Friends of Henderson Libraries donates $39,000 to district

Funds are proceeds from 2014 Library Tree Lane gala

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Friends of Henderson Libraries donated $39,000 – the amount raised during the 2014 Library Tree Lane gala – to Henderson Libraries Feb. 19. This is the highest amount raised at the event since its inception in 2004.

Library Tree Lane is the largest fundraising event hosted by the Friends of Henderson Libraries each year. The annual winter event includes seasonal sales of holiday items and chance drawing tickets, culminating with a gala reception in December. Featuring a silent auction of more than 200 beautifully decorated, themed gift baskets, live entertainment, holiday fare and wine, the gala is attended by more than 500 community and library supporters every year. Proceeds from the event benefit Henderson Libraries’ youth services by providing funds for books and materials for the Tots-to-Teens program.

The Friends of Henderson Libraries has financially and publicly supported the programs and collections of the Henderson Libraries through charitable and educational activities since 1999. The Friends was reestablished as a 501(c)(3) organization in February 2000. Fundraising, volunteerism and advocacy are the primary focus points of the group’s efforts. For more information, visit the Friends’ website at hdplfriends.org.

The Friends of Henderson Libraries meets at 10 a.m. monthly on the fourth Tuesday at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, near the 215 Beltway in Henderson.

Established in 1943 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates four locations throughout Henderson. Henderson Libraries cooperates with other public libraries in Southern Nevada, the Nevada System of Higher Education, the Clark County School District and all other libraries around the state to provide quality service for Nevada’s residents.

For additional information on Henderson Libraries, visit www.mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-6581.

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