Drag Story Hour at Sparks, NV Public Library

Rainbow Fest with Drag Story Hour at the Washoe County Sparks Library extends beyond “Pride Month” on July 15, 2023. The event follows a similar event held in June, 2023 at the Reno Downtown Public Library.

Washoe County Library Director Jeff Scott has increased the number of drag story hour presentations from past years despite growing public criticism of the events.

Devon Reese Mariluz Garcia attend drag story hour at Downtown LibraryWashoe County Commissioner Mariluz Garcia, with children, attended the drag story hour held at the Washoe County Downtown Public Library in June, 2023. Reno City Councilman Devon Reese was also present at the activity.

Wake Up Washoe County, a local organization striving to remove drag story hours from taxpayer-funded libraries, has more information on community protests against the drag story hour events in Washoe County.