Every week our librarians create thematic lists of titles to help you discover new books you love. We always include one list in this newsletter, but there are far more that we don't have space to feature. There are so many, in fact, we recently created three new webpages to hold them--one page for adults, one for kids, and one for teens. These lists include both fiction and non-fiction titles in virtually all possible genres.
Have a scary story you want heard? Whether it’s fact or fiction, email us your manuscript by October 15. Approved submissions will be narrated and added to our Halloween broadcast Shivery: Chilling Tales of Horror.
Using video, audio, and additional materials, 1,000 Miles of Desert and Mountains brings to life diaries from George and Josephine Scott's 1914 Nevada prospecting trip. The first-hand account of their trek across Nevada provides an entertaining and engaging way to study history and serves up concepts across all disciplines.
Presented by the Nevada Library Association, the Nevada Young Readers' Awards honor extraordinary books intended for readers from kindergarten to twelfth grade. See the 2020 winners, help pick the winners for next year, and nominate your own favorites for 2022 at the Nevada Library Association website.
Everybody's gotta eat, and the teen years are the perfect time to learn how to fend for yourself. Tune in for tips, tricks, and basics to help you feed yourself and others with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Cheap, easy, and quick is the name of the game. Join us every Monday during October at 3 pm on our Facebook page. Watch past episodes here.
What is the tiniest thing you can imagine? Atoms and molecules are probably even smaller than that! The largest atom is about a million times smaller than the width of a human hair. Learn more about these amazing building blocks of matter with this fun activity.
Book returns are now open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week at most library locations. We are still unable to accept donations or read-and-share items in book returns, so please use the book drops to return library materials only.
As part of its effort to keep the public and its employees safe and healthy, all returned items will be quarantined for a minimum of seven days.
There may be delays in hold availability for items at the South Valleys Library and the Sparks Library. If you have an item to pick up from one of those branches, pay special attention to the instructions in your hold confirmation email.
This quarantine period will also affect returned items and transit periods. You may see items you've returned still displaying as checked out in your online account. If your held item is moving from one branch to another, please expect a minimum of seven days.
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.