Summer is here, school is out, and parents are looking for ways to keep kids and teens active. The Library District’s Summer Challenge program is just the ticket.
It makes summer learning fun by giving them the freedom to explore new activities and read whatever they like. It also keeps them motivated with the chance to win great prizes.
This year’s theme is Power Up Your Robot, and it's so easy to participate. Kids and teens take part in unique activities, designed for every age, plus reading for fun – like comic books, graphic novels, song lyrics, even listening to audiobooks, which is the format that I personally enjoy.
Parents love Summer Challenge, too, because it keeps school skills sharp while young minds learn and horizons expand.
I encourage you to share our Summer Challenge program with your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and neighborhood kids. They can sign up and start participating immediately at LVCCLD.org/SummerChallenge, (where you will also find a Spanish language portal). You can track your child or teen's progress in a Summer Challenge brochure log, available at any branch.
The program runs now through Saturday, July 31, 2021. To find out how kids and teens (and even babies through age 5) can qualify to win great prizes, please check out my blog HERE.
Let’s get summer off to a great start. I hope to see you soon at the library!
KELVIN WATSON Executive Director
Stay Housed Clark County
Tenants who have received an eviction notice can get free legal assistance from Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada at these two Library District locations.
Service will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Be sure to bring your eviction notice.
The Library District is Fully Open
Beginning June 1, our buildings and in-person programs are back at 100 percent capacity and stronger than ever with storytimes, Teen Tech & DJ Labs, Take & Makes, art galleries, live performances, and so much more! Per the governor's directive, face-coverings are required in our buildings for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.
We are also open 24/7 on our website at LVCCLD.org. All you need to stream and download free movies, music, and books is a FREE library card. For those who do not currently have a library card, they can sign up for a free digital eCard and get instant access at LVCCLD.org/GetCarded.
Last Bookmark of the Season
What a dynamic season our Vegas Golden Knights are having! And you can celebrate by picking up this month's final free collectible bookmark of the 2021 season featuring defenseman Zach Whitecloud. In fact, get the entire five player collection at your neighborhood branch, at The Arsenal Pro Shop, or the City National Arena front desk.
Our free Vegas Golden Knights bookmarks provide local hockey fans with little-known facts about players' favorite books, movies, and music. Be sure to check out "Chance's Chat," the exclusive blog on the Library District website at LVCCLD.org/VGK, where you can get to know Zach Whitecloud, plus all of the featured players. You can also check out their favorite books, movies, and music, all available for free from our collection with your library card!
Besides our VGK bookmarks, your library is bursting with wonderful, free, and fascinating things to discover and do. Stop by any branch during our convenient hours located HERE, or log in to our website at LVCCLD.org 24/7 to stream or download free books, movies, and music from the comfort of your home.
Read, Watch, Listen, and Learn
The Library District celebrates LGBTQ+ pride every day. But Pride Month gives us even more reason to spotlight our special collections of movies, music, and books, plus community resources to support our LGBTQ+ friends and family. Enjoy!
Coming to a Gallery Near You!
The Library District’s Permanent Art Collection features unique, original works of art in a variety of mediums, and for the first time in the collection’s history, a special group of 30 pieces will be on tour. The first stop is the Mesquite Library, and it will be on display there through June 20, 2021. Click HERE to find out the upcoming branch locations and as always, admission is FREE.
First established in 1974, the collection was created through donations from local artists and library customers, and has since grown to over 400 pieces. It is recognized as one of the most comprehensive local art collections held by a public agency in Southern Nevada.
The majority of the Library District’s Permanent Art Collection is proudly displayed throughout our branches. However the 30 special pieces that were selected for this tour have been on display exclusively at theWindmill Library Service Center since the building opened in 2011. This diverse grouping will travel to each of our 12 galleries, showcasing artwork that has rarely been seen by the public.
And as always, the Library District invites the public to enjoy the rest of the Permanent Art Collection, which is located on the second floor of the Windmill Library Service Center.
Have Your Kids & Teens Started Their Summer Challenge Yet?
They will flip for this fun, free activities and reading program, filled with prizes to keep them on track. Summer Challengeis designed to help kids and teens maintain their school skills with reading whatever they like (yes, even comic books!) and doing activities that foster learning.
Even babies, toddlers, and Pre-K little ones can join in the fun.
The Library District's Summer Challenge program runs now through July 31, 2021.
Ask for all the details at your local library HERE