TeenTober is a new, nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October that aims to celebrate teens, promote the innovative ways libraries helps teens learn new skills, and fuel their passions in and outside the library.
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.
New episodes will be available every Monday in October.
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.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, enjoy this list of staff-recommended, young adult fiction, celebrating the millions residents of the United States who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean.
Presented by the Nevada Library Association, the Nevada Young Readers' Awards honor extraordinary books intended for readers from kindergarten to twelfth grade. Each year, students in the state of Nevada recommend and vote for winners in four categories: Picture Books, Young Readers, Intermediate, and Young Adult. See the 2020 winners, and help pick the winners for next year at the Nevada Library Association website.
Have you ever wondered how a large ship weighing several tons can stay afloat? It seems like something so heavy would sink as soon as it launched. Discover how the force of buoyancy can keep heavy things afloat.
Washoe County Library System is launching the 100 Books Before Graduation Teen Reading Challenge for TeenTober! This reading challenge encourages high school students to read for fun! The goal is to read 100 books before you graduate high school. You can read any books that interest you! We also have reading lists put together by our staff to help you get started.
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.