Two Henderson libraries prepare to close their doors

Two Henderson libraries prepare to close their doors

By Spencer Lubitz. CREATED Nov 20, 2012

Henderson, NV (KTNV) -- After years of page-turning adventures, it’s the final chapter for two Henderson libraries.

The Malcolm and Galleria Libraries will be closing in a matter of days after voters decided against a tax hike to save them.

Henderson voters were asked to pay an additional $7-$10 in property taxes per year, bringing in the $1.5 million needed to keep the two libraries open. But, because the initiative failed, Malcolm Library will close at the end of the month. And when the library inside the galleria mall closes for the Thanksgiving holiday, they be will closing those doors forever.

“It's a little bit of a concern because libraries play such a huge role in the education process,” said
Tom Fay, Executive Director of the Henderson Libraries.  “I always say that it's one of the only institutions in this country that provides services for just about every age.”

After the Malcolm Library closes on Nov. 30, the building will be used as a warehouse for some of Henderson libraries less-requested books.

Other area libraries plan on having welcome packages to greet their new patrons, displaced by the two closures.