Friends of Washoe County Library

Strengthening Libraries and the Community

Our Mission

Backed by a belief that libraries are uniquely democratic, we promote, advocate, and seek funding to support the services, programs, and collections of the Washoe County Library System . Through our projects, we strive to give children an educational head start, encourage literacy, and foster lifelong learning and recreation for adults.

Our Friends

Where our money is used

The Friends of Washoe County Library was founded in 1980 and is a member-supported, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) Nevada non-profit organization dedicated to advocating, fundraising, and supporting the Washoe County Library System. We have raised over $2.6 million for the Washoe County Library System, that has been used for:

  • Numerous free programs at all of the library branches
  • Books and materials not funded by Washoe County
  • Staff development and training of library personnel
  • Technology
  • Marketing
  • Endowment Fund