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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Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jennifer Oliver
(775) 327-8360

During a meeting of the Washoe County Library Board of Trustees on January 21, the Friends of Washoe County Library (FWCL) presented a check for $140,000 to the Washoe County Library System, representing the organization’s donation for year ending 2014.

 “Year after year the Friends of Washoe County Library System work tirelessly in support of a strong library system,” says Library Director Arnie Maurins.  “This dynamic group of volunteers shows so much dedication from day to day and we are grateful to receive this donation.”

 “We are truly happy that we can make this donation at this time,” said FWCL President Dan Erwine.  “It is our mission to support the Washoe County Library System as they promote literacy and self-education .”

 FWCL’s first allocation to the library system was for $4,000 in 1991.  Since that time, FWCL has allocated over $2.5 million to Washoe County libraries, with some funds going directly to individual branches and other funds supporting system wide projects.  This year’s allocation will be directed to necessary materials, technology upgrades and providing funding for all the free programs offered by the library system.

 FWCL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with over 650 members, dedicated to advocating, fundraising and providing support for the Washoe County Library System.  Its purpose is to ensure a first-class, free public library that will remain accessible to all Washoe County residents for generations to come.  To learn more, please visit