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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Churchill County Library: June Events and Happenings

A man helps a child with a hammer ringing a bell at the Summer Reading Program's carnival in 2022

With warm weather upon us, it is the perfect time to grab a book and settle under a tree…or in front of your air conditioning unit! 

Summer Reading Program is back!

Patrons and residents of all ages are welcome to join the Summer Reading Program which runs from June 3 to July 31. Register online at: bit.ly/CCLSummerReading or stop by the library to sign up. Enjoy free books and programs all summer. When you read, you’ll have a chance to win the grand prize raffle for your age group. Just bring your reading log to the library during the Summer Reading Program and receive a free book and raffle ticket each visit.

The Summer Reading Program has four special events planned this month starting with the kick-off carnival on June 3 at 10 a.m. Stop by for family-friendly games, activities and food. On June 8, come out for Reading with Rover at 3:30 p.m. with the gentle and attentive dogs. An illustration workshop for children with illustrator Millie Phan takes place on June 22 at 2 p.m. Wrap up the month on June 29 at 2 p.m. with a wildlife presentation from the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

Special Events

Learn-to-fly-a-drone workshop happening on June 7 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Office hours with Senator Jacki Rosen’s representative on June 8 at 1 p.m.

Drop-in 3D printing workshops take place June 14 and 28 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Using the library’s 3D printer, make objects, both useful and pretty, and learn more about this popular technology. 

Need a career change? Let EmployNV help you with aspects of finding a new job on June 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library. EmployNV staff will help you with aspects of finding a new job!

Ongoing Programs

“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles are suggested and offered by library staff. Recognition given for every 100 books read on the way to 1,000! Sign-ups accepted at any time.

Tuesdays

The Knitting Club meets at 10 a.m. and welcomes both novice and advanced knitters. They are willing to offer advice and tips and offer encouragement on your project.

Virtual Reality drop-in sessions take place from 3:15 to 5 p.m. All welcome to stop by!

The Writer’s Group meets at 5 p.m. and welcomes you to discover what area writers are inspired by and working on. Bring your own manuscript to add a few paragraphs.

Wednesdays

In-person children’s story time at 11 a.m. Children’s Librarian Miss J reads picture books to children. Each session is recorded and posted to the library’s YouTube account for on-demand viewing at your convenience.

Thursdays

Children’s story time at 10 and 11 a.m. and Knitting Club meets again at 4 p.m. 

Fridays

STEAM sessions with VR are on Fridays from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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 thing’s technology! 

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 

Photo caption: Summer Reading Program kick-off carnival activities. This year’s carnival is June 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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