Aug. 2, 2021 – Carson City Library’s Virtual Family Storytime attendees are in for a special treat: Two storytimes in August will feature authors reading their own books! Kate Narita will visit on Aug. 12 and Zara González Hoang on Aug. 26.
Storytimers will hear each author read her book and then do a craft related to the story and illustrations. Children will also be able to ask the authors any questions they have about writing, illustrating or the stories themselves. PreK families who would like to sign up for Virtual Family Storytime can do so on the library’s website: Any questions can be directed to

“We are so excited to offer these special storytimes to our young patrons,” said Maria Klesta, Carson City Library’s Creative Learning manager. “One of the benefits of having virtual programs is being able to more easily introduce new readers to the authors they love, and show them there are real people behind their favorite books.”


Author Kate Narita will read her book "100 Bugs!" during the Carson City Library's Virtual Family Storytime on Aug. 12Aug. 12, 10:30 a.m.: Kate Narita
100 Bugs! by Kate Narita and illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman
Kate Narita is a writer and fourth-grade teacher. She earned her undergraduate degree and her master’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her MFA in writing for children from Simmons College. She lives and hikes on a small mountain in central Massachusetts with her husband, two sons, and dog.


Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m.: Zara González Hoang
A New Kind of Wild written and illustrated by Zara González Hoang
Zara González Hoang is an obsessive scribbler, daydreamer and doodler. She grew up in a house full of stories, so it was only a matter of time before she started telling her own. Her debut book, A New Kind of Wild, was published by Dial books in April 2020 and was a Spring IndieNext Pick. She is also the illustrator of Thread of Love (Beach Lane Books, 2018) and Mi Casa is My Home (Candlewick Press, 2021). She lives outside of DC in a magical suburban forest with her Mad Man husband, human-shaped demons, curly coated corgi and a jungle of plants.

The Carson City Library is located at 900 North Roop Street. To find out more about library services, please call 775.283.7590 or visit