Installation is currently underway for the revival of the 1931 library that today is the site of the Sparks Heritage Museum! We’ve been approved as the newest state public library which is taking shape thanks to some generous contributions from local community partners and volunteers.
Upon entering the library, the first feature that catches your eye is a centerpiece of a large conference table surrounded by comfortable leather chairs, donated by the Sparks Elks Lodge #2397. This group is also responsible for the funding of the solar shades adorning the windows that protect against harmful rays that could impact the oldest books in our collection.
Next to the conference table sits two computer desks donated by the State Library and Archives, which house two ComputerCorps-donated PC computers for any online research needs of future visitors.
Our books were previously a part of our collection, and we are anticipating future contributions as the collection continues to grow alongside the completion of the library. The bookcases are being constructed presently by the Nevada Woodchucks, with the materials being funded by some generous heroes who took part in an online fundraiser in early September. Additional financial support has been provided by both TransCanada and Union Pacific.
We can’t wait to welcome museum visitors and researchers into this special space! Visit the Sparks Museum today to see how our library is taking shape and find out about other ways you can help!