The Library District is excited to once again be part of the storied Las Vegas Book Festival, which returns to the historic Fifth Street School (401 S. Fourth St.) in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, October 22! Now celebrating its 21st year, this FREE annual event for local literary lovers is open to all ages and will feature four headline authors — Carl Bernstein, Elin Hilderbrand, Kiley Reid, and chef Hubert Keller. Scheduled topics include politics, book club favorites, diversity, and cookbooks, plus each author will do a book signing after their sessions.
Executive Director’s Blog: Read, Watch, Listen & Learn More About Black History Month Through the Library District
Black History Month is an important time to focus on the experience of Black America and the Black Diaspora (people who no longer live in their homeland), to honor the struggles, the times of triumph, and to celebrate the stellar contributions and achievements of our people. Each year, I also take time to spotlight the father of Black History Month, Dr. Carter G. Woodson.
Executive Director’s Blog: Playbook 2026 Update + National Novel Writing Month
Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Executive Director Kelvin Watson shares the Library District's FREE resources to help support Southern Nevada's self-published writers, authors, poets, graphic novelists, and anyone who loves filling an empty page with their original work.
Executive Director’s Blog: Libraries of the Future + Take The #GetCarded Challenge
Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Executive Director Kelvin Watson's newest blog post shares the power of having a free library card in celebration of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, plus take the #GetCarded Challenge using your library card number for your chance to win your own #GetCarded T-shirt.
Executive Director’s Blog: Create, Share & Discover
Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Executive Director Kelvin Watson's newest blog post spotlights BiblioBoard, a new, innovative software platform, which allows the Library District to offer statewide free access to the eBook graphic novel, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by legendary news anchor Dan Rather, with no wait or hold times. It’s available now until August 27, 2021, and offers a great way to learn about the bedrock values of freedom and liberty that formed and sustain our country in a fun, easy-to-read format for all age groups.
Executive Director’s Blog: Summer Challenge
Summer is a time to make learning fun by giving kids and teens the freedom to explore new activities and to read whatever they like. The Library District’s annual Summer Challenge program gives them the motivation to follow their own interests and prevent school skills from sliding during the long summer break. It’s also the perfect antidote to the “I’m bored” blues that can set in, keeping young minds challenged and horizons expanding. This year’s Summer Challenge theme is POWER UP YOUR ROBOT, and I’m proud to say that we had over 500 attendees at our kickoff at the East Las Vegas Library. We registered over 2,000 sign-ups in the first few days.
Executive Director’s Blog
Read the newest blog from Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Executive Director Kelvin Watson as he takes you behind the scenes of the Library District and spotlights the amazing people who make it all possible— our dedicated Library District employees.
Introducing: Kelvin’s Corner
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is proud to welcome Kelvin Watson as our new Executive Director! Learn all about him and the achievements that made him the winner of the 2021 Margaret E. Monroe Award for Adult Library Services.
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