Press release from Washoe County Library System
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Washoe County Library System wants to make sure that all children in Washoe County have the smartest card of all – a library card. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
“A library card has always been the most important school supply of all,” says Washoe County Library Director Arnie Maurins. “Kids can come to the library to get homework help and check out books, but they can also check out music, DVDs, audio books and use the Internet to make after-school life fun. There’s a lot happening at our libraries, and the best part for both kids and parents is that it’s all free with a library card.”
Observed since 1987, Library Card Sign–up Month is a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. For more information on how you can sign up for your library card, visit or call any Washoe County Library branch or see the library’s Web site at www.washoecountylibrary.us.
Ryan works on the campus of the University of Nevada. As a co-founder of this site, he rarely spends much time contributing anymore, but will occasionally appear with a story of personal experience in the Reno area. He loves the town and may never leave.