Henderson Libraries to celebrate Nevada Reading Week with Feb. 27 event

Event to kick off celebration with author Lewis Kimberly

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Libraries regularly hosts events that encourage reading and increase community involvement, but the annual Nevada Reading Week takes community involvement beyond Henderson. The event has been a state-wide effort in place to celebrate reading since 1987.

This year’s Nevada Reading Week will take place March 1-5, but the Henderson Libraries will kick off the celebration with an event on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Galleria Library in the Galleria at Sunset – located at 1300 W. Sunset Road, near Stephanie Street in Henderson.

The event, which will run from 2-3 p.m., will feature local author Lewis Kimberly, who will entertain the audience with tales of Granny McFanny, the leading character in Kimberly’s children’s books.  Granny McFanny will also make a guest appearance and children will have the opportunity to create a Granny McFanny-themed craft.

Kimberly will also be available after her reading to sell and sign copies of her book. Participants will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for special Granny McFanny items.

Nevada Reading Week is designed to encourage the community to read. Teachers, librarians, local celebrities and authors, along with patrons of Nevada’s libraries participate in various events throughout the state to share favorite stories and books with the children of Nevada.

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 702-492-6580.