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Henderson Libraries offering volunteer hours for teens

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 19:14:03-04

In an effort to assist the many teens looking for chances to earn valuable volunteer hours, Henderson Libraries has re-launched its Teen Service Club.

This club is now offering projects for youth ages 11-17 and it’s as easy as stopping by a Henderson Libraries location to pick up a packet of supplies (one kit per teen) via the curbside pickup service.

The club is kicking off with its first project -- creating "thank you" notes for healthcare workers in Southern Nevada. These notes will be dropped off at Henderson Hospital and other Valley Health System locations.

Lafferty notes that many educational and civic organizations, as well as a variety of scholarship applications, require volunteer hours as criteria. Creating these cards using their artistic skills will earn students 15 minutes of service time for each note card completed.

Finished cards need to be turned back in to a library location (via curbside pickup) by Sept. 30 and service time will be calculated based upon the return slips for each participant.

A letter detailing the service hours will be sent via email to the participant after Sept. 30.

Although Henderson Libraries’ physical locations are still closed, be sure to visit hendersonlibraries.com/coronavirus to learn about the curbside pickup option.