What do the Friends Fund?
Summer Reading Program
Young readers can lose an entire grade level over the summer. The Summer Reading Program offers an engaging way for children and young adults to maintain and improve their reading skills, while enjoying live performances and earning books and other prizes.
Free Activities and Programs
The Friends fund fees and travel expenses so that library staff may attend conferences.
In addition to out-of-town events, the Friends funded lunch for Staff Day, which brought together library staff from throughout the Washoe County Library System for all-day training.
None of our funds are used for library salaries.
Upgrade Library Spaces
Several years ago, the Friends paid for a $37,000 van which makes weekly delivery of books between all of the branches. The Friends also provided $5,000 to the Geralch Library to provide internet service.