Start off 2022 on the right foot by walking into the Churchill County Library and taking advantage of its activities for all ages.
“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, an opportunity for kids to read a book to a gentle therapy dog and then take the book home to keep, on January 13 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Learn about 3D printing at participatory workshops on January 5 and 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. Using the library’s 3D printer, make objects, both useful and pretty, and see about this relatively new technology.
Knitting Club meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.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 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Discover what area writers are inspired by and working on and bring your own manuscript for inspiration.
Virtual Reality activities are plentiful at the library in January. Check out the new Hidden Cave VR experience by making an appointment to don the headset and see Churchill County’s Hidden Cave from a whole new perspective.
Drop-in for a VR session on Tuesdays from 3:15 to 5 p.m. or develop your STEAM knowledge using VR on Fridays from 1:30-3 p.m.
Experience the beautiful landscape photography of artist Marie Nygren up in the library in January. Nygren is a Fallon artist whose work has been displayed throughout Nevada and who has won awards at exhibitions, contests and fairs.
Reno Taiko Tsurunokai Japanese drummers return to the library on January 29 at 1 p.m. with a drumming, dancing and audience participation performance for all ages. They were last here in March 2020, right before everything shutdown for COVID-19.
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. 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.
Photo: Information Technology Librarian Joe Salsman helps a patron with the Hidden Cave Virtual Reality experience.