Starting next week, the North Valleys Library will be open five days a week--from Tuesday though Saturday. The Downtown Reno Library is also increasing its hours, and will now be open seven days a week.
You can see all our hours, and the services currently offered here.
There’s still plenty of time to sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge and earn prizes all summer long! Sign up in person at any library branch, or download the Beanstack app to get started at home. Earn a free book just for signing up! The program is open to readers of all ages, with prizes available to participants ages 0-18.
Houseflies are those pesky flying insects that show up uninvited at your summer picnic or slip into your house if you leave a door open too long. Did you know that there are more than 100,000 different kinds of flies? Learn more interesting fly facts and find out how to keep them away.
In observance of Independence Day, all Washoe County Libraries will be closed Sunday and Monday, July 4-5. The North Valleys Library will additionally be closed Tuesday, July 6.
Meeting Rooms and In-person Events
In response to the pandemic, Washoe County Library System suspended all in-person programs and use of our reservable meeting rooms. We will continue to reintroduce services throughout the year, and in September we will again be offering meeting rooms and events at our libraries.
Until then, please visit our website for information about upcoming and archived events.
On the Shelf/On the Kids' Shelf
Your Washoe County Library librarians are hitting the airwaves with a new radio series on KUNR!
On the Shelf airs each Monday at 6:42 a.m. and 8:42 a.m. during Morning Edition. Listen in for reading recommendations and catch the latest in book news.
Then join us during The Takewaway on Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:04 a.m. or at 3:48 during All Things Considered for On the Kids' Shelf, a quick, two-minute segment that includes an engaging book talk, a fun activity, and some early literacy tips for families.
The Friends of Washoe County Library is a member-supported 501(c)(3) Nevada non-profit organization dedicated to advocating, fundraising, and providing support for the Washoe County Library System.
You can support Friends of Washoe County Library through Amazon Smile. Visit Amazon Smile and select Friends of Washoe County Library. It works just like the regular Amazon website, except a portion of your purchase price will be donated to FWCL.