Reading Rocks at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Wednesday, July 17

Mormon Station 150x150 Reading Rocks at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Wednesday, July 17GENOA,Nev.– Mormon Station State Historic Park has partnered with the Douglas County Library to host a family story time called “Reading Rocks” on Wednesday, July 17.  From 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Youth Services Librarian Kathy Echavarria will read stories about magical rocks as part of the summer reading program “Dig into Reading.”  Afterwards, kids can paint a magic rock to take home.

The stories will be read outdoors, on the grass, under the shade of a large tree.  Bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs and something to drink.  The program is free.  Please leave dogs at home.

WHAT: Reading Rocks
WHEN:  Wednesday, July 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 WHERE: Mormon Station State Historic Park, in Genoa , a 20 minute drive from Carson City, via U.S Highway 395, and 20 minutes fromSouth Lake Tahoe, via state Route 207 andFoothill Road. Genoa is approximately a one hour drive south ofReno viaU.S. Highway.
 WHO: Everyone is welcome.  Please leave dogs at home.  
 COST:  This program is free.  Museum admission is $1 for adults; children 12 and under are free. 
 CONTACT: For more information, please contact the park at 775-782-2590.

 MORE: Be sure to visit the log cabin museum.  Admission is $1 for adults; kids 12 and under are free.  The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 23 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada.