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Paseo Verde Library 15th Birthday
August 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Paseo Verde Library to Celebrate 15th Birthday with Community Party
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Henderson, NV – Join the celebration as the Paseo Verde Library commemorates its 15th birthday on Thursday, August 24. With a day full of activities for all ages, this Henderson Libraries birthday party is an event for the entire community to enjoy.
When the Paseo Verde Library opened in 2002, the $6.6 million 42,000-square-foot facility at the southeast corner of Interstate 215 and Green Valley Parkway was the most technologically advanced public library in the state. With Internet hookups available throughout the building, there were also specialized sections for preschool-age children, young teens, and it served as the home of Nevada’s only public library genealogy collection.
Today, the library still boasts many unique features, including the peaceful Reading Room and The Coffee Press, an independent coffee shop located near the entrance. The genealogy collection has expanded and the Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society provides volunteers who assist patrons with research in the Heritage Room.
“When Paseo Verde came on the scene, it really opened up library services to an entirely new area of Henderson,” comments Executive Director Marcie Smedley. “This building was planned to serve as a community center in addition to being a wonderful clearinghouse of informational resources and it has been so fulfilling to see how the community has embraced it.”
August 24 Timeline of Birthday Events:
10:00 a.m.: The birthday activities will kick off with a special birthday party storytime for children ages 0-5. Space is limited so be sure to arrive early to pick up a pass at the Youth Services desk prior to start time.
2:00 p.m.: Meet and greet with library partners in the Paseo Verde Library entrance.
Representatives from the Friends of Henderson Libraries, Henderson Libraries Foundation, the Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society, and The Coffee Press (which may just provide samples!) will have tabletop displays to educate guests about their services and programs.
3:00 p.m.: Remarks from City of Henderson Mayor Debra March and Henderson Libraries Executive Director Marcie Smedley. Enjoy cake and coffee courtesy of Henderson Libraries!
In addition to the timed events above, guests will be invited to take a self-guided tour, where they can see the updates that have been made over the past 15 years. Henderson Libraries personnel will be available to answer questions and provide additional information.
Established in 1944 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates four locations in Henderson, providing free access to materials, programs, and services to meet the diverse and varied needs of the community throughout Southern Nevada. For more information, please visit hendersonlibraries.com.