Monday, April 20, 2009

Library Resources - Special Collections

May starts the library district’s celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and you can start getting ready by checking out two of our Special Collections!

Spring Valley library is the home of the Asian Culture Collection. Not only do they have a large collection of books in several of the Asian languages, they also offer several newspapers. They also have a large DVD collection in their international movie selection that focuses on the Asian languages.

Sahara West houses the International Language Collection. The International Languages Room at the Sahara West Library has become a precious resource for the people of Clark County - a beautiful space in which residents who are comfortable with non-English languages can find information and recreation.

Included in this collection are fiction and non-fiction books, videos (many with subtitles in English), cassettes, and, for those who are interested in learning English, ESL (English as a Second Language) materials. The collection includes books, magazines, newspapers and videos in 37 different languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Basque, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Lithuanian, Navajo, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and Yiddish.

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