LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The West Las Vegas Library will soon have a new home. The library currently located on West Lake Mead Boulevard, will be relocated just a few blocks away to North Las Vegas Boulevard. Library and city officials are breaking ground Tuesday to kick off construction of the new project.

The new West Las Vegas Library is part of the HUNDRED Plan, an acronym for “Historic Urban Neighborhood Design Redevelopment” which is an initiative to expand resources to the Historic Westside.

Fourteen schools are a part of the Historic Westside community. According to library officials, the new library will be able to offer more resources to the community.

“(The library) continues to revitalize and help with the revitalization of the West Side,” said Kelvin Watson, executive director for the Las Vegas Clark County Library District. “This library has been something in the making. It’s going (to double) the size of our current location, 5.25 acres, two stories, (and) over 41,000 sq ft. It’s just going to be a gem for the community.”

The library will have resources for students, small businesses, and the overall community. The resources include early childcare development, business development, computers, 3D printing, teen areas, community events and spaces, and more.

The groundbreaking will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Construction will begin immediately after. The new West Las Vegas Library is expected to open in fall 2025. The current location on Lake Mead will remain open throughout the duration of the project.


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