Striving to build a community

“Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, and great libraries build communities.” R. David Lankes

At the Churchill County Library we strive to build a community. And we do it by building a collection that is relevant to the community and by providing programs and services of interest to our users. We self-evaluate on a regular basis to determine what we can do better and how we can better serve the public. We are open to suggestions and invite your input.

Centerpiece Extravaganza

Create a holiday centerpiece and donate it to the library where it will be sold at silent auction with bidding closing at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 9. All proceeds benefit the library.

Family Reading Program

Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon: Improve your reading skills while reading stories to your children at this free series featuring books and fun family activities. This program is for parents and children ages 0 through 3rd grade and is sponsored by Northern Nevada Literacy Council and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra. For more information contact Jeslyn MacDiarmid at

Food for Fines

Return your overdue library items through Dec. 7 and pay your fine with non-perishable food. Bring one food item for each overdue library item. All food will be donated to the Out of Egypt Food Pantry.

Writer’s Workshop

Are you a writer looking for a place to work with like-minded people? The Churchill County Library is pleased to announce its Writer’s Workshop lead by Sara Dowling. The critique group is lead by Laurel Topken. Meetings are every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Annex, for quiet work, or the library for a more conversational approach. All writers on all levels are welcome to participate. The library has books available on the subject of writing and Sara is prepared with “story starters” should anyone need help beginning. Sara can be reached at

New and Noteworthy

“Gold Fame Citrus”: A Novel by Nevada writer Claire Vaye Watkins is an incredibly original story about what the west becomes after an unrelenting drought changes the landscape dramatically. People are unable to travel freely and are relocated to internment camps. This is the story of holdouts Luz and Ray who subsist in LA on rationed cola and whatever they can scrounge before they discover a mysterious child and seek to find a better life elsewhere. What follows is their story. Beautifully written and one of the best books I’ve read recently. Watkins is also the author Battleborn, a collection of stories.

Carol Lloyd is the director of the Churchill County Library. She is available at the library or by email at


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