WASHOE COUNTY IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19
All Washoe County Libraries are closed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Limited hold pickup service is available.

 

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Literacy & Family Engagement

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Download this free app to your phone for tips to turn everyday moments a brain building moments, or you can have tips sent to you via text. This app provides science-based tips and tools to parents and childcare providers. Boost learning from birth to age five.

 

 

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems!

Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his Lunch Doodle. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually. 

 

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Check out this fun website for fun and educational activities!

 

World Book Activity Corner 

Contains thousands of cross-curricular, low-cost, fun yet educational projects for the classroom, after school programs, and library programing. Activity Corner enables users to browse, save, and create activities for all ages. To access, select "Activity Corner" (with the scissors icon) from the Worldbook Online homepage.

 

Google Arts & Culture

Google Arts teamed up with more than 500 museums and galleries around the world to bring everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world. 

 

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Take a virtual field trip and view six different animals through live web cams. Available 7 am-7 pm CST.

 

 

TumbleMath 

Math stories in a format that combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages. The books are all accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans, educational games, plus quizzes in order to test and track progress.  

 

PBS Reno

PBS and PBS Reno have curated free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.

 

Free Educational Subscriptions

A list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closures. 

 

123 HomeSchool 4 Me

Free printable worksheets and educational activities to help making learning fun. Resources arranged by grade or subject.

 

Washoe County Library Virtual Story Times

Washoe County Library System offers a live Virtual Story Time through our Facebook page every day at 11 am.

 

 

 

 

 

12 Story Library

has opened up access to their full library of ebooks, each of which is paired with a unique resource webpage with content updates, live news feeds, videos, image galleries, and lesson plans. Subjects include: reading, writing, science, social studies and STEM.

 

Storyline Online 

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White, and dozens more. 

 

HarperKids

Subscribe to HarperKids for a glimpse inside pages of your child's next read by way of book trailers, author interviews, and original content. Watch live new fun content every day at noon EST on Instagram Live and YouTube.

 

#OperationStorytime

As families across the world get creative with kids at home, we've asked our fave authors, illustrators, celebs, and childhood educators to perform their stories online for your (kids') enjoyment.

 

Washoe County Library Virtual Story Times

Washoe County Library System offers a live Virtual Story Time through our Facebook page every Thursday at 11 am.

 

TumbleBooks

Created just for kids, TumbleBook Library features a collection of animated, talking picture books to teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. You will also find read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, graphic novels, playlists, puzzles and games, as well as books in Spanish and French. 

 

TeenBookCloud

Features over 1,000 titles for middle and high school students, including student-favorite graphic novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, national geographic videos, and more. The new AP English section makes hundreds of curriculum books available to readers at the click of a button.

 

AudioBookCloud 

A curated database of streaming audio, featuring over 1,200 titles, including dozens of genres and interest levels. The collection includes popular literature, classics, children’s and teen books, mystery, sci-fi, history, biography, and more.

 

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Subscribe to more than 120 popular magazines on your computer or mobile device.

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Washoe County Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success.

 

 

Libby/OverDrive

OverDrive is our most popular collection of downloadable titles, with over 10,000 ebooks and audiobooks. The collection includes bestselling books from the hottest authors, classics, and a wide variety of nonfiction for adults, teens, and kids.

Read or listen on any device in your browser, or download to your computer or device using the OverDrive App or Libby. Titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period. 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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RomanceBookCloud

Always-available ebooks in all romance genres

Digital Magazines

Instant access to your favorite magazines, now with thousands of new titles

OverDrive Ebooks and Audiobooks

Our main digital collection, with thousands of ebooks and audiobooks

The New York Times

Complimentary digital access to The New York Times

AudioBookCloud

A collection of always-available audiobooks for all ages

TechBoomers

Learn popular technology, apps, and websites with a senior focus

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines

NoveList Plus

Reading recommendations, series information, and more tools for readers

Mango

Learn one of 70 languages, including Spanish, Mandarin, and even Pirate

Lynda.com

Creative, business, and technology courses for in-depth learning

Computer Skills Center

Video courses to learn popular software and computer basics

WorldBook Online

With activities and a suite of research tools, it's more than an encyclopedia

TumbleMath K-6

Animated, narrated math stories and other elementary school math resources

TumbleBook Library

A collection of talking, animated picture books and ebooks for kids

TeenBookCloud

Ebooks, graphic novels, and more for teens and tweens

Virtual Story Time

Washoe County Library story times, right in your home, every day.

OverDrive Ebooks and Audiobooks

Our main digital collection, with thousands of ebooks and audiobooks

Teaching at Home

Help your child's education continue even when the schools are closed.

WorldBook Online

With activities and a suite of research tools, it's more than an encyclopedia

Teaching at Home

Help your child's education continue even when the schools are closed.

Brainfuse HelpNow

Live homework help, writing lab, test prep, and other student resources

Explora

Research resources and tools for students and teachers

Virtual Story Time

Washoe County Library story times, right in your home, every day.

STEAM

Science, technology, engineering, and art resources.

Reopening Plan

See our plan for a safe, responsible reopening of our physical locations.

Teaching at Home

Help your child's education continue even when the schools are closed.

Family Engagement and Literacy

Cultural and educational resources for kids of all ages.

Get a Card

Sign up for an instant digital card to get access to all our online resources.

Community Resources

Resources and support during the coronavirus outbreak

Back to Work Nevada

Links to resume help, unemployment insurance, and business loan providers.

Apps and Tools

Many of our most popular resources have apps for easy use on mobile devices.

TumbleBiblioteca

Disfrute de más de 50 libros, libros de dibujos, y libros con audio para niños de todas las edades.

Referencia Latina

Texto completo cubre una amplia gama de temas dentro y fuera de la academia.

RBdigital

Más de 200 revistas que puede leer, y hasta descargar, en su computadora, teléfono o tableta.

OverDrive

Colección de libros electrónicos y audiolibros descargables en inglés o español.

The New York Times

Acceso gratuito en línea al New York Times, tanto de forma remota como en la biblioteca.

Mango

Aprenda inglés en línea con cursos completos y películas para ayudarle a aprender.

HelpNow

Tutoría en vivo en español o inglés está disponible con Brainfuse HelpNow.