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All Washoe County Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, October, 18, 2017 for a Staff Professional Development Day.

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Who We Are

Jeff ScottJeff Scott, Library Director

Telephone: 775-327-8341
FAX: 775-327-8392
Email: jscott@washoecounty.us

Jeff Scott began his library career over 17 years ago as a library assistant at the Arizona Historical Foundation, an archive at Arizona State University (ASU). While in Arizona, Jeff worked his way up to librarian, with experience at both academic and public libraries. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from ASU and Master of Library Science from the University of Arizona. Jeff went on to become Director for Casa Grande (AZ) Public Library, Tulare County Library in California's Central Valley, and most recently for Berkeley Public Library. He joined Washoe County Library System as its new Director on December 14, 2015.

Joan Dalusung Joan Dalusung, Assistant Library Director

Telephone: 775-327-8341
FAX: 775-327-8392
Email: jdalusung@washoecounty.us

Joan Dalusung began her career with the Henderson Libraries as a Reference Librarian in 1997. Following a stint as the Henderson Libraries’ Internet Services Librarian, she returned to public service as an Adult Services Department Head and most recently as Manager of Henderson Libraries’ Paseo Verde Library. Joan received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Psychology, as well as her Master of Library Science, from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been involved in the Nevada Library Association since 2000. She joined the Washoe County Library System as its new Assistant Director on April 4, 2016.

Library Administration

PO Box 2151
Reno, NV 89505

Telephone: 775-327-8341
FAX: 775-327-8392
Email: library@washoecounty.us

Debi Stears, Resources Librarian

Telephone: 775-327-8349
Email: ddstears@washoecounty.us

Nancy Keener, Systems Librarian

Telephone: 775-327-8347
Email: nkeener@washoecounty.us

Beate Weinert, Programs & Community Collaborations

Telephone: 775-327-8361
Email: bweinert@washoecounty.us

Andrea Tavener, Public Information & Development

Telephone: 775-327-8360
Email: atavener@washoecounty.us

John Andrews, Internet Services Librarian

Telephone: 775-327-8364
Email: jandrews@washoecounty.us

Kathy Atkinson, Delinquent Accounts

Telephone: 775-327-8342
Email: katkinson@washoecounty.us

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission ... is to connect people with information, ideas and experiences to support an enriched and engaged community, one person at a time.

Our Vision ... is that all Washoe County residents benefit from the Library's support of literacy and self-education.

Our Statement of Values

Learning and Literacy

We uphold lifelong learning as the core foundation of our service, and promote reading as a fundamental life skill.

Inclusiveness

We make enriching cultural and intellectual resources available to all.

Customer Service

We help meet the need of information services, while effectively addressing the range of literacy levels.

Community

We address the desire for self-directed personal growth and development opportunities.

Staff

We recruit and retain qualified employees, provide them with timely training and development opportunities, and recognize that they are our most valuable resource.

Fiscal Responsibility

We manage the human and financial resources entrusted to us in a cost-effective manner, and support only those facilities and services that are sustainable within the realities of our financial limits.

Adaptability

As a forward-thinking organization, we are responsive to our users' needs and interests, continuously adapting what we do and how we do it.

Collaboration

We believe in the power of coming together, and expand our impact in the community through appropriate partnerships with individuals, public and nonprofit agencies, educators, community groups and businesses.

Print

Renegades

Marissa Meyer

Tortall

Tamora Pierce

The Getaway

Jeff Kinney

Past Perfect

Danielle Steel

The story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg

Prairie Fires

Caroline Fraser

Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals

Martina Slajerova

The People vs. Alex Cross

James Patterson

Oathbringer

Brandon Sanderson

The Library at the Edge of the World

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Higher is Waiting

Tyler Perry

Hardcore Twenty-four

Janet Evanovich

Future Home of the Living God

Louise Erdrich

End Game

David Baldacci

Artemis

Andy Weir

An American Family

Khizr Khan

You Can't Spell America Without Me

Alec Baldwin

What Unites Us

Dan Rather

Typhoon Fury

Clive Cussler

Someone to Wed

Mary Balogh

Shadow District

Arnaldur Indriðason

President McKinley

Robert W. Merry

The Midnight Line

Lee Child

The Inner Life of Animals

Peter Wohlleben

The House of Unexpected Sisters

Alexander McCall-Smith

Heather, the Totality

Matthew Weiner

Every Breath You Take

Mary Higgins Clark

Bobby Kennedy

Chris Matthews

Medical Medium: Thyroid Healing

Anthony William

The Complete Slow Cooker

America's Test Kitchen

Quick & Dirty

Stuart Woods

Mind Game

Iris Johansen

An Echo of Murder

Anne Perry

Charlatans

Robin Cook

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall

Diana Gabaldon

The Child

Fiona Barton

Thief of Hearts

Tess Gerritsen

Deep Freeze

John Sandford

Crazy Liek a Fox

Rita Mae Brown

Fairytale

Danielle Steel

The Witches' Tree

M.C. Beaton

Origin

Dan Brown

Merry & Bright

Debbie Macomber

Ghost on the Case

Carolyn Hart

Sleep Like A Baby

Charlaine Harris

Holly and Ivy

Fern Michaels

The Romanov Ransom

Clive Cussler

A Column of Fire

Ken Follett

Secrets in Death

J.D. Robb

The Right Time

Danielle STeel

Kill The Heroes

David Thurlo

Glass Houses

Louise Penny

THe Burning Girl

Claire Messud

Don't Let Go

Harlan Coben

Young Jane Young

Gabrielle Zevin

Y Is For...

Sue Grafton

The Room of White Fire

T. Jefferson Parker

Reincarnation Blues

Michael Poore

If the Creek Don't Rise

Leah Weiss

Without Fear or Favor

Robert K. Tananbaum

Seeing Red

Sandra Brown

I Know A Secret

Tess Gerritsen

How to Find Live in a Bookshop

Veronica Henry

Exposed

Lisa Scottoline

The Store

James Patterson

The Paris Spy

Susan Elia MacNeal

The Color of Fear

Marcia Muller

Barely Legal

Stuart Woods

Any Dream Will Do

Debbie Macomber

The Dolls

James Patterson

On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

Rhys Bowen

Crime Scene

Jonathan Kellerman

The Clockwork Dynasty

Daniel H. Wilson

The Address

Fiona Davis

The Wildling Sisters

Eve Chase

The Story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg

Paradise Valley

C.J. Box

The Marriage Pact

Michelle Richmond

The Lying Game

Ruth Ware

Deadfall

Linda Fairstein

Look Behind You

Iris Johansen

The Late Show

Michael Connelly

A Distant View of Everything

Alexander McCall-Smith

The Breakdown

B.A. Paris

Blame

Jeff Abbott

Two Nights

Kathy Reichs

Some Kind of Hero

Suzanne Brockmann

Hello, Sunshine

Laura Dave

Final Girls

Riley Sager

Down A Dark ROad

Linda Castillo

Beautiful Tempest

Johanna Lindsey

Almost Sisters

Joshilyn Jackson

Wired

Julie Garwood

The Reason You're Alive

Matthew Quick

Persons Unknown

Susie Steiner

Silver Silence

Nalini Singh

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

Neal Stephenson

Magpie Murders

Anthony Horowitz

Do Not Become Alarmed

Maile Meloy

Camino Island

John Grisham

Where the Past Begins

Amy Tan

The RBG Workout

Bryant Johnson

Degrade and Destroy

Michael R. Gordon

Why Buddhism is True

Robert Wright

The Odyssey of Echo COmpany

Doug Stanton

The Four Tendencies

Gretchen Rubin

Braving the Wilderness

Brené Brown

Believe Me: My Battle With the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease

Yolanda Hadid

Fantasyland

Kurt Andersen

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

David Yaffe

Rabbit

Patricia Williams

Morningstar: Growing up with Books

Ann Hood

American Fire

Monica Hesse

Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism

Mark R. Levin

Mr. Limoncello's Great Library Race

Chris Grabenstein

Everything is Mama

Jimmy Fallon

The Ship of the Dead

Rick Riordan

Swing It, Sunny

Jennifer L. Holm

It Takes a Village

Hillary Rodham Clinton

The Empty Grave

Jonathan Stroud

Tigerheart's Shadow

Erin Hunter

THe Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate

Shannon Hale

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties

Dav Pilkey

The Bad Seed

Jory John

Laugh Out Loud

James Patterson

Girls Who Code

Reshma Saujani

Turtles All The Way Down

John Green

All The Crooked Saints

Maggie Stiefvater

Warcross

Marie Lu

Genuine Fraud

E. Lockhart

The Finals Spark

Richard Paul Evans

Tower of Dawn

Sarah J. Maas

They Both Die At The End

Adam Silvera

Apex

Mercedes Lackey

Leia, Princess of Alderaan

Claudia Gray