On Thursday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m., join community and civic leaders to explore the new and improved Green Valley Library, which is now open to the public after an extensive renovation.
Originally constructed in 1986, the Green Valley Library is located at 2797 N. Green Valley Pkwy. The recent transformation includes renovations to support expanded community services through partnerships, remodeling the children’s restrooms, interior and exterior painting, new flooring, and additional interior and exterior improvements to the building.
The modernized Green Valley Library now better serves the community’s evolving needs by adding more flexible space where patrons can gather and access free wifi, computers, technology, in addition to employment, educational and children’s programs. Approximately 10,000 square feet of space was evaluated and subsequently remodeled.
“Libraries are community hubs and learning places,” says Henderson Libraries Executive Director Marcie Smedley. “As we designed the remodel, we wanted to enhance how patrons were utilizing the library, which meant more areas to read, use the computer or their own device, and space where parents could spend time with children or advance employment goals.”
The remodel includes an impressive 3,500 square feet dedicated to helping job seekers and employers. The existing One-Stop Career Center has been reimagined into a larger Employ NV Career Hub with six computer stations and staff that can assist community members with resumes, training, and employment opportunities at no cost. A new Employ NV Business Hub focuses on the needs of local businesses, bringing together state and federal resources such as no-cost talent recruitment and financial incentives for hiring and training Nevadans. The business hub also offers a conference area and state-of-the-art office technology.
The two hubs represent partnerships between multiple entities, including the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, and Workforce Connections, the local workforce development board.
“This is the first time we have opened an Employ NV Career Hub and an Employ NV Business Hub side-by-side,” says Jaime Cruz, Workforce Connections Executive Director. “We feel the newly updated Green Valley Library is the perfect location to host resources for both job seekers and employers because of its proximity to residential areas and small businesses. Plus, the space is simply beautiful.”
Smedley agrees. “Both the library and the hubs offer patrons many tax-funded services in one convenient location. The comfortable, renovated space allows easy opportunities for people to access needed services, while expanding the reach of both entities.” Local companies will benefit from the availability of resources available through the library as well, including business books, Mergent Intellect database, and other materials.
Friends of Henderson Libraries, a 501c3 organization that fundraises for Henderson Libraries through events and book sales, also has an expanded footprint as part of the renovation.
Green Valley Library
Tuesday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Main Library: (702) 707-2665
Employ NV Career Hub: (702) 829-6389
Employ NV Business Hub: (702) 534-2039
About Henderson Libraries
Established in 1943 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates four locations in Henderson, providing free access to materials, programs, and services to meet the diverse and varied needs of the community throughout Southern Nevada. For additional information on Henderson Libraries, visit www.hendersonlibraries.com or call 702-492-7252.