The Las Vegas area holds four full-class libraries, with complete access to the resources of the area and the world. They each offer different programs for young people and adults, alike. Read further to learn more!
The Las Vegas/Clark County Library
The Las Vegas/Clark County Library District (LVCCLD) is the largest library district in the Valley. Free library cards are obtained by applying online at lvccld.org, or by visiting your local library. Children under the age of 14 will need a parent or guardian’s signature in order to obtain a card. There are 24 LVCCLD branches in Las Vegas which supply residents with 2 million items. The selection of books available for checkout includes fiction, non-fiction, paperback and hardbound books. LVCCLD also maintains an extensive collection of music CDs and movie DVDs. The online catalog offers library patrons and extensive selection of eBooks, eMusic and eMovies available for download.
Library patrons can benefit from the wide variety of special events offered through the LVCCLD. Programs such as youth story time, book and poetry discussion groups, gallery exhibits, and film series are available at various times and locations. Computers are conveniently provided at all 24 branches. The LVCCLD provides support and assistance to Valley youth with programs such as “Homework Help.” There are two Web pages designed especially for children, the “Just for Kids” and “Teen Zone” links can be accessed through the library’s main Web page.
The Boulder City Library
A library card obtained at the Boulder City Library, located 20 miles from Las Vegas, can be used at all libraries in Clark County. The Boulder City Library maintains an extensive adult collection, featuring both fiction and non-fiction books of general interest topics. The Library also maintains a collection of non-circulating reference books and local history and interest books. This special collection is located in the Library’s Nevada room and features books with an emphasis on Hoover Dam related topics. The Boulder City library also offers a “Young People’s Library” for youths of all ages and reading levels. Additional items available for borrowing include audio books, CDs, large print books, periodicals, Spanish books, video tapes and DVDs. bclibrary.org
The Henderson District
The Henderson Library District includes five locations throughout the Henderson area. The District also has a “Book Mobile” outreach team that serves multiple locations and visits senior centers and living facilities. For a complete “Book Mobile” schedule, visit the library’s Web site at: mypubliclibrary.com In addition to a large selection of books and movies, the Henderson Library District also has an extensive online digital section that offers downloadable books, audio books and a historical collection of local photos.
The District has a “Kidzone” and “Teenspot” online that offers young people homework assistance seven days a week from 3-7 p.m. In addition, the Henderson Library District offers computer classes for all skill levels at different branch locations. In 2010, The Henderson Library District held its third annual Read & Run For Your Health 5K & 1 Mile Walk (a joint presentation of the Library and the Las Vegas Running Team). All proceeds from the annual events are used to purchase books, magazines, DVD’s and audio books for the Henderson Library District.
North Las Vegas Library District
The North Las Vegas Library district has three locations including The North Las Vegas Library, the Aliante Library and the Alexander Library. The North Las Vegas Library maintains a collection of 92,000 in its 18,000 square feet facility. The Aliante Library offers books, videos, DVDs, magazines, newspapers and public access computers. The Alexander Library opened its doors in 2009 and features a two-acre park that includes walking paths and demonstration gardens. The North Las Vegas Library District offers a variety of adult, student and children’s services as well as a full-schedule of special events and programming. More information about current services and programming is available online at www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com, under the library section.