Savor a visual history of local food, drink, and the industries that surround them. For this Historic Reno Preservation Society event, Sharon Honig-Bear has fashioned a presentation based on her past four years of Edible Traditionscolumns, which appear in Edible Reno-Tahoe magazine. Discover stories about sugar beet production in Fallon, Chicken Soup Hot Springs in Washoe Valley, and the turkey farms near where Park Lane Mall once stood.
Zombies are everywhere - TV, films, graphic novels, video games, and especially young adult literature. We can't get enough of them. TeenTober is a great time to read some of these creepy tales of survival. Click the links in the list to place a hold for pickup, or find electronic copies through OverDrive.
Visit this page to see all our recommendations for teens.
With your Washoe County Library Card you have access to live, on-demand homework help and state-aligned skills-building lessons from expert tutors. Communicate with tutors in real time using a virtual, whiteboard classroom. Brainfuse offers tutoring services in Spanish for all subjects offered in English.
Share some spooky Halloween stories with TumbleBooks! Explore our TumbleBooks digital library, which has a great selection of always-available animated, talking picture books, ebooks, and read-alongs great for kids up to about fifth grade.
Can garlic scare away vampires and evil spirits? Garlic's part in vampire folklore has roots in the Middle Ages in Europe, but similar legends exist in many cultures. Whether or not garlic's strong odor can scare a vampire away, it is definitely great for cooking and has many beneficial properties. It's also very easy to grow. Let us show you how!
Early voting in Washoe has begun. If you have questions, the Washoe County Registrar of Voters has the answers. Check your voter registration, view ballot questions and candidate information, find polling places and drop box locations, track your ballot, and so much more--all in one place.
At Washoe County Library branches serving as polling locations, pickup services will be available as scheduled, but voting may impact parking availability.
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.