James I. Gibson Library to close May 15 for move to new location

New Gibson Library to feature drive thru window, 19,919-square-foot building

HENDERSON, Nev.Last year Henderson Libraries broke ground on its new James I. Gibson Library, and it’s finally time for the district to make the official move from its old location to the new building.

At 5 p.m., Saturday, May 15, the Gibson Library – currently located at 280 S. Water Street in Downtown Henderson – will close its doors in order to pack up and relocate. The new library will be located in a newly constructed building at 100 W. Lake Mead Pkwy., near Boulder Hwy.

“As a result of the economy, more people than ever before are in need of the services public libraries provide,” said Tom Fay, executive director for Henderson Libraries. “This new, more visible and accessible location will allow us to further expand our reach throughout the Henderson community and continue our mission to cultivate a literate community by providing every citizen free access to books and information.”

The new library will feature a drive thru window for requested material, a computer lab for up to 25 users, a teen area and larger rooms for library programming. At 19,919 square feet, the new building will be 4,000 square feet larger than its older counterpart, and there is space on the site to add an additional 7,300 square feet in the future. The new site provides better visibility and more parking to accommodate the library’s increasing popularity. 

Gibson Library is slated to re-open its doors in July. A grand-opening celebration will be held once the move is complete.

Established in 1943 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates six 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 more information on Henderson Libraries and its many services and resources, visit www.mypubliclibrary.com or call 702- 207-4261.

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