Community members invited to share secrets through postcards
HENDERSON, Nev. – It’s been said that when keeping a secret, saying it aloud to someone else helps you feel better. But what about those secrets that are too private, embarrassing or scary to share willingly with another person?
Henderson Libraries has taken a cue from the bestselling “Post Secret” books and Web site featuring “Sunday Secrets” where people from around the world mail post cards anonymously to an address and have them posted online and shared in books. Creating their own “Secret Confessions” inspired by Post Secret bulletin board in the Green Valley Library – located at 2797 N. Green Valley Pkwy., on the corner of E. Sunset Rd. – Henderson Libraries is offering locals the opportunity to share their secrets with the community.
“Secret Confessions is an opportunity to not only share a secret, but to create a little piece of art that other people can look at and relate to,” said Stephen Platt, the branch manager at the Green Valley Library. “Frank Warren, the founder of Post Secret, created something amazing when he invited people to share their secrets with strangers because the secrets were relatable and started connecting people with similar problems.”
The community is invited to contribute their secrets and display them anonymously by decorating a postcard that can be picked up at the Green Valley Library. The secrets are then displayed on a bulletin board for others to read, respond and relate to.
The “Secret Confessions” board will be on display and available to the community through the end of summer.
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.