In partnership with the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is offering a new item for families with children – a family four-pack of free passes to the Museum. Up to four family members will receive free entry with a pass that can be checked out, like a book, at any of the Library District’s 25 branches. To find the one nearest you, please click here: http://lvccld.org/locations.
Support for this new service is provided by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation as part of a bigger community collaboration and alignment of resources to improve local early childhood learning conditions.
The Library District, museum, and Library Foundation have been working together to educate parents and caregivers on the critical brain-building period from children ages birth to five. In response to this, the Library District has significantly expanded the number and kinds of programs for infants and toddlers that are offered across the valley, from reading to crafts to science experiments. DISCOVERY Children’s Museum also offers a range of activities that ignite a life-long love of learning and the ability to explore, create and tinker with STEAM related hands-on activities. Through a variety of library and museum experiences, parents are able to get creative while preparing today’s youth for academic and real-life success.
The library, foundation and the museum have merged missions to focus on increasing early learning opportunities for 160,000 children, ages birth through five, who live in Clark County. National research from the Federal Reserve and other economic institutions points out that investment in young children has high returns for communities. With varied learning experiences early in life, children will master the tools that help them thrive academically, leading to tremendous long-term individual and community benefits.