Funds will benefit district’s teens (grades 6-12) collection

HENDERSON, Nev.  – The numbers are in, and it’s official. Henderson Libraries’ 2011 Library Tree Lane, hosted by the Friends of Henderson Libraries, raised more money than any previous Library Tree Lane. The fundraiser raised $27,000 to benefit the district’s teens (grades 6-12) collection. (Last year it raised $24,000.)

The Friends will present a check for the $27,000 to Tom at the Friends of Henderson Libraries board of directors meeting next week. The meeting will take place Thursday, February 16 at 7:45 a.m. at the Paseo Verde Library –280 S. Green Valley Parkway in Henderson.

An annual holiday-themed fundraising project by the Friends of Henderson Libraries to benefit Henderson Libraries, Library Tree Lane featured decorated holiday trees and wreaths, which are sponsored by individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the community and then donated and delivered to charities following theLibrary Tree Lane gala.

The program also included a visit from Santa Claus, drop-in story times for children and a conversation with local weatherman Kevin Janison, author of the “Deputy Dorkface” series. The celebration culminated with a ticketed gala reception, which featured a silent auction with nearly 200 beautifully decorated, themed gift baskets and live entertainment.

Library Tree Lane 2011 sponsors included Stephens Press LLC, Cash America Super Pawn, A & B Printing, Capitol North American, Boyd Gaming, American Nevada Company, United Studios of Self Defense, Unilever, BNY Mellon Wealth Management and R & S Investment Properties. Hundreds of additional companies and individuals donated prizes for gift baskets and chance drawings.

Established in 1943 as a single library in downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries now 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 around the state to provide quality service for Nevada’s residents.

For more information on Henderson Libraries and its many services and resources, visit or call 702-492-6580.