With its galleries, performance spaces and giant inventory of books, movies and music, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District has long been one of this city’s stealth cultural powerhouses. Now it has broken ground on a new branch in a section of the east side currently without library services, at the corner of Bonanza Road and 28th Street—and once again, it extends far beyond books. The 41,000-square-foot branch will offer the expected educational and career-guidance programs, plus an extra-large meeting space. “The residents indicated to us that they wanted a place where they could have quinceañeras and other community festivals to celebrate their heritage,” LVCCLD executive director Ron Heezen says. “We didn’t need a formal auditorium space; we need space for people to congregate.” The East Las Vegas Library is scheduled to open spring 2019.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 (midnight)