Friends of Washoe County Library

Strengthening Libraries and the Community

About Us

Who are the Friends?

The Friends of Washoe County Library was established in 1980 and is a Nevada nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization supporting the Washoe County Library System in Reno, NV. Our Federal Tax ID 94-2747114. Contributions or donations may be tax deductible under provisions of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. 170.

We raise money for the library system through periodic book sales, memberships, donations, and investments. We are an all-volunteer organization and do not have any paid employees.

What is the Friends Mission?

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.

Board of Directors of the Friends of Washoe County Library

President: Daniel Erwine
Vice President: Kyle Waxman
Treasurer: Sheree Garcia
Secretary: Marsy Kupfersmith

  • Sue Durst
  • Dan Erwine
  • Sheree Garcia
  • Mary Jones
  • Jennifer Lee
  • Ken McHenry
  • Jenny MacKay
  • Sheryl Stopper
  • Kyle Waxman
  • April Heiselt


WCLS Liaison:  Jamie Hemingway
[email protected]

Newsletter: [email protected]
Endowment: [email protected]