weather icon Windy

Lending libraries get personal

Boulder City residents can fulfill their reading needs through several Little Free Libraries in town.

Andrea Dempsey said she started hers in 2014 after seeing a news story about the nationwide book exchange program that allows people to take books to read at no cost and without worry about late fees. She said she asked her husband to make her one for Christmas that year.

“The whole premise is to take a book and leave a book,” she said. “That’s how it’s been going for six years. … It’s a good way to get your read on.

“It takes care of itself, basically,” she added.

Dempsey said her library is half full of books for adults and the other half is children’s books. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, she also has hand sanitizer there for people to use as needed.

She said she plans to put an extension on the lending library so more children’s books can be shared.

Her Little Free Library is at 635 Avenue D.

According to the organization’s website, there are other Little Free Libraries located in Boulder City at 209 Wyoming St. and 107 Forest Lane.

There also other lending libraries in town not affiliated with the group.

Residents Danny and Zoe Cox, 892 El Camino Way, recently built and opened their own lending library.

“We’re getting back to old-school reading,” said Danny Cox.

Zoe Cox said she and Danny had been doing projects since they’ve both been at home more, and she recently saw a social media post about the other free libraries in the area, so they decided to finish theirs.

“People have been dropping off books. … They filled it up in two days,” she said.

Contact reporter Celia Shortt Goodyear at cgoodyear@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow her on Twitter @csgoodyear.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Afterschool clubs at Garrett Junior High

Editor’s Note: Class in Session is a new column in which Boulder City schools submit articles written by the principals, faculty or students. It will focus on programs, classes and activities within the school.

BCHS homecoming week filled with activities

Editor’s Note: This is a new weekly column submitted by Boulder City schools, written by principals, administrators, faculty or students. It will focus on events, programs or new classes at the various schools.

Runion excels at both sales and trails

Bret Runion has an uncanny knack of remembering a house he sold 30 years ago, who bought it, who sold it and in what year. And if you give him a few extra seconds, he could probably tell you the coloring of carpeting in each.

Grass removal, water waste prevention offer incentives

Walking my dogs around the neighborhood, early in the morning to beat the heat, I’ve noticed residents being mindful of water usage, taking steps to conserve in multiple ways. Several homes within a six-block radius have removed or are in the process of replacing their grass with desertscape (xeriscape) or artificial grass. Early morning watering schedules are being adhered to – before 9 a.m., for optimal lawn health and water conservation.

Damaged or disturbed asbestos in home presents health hazards

When my friend learned there was asbestos in the roof of a house he was looking to buy in Boulder City, it reminded me that the scarlet letter ‘A’ of building materials is something to be wary of when you own a home.