Monthly Archives: August 2015

Verdi Library Background (RGJ Story)

Reno Gazette Journal recently published the following story about the Verdi Library (originally avialable here):

Plans to close two public libraries because of budget cuts could actually cost Washoe County agencies up to $450,000 for breaking grant contracts requiring the libraries stay open many more years.

The question is: Will the county be held to its promises for Duncan/Traner and Verdi libraries? Continue reading

Help Needed to Save the Verdi Library



Our library is a shared resource between Verdi Elementary School and the Washoe County Library System. Washoe County is seeking to reduce public hours for (and close prior to 2025) the Verdi library. A substantial portion of Verdi Library materials are owned by the county. Loss of these would result in:

  • Loss of library resources for Verdi Elementary Students
  • Loss of library resources for Verdi community members


During the next two weeks (and beyond if you are able):

  1. Write a letter to the “Washoe County Board of Trustees”

Tell the board members exactly why the library is important to you, and what negative effects would occur if its services were reduced/eliminated

  1. Bring the letter to the Verdi Library

Library Hours:

Wednesday: 3pm-7pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm

  1. Ask the librarian to put the letter on Heather Cook’s desk (Heather is the school’s librarian)
  1. Finally, use the library while you are there! Check out a book/movie/etc.

Continue reading

Verdi Community Council Update: Verdi Library Meeting This Wednesday

Message from the Verdi Community Library:

“There is a Washoe County Library Board of Trustees meeting this Wednesday August 19th at 4pm at the NW Reno Library if anyone is available to attend to show support for keeping the Verdi Community Library open. At the board meeting in June Duncan Traner library supporters overshadowed the Verdi Community Library supporters. Continue reading

Park Cleanup Event a Success!

We had 13 total people show up for about a 2.5 hour cleanup at Crystal Peak Park on the 11th.  Lots of weeds and other trash items were removed between the tunnel and the ponds.  If you weren’t able to attend the cleanup, next time you are at the park take a few moments to check out the great work that was done by our Verdi community volunteers!

The next cleanup is scheduled for October 13th at 9am.  Email james.klund (at) to RSVP.

Crystal Peak Park Cleanup Next Week

Just a quick reminder…  August 11th at 9am (until ~11am) is our Crystal Peak Park cleanup event.  Jamie with Cabela’s is organizing this again.  Stop by with gloves, sunblock, and a bottle of water and join the party!

Last time we filled a ton of trash bags with weeds and other trash.  The work done really does make a difference, so bring a friend and meet us at the park picnic tables Tuesday morning!