Drag Queen Story Hour set for Sparks Library July 20

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Drag Queen Story Hour is coming to northern Nevada.

Two drag queens plan to read stories to children at the Sparks Library on July 20.

Libraries across the country have hosted similar events since the New York-based nonprofit sponsored readings in San Francisco four years ago.

The event is geared toward ages 3-8 with local people in drag reading three to four children’s books.

The conservative Nevada Family Alliance has been urging local residents to contact the local library to oppose the first such event in Washoe County.

But Washoe County Library system director Jeff Scott told the Reno Gazette Journal they have no plans to cancel. He says they hope events like these will encourage inclusivity with everyone in the community.

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com

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