Executive Director’s Blog

Greetings:

Wishing you a happy spring, which brings with it hope and renewal. I believe that libraries also have transformative powers, giving local residents the chance to pursue their dreams and goals.

Now more than ever, the public library is a forum to exchange ideas and opinions, take part in our democracy, meet new friends, make new discoveries, and immerse ourselves in the arts, culture, and lifelong learning.

This is also a great time to recognize the people who make it all possible—our dedicated Library District employees.

Library workers have always been on the frontline of community service, but the pandemic has heightened their role like never before. Throughout this challenging time, our staff members have continued to adapt our resources to meet your needs. I am happy to say that our branches are fully open, with services, live programs, and enhanced cleaning, and we invite you to stop by and visit us soon.

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is a strong and vital library system, with 25 branches covering 8,000 square miles across Clark County and serving more than 600,000 active cardholders. This is the solid foundation that I have already begun to build upon.

During my six weeks in beautiful Las Vegas and Clark County, I have had numerous conversations with community stakeholders on some exciting new ideas for our Library District. I look forward to updating you on my progress.

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine as part of the state’s NVIGATE program, which provides every resident who desires a higher education with a helping hand to achieve that goal.

I also appeared before the Clark County Commission and shared with them my outlook on the great work that we have ahead of us at the Library District.

Coming soon, I will be sharing with you my favorite books from our catalog and I look forward to hearing about your favorite titles. Please email me anytime at Administration@LVCCLD.org.

Best Regards,
KELVIN WATSON
Executive Director

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