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Library Logo Contest

2013 marks the 70th year of Library Service in Boulder City, Nevada.  To celebrate, we are inviting our public to help us design not 1 but 2 logos for the library.  We are asking for submissions which reflect our service to the Youth of Boulder City and to the entire community.   The winning logos will be used throughout the library, on promotional materials, the website, on library cards, and many other ways. ...

CARE to help with Insurance Questions at the Library

Nevada’s Silver State Health Insurance Exchange will be opening up on October 1st. If you’re confused about your choices, CARE can help. CARE will be visiting Boulder City Library once a month the help with sign up for the Affordable Care Act.  You can sign up for help by calling 702-836-9033 (Espanol 801-836-9033). These visits are scheduled by appointment. If you can’t make any of the following...

Banned Books Today

When a librarian talks to people about Banned Book Week, they get many people who scoff at the notion that book banning and challenges still happen today. Between the beginning of 2012 and September 2013, there have been almost 50 challenges and some out right banning of books in the United States alone. The ALA has put together a list of the books challenged during 2012-2013. Let’s take a look at a...

Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, discusses banned book

Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, discussed book banning at the 2013 Annual ALA Conference. The Kite Runner, was the 6th most frequently challenged novel in 2012 for homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, and being sexually explicit; and the ninth most frequently challenged book of 2008 for offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group. Hosseini read a passage of the...

Banned Books to Movies

In August, we posted a list of books that are becoming movies this year. The Book to Movie trend isn’t a new one. In fact, many banned books have been made into extremely popular movies. [Show picture list] ...
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