COVID-19 cases in Washoe County are rapidly on the rise. On November 10, 2020, Governor Sisolak announced a new stay-at-home directive, effective immediately. Additionally, County Manager Eric Brown issued a work-from-home protocol for Washoe County employees.
In response, Washoe County Library System is suspending grab-and-go and drive-up hold pick-up services through November.
Book drops will remain open during this period. Reference and informational services are also available via email and phone.
In this upcoming edition of High Noon, host Neal Cobb will be joined by Frank Mullen Jr., who will discuss his life as a Chautauqua performer. Mullen's Chautauqua characters have included Henry VIII, Babe Ruth, Benedict Arnold, Edward R. Murrow, and Albert Einstein.
For this program he will talk about how he prepares to depict such figures, show video of past performances, and answer your questions.
Though pickup of physical books is currently suspended, our digital library is still available. Check our OverDrive catalog for tons of reading suggestions including these staff-recommended science and nature titles that are all available in electronic formats.
Why is the sky blue and not some other color? Sunlight seems colorless, but it is actually made up of all the colors of the rainbow. Learn how light energy travels, scatters, and colors our brilliant Northern Nevada sky.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with this reading of Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message, by Chief Jake Swamp and Erwin Printup, Jr.Based on what is known as the Iroquois Nation's Thanksgiving Address, the text of this picture book carries the "ancient message of peace and appreciation of Mother Earth and all her inhabitants."
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As the global pandemic continues to affect the lives and livelihoods of many of the nation’s families, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is working to help Americans protect and manage their finances.
In partnership with other federal agencies like HUD, they offer programs to help people struggling financially request forbearance and take control of their mortgage loans.
The Friends of Washoe County Library has had to cancel the book sale scheduled for this month, but we hope you will still find a way to support their mission. Your membership in FWCL helps fund programs, equipment, and materials for the library.
You can also support FWCL through Amazon Smile. Visit Amazon Smile and select Friends of Washoe County Library. Shopping there works just like the regular Amazon website, except a portion of your purchase price will be donated to FCWL.
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.
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.