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Mesquite Library
As a member of Mesquite City Council, I serve as your representative on Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. It is a position I am passionate about because I consider libraries valuable resources in our communities.

Mesquite is proud to have a beautiful new library that held its grand opening In May 2018. This 13,313 square foot building is located on 1.6-acres across the street from the original library building on West First North Street.

The original 5,464 square foot building was remodeled to serve as the new Adult Learning Center and provide a public computer lab with expanded space for classrooms and a one-stop career center that provides employment and education services for adults, run by Workforce Connections.

The new Mesquite Library building houses expanded collections, new technology, and spaces for children and teens plus ample room for everyone to read and enjoy project-based learning experiences. There is also a spacious community room for performances, celebrations, and meetings along with Table of Contents, a popular cafe, the very first in the entire library district.

The original Mesquite Library opened in 1990. It replaced the 1,200 square foot library space located in Mesquite City Hall and served a growing population of 2,200. For the first time Mesquite residents had access to computers to learn word processing, a children’s area that provided space for storytimes and homework tables, as well as a reading lounge for adults and a reference collection for studies.

Over the next two decades, the population in Mesquite grew to 15,000 residents. In 2012, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District approved a remodel and expansion of the Mesquite Library with an addition of a modular building that provided a separate section for adults, a young adult area, and a children's section. This expansion included additional adult and children’s computers and free Wi-Fi access, a community meeting space and storytime room.
The Mesquite Library Campus is a new kind of library that is part living room, part learning lab. Today’s libraries enable their customers to build competencies not just in language but in the technology and job skills needed to thrive in a changing world. This new library was built on a foundation of new ideas, imaginative use of space, and free access to public technologies including Wi-Fi and computers.

Mesquite's campus is one of 25 branch library facilities located in the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. These branches serve 1.6 million people in the 8,000 square mile Clark County region. Their Mission Statement is:

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District nurtures the social, economic, and educational well-being of people and communities. The District is committed to building communities of people who can come together to pursue their individual and group aspirations.

For more information on Mesquite Library, CLICK HERE.

As a resident, you can obtain a free library card by stopping in and filling out a form.
Judith A. Sargent, Mesquite Library
Branch Manager
Judith Sargent has been employed by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District for 21 years. She was promoted to Mesquite Library Branch Manager in 2011.

Her prior positions with the District include Circulation Department Head at Spring Valley and Supervisor of the 18-month district-wide RFID Project.

After starting as a part-time Library Assistant in Mesquite, Judi was accepted into the Apprentice Librarian Program while completing a Masters of Library and Information Science at University of North Texas.

Judi is an honorary member and partner with Mesquite Sunrise Rotary and is working in partnership with Mesquite Works on the exciting Mesquite STEAM Center Project. She also enjoys working with other non-profit organizations in the community.

Judi loves to go on long walks, the beach, and her five beautiful grandchildren.
County Clerk's Office Opening
The long-anticipated opening of the new Clark County Clerk's office at Mesquite City Hall was held on Thursday, January 6 at 11 a.m.

It was a beautiful day for a ribbon-cutting and refreshments. Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick and County Clerk Lynn Goya were on hand for the festivities along with Mayor Al Litman and other representatives from our city.
To celebrate Mesquite as a wedding destination, a bridal bouquet was tossed into the crowd and it was caught by Cortney Bills who is the Sanitation Billing Clerk for City of Mesquite.

It has been more than a decade since we had a County Clerk's office open in Mesquite so our residents can take care of business here instead of trekking to Las Vegas. Debbie Deboodt, who lives in Mesquite, was hired by the County Clerk and trained to facilitate the business of the Clerk's office.

It will be open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and a half-day on Fridays where you can obtain your Marriage License or Certificate of Vow Renewal and attend to other matters handled by this office. The County Clerk's website can be accessed HERE. 
Just the other day I was at city hall and observed a young couple leaving with their wedding license. I was so pleased to know it was a convenient and joyful experience for them.

Again, I want to thank Commissioner Kirkpatrick and Clerk Goya for their persistence in getting this new office for our city.
Married 50+ Years
United Methodist Church is having an Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, February 13 for couples who have been married for 50 years or more. There will be a slideshow of the couples who have reached this GOLDEN milestone.

 If you are interested in finding out more, you can contact Don Upton at or call 702-465-1949.
Congressman Horsford's Office Hours
A staff member from Congressman Steven Horsford’s office will be in Mesquite on Wednesday, January 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Mesquite Recreation Center, 100 West Old Mill Rd.
The Congressman’s staff will be available to assist with issues regarding Medicare, Social Security, Veterans Affairs, IRS and other Federal agencies. 

Please make an appointment in advance by calling (702) 963-9360.
OHV Staging Area Ribbon-Cutting
There will be a ribbon- cutting for the new Off-Highway Vehicle Riverside Staging Area, located at 680 Riverside Road on Thursday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m.

For OHV'ers that location is 36°47'29.3"N 114°05'34.5"W.

This is a project that has been in the works for a while, thanks to the hard work of people at the City of Mesquite, the Kokopelli ATV Club and the Virgin River Coalition Recreation Committee.

It will bring added recreation and tourism to our entire area in addition to our local OHV'ers.

Light refreshments will be served after the ceremonies. All OHV’rs are being asked to be part of the festivities.
25-Year Retirement
Congratulations to Dirk Marshall, the city's Information Technology Director, who retired from the city after 25 years of service.

Over the years, Dirk has expanded the city's technology which has dramatically advanced during his tenure and he has hired quality personnel who keep our city's information technology structure working.

Best to you and your family, Dirk, as you embark on your retirement adventure.
Mesquite Senior Games
Mesquite Senior Games is open to athletes age 50 years and older. Registration is now open for spring events.

Competitions are typically divided up by five year age groups in men's and women's divisions.

There is a vast array of challenges, from track and field to a more sedentary activity like poker.

For more information, you can look at the brochure by clicking on THIS LINK. By joining in the fun, you will stay active and meet new people.
A New Year Message
Balloon Festival
A marvelous site is watching hot air balloons float above our city.

The annual hot air balloon festival will be held on January 28, 29 and 30. There will be balloon launches each morning (weather permitting) and night glow and live entertainment in the Skydome Lounge at the Casablanca Resort and Casino.

Grab your camera because you can take wonderful pictures from various spots throughout the city.
Heart Walk
Get on your walking shoes! It's our Annual 5K Heart Walk on February 11 at 9 a.m. It begins at the Mesquite Recreation Center and ends at Mesa View Hospital where a Silver Rider bus will return you to your car. Here is the map.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Mesquite Recreation Center West Field where a small warm-up for participants is being sponsored by the Life Long Program.
The walk ends at the Main Entrance to Mesa View Regional Hospital where there will be nutritious and hydrating snacks along with educational materials on heart health and heart attack signs and symptoms.

For more information call the City of Mesquite Leisure Services Department at 702-346-8732 or Rob Fuller from Mesa View Regional Hospital at 702-345-4244.
Everyone is invited and there is no cost to participants. Donations are welcome.

I won't be joining you on the walk because I recently had surgery on my foot and am hobbling around. I will, however, see you at a water station sponsored by Kids for Sports.

Enjoy the walk.
Denim and Diamond Valentine Dance
I love our Mesquite Showgirls. They show up at events (with a smile) to help out and add some pizzazz. Their annual fundraiser, Denim and Diamonds Dance is on Valentine's Day. Doesn't this sound like fun? For more information call 801-699-9947.
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