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

GENOA,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.