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Resources for Educators

Washoe County Libraries are here to support educators at every level and of every type. For more information on these programs or services, please contact the library.

Friction-free Educator Cards

We are working to eliminate barriers to make our resources more accessible to teachers. To facilitate our efforts, we are pleased to offer expanded access to library resources and services for educators through our Educator Library Cards.

The Educator Card is available to educators employed at Washoe County schools and preschools, as well as staff employed at charter schools, daycare centers, camps, after-school programs, and homeschooling parents in Washoe County. The Educator Card does not accrue fines on print material. If you are an educator and want to take advantage of this new program, just  check in at your favorite branch to update your status.

Library Visits, Fieldtrips, and Classroom Visits

Washoe County Library offers free tours of our facilities. These tours can help your students how to use their local library branch. To schedule a visit to your library, please contact your local branch.

Would you like library staff to come to your school or event to promote library resources? We offer a variety of presentations from reading stories in the classroom and informational booths during school events to lessons on library databases and professional presentations for school administrators. For more information on scheduling an outreach at your school, please contact Beate Weinert, Youth Services and Library Events Manager, at 775-327-8361 or bweinert@washoecounty.us.

Online Resources for Educators

Explore online library resources and recommended web resources on the tabs below.

Books & Reading
  • TumbleBook Library is a collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Includes common core-aligned lesson plans and resources for classroom use. If you work in a Washoe County School District elementary or middle school, ask your librarian for the WCSD username and password for streamlined access. Everyone can use all features of TumbleBook Library using a Washoe County Library card.
  • Find reading recommendations in the Washoe County Library catalog: just find a book you like and discover read-alikes, series information, reading levels, and more. Find recommendations by subject and AR level.
  • Explora is available for all grade levels and includes Language Arts resources.
  • Mango Languages is a fun-infused way to learn a new language. Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.
History Resources
  • ABC-CLIO includes academic reference works and periodicals primarily on topics such as history and social sciences.
  • Biography Reference Center includes a collection of more than 450,000 full-text biographical resources for all grade levels.nk to website)
  • Explora is available for all grade levels and includes history and social studies resources.
Science Resources
Math Resource
General Reference
Homework Help

 

Print

Kingdom of Ash

Sarah Maas

Muse of Nightmares

Laini Taylor

Dry

Neal Shusterman

A Blade So BLack

L.L. McKinney

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Hank Green

The Meltdown

Jeff Kinney

Wrath of the Dragon King

Brandon Mull

Lu

Jason Reynolds

THe Snowy Nap

Jan Brett

Land of Stories

Chris Colfer

Carmela Full of Wishes

Matt de la Peña

The Genius Experiment

James Patterson

The Wall in the Middle of the Book

Jon Agee

Spy School Goes South

Stuart Gibbs

A Map of Days

Ransom Riggs

Louisiana's Way Home

Kate DiCamillo

I Lost My Tooth

Mo Willems

The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

Shannon Hale

A Parade of Elephants

Kevin Henkes

Salvation

Peter F. Hamilton

Elevation

Stephen King

Dark Sacred Night

Michael Connelly

Whole30 Slow Cooker

Melissa Hartwig

Vendetta

Iris Johansen

The Reckoning

John Grisham

Not Quite Over You

Susan Mallery

The Mamba Mentality

Kobe Bryant

Cook Like a Pro

Ina Garten

When We Were Young

Karen Kingsbury

Unsheltered

Barbara Kingsolver

Shell Game

Sara Paretsky

The Library Book

Susan Orlean

In the Hurricane's Eye

Nathaniel Philbrick

Impeachment

Jon Meacham

Every Breath

Nicholas Sparks

Desperate Measures

Stuart Woods

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Stephen Hawking

The Witch Elm

Tana French

Winter in Paradise

Elin Hilderbrand

The Next Person You Meet In Heaven

Mitch Albom

My Squirrel Days

Ellie Kemper

Killing Commendatore

Haruki Murakami

Holy Ghost

John Sandford

Dare To Lead

Brene Brown

The Clockmaker's Daughter

Kate Morton

Ambush

James Patterson

War of the Wolf

Bernard Cornwell

Street Freaks

Terry Brooks

A Spark of Light

Jodi Picoult

Red Moon

Kim Stanley Robinson

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

Nick Offerman

The Fifth Risk

Michael Lewis

An Easy Death

Charlaine Harris

Dragon's Code

Gig McCaffrey

The Dead Ringer

M.C. Beaton

Consumed

J.R. Ward

Blood Communion

Anne Rice

Alaskan Holiday

Debbie Macomber

Whiskey in a Teacup

Reese Witherspoon

Transcription

Kate Atkinson

This is the Day

Tim Tebow

Christmas Cake Murder

Joanne Fluke

A Willing Murder

Jude Devereaux

Time's Convert

Deborah Harkness

Dark Tide Rising

Anne Perry

Button Man

Andrew Gross

Shadow Tyrants

Clive Cussler

Katerina

James Frey

The Forbidden Door

Dean Koontz

Colorblind

Reed Farrel Coleman

Juror #3

James Patterson

Timeless

R.A. Salvatore

Sea Prayer

Khaled Hosseini

Leverage in Death

J.D. Robb

John Woman

Walter Mosley

In His Father's Footsteps

Danielle Steel

Field of Bones

Judith Jance

Dark Sentinel

Christine Feehan

Walking Shadows

Faye Kellerman

Safe and Sound

Fern Michaels

The Mystery of Three Quarters

Sophie Hannah

Pieces of Her

Karin Slaughter

Desolation Mountain

William Kent Krueger

Feared

Lisa Scottoline

Texas Ranger

James Patterson

The Washington Decree

Jussi Adler-Olsen

Toucan Keep a Secret

Donna Andrews

Tailspin

Sandra Brown

Serpentine

Laurell K. Hamilton

The Prisoner in the Castle

Susan Elia MacNeal

The Money Shot

Stuart Woods

The Middleman

Olen Steinhauer

The Quiet Side of Passion

Andrew McCall-Smith

Paradox

Catherine Coulter

Pale as Death

Heather Graham

A Measure of Darkness

Jonathan Kellerman

Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom

Nancy Atherton

The Sinners

Ace Atkins

The Other Woman

Daniel Silva

A Noise Downstairs

Linwood Barclay

Four Dominions

Eric Lustbader

Double Blind

Iris Johansen

Cottage by the Sea

Debbie Macomber

When We Found Home

Susan Mallery

The Summer Wives

Beatriz Williams

Spinning Silver

Naomi Novik

Marry Me By Sundown

Johanna Lindsey

The Good Fight

Danielle Steel

Clock Dance

Anne Tyler

Spymaster

Brad Thor

Rising Out of Hatred

Eli Saslow

Leadership

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Killing the SS

Bill O'Reilly

Accessory to War

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Small Fry

Lisa Brennan-Jobs

How Do We Look

Mary Beard

The Coddling of the American Mind

Jonathan Haidt

The Tangled Tree

David Quammen

How Schools Work

Arne Duncah

Fly Girls

Keith O'Brien

You're on an Airplane

Parker Posey

The Death of Truth

Michiko Kakutani

The Poisoned City

Anna Clark

Indianapolis

Lynn Vincent

From the Corner of the Oval

Rebecca Dorey-Stein

Big Nate Goes Bananas

Lincoln Peirce

The Alphabet Book With No Pictures

B.J. Novak

Saving Winslow

Sharon Creech

Unbelievably Boring Bart

James Patterson

Wings of Fire

Tui Sutherland

How Do Dinosaurs Learn To Read

Jane Yolen

The Exile's Hunter

Erin Hunter

A Dog Named Doug

Karma Wilson

Tales From a Not-So-Happy Birthday

Rachel Renee Russell

The Itchy Book

Mo Willems

The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest Ifunny Ever

James Patterson

Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate

James Dean

Llama Llama Loves to Read

Anna Dewdney

The Last

Katherine Applegate

The Burning Maze

Rick Riordan

Wildcard

Marie Lu

Imposters

Scott Westerfeld

Two Dark Reigns

Kendare Blake

People Kill People

Ellen Hopkins

The Emerald Sea

Richelle Mead

A Reaper at the Gates

Yahir Sabaa

Neverworld Wake

Marisha Pessl

Legendary

Stephanie Garber

War Storm

Victoria Aveyard

A Court of Frost and Starlight

Sarah Maas

Leah on the Offbeat

Becky Albertalli

The Fates Divide

Veronica Roth

Stormcaster

Cinda Williams Chima