On May 8, 2014 the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District earned the distinguished National Medal for Library Service, the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries recognizing exceptional contributions and outstanding service to the communities that they serve. There are 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums eligible for this award. The Library District is one of ten recipients of this year’s national Medal for Museum and Library Service.

Las Vegas-Clark county Library District is a $67 million independent taxing entity that serves 1.5 million people over 8,000 square miles. Through its 25 branch libraries, the Library District reaches the urban and suburban communities of the Las Vegas valley, as well as small and medium-sized towns throughout Clark County and remote areas. The branches offer more than two million books, audio, video and digital resources, children activities, computer classes and work shops. The library’s website offers easy access to a wide array of electronic resources including down-loadable e Media and free homework help.

The Mesquite branch of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is a vibrant and vital member of the community with committed staff that works to provide information and the opportunity for lifelong learning, cultural awareness and basic literacy.

Recently Matthew Horne took part in Reference USA, a program at the library that taught him how to access public databases to narrow down the job search and even find specific decision makers within a company.

Matthew also commented on the impressive way that the library system works with each of its branches so if Mesquite doesn’t have what you want they can request it for you from the other libraries in the system giving you an endless supply of references, resources, books and more.