Douglas County Public Library

Snowy Minden library in 2023
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Friends of the Douglas County Library Seasonal Book Sales
Held quarterly in the Minden Library Meeting Room
Friday Friends' Preview Sales are open to Friends members only - join at the door and receive 10% discount

2024 DATES: 

Friday-Saturday, February 16-17 — May 17-18 — August 16-17 — November 15-16

February May
Friends' Preview Sale Friends' Preview Sale
Friday, February 16, Noon to 3pm Friday, May 17, Noon to 3pm
Public Sale Public Sale
Friday, February 16, 3 to 5:30pm Friday, May 17, 3 to 5:30pm
Saturday, February 17, 10:00am - 4:00pm Saturday, May 18, 10:00am - 4:00pm

August November
Friends' Preview Sale Friends' Preview Sale
Friday, August 16, Noon to 3pm  Friday, November 15, Noon to 3pm
Public Sale Public Sale
Friday, August 16, 3 to 5:30pm Friday, November 15, 3 to 5:30pm
Saturday, August 17, 10:00am - 4:00pm Saturday, November 16, 10:00am - 4:00pm

1k Books before KG

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Challenge

Sharing just one book a night gives your child the building blocks for lifelong success! 

It doesn't matter if your child is three, or just three months - there's no better time to start than now! 
Reading helps build social and emotional skills, sparks creativity and imagination, promotes bonding, and helps kids do well overall in school. Take that motivation, open one book, and get started. 

And remember, 1000 is just a number. The goal is to work reading aloud into your regular routine, and let the magic of stories do the rest. 

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Mission Statement

The Douglas County Public Library meets the informational, educational, recreational, and cultural needs of the people of Douglas County by providing a comprehensive and high quality collection of materials, programs, services and technology.

We actively engage in community outreach by providing a relevant and diverse collection aimed at serving the existing, evolving and changing needs and wants of everyone who uses the Library and depends on the Library for educational, social, personal and professional development. 


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