Henderson Libraries to offer variety of back-to-school programs

Programs to include clothing swap, immunization clinic and more

HENDERSON, Nev. – With summer already halfway through, the beginning of the school year is closer than parents and kids might realize. To help families get ready, Henderson Libraries (mypubliclibrary.com) has prepared a variety of back-to-school programs that include everything from clothing swaps to teen craft projects and online tutoring.

The roster of activities varies based on location, with programs held from Aug. 2 and 28. Participating locations include the Paseo Verde, Gibson and Green Valley library branches.

“Henderson’s libraries are more than just places you go to check out a book,” said Angela Thornton, executive director of Henderson Libraries. “We’ve become a community hub where families can find year-round assistance and learning, including helping them get ready for the upcoming school year.”

This year’s programs will go beyond the typical tutoring sessions many parents expect, with several activities meant to help parents as much as they do the kids. Kicking off the back-to-school event roster will be an immunization clinic held at the Green Valley Library, located at 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2. The Green Valley location also will add two more Saturday drop-in story time sessions, an extension of its successful summer reading program, from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 2 and Aug. 16.

Meanwhile, at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, adults can attend a kids clothing swap from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 9 for sizes newborn through youth size 20. (Parents drop off a bag of children’s clothing at the Paseo Verde reference desk between Tuesday, Aug. 5, and Friday, Aug. 8. They receive a ticket for every bag they drop off. On Saturday, Aug. 9, between 10 a.m. and noon they can return to pick out a bag of “new to you” back-to-school clothes.)

At the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, teens can attend a crafting session from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 28 that focuses on creating cool decorations for school lockers.

But the assistance doesn’t stop with the end of summer. Once school is back in session, parents can also use their library cards at mypubliclibrary.com to access Brainfuse, the online tutoring program for K-12 children as well as adult learners.

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 mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-6581.