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BCPD Informer
by John Chase, Sergeant
Boulder City Police Department

Nevada Reading Week March 1-5
The University of Nevada Las Vegas recently held their winter graduation ceremony. The significance of this Graduation Ceremony compared to all other winter commencement celebrations is that this was the largest in history. Perhaps many things contributed to this fact; however, a recent statistic perhaps provides insight.

The latest national unemployment statistics indicated that those with college degrees experience an unemployment rate half of those that did not possess a degree. In a time where unemployment is clearly a problem in our community, those committed to advancing their formal education may be the quickest to rebound. This fact may have been a source of inspiration for the recent graduation milestone experienced by UNLV.

Nevada Reading Week is fast approaching. The dates for this significant week-long reading extravaganza are March 1 – 5, 2010. While this is a big deal for those in school, it is often overlooked by adults. The theme for this year’s Nevada Reading week, according to the Clark County School District is, “Pick a book from the reading garden.” The question is, where are Boulder City reading gardens located? First and most obvious would be the Boulder City Library. Library Director Lynn has an amazing staff of literary experts that are there to provide you with whatever information is needed about the library or any research you may be doing. I, along with my family, have used the library a number of times and have always been impressed with the staff, their recommendations and assistance. When was the last time you visited the Boulder City Library?

What other reading gardens exist in Boulder City? Starbucks has an excellent book exchange within their establishment. When you finish your book, you may want to consider dropping it off and picking up another one in exchange. They seem to always have something of interest on their shelves. I know the Senior Center has an extensive library, all displayed on beautiful book shelves purchased by the Rotary Club of Boulder City. I know several other homeowner associations and other private facilities also have reading gardens for their members. Whatever the source, I am positive you would be hard-pressed to come up with a reason to not pick up a book during the first week in March.

Until next month, stay safe.

John Chase can be reached via his e-mail address at

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