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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Reading Challenges

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The Washoe County Library System uses Beanstack for all our reading challenges. Beanstack automatically enrolls you in all active challenges for which you all elligible. You can also use Beanstack to track your reading time and keep an ongoing log of the books you've read, even if you aren't participating in a reading challenge.

 


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Keep yourself motivated to read with this teen reading challenge. Read whatever books you want, and earn digital badges along the way. Not sure what to read? For some ideas, visit our Teen page, or check out our reading lists, including 50 Books to Read Before Graduation.

 

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The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success. Any child five years or younger can participate. Just follow these steps:

  • Get Started: Download the Beanstack app to your smartphone.
  • Track Your Reading: record the titles in the app. 
  • Every Book Counts: New book, same book, or story time book, it all counts. 
  • Keep on Reading: Don’t stop at 1,000! Keep on reading together. There’s more learning ahead!

If you read just one book a night, you’ll meet your goal in less than three years. Visit the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten website for printable certificates and reading logs.

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Summer Reading Adventure

Prize packs available for grab-and-go pickup now

Did you participate in the 2020 Summer Reading Adventure and earn a prize? You can pick up your prize pack at your favorite Washoe County Library location during grab-and-go or drive-up hours.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be some changes to prize distribution this year.

  • Prize pickup will started August. Please check your branch hours here.
  • Beanstack participants received a notification alerting them they have won a prize.
  • If you participated with a paper log, bring the completed log to any location to receive your prize pack.
  • Participants will receive a prize pack and a voucher for a free book to redeem when the libraries FULLY REOPEN. The most current reopening information is available at washoecountylibrary.us/reopen.

 

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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.