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Meet the Washoe County Library director


library-logo-1420206-1030847WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE

Library Director Arnie Maurins will be out and about in September—starting tomorrow. Come share your ideas, show us your library card or sign-up for a library card and receive a free gift.

o Wednesday, September 12 at the Sparks Library from 11 a.m.-noon.
o Wednesday, September 19 at the Incline Village Library from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
o Wednesday, September 26 at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
o Thursday, September 27 at the South Valleys Library from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

Libraries offer books, magazines, audio-recordings, DVD’s, computers, software and other multimedia materials. Libraries offer a wide range of other items on loan to children and their families. And librarians are on hand to help recommend materials suitable for various ages and interests.

“When it comes to achieving academic success, a library card provides students with access to a world of both print and electronic resources,” says Library Director Arnie Maurins, “Students can access free databases and online homework help and attend programs, activities and clubs that provide an added value to the educational experience. No wonder that 84-percent of Americans agree that the public library is important to education.”

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