On Thursday, the United States officially added a new legal public holiday. Each year on June 19, Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day and Emancipation Day) celebrates emancipation and the end of slavery. In observance of the holiday, all Washoe County Library locations will be closed on Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19, along with most other Washoe County offices.
Do you enjoy watching birds fly and hop across the ground? Can you identify any of our local birds by their markings or by the songs that they sing? You can attract more of our feathered friends to your yard by putting out a bird feeder filled with seeds and a source of water for them to enjoy.
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 Here & Now on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:04 a.m. 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.
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.