Our 2017 Summer Reading Program, Build a Better World, is in full swing! The program is open to readers (and listeners!) of all ages. Kids and teens can earn free books every two weeks. If you're not one of the 3,500+ who have already signed up, it's not too late to get your family in on the action! Visit www.washoecountylibrary.us/summerreading for more information and to sign up.
Washoe Reads: The Orphan Master's Son
Join Washoe County Library System in partnership with Nevada Humanities to celebrate a community-wide read of Adam Johnson's The Orphan Master's Son. Book discussions will take place in three parts at six libraries through September 15. For more information, please visit www.washoecountylibrary.us/washoereads
Meet the Pulitzer Prize-winning author at the 4th Annual Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl on Saturday, September 16. Visit www.nevadahumanities.org for more information.
Happy Independence Day!
All Washoe County Library locations will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. We hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday!
Story Time at the May Arboretum
Kids and parents are sure to love this special series of summer Story Times at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. Join us for stories, activities, and crafts!
Tuesdays at 10:00 am in Honey's Garden: July 11, 18, 25, and August 1.
Discover More Library Programs
We have lots more going on at all of our branches! Don't forget to visit the online calendar of events to find hundreds of opportunities for education, entertainment, recreation, and enrichment at your favorite library.
with Nevada Bugs & Butterflies: July 9 - August 27
Discover Nevada's amazing arthropods during this hands-on program! Interact with millipedes, beetles, and more at the bug petting zoo. Create and take a small packet of native pollinator seeds to "Build a Better World" for the bees and butterflies in your own garden.
Drop in anytime during the scheduled program to learn about some of Nevada's plant and animal diversity!
Be dazzled while interacting with Mad Scientists as they thrill audiences with impressive science experiments! Don't miss the chance to be frosted by foggy dry ice storms, mesmerized by floating beach balls, soaked by special bubbly showers, and astounded by sizzling, shivering scissors ... all while slurping a Mad Science Burp Potion!
The Friends of Washoe County Library is an all volunteer non-profit organization with over 500 members dedicated to advocating, fundraising and providing support for Washoe County Library System. Our purpose is to ensure a first-class, free public library that will remain accessible to all Washoe County residents for generations to come.
Book sorting and helping with the book sales and events in Reno Town Mall .
Cashiering at the Secondhand Prose bookstore in the Northwest Reno Library.