Henderson, NV – With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic still not in sight, Henderson Libraries is pleased to announce the addition of available Chromebooks due to recent government funding. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, made available by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) through the Nevada State Library Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR), made it possible to obtain these devices, which are being checked out paired with Wifi Hotspots.
“While some services have been limited due to the pandemic, the ability to check out a Chromebook and Wifi Hotspot allows community members access to technology in the safety and comfort of their own home,” says Henderson Libraries Executive Director Marcie Smedley. “We feel fortunate to be able to contribute to bridging the technology gap.”
There are 75 Chromebooks and corresponding hotspots available, which can be checked out for a period of seven days. Hotspots may be reserved on their own as well. Patrons may place a hold for a curbside pickup of either a set of both devices or just a Wifi Hotspot online at hendersonlibraries.com.
Established in 1944 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates four locations in Henderson, providing free access to materials, programs, and services to meet the diverse and varied needs of the community throughout Southern Nevada. Although Henderson Libraries’ physical locations are still closed, be sure to visit https://hendersonlibraries.com/coronavirus to learn about the curbside pickup option. For even more information, please visit hendersonlibraries.com.