Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.
Throughout the school year, library staff will assist parents and caregivers with saving hundreds of dollars on educational resources for students. From free access to STEAM activities, educational apps, virtual homework help, to the expertise of librarians, a library card is one of the most cost effective back-to-school supplies available. How much money can you save? Visit the Library Value Calculator to total your savings.
The impact of the events of September 11, 2001 is felt anew each anniversary, even 19 year later. If you are interested in finding out more about what led to the attacks, what happened that day, and how it permanently altered life as we know it, we have a staff-recommended list of nonfiction titles about 9/11. We also have a 9/11 book list for younger readers.
The Children’s Cabinet parent engagement program offers free online trainings for parents and guardians on how to help their children acquire the skills necessary for kindergarten readiness.
I’m Ready for K trainings are offered in English and Spanish, and are designed for children ages three to five years old. Each training is one hour long and starts at 10 am. Classes are on Thursdays, starting September 17.
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.
Expanded hold pickup hours are now in effect at most branches. You can see the new schedule here, or visit our reopening page to keep updated on how the library plans to safely return to our pre-pandemic levels of service.
In response to increasing demand for our online offerings, we have created an easy new way for you to access our digital resources.
If you do not have a Washoe County Library account (or if you have misplaced your card), you can now visit our website and quickly acquire a digital library card, which you can use to check out ebooks and audiobooks, take online courses, and much more.
Did you participate in the 2020 Summer Reading Adventure and earn a prize? Go to your favorite Washoe County Library location during grab-and-go or drive-up hours to collect your prize pack, which includes a free book voucher that may be redeemed after the libraries fully reopen.