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

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Help Support National Friends of Libraries Week, October 15 – 21, 2017

Become a Member of Friends of Washoe County Library Today!

Washoe County Library System Offers Community Scanning Day, October 23, 2017

Celebrate Family History Month this October at the Sparks Library.

All Washoe County Libraries Closed In Observance of Nevada Day Holiday: Friday, October 27, 2017

Downtown Reno and Spanish Springs Libraries Closed on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Washoe County Library Hosts Adoption Training Programs, November 1 and 8, 2017

The Adoption Exchange Present Two Adoption Training Classes.

All Washoe County Libraries Will Be Closed On October, 18, 2017.

Closed For Staff Professional Development Day.

Free Museum Passes with Washoe County Library System and Discover and GO!

Your ticket to worlds of adventure, learning and fun!

Washoe County Library System Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Story Salsa With Liz Mangual, September 26 - 30, 2017

Fall Financial Series Offered At Sierra View Library

Learn How to Take Charge of Your Own Money and Estate.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Get Yours Today!

Washoe County Library System Identifies Possible Traces of Bed Bugs

All Potential Materials Are Heat Treated For Elimination.

All Washoe County Libraries Closed On Labor Day, September 4, 2017.

North Valleys Library Is Also Closed on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, September 24 - 30, 2017

Words Have Power. Read A Banned Book Today!

All Washoe County Libraries are out of eclipse glasses!

Make Science Fun with the Great American Eclipse.

Library Night with the Reno Aces, August 21, 2017

One Lucky Young Reader Will Throw Out the First Pitch!

All Washoe County Libraries Closed On Independence Day Holiday

All Washoe County Libraries Closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Mad Science Traveling Laboratory Present: Fire and Ice, July 10 - 16

Be Dazzled While Interacting With Mad Scientists.

Learn To Code At The Library!

Washoe County Library System Offers Fun Ways To Learn Computer Programming.

Washoe Reads: The Orphan Master’s Son, June 30 – September 14, 2017

Washoe County Library System Celebrates a Community-Wide Read!

The Biggest Little Bug Adventure with Nevada Bugs and Butterflies

Discover Nevada’s amazing arthropods during this hands-on summer long program.

The Amazing Little Old Man and the Search for the Bluebird of Happiness

Presented by Izzi Tooinsky at Various Library Locations in June.

Build a Better World: Summer Reading Program 2017

Kick off summer by signing up today!

Library Board of Trustees Approve New Convenient Hours

New Permanent Hours at the Verdi Community Library and Nature Center and Temporary Summer Hours at the Duncan/Traner Community Library.

All Washoe County Libraries Closed May 29 for Memorial Day

All Libraries Closed Monday, May 29, 2017; North Valleys Library Also Closed On Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Build a Better World: Summer Reading Program 2017

Sign up beginning May 15; Program begins June 1.

Washoe County Library System Holds Staff Development Day, May 18

Most Libraries Will Open at 2 p.m.

In-Tune Tales Trio Perform at Downtown Reno Library, May 14

Traditional Folk Tales and Modern Storybook Classics Come Alive!

Libraries Celebrate Older Americans Month, May 2017

Free programs offered throughout the month.

Great Basin Young Chautauqua May 13 - June 3

Come out and see these great performers at your library.

Entrepreneurs Need Data! April 24

Free Seminar on finding sales leads, marketing trends and more using free library resources.

PLARNit Project: Learn About Creative Ways to Reuse Plastic Grocery Bags

A fun hands on program focused on helping to save the environment.

See Magician Larry Wilson April 14 - June 10

Local Magician Returns With Mind-Blowing Magic Program.

Global Heat Present: Rhymes and Beats April 10 - April 15, 2017

Interactive hip hop performance with touring artists Global Heat.

Food for Fines Is Back! April 1 - April 30, 2017

Help feed the hungry while you take care of your overdue fines.

Brain Awareness Events At Several Locations March 12-23

Are you aware of your brain? Here's a program for all you brainiacs!

Helene Berr: A Stolen Life - March 1 through April 30, 2017

Washoe County Library System is proud to host this traveling exhibit from Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris.

Library banned this book ... you won't believe what happened next!

With the explosion of Information sources on the internet, it is more important than ever to brush up on your media literacy skills.

Washoe County Library System Holds Staff Development Day

Most Libraries Will Open at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017

All Washoe County Libraries Closed for Presidents' Day Holiday

All Libraries Closed Monday, February, 20, 2017; North Valleys Library Also Closed On Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

You Can't Eat Freedom: Struggles for Social Justice After the Civil Rights Movement

Join UNR Professor Greta de Jong at one of four free programs.

Friends of Washoe County Library Donate $125,000

Donation Acknowledged at the January 18, 2017 Library Board of Trustees Meeting.

North Valleys Library Open House - January 25, 2017

Please Join Us To Celebrate the Newly Renovated North Valleys Library.

Community Raises Over $20,000 for Early Literacy

The Inaugural Give the Gift of Reading Campaign is a Huge Success, raising needed funds for children's books.

Incline Village Library Closed Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Incline Village Library Branch will remain closed on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

All Washoe County Libraries Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday

All Libraries Closed Monday, January 16, 2017; North Valleys Library Also Closed On Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Incline Village Library Will Remain Closed-Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Incline Village Library Branch will remain closed on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

All Washoe County Libraries Closed Monday January 9

Due to flooding in the region, all Washoe County offices, including all libraries, will be closed on Monday, January 9. We anticipate all locations will resume regular hours on Tuesday.

Free Radon Programs Offered At Several Local Washoe County Libraries

January Is National Radon Action Month.

All Washoe County Libraries Closed in Observance of New Year Holiday

Closed on Sunday, January 1, 2017 and Monday, January 2, 2017.

Free Holiday Music Programs Offered at Several Washoe County Libraries

Come See The Grinch and the Erika Paul Trio.

All Washoe County Libraries Closed for Christmas Holiday

Closed on Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26.

Washoe County Library System Holds Staff Development Day

Most Libraries Will Open at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2016

New Hours Begin January 2 at 5 Locations

Overdue fines on most children’s materials also eliminated.

All Libraries Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving and Family Day Holidays

All Washoe County Libraries Closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25.

Washoe County Library Charity of the Night: December 1, Reno Bighorns Game

Please Buy a Ticket and Help the Library Raise Funds for Early Literacy.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Today - November 16, 2016

Saint Mary’s Health Network is donating $3,500 to the North Valleys Library Renovation Project.

Washoe County Library Seeks Community Sponsors for Early Literacy

Give the Gift of Reading: Children’s Early Literacy Fundraising Campaign

Galleries and Displays - November 2016

Visit Washoe County Library's Art Galleries this month.

Libraries Closed In Observance of Veterans Day

All Washoe County Libraries Closed in Observance of Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Food for Fines Is Back! November 1 – November 30

Help feed the hungry while you take care of your overdue fines.

The North Valleys Library is Getting a Makeover

Services at the library will be suspended November 15 - December 27 while the library undergoes renovations.

BodyVox and Amphion String Quartet performance of Cosmosis

Washoe County Library Hosts Performing Arts Series.

Library Director Presents Annual Report

The report was presented at a joint meeting of the Board of County Commissioners and Library Board of Trustees.

County Commissioners Approve Proclamation

Friends of Washoe County Library Recognized at the October 18, 2016 Board Meeting.

Libraries Closed In Observance of Nevada Day Holiday

All Washoe County Libraries Closed in Observance of Nevada Day on Friday, October 28, 2016.

What is Pokémon GO, and how does it work?

Imagine that, parallel to our own world, there is a world full of fantastical creatures. What would you do? Would you become their friend? Would you collect them? Would you train them to protect you and fight for you? You can do all that and more in Pokémon GO!

Washoe County Library System Hosts Julie Fowlis

Award Winning Gaelic Music Singer

Nevada Author of the 2016 NV Reads Book Grind

Washoe County Libraries host local author Mark Maynard.

Make it: Spooktacular Spellbook Craft

Did you miss the fun at the Sparks Library? Make your own spooktacular spellbook craft!

30 Reasons to Have a Library Card

September was Library Card Sign-Up Month. All month long, we shared ways your library card can improve your life - from saving you time and money, to surviving a zombie apocalypse.

North Valleys Library Undergoes Renovations.

Washoe County Library launches crowdfunding campaign.

Banned Books Week September 25 - October 1

Washoe County Library System Celebrates the Freedom to Read.

All Washoe County Library Branches Support Early Literacy Program

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten promotes reading to newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Galleries and Displays - September 2016

Visit Washoe County Library's Art Galleries this month.

R. Carlos Nakai: Native American Flute

Don't miss the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute at a free library performance.

Fall Hours at Duncan Traner Library to begin August 8

Now that school will be starting up, library will be open three afternoons a week.

Galleries and Displays - July 2016

Galleries and displays in Washoe County Library System for July, 2016.

*Update* OPEN @12:15 pm: Incline Village Library closed for the remainder of the day

This unplanned closure is due to a malfunctioning alarm. Toddler Time will still take place at 11:15 in the library's garden.

Books and Boards with Hubble Skateboards

Drop in to the library to check out this summer reading program with presentations throughout July.

Third Annual Reno Mini Maker Faire July 9th

Make, create, craft, DIY, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.

Special Summer Hours for Duncan/Traner Community Library Starts June 13

Washoe County Library, City of Reno and Washoe County School District partner to open doors more hours.

Coding For Beginners Camp

Wondering what to do with the kids this summer? Build STEM skills at the library

Early June Special Library Programs

From authors and Summer Reading to STEM and STEAM programs, there is something for everyone.

Washoe County Library brings its Collection to Amazon

With a new browser extension, the library now comes to you.

Summer Reading Program Starts June 1 ... Signup Today!

On your mark, get set ... read!

Downtown Reno Library Turns 50

Some might say she doesn't look a day over 29!



Marissa Meyer


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


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


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


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


Danielle Steel

The Witches' Tree

M.C. Beaton


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


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


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


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


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


Kurt Andersen

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

David Yaffe


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


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


Mercedes Lackey

Leia, Princess of Alderaan

Claudia Gray