Celebrate National Library Week at the Washoe County Library April 12-18
Have you been to the library lately? There's no time like the present.

Media Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Jennifer Oliver

Reno, Nevada. April 13, 2015. Washoe County Commissioners proclaimed April 12-18 as National Library Week.

“Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library®” is this year’s theme.  Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new position, a parent looking for free activities for the family, or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong at your library. 

According to the ALA, libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge.  Today’s libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people.  The strength of libraries has always been the diversity of their collections and commitment to serving all people.

“The Washoe County Library System provides a wide range of opportunities for people with diverse needs and interests,” according to Library Director Arnie Maurins “That means providing the community with a tailor-made collection along with programs and services for people of diverse backgrounds, language abilities and technological skills.”

We invite you to join us during the week of April 12 in this celebration of libraries, a place where we all belong, and where we have something for everyone.  A snapshot of programs includes the following:

  • The Community Foundation of Western Nevada and KNPB’s Its Your Estate Series continues
  • Brain Awareness Programs sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience
  • Master Puppeteer, Bernie Beauchamp
  • Library Snapshot Day, April 14
  • Story Times, E-Book Cafés, computer classes, job seeking resources and much more; please check us out.
  • Library Board of Trustees will recognize the efforts of the 504 volunteers who donated 12,000 hours to their local library in 2014.

Programs are not just limited to National Library Week, visit your local library anytime and find what you need.  For specifics on locations and times, please visit us online at or pick up a calendar of events at your local library.


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