Bookstore's facelift comes with help from prisoners

Submitted photo Tommy Dudley receiving a donation from Whit McGuinness. Tommy's Eagle Scout project was to collect toiletries for Advocates to End Domestic Violence.

Submitted photo Tommy Dudley receiving a donation from Whit McGuinness. Tommy's Eagle Scout project was to collect toiletries for Advocates to End Domestic Violence.

Staff reports

The Browsers' Corner Bookstore operated by the Friends of the Carson City Library is celebrating a recent facelift.

New bookcases made by Silver State industries at the Nevada State Prison give the bookstore a whole new look, said Frieda Ford of the library's fundraising group.

The bookstore, at the entrance to the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St., is well stocked with donations from library users.

All proceeds from the sale of books, magazines, videos, DVDs, CDs, etc., benefit the library.

During the past year the Friends have helped the library to purchase books, furnishings, and audio visual equipment.

This year, money raised at the store will be used to match funds donated by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and will help upgrade public access computing at the library by providing quality access to computers and the Internet.

Volunteers from the Friends organization meet weekly to sort through books and other materials donated by the public.

Approximately 50 volunteers work in the book store, help sort books, and help to set up, take down and man our big sales that are held six times a year.

The next big sale will be the Booklovers' Bargain Book Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 8-9.

The Carson City Library is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call 887-2244 or visit the city's Web site online at www.carson-city.nv.us and click on the link to the library.

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Since the Nevada Appeal published a story Jan. 11 on the correct pronunciation of Nevada, several other media outlets have jumped on the bandwagon. "NBC Nightly News" filmed a segment at Heidi's restaurant in Carson City on Wednesday to clear the air after anchor Brian Williams miffed the pronunciation in a broadcast last week and was flooded with angry e-mails and phone calls. Heidi's owner Don Thayer said the segment featured several Heidi's guests.

"We were pleased to help attempt to set the record straight," Thayer said in an e-mail. "Of course they'll all forget by the time the next caucuses roll around in 2012, but we tried!"

The Associated Press explained the correct pronunciation as the "a" is like the "a" in "cat" - "Nuh-VAD-uh."

After polling multiple networks, the AP reported that representatives of ABC, CBS, CNN and Fox said in the future they also will pronounce the state's name as Nevadans do.

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Eagle Scout Tommy Dudley wants to thank neighbors near Seeliger Elementary School for their help with his project to collect toiletries for the Advocates to End Domestic Violence. The 17-year-old Carson High senior and a group of volunteers hung bags on doors in the neighborhood Wednesday asking for the donations in an effort to lend a hand and earn his Eagle Scout award. In scouting since he was 8, and now a member of Troop 65, he and others had to volunteer for more than 100 hours total earn the award.

Volunteers made the rounds to pick up the donations on Saturday.

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