Our 2021 Summer Reading Challenge ended this week. We are happy to announce that 984 readers participated, logging more than 550,000 minutes of reading.
If someone in your family completed the program, you may visit any Washoe County Library location during open hours to collect your prize(s). Just bring the completed log, or let us know that you participated using the Beanstack app. No additional documentation is required. Prizes are only available to participants ages 0-18.
If you missed our End of Summer Reading Challenge Celebrations, including special edition of Break with Baby and Crafternoon, you can view them, as well as all the other virtual events produced in conjunction with the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge, here.
Join us for this bi-weekly, back-to-school Pro Tips program focused on learning, research, and citations. Each month, we will explore a different library resource, and you get to ask . This month we focus on HelpNow from Brainfuse. Get a taste of what's in store with this short video.
A missing person is a reliably compelling and engaging plot device that begins a novel with many unanswered questions. What happened? Where did they go? Will they be found in time? If you enjoy suspense, try these titles (and more) featured under the #WhatToRead tab in our library catalog.
We have compiled our most relevant resources into an easy-to-use, clickable document. Download a copy and have a quick and simple way to find online resources for your child. Printable versions are also available in both English and Spanish.
Our hearts go out to all Caldor Fire evacuees and to everyone impacted by the ongoing crisis. Washoe County Library is ready to help any evacuees in need of access to resources like free internet, computers, and printers. Free library cards are also available, and can provide additional access to online resources and digital and print materials.
For those taking shelter at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, the Sierra View Library is located within walking distance, across the street in the Reno Town Mall.
The automated book drop at the North Valleys Library will be closed for maintenance on Sunday, September 6, from approximately 6 am to 6 pm. If you need to return materials during this time, please do so at one of our other branches.
In observance of Labor Day, all Washoe County Libraries will be closed Monday, September 7. The North Valleys Library will additionally be closed Tuesday, September 8.
Your Washoe County Library librarians are hitting the airwaves with a radio series onKUNR!
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 every Monday and Wednesday at 11:04 am during The Takeaway and again at 3:48 pm during All Things Considered for On the Kids' Shelf, a quick two-minute segment that includes an engaging book talk, fun activity, and some early literacy tips for families.
The next Friends of Washoe County Library book sale starts next week. As always, it will be held inside the Reno Town Mall, next-door to the Sierra View Library. There will be a members-only night on September 10, 3-6 pm.
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.