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North Valleys Library

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1075 North Hills Boulevard, Suite 340, Reno, NV 89506 – 775.972.0281
FAX: 775.971.3046

The beautiful new interior at the North Valleys Lirary



Welcome to the North Valleys Library

The North Valleys Library serves the valley communities located on the east side of Peavine Mountain, including Golden Valley, Lemmon Valley, Stead, Red Rock, and Cold Springs. It is also a convenient location for visitors coming from Sun Valley.

Currently located in the North Hills Shopping Center at US 395 and Golden Valley Road, this branch has served its community for over 45 years. The Stead Library and three bookmobiles began operating in the area in 1973. The collection and original staff moved to the current location in June 1988.


The North Valleys Library is a Community Hub

Since 1988 the branch has expanded twice and now encompasses just over 9,000 square feet. With the generous support of community donors, the library was renovated in December 2016 and now offers more modern comforts and services including:

  • Seating for collaborative work or individual pursuits with personal devices
  • Free Wi-Fi and wireless printing
  • An expanded youth library with plenty of space for families to gather
  • Community meeting rooms
  • A public technology center featuring printing and fax services and internet accessible computers
  • A wide variety of print materials, including books and magazines for loan, and a growing collection of materials in Spanish
  • DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and music CDs available to check out
  • Adult interest events including seasonal speakers, Mystery Sleuths book club, and computer classes


The North Valleys Library Grows Young Readers

The North Valleys Library team works closely with the schools and educators in our service area. We welcome home schoolers to our numerous educational services and early literacy events. Contact the library to arrange a visit to your classroom or to arrange a tour at our library with your students. We also feature recurring early literacy events including Toddler Time and Family Story Time


The North Valleys Library Provides Opportunities to Express Creativity

The North Valleys Library makes available more than 80 linear feet of hanging gallery space throughout the building for artists and creators in our community to show their work. The gallery rotates exhibits bi-monthly. Stop in today and view our gallery for free. Contact the library if you are interested in exhibiting your work with us. Other creative opportunities at our branch include:

  • A STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) center featuring weekly family-friendly educational events
  • Emerging technology services featuring virtual reality and 3D printing
  • #NVMakerLab, a recurring STEAM/maker event for adults


The North Valleys Library Wants Residents to Know Their Community

The Washoe County Library System aims to help our residents know their community. As part of this effort, the North Valleys Library is working hard alongside our Washoe County agency partners to keep you in the know about topics of interest in our area including:

Swan Lake

City of Reno, Neighborhood Advisory Board

The Ward 4 Neighborhood Advisory Board currently meets at the North Valleys Library on the third Thursday of the month, 5:30-7:30 pm. See current agendas for up-to-date meeting information, as schedule and location may change.




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