The Wilbur D. May Museum at Rancho San Rafael has a wide range of historic artifacts
The Wilbur D. May Museum at Rancho San Rafael has a wide range of historic artifacts
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Washoe County seeks to engage citizens on the library facilities master plan on Open Washoe County at
Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jennifer Oliver
(775) 327-8360

The library topic on Open Washoe County asks citizens to answer a short survey about the Washoe County Library System. Read what others are saying about the topic, and share your own opinion at  The public is also invited to attend one of three public meetings:

Tuesday, October 21st
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Sparks Library, 1125 12th Street

Wednesday, October 22
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Northwest Reno Library, 2325 Robb Drive

Thursday, October 23
7:00-8:30 p.m.
South Valleys Library, 15650A Wedge Parkway

The Washoe County Library System is now in the early stages of a facilities master plan project.  This new plan will enable WCLS to continue to effectively respond to a changing community, new technologies, aging facilities, and user needs.

"After weathering six years of reduced staff and budget, WCLS aims to meet and exceed expectations of existing users while engaging new ones", says Library Director, Arnie Maurins.  "In addressing the above conditions, the master plan will also serve as a tool to identify library capital building projects for the next 20 years."

Please join in one of three public meetings to hear from the consultants from Collaborative Design Studio as they present the stages of the planning process and gather input from the public on how libraries are used and how they might be used in the future. 

The Washoe County Library System (WCLS) serves northern Nevada through its 12 physical locations, plus the Internet branch.  The Library System’s mission is “to connect people with information, ideas, and experiences to support an enriched and engaged community, one person at a time.”  WCLS facilities serve the County’s diverse population by providing a place to obtain information and knowledge, enjoy recreational reading, listening and viewing,  experience self-directed personal growth, and meet and interact with others. 

Peak Democracy, a non-partisan company based in California, developed the online platform for Open Washoe. Their mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government. About 100 other cities and counties across the country are using Open City Hall including Arlington County VA, Saint Paul MN, Ann Arbor MI, and Salt Lake City UT.