All public library events and programs at both the Minden and Lake Tahoe branches have been suspended until the library reopens.

Storytime at the Douglas County Public Library

Storytime in Minden 

  • Toddler Storytime
    Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
    At the Minden Library

  • Preschool Storytime
    Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
    At the Minden Library
    For ages 3 to 4 years

Storytime at the Zephyr Cove Library

  • Storytime for Children
    Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.
    Storytime at the Lake Tahoe Branch at Zephyr Cove is for children of all ages.  A fun craft is included.

Guidelines for Story Time
Young children should be accompanied by an adult.

Storytime programs are seasonal; please check the Library Calendar or contact the library for detailed information. 


Dog with book

READing Paws®
at the Minden Library

Every Thursday between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m.

Children of all ages and reading levels are invited to read with a registered therapy dog and the dog's handler. Each child will spend 15 minutes with a dog. Time slots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Parental permission is required, and permission forms are available at the library. This program is offered in partnership with READing Paws, a local affiliate of Intermountain Therapy Animals.

Reading Programs

The library's Summer Reading program runs every June and July.  Children who participate will earn prizes while they maintain and build their reading skills during summer break. 

Set up an account on the library’s Beanstack webpage at to participate.  Log reading, earn prizes, and enter drawings on your Beanstack account.

Beanstack - Reading Tracker for Reading Programs

Additional Information:

Homework Tools for Students
We purchase many high-quality resources to help you with online research. They are part of our Digital Branch, available from your home 24/7. To use these resources from outside the library, you will be prompted to enter the number on the back of your library card along with your account password. If you need help using these resources, please contact the library when we are open at 775-782-9841.

Did You Know

  • The library has Leveled Readers.
  • Reading levels and points for both Reading Counts and Accelerated Reader programs are noted inside most of our children's books.

Visits to Preschools / Classes

For classes in Douglas County who cannot come to the library due to transportation issues, etc., staff visits can bring the library to your students. Librarians will provide age-appropriate library information and materials, read stories and encourage students to use the library. Please call 775-782-9841 to make arrangements.

Tours of the Library:

Please call as far in advance as possible to schedule a class or group visit to the library.