WASHOE COUNTY IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19
Washoe County Libraries are offering limited hold pickup service, and are otherwise closed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

 

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Just for Kids

Virtual Story Time - Every day at 11 am we post a new Virtual Story Time offered by one of Washoe County Library System's own story time stars. To view them, join the Washoe County Library Virtual Story Time Facebook group.

World Book - With newly expanded content. World Book is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites. Also includes the Activity Corner, featuring projects that complement school circula, searchable by grade level.

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TumbleBooks: Ebooks & Read-alongs

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TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books, ebooks, and read-alongs great for kids up to about fifth grade. You will need your Washoe County Library card number to use TumbleBooks.

  • Picture Books
  • Chapter Books
  • Fiction & Nonfiction
  • National Geographic Videos
  • Games & Puzzles
  • Always available

Go To TumbleBooks

OverDrive: Ebooks & Audiobooks

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OverDrive has over 1,000 kids' ebooks and audiobooks to check out, including read-alongs. You can read and listen online or download books to a computer, tablet, or phone using the OverDrive App. You will need your Washoe County Library card number to check out books through OverDrive.

  • Picture Books
  • Chapter Books
  • Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Search by genre or level
  • Create wish lists and place holds

Go To OverDrive for Kids

Languages with Mango

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  • All ages (reading is required)
  • Courses in over 65 languages
  • ESL (English) courses in more than 15 languages
  • Learn a language with movies (not all films may be suitable for all ages)
  • Learn how to speak Pirate!

Go To Mango Languages

RBdigital Magazines

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Digital magazines, with something for readers of every age. Read magazines online or download to your computer, tablet, or phone using the RBdigital app. Magazines are always available and never expire. You will need to create an account using your Washoe County Library card the first time you visit.

Go To RBdigital

Brainfuse HelpNow

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Brainfuse HelpNow is a collection of tools for student success, including live homework help from expert tutors, daily from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm. To use Brainfuse you will need the latest version of Java installed and enabled in your web browser.

  • Live tutoring and writing lab available 1:00 pm-10:00 pm daily.
  • Parents: get started in the Parents' Corner in SkillSurfer.
  • Create and share flashcards, tests, and games with FlashBulb.
  • Create and share movie-like notes and ideas with Brainwave.
  • Schedule sessions with friends in a virtual study room with MEET.

If you need help using Brainfuse HelpNow, please contact the library. If you are unable to connect to a live tutor please call Brainfuse technical support at 1-866-272-4638.

 

Explora from EBSCO

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Explora is the perfect place to start your research in any subject. Or just browse articles and videos to find something interesting.

  • Full text for more than 70 popular magazines
  • Reading levels (Lexile) for all articles
  • Topic overviews and Associated Press videos

  • Full text for over 140 popular middle school magazines
  • Reading levels (Lexile) for all articles
  • Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents

Reading Suggestions

NoveList Plus

Recommendations preview imageFind just the right book with NoveList Plus. Like funny robot stories or books about girls playing sports? Search for "funny robots" or "girls sports" and see what you find.

  • Search for books or topics
  • Find author and title read-alikes
  • Sign in to save books and lists to your folder
  • NoveList recommendations are also built into the catalog

Go To NoveList Plus

Library Catalog & OverDrive

Recommendations preview imageWhen using the library catalog or OverDrive, you can get reading recommendations right where you are ... Just search for a book you like, and you find more books to try.

  • In the Library Catalog: when you find a book you like, go to the bottom of the page to find more authors and read-alikes from NoveList.
  • Click on a book's title to see all available formats.
  • Read reviews and get author and series recommendations.

Go To the Library Catalog

  • In OverDrive: when you find a book you like, go to the bottom of the page to find recommended e-books, audiobooks, and read-alongs.
  • Click on a book to read more about it and get more recommendations.

Go To OverDrive for Kids

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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

Reading Challenges

Participate in all our reading challenges with the Beanstack app

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

1,000 Miles Project

The first-hand account of a 1914 prospecting trip across Nevada provides an engaging way to study history

WorldBook Online

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

TumbleBook Library

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

TeenTober

Special events for teens for the month of October

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

1,000 Miles Project

The first-hand account of a 1914 prospecting trip across Nevada provides an engaging way to study history

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.