Library District’s Response To COVID-19

Library District Updates and Vital Community Resources

All Library District branches are OPEN with full services at 80 percent total capacity with Curbside Pick-Up Services available at select branches. Face coverings are required for individuals who are not fully vaccinated. We invite you to return your items to our outdoor book drops or by coming in to visit your nearest branch. You will not be charged late fines for any items that may be overdue.  You can continue to enjoy free online resources, here, and a comprehensive list of free community services, below. Stay safe and we look forward to serving you!

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Take care and be well friends!


Where to Turn for Information & Support

For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 outbreak, please refer to the following trusted sources:

Southern Nevada Health District 

Centers for Disease Control

Nevada Health Response

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Managing Coronavirus Stress and Anxiety

Journal of the American Medical Association

Additional recommendations from the SNHD and the CDC include:

Additional COVID-19 Resources:

Local Assistance

Emergency Services:
Healthcare:
  • RTC - Providing free transit passes to Southern Nevadans who need access to COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
  • First Person Care Clinic - Committed to providing affordable, high-quality, and compassionate health care services to anyone in need. 
  • Nevada Health Link - Nevadans who have lost their job due to COVID-19 (or due to other circumstances) or experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) can newly enroll in a health plan through Nevada Health Link even outside the open enrollment period (Nov. 1 – Jan. 15). Currently, enrolled members who experience life changes can make changes to their health insurance or choose a new plan. This is known as a Special Enrollment Period (SEP).
  • FirstMed Health & Wellness - provide efficient, quality, and affordable health care services in a holistic, caring, and compassionate environment that is accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay. The staff is fluent in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Visayan. 
  • Veteran Resources - VA has implemented an aggressive public health response to protect and care for Veterans in the face of this emerging health risk. 
  • Asian Community Development Council - The ACDC Navigator Program provides state-licensed Health Navigators who speak different languages and can help facilitate enrollment in qualified health plans. 
  • Grant a Gift Autism Foundation - GGAF Case Management Team is serving as a support line to provide information regarding childcare, food, basic needs, medical care, government services/aid. If you or your family needs help, please call GGAF at 702-564-2453 and a care coordinator will assist you.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Family-to-Family is an 8-week course for families, significant others, and friends of people with mental health conditions.
  • Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rehab, Treatment & Recovery Resources in Nevada
  • Energy Employee’s Occupational Illness Compensation Act (EEOICPA)
Financial Help:
Legal Services:
Career & Employment Services:
Educational and Stay at Home Resources:
  • Tools For School Success
  • Limitless Learning with the Library District
  • Stay at Home Resources - While you are practicing social distancing, use your free library card to access these fun, educational, and FREE online resources to help pass the time, teach you something new, and keep your skills sharp!
  • Road to College and Career Readiness FREE Virtual Workshops! The Nevada State Treasurer's Office is hosting virtual workshopsto provide information about financial aid tools. The FREE virtual workshops will take place every Wednesday at 6PM from February 10th through March 3rd (Hosted in Spanish on Feb. 10 and Feb. 24)
  • Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Academic Excellence Program - Nominate a student grades 1-12 by April 9, 2021 for a chance to win $500 for themselves and their school. 
  • Y Cares – Educational Enrichment Program - The Y is committed to serving all participants engaged in full- or part-time distance learning, by providing high-quality full-day care in Las Vegas. Y Cares will combine fun, character-building activities with an educational enrichment component.
  • Vegas Strong Academies - Provides the Las Vegas community a safe, caring and affordable childcare option, which will also provide academic and technical support for distance learning. 
  • Strong Start Academies - The Strong Start Go Mobile Pre-K Academy offers children and families an affordable high-quality early education program closer to their neighborhood. This program provides half-day pre-k classes along with family engagement workshops and activities.
  • PBS Kids - How to talk to your kids about coronavirus. 
  • Healthy News Works: Health Beat Live Library - Work by kids and for kids about the coronavirus and other urgent topics.
  • CCSD Family Guide - This website was created to provide information and resources for parents and students preparing for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents/guardians can find information about distance education, registration, food service, access to technology, Canvas, and a variety of other resources.
  • Distance Learning Tips (blog)
  • Cox Communications Tips - Internet access best practices for learning at home.
  • Cyberbullying Resources from Security.org
  • Thinking Money for Kids - The American Library Association (ALA), in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, has released a collection of free online games to teach children basic financial skills related to earning, saving and spending money. The four interactive games are designed for children ages 7 to 11 but are appropriate for other ages as well.                        
    • Earning It: Follow the paths of characters Grace, Emma, and Kenji to see how their childhood interests translate into successful careers and opportunities to “give back” by volunteering.
    • Balance My Budget: Make choices about how to meet basic needs and treat yourself with a splurge here and there, while sticking to a monthly budget.
    • Money Trail: Starting with $500 in your bank account, make decisions about how to earn and spend.
    • Let’s Deal: Hear from buyers and vendors at a farmers’ market as they swap goods and learn about money.

COVID Stories

Humanities Heart to Heart - A series of essays and multimedia presentations that highlight diverse, personal perspectives from all corners of Nevada, reflecting on life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us as we share, watch, and listen to each other's stories.

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