services
A young reader with the therapy dog
Minden Library:
READing Paws® Program:
Saturdays 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., by appointment
Children in first through third grades may sign up for a 15-minute session to read to a READing Paws® dog. This is a free program. Parents must complete a permission form for each child.
READing Paws® is dedicated to improving the reading skills of children using certified therapy teams as literacy mentors.

Toddler Storytime*
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.,
ages 18 months to 3 years

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.

Preschool Storytime*
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
, ages 3 to 5 years

*Storytime programs are seasonal; please check the Library Calendar or contact the library for detailed information.

Lake Tahoe Branch Library:

Stories at Kahle Park; please call the library for details.

Guidelines for Storytime:
  • Young children should be accompanied by an adult.

Homework Tools for Students
We purchase many high-quality resources to help you with online research. They are part of our Digital Branch, available from your home 24/7. To use these resources from outside the library, you will be prompted to enter the number on the back of your library card along with your account password. If you need help using these resources, please contact the library when we are open at (775) 782-9841.

Did you know:
  • The library has leveled readers and Leap Pad units/kits
  • Reading levels and points for both Reading Counts and Accelerated Reader programs are noted inside most of our children’s books

Visits to Preschools/Classes:
For classes in Douglas County who cannot come to the library due to transportation issues, etc., staff visits can bring the library to your students. Librarians will provide age-appropriate library information and materials, read stories and encourage students to use the library. Please call 782-9841 to make arrangements.

Tours of the Library:
Please call as far in advance as possible to schedule a class or group visit to the library.