Summer Reading is here! This year's program, Build a Better World, runs from June 1 through August 31, and encourages us all to take a more active role in our communities.
Washoe County Library System is pleased to partner with the Reno Aces to offer a wonderful Summer Reading Program prize for children and teens: free Aces tickets plus a chance to throw the first pitch at the August 21 game!
Kids of all ages will also earn free books every two weeks to reward participation in the program. Sign your kids up today, join us for meaningful and fun experiences all summer long, and help us to build a generation of readers and lifelong library users!
I look forward to seeing you in the library and at the Aces!
Jeff Scott, Washoe County Library Director
2017 Summer Reading Program
Build a Better World! Sign up for the 2017 Summer Reading Program and log your reading between June 1 and August 31. Along the way, you'll unlock cool badges and games, complete missions in your library and community, and earn free books every two weeks!
Summer Reading Kick-off Parties & Events
Find kick-off parties, crafts, and other summer reading events at your favorite library when you visit events.washoecountylibrary.us. Discover gardening programs, coding camps, magic shows, storytelling, movies, and more to help you Build a Better World! Registration may be required for some programs.
Brüka Theatre for Children
Grimm VIII: Bremen Town Musicians, May 21 - June 14
Join this interactive amusing retelling of a Brothers Grimm classic about four farm animals no longer needed by their masters and are convinced they can earn a good living as musicians, leave their homes and finally pursue their dreams!
The Amazing Little Old Man and the Search for the Bluebird of Happiness
June 12 - 18 at various library locations.
Featuring juggling, audience participation, joking around, imaginative journeys, and FUN! Izzi Tooinsky guides us in this fable where the Amazing Little Old Man travels through the wilderness of the Wild Boys, traverses the mountains of the Marvelous Girls, and is instructed in the land of the Lovely Ladies, to build a better world for himself and for others by finding The Bluebird of Happiness.
Discover Nevada’s amazing arthropods during this hands-on program from Nevada Bugs & Butterflies! 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!
WHERE: Reno Town Mall, right next door to the Sierra View Library.
From June 3-11, explore the biggest little booksale in town! This month, the Friends are featuring beach reads. Saturday, June 10 is half-price day, and Sunday, June 11 is $5 bag day. Members of the Friends get first dibs at a special preview on Friday, June 2 from 3-6pm ... and yes, you can join at the door!
About the Friends of Washoe County Library
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 the 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.