Las Vegas Review-Journal: Las Vegas Valley libraries offer cool refuges from heat

With temperatures in the Las Vegas Valley expected to stay just below record highs through the rest of the week, the library district is offering kids a way to beat the heat that might even be good for their brains.

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District has summer programs available for children up to 17 years old, said Shana Harrington, youth services manager.

Many families already use libraries as refuges for kids when temperatures climb beyond safe levels for outdoor play, with some youngsters showing up “pretty much when they open (usually 10 a.m.) and they stay until their parents get off work,” Harrington said.

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