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 providing support for Washoe County Library System. We have raised over $2 million dollars 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


Sept. 11,  Members’ Night: 2PM – 6PM
Sept. 12-20, Open to Public:
10AM – 2PM
Masks required
Temperatures taken at entry
Limit of 25 in store at any time

Sales are 9 days in length
Hours are 10 am to 2 pm
inside Reno Town Mall
S. Virginia and Peckham
next to Sierra View Library.

First Friday 2 to 6 pm Early Shopping for FRIENDS members

Final Saturday 1/2 off Day Ind. Priced not included

Final Sunday $5 Bag Day our bag your choice of books