Build Connected Communities

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Build Connected Communities

The second of our three strategic priorities for 2018-2010 is to build connected communities.

Community partnerships

FVRL works with more than 200 different organizations ranging from community groups to national service organizations in the four counties covered by our 4,200 square mile service area. By improving the ways we work together, we can provide services and programs that build connected communities. We will seek to partner with other agencies to offer opportunities to connect library resources to our users at the point of need, especially looking to provide services to underserved populations.

We partner with outside organizations at both the local library level and the district level. Some examples include:

  • School districts
  • Workforce development agencies
  • Headstart and other early-learning providers
  • Clark County Council for the Homeless
  • Community Services Northwest
  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Clark County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Institutes of higher education
  • Museums and other cultural attractions participating in FVRLibraries' Experience Pass program

Civic engagement

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The public library is one of the most trusted organizations in the community, which makes it an ideal platform for discussions, debates, and explorations of topics of interest. We’ve seen an increased interest in civic engagement programs and events in our area, such as:

At these events, learn about organizations and resources in the community while exploring critical issues.