Las Vegas Sun: Las Vegas’ libraries offer more than books

For those among us who idolized Hermione Granger, of Harry Potter fame, libraries contain magic. There’s the smell of musty paper, the sight of waves of shelves lined with books, and the warmth of quiet nooks tucked beneath windows. For others, libraries can be a scary place, associated with test cramming and long, stressful days of research. What many don’t know is that the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District offers services for the community that extend far beyond books. “People are coming to us every day for story times and for computers,” said Shana Harrington, Youth Services Manager at Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. “We are always going to be the place where you don’t have to pay or buy a cup of coffee. We are free and open to the public. We’re unique, so how do we stay unique and offer the services that we need to?” Here’s a look at how they use dynamic programming to do just that.

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