There’s no denying the power your local library holds, and introducing your kids to the library from an early age can help spark a lifelong love of reading. But the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District offers a whole lot more than the opportunity to check out books. From educational resources for kids and adults to free access to your favorite streaming services and more, our library system has so much to love.

Not sure where to start? Crème de la Crème of Las Vegas has you covered. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite offerings you can take advantage of as soon as you get your LVCCLD library card.

Build a Love of Reading With Storytimes for Kids

A stack of books at the local library in North Las Vegas, NV

shallow focus photography of books” used with permission via Unsplash by kimberlyfarmer

Visit one of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District locations for a great experience for kids. LVCCLD offers a range of storytimes designed for children of different ages. You’ll find five and under storytimes, toddler storytimes, and more at various sites throughout the system, so you’re sure to find the perfect story time for your child to enjoy.

Story time goes beyond just reading stories here, too. From themed stories accompanied by crafts to story time complete with songs, our library system does it all. Storytimes help kids develop a love of reading while they learn new concepts and build early literary skills. All in all, you’ll want to have these events on your list of things to do to inspire your child to love their local library for years to come.

Visit the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

Your library card is your ticket to checking out more than just books. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District offers a partnership with the DISCOVER Children’s Museum to make STEAM education for area kids more accessible than ever. If you have a library card, you can check out a family four-pack pass to visit the museum.

That’s right, the Family Adventure pass lets you plan a trip to this fun and educational family museum, entirely for free. You can explore all DISCOVERY offers with your kids, including the DISCOVERY Lab and its laser cutter and 3D printer. These hands-on STEAM experiences make learning fun for the whole family. You can get your Family Adventure pass at any of LVCCLD’s branches, too. After you use it, just return the pass to the library. It’s just like checking out a book!

Enhance Kids’ Education With Limitless Learning

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District helps families in the community access the resources they need to help kids continue learning. The Limitless Learning program provides a range of resources for remote learning and beyond.

Your neighborhood library is the place to go for free access to Wi-Fi, technology, and homework help. A safe and supportive environment complete with STEAM project-based learning, assistance with devices, and more ensure kids in the Las Vegas area can keep up with their education, no matter the circumstances.

Boost Your Own Skills With the Adult Learning Program

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District offers a range of resources and opportunities for adults in the community as well. The Adult Learning Program, designed for anyone 16 years old or older looking to increase their skills and expand their employment opportunities, provides a variety of free educational classes.

The enriching programs are perfect for adults who want to learn English as a second language, are enrolled in secondary school or read below an 8th-grade level, or do not have a high school diploma. Students in the Adult Learning Program can bolster career-readiness skills, all while taking advantage of access to countless learning tools. The program provides professional training, guidance, and assistance to help adults pursue a chosen career pathway. So, if you’re looking to boost your own skills, you’ll want to check out this program as well.

Make Use of Online Resources, No Matter Where You Go

Instant access to hundreds of entertainment and learning tools? Think again if you think that sounds too good to be true. Your Las Vegas-Clark County Library District card translates to free access to all your favorite streaming services, not to mention audiobooks, e-books, and more.

Let’s start with the free streaming LVCCLD offers. There’s no need to deal with your own streaming subscriptions when you take advantage of the free entertainment resources the Library District provides. You can play all your favorite music, movies, and TV shows a few different ways, including:

  • Apple TV: Use a 4th-generation Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and TV, then install the Hoopla Digital and Kanopy apps. If you have an Apple TV that’s a 3rd-generation or older, you can mirror iOS devices to play Hoopla and Kanopy.
  • Chromecast: If you have Chromecast or a TV with built-in Chromecast, you can mirror iOS or Android devices to play Hoopla and Kanopy.
  • PC: You can use an HDMI cable to connect your PC to a TV. Then, open and log into the apps using your PC.

With so many movies and shows at your fingertips, you’ll never run out of things to watch. You’ll even find a whole section of entertainment options suited to kids to take the guesswork out of family fun.

While the LVCCLD streaming resources making planning your next movie night a breeze, the Library District also makes diving into your favorite books easier than ever before. You’ll have access to a wide range of e-books via apps like Hoopla and OverDrive, so you can “check out” your favorite fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, and more, even if you can’t fit in a trip to your library branch. Prefer to listen to books while you’re on the move? You can download tons of audiobooks, too. That wraps up the roundup Crème de la Crème of Las Vegas put together of some of the highlights from the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. We hope you’re feeling inspired to sign up for a library card if you don’t have one yet, or to start making use of all the awesome resources and services immediately if you do. Drop us a line if you have another favorite library perk we missed so we can add it!