When the pandemic forced the libraries to close, we moved our story time events online. We now have more than a year's worth of videos available to watch, as well as a new one every day at 11 am.
During this highly unusual time, publishers have been very generous with permission to use their copyrighted materials, but eventually this will no longer be the case. These story times will not always be available, so be sure to watch them while you can.
To participate, just join the Washoe County Library Virtual Story Time group on Facebook. You can also check our calendar of events for upcoming story times.
Don't miss this live-only, one-time online event! Magician Larry Wilson will demonstrate the fundamental scientific principles behind the world’s most amazing magic, as he teaches several simple yet astonishing magic tricks that all students can do at home with common, everyday household objects, like crayons, coins, paper, pencils, and scotch tape. This event will not be available to view on demand.
For Women’s History Month, here is a list of staff-recommended books that focus on strong female characters that will inspire and enlighten. Click a title to place a hold or to find electronic copies to download.
We have compiled our most relevant resources into easy-to-use, clickable documents, available in both English and Spanish. Download a copy and have a quick and simple way to find online resources for your child. A printable version is also available (English/Spanish).
Step outside during these early days of spring, look around, and listen. You will hear and see some very noisy, busy birds twittering and fluttering about while gathering twigs, bits of string, leaves, and feathers. What are they up to? Join us as we investigate this STEAM activity to find out.
Provided by The Children’s Cabinet, I'm Ready for K! helps your child prepare for kindergarten. Parents and early learning providers can use this booklet to support children in developing the skills they need to be ready for kindergarten. Also available in a Spanish language version.
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.