There is still time to join the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge! Download the app and create an account, or a print out a paper log (available in both English and Spanish). Then you can earn free books, just by reading and attending our virtual events.
Larry Walker will discuss the beaver trappers of the fur trade era (1800-1840) and how an organization he works with, American Mountain Men, researches and teaches the skills and history of these important pathfinders.
Are you college bound? Summer is the perfect opportunity to squeeze in some study time to prepare for college entrance exams. Visit Learning Express Library and go to the College Admission Test Preparation Center, whicn includes essay-writing tutorials and test preparation for ACT, SAT, PSAT, and other exams. Reach your test score goals!
Ready to get out and breathe some fresh air? Explore your own backyard park with the help of this great activity sheet. Record what you find and then check out a few resources for further investigation. See other projects here.
Audiobooks are a great way to keep your child entertained at home or on the go. They also encourage reluctant readers to become more immersed in stories, expand their vocabulary and promote a love of reading. Explore our vast collection of children's audiobooks available through our online resource Overdrive. Also available through the Libby app.
In response to the pandemic, Washoe County Library System suspended all in-person programs and use of our reservable meeting rooms. We will continue to reintroduce services throughout the year, and in September we will again be offering meeting rooms and events at our libraries.
Until then, please visit our website for information about upcoming and archived events.
On the Shelf/On the Kids' Shelf
Your Washoe County Library librarians are hitting the airwaves with a new 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 a quick two-minute segment that includes an engaging book talk, fun activity, and some early literacy tips for families.
Join us for the first FWCL book sale in more than a year. As always, the sale will be held inside the Reno Town Mall, next-door to the Sierra View Library. There will be a large selection of books, DVDs, and CDs at very reasonable prices.
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.