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Las Vegas Association of Fundraising Professionals Donates $2,000

April 2015 Las Vegas Association of Fundraising Professionals Donates $2,000 to Purchase Books for the Southern Nevada Nonprofit Information Center.

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Ten Exceptional Youth Receive Tom and Bonnie Lawyer West Las Vegas Library Scholar Awards

June 2014 Ten Exceptional Youth Receive Tom and Bonnie Lawyer West Las Vegas Library Scholar Awards


Ten local students received thousand dollar scholar awards at the West Las Vegas Library for their exceptional academic achievements and civic contributions. Mariah Armstrong, Jarrell Bell, Daniela Flores-Bello, Juan Gonzales, Darriyante "Tay" Johnson, Amallely Gutierrez, Tiffani Russell, Nika Sewell, David Martin Vaquero and Avree Walker each received a Tom and Bonnie Lawyer West Las Vegas Scholar Award presented by Tom Lawyer, President of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation.Read More


IMLS Medal

March 2014 Congratulations to the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District for Being Named a Finalist!
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February 2014 Foundation publishes Report to the Community.


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January 2014 PwC Charitable Foundation Awards $20,000 to Support Innovative Teen Program.

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation has been awarded $20,000 from the PwC Charitable Foundation in support of the TechArt Studio, a priority project that provides middle and high school youth access to digital literacy skills and production and strengthens their connections to employment opportunities. The award provides support for equipment such as laptops, software and cameras. The grant builds on the $10,000 award last year that provided equipment and training from consultants experienced in starting up youth digital technology programs. Read More


MEET THE 2011 WINNERS OF THE TOM AND BONNIE LAWYER SCHOLARSHIPS

June 2011 NOVEMBER 2011 - Library Literacy Programs Get $2,000 Check from Dollar General.

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MEET THE 2011 WINNERS OF THE TOM AND BONNIE LAWYER SCHOLARSHIPS

June 2011 MEET THE 2011 WINNERS OF THE TOM AND BONNIE LAWYER SCHOLARSHIPS


The West Las Vegas Library has always been a place that nurtures neighborhood youth. Past president of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation Board, Tom Lawyer and his wife, Bonnie, were astonished to learn about the exceptional services and resources provided by that library and staff. In honor of the library's commitment to the community, the couple pledged to award five $1,000 scholarships for five years to graduating seniors from West Las Vegas who are pursuing higher education. This year, with 18 applications submitted, the Lawyers and the Foundation awarded eight scholarshipsRead More


VEGAS VALLEY BOOK FESTIVAL CELEBRATES NINTH YEAR

November 2010 VEGAS VALLEY BOOK FESTIVAL CELEBRATES NINTH YEAR


This year, the 2010 Vegas Valley Book Festival boasted 100 authors, 100 events and ten thousand participants. Where else can you catch the Mayor reading haiku? Celebrity Chef Rick Moonen and buddies holding a community grill event called Feasting on Words? Hear about the writing process from award-winning novelists Dennis Lehane and T. J. Boyle? Catch a writer's workshop or a children's book author reading? Mingle with the manga and comic book crowd? Read More


VEGAS VALLEY BOOK FESTIVAL CELEBRATES NINTH YEAR

May 2010 TOM AND BONNIE LAWYER AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS TO FIVE LOCAL YOUTH


When the Library Foundation Board met at the West Las Vegas Library in January, President Tom Lawyer surprised the group by making a generous offer to fund a five-year program to give away five $1,000 scholarships to area youth who are graduating from high school and pursuing further educational goals. His motivation? His great respect for the deep community work being done by the West Las Vegas staff, including Leo Segura, Barbara Coleman, Jani Jeppe, Carol Chambers, Lisa Gibson, and former WLV staff Nancy Hutchinson and Felton Thomas. Read More