The purpose of the Henderson Libraries Foundation is to help the Henderson Libraries in its mission to create a literate community by providing financial support over and above the annual operating fund. In a time when its operating budget is smaller than ever, the Henderson Libraries relies on the support of the Foundation to continue to provide funds for the following areas:
The collection includes books available at any of the four Henderson Libraries, as well as online and downloadable materials available through www.mypubliclibrary.com. In 2012, patrons checked out 1,777,626 books, audio books, DVDs and other media from the Henderson Libraries.
Building a literate community doesn’t just happen within the confines of a library. The Henderson Libraries expands its reach into the community by offering programs like pre-kindergarten literacy skill classes for children at recreational centers and daycares and reading resources at senior assisted living centers. Moving beyond the walls of libraries is the key to providing lifelong learning opportunities to all of our residents.
Each branch offers up-to-date public computer labs as well as online resources and downloadable books that can be accessed from anywhere at anytime.
These types of projects enable the Henderson Libraries to expand its physical presence in communities throughout the city of Henderson, providing services critical to a high quality of life. Capital projects include construction of new locations, remodeling, improving and expanding existing library buildings.
The Foundation, through the Joan T. Wholihan Scholarship, awards an annual scholarship to a qualified individual in Southern Nevada who is seeking a Masters in Library and Information Science.