Summer reading is in full swing at Washoe County libraries, and this week it's also a place to get out of the heat. Melissa Fuller brought her three kids to the South Valleys library to get out of the heat. "They wanted to come here today instead of Wild Island actually.” She says there are lots of activities for kids of all ages. "There's a computer for my son, who loves computers. Of course there are plenty of books, and my other son likes all the puzzles that are around," she explained.
Jennifer Oliver, Development Director for the Washoe County Library System, says summer is the perfect time for reading or meeting with friends. "It's a great time to come into the library and enjoy the programs we have to offer which are free for everybody," she said.
Story Time at the South Valleys Library found employee Chris Badolato reading to a group of children. He keeps their attention by acting out some parts in the stories. He says reading to kids is one of the perks of his job. He also helps with the other programs the library puts on. "There are all kinds of things going on here. We had a reptile program last week that we got a lot of people in for," he said.
Oliver says they see lots of families when the temperature hovers near 100 degrees. "It's air conditioned, you have free WiFi. We have computers, we have books. We have electric books and paper books," she said.