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One World Prairie Music Fest

Listen to sounds from around the world with The One World Prairie Music Fest on September 9th & 10th — a celebration of world music. A duet from Italy, a Mexican band, a little Jewish music, some cowboy music (we couldn’t resist) and a lot more will be free to you right here in our parking lot!  Bring a chair, buy a beer (and maybe something delicious from a food truck), and get ready to for a musical trip around the world.

Bands performing at our music festival will be presenting tips & tricks for each of their instruments at the following workshops. Here’s your chance to learn from world class musicians on September 10th:

10:15 – 11:15 AM: Classical Guitar w/Solo Duo; Sunflower Room
10:15 – 11:15 AM: Fiddle w/ Reid Buckley of High Plains Tradition; Willow Room
11:45 – 12:45 PM: Mandolin w/ Matt Flinner of the Matt Flinner Trio; Sunflower Room
11:45 – 12:45 PM: Clarinet w/ Meg York; Willow Room
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Booklovers’ Bash 2016

Join the Laramie County Library Foundation at the 2016 Booklovers’ Bash, the Foundation’s largest annual event, featuring crime reporter and author Ace Atkins.Read More

Job Posting: Barista (Café Assistant)-Part Time

The primary responsibility of the individual in this position is to provide excellent service to all customers of The Library Café (TLC), located in the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Please submit a completed application and availability worksheet to:Read More

Job Posting: Shelver, Part-time

The person in this position at Laramie County Library System completes tasks which include shelving books, straightening and maintaining shelves, cleaning red shelves, emptying book drops, discharging books, clearing carts, sorting of books and other tasks will be assigned. Please submit a completed application to be considered for an interview. Read More

Blog Post: Abbr., Acronyms & Terms

DSCF1797Ever wonder where some of the various terms we use in the library come from?  More specifically computer related terms?  Since I am part of Team Geek here in library land I thought I’d share some of the more common acronyms, abbreviations & terms we use and try to give you a background as to where they come from.Read More

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IMG_4018You might think that librarians are basically serious people.  We are a serious profession with our roots integral to the basis of democracy.  The first public libraries were formed to ensure an educated electorate—to make sure access to information and education were not just for the elite and the wealthy.  I sometimes think of those early days of our nation.Read More

Blog Post: Up For Debate

Every night I (a historian) dine with a writer, a teacher, and a philosopher. Needless to say, our family has dinnertime debates, not conversations. This year’s political atmosphere has taken our dinnertime debates up a notch. Luckily, LCLS has quite a number of resources for students who need to write an argumentative paper, voters who want to become more informed, and, of course, dinnertime debaters.

galeGale’s “In Context” databases are prefect for LCLS patronsRead More


This is the time of year when everyone starts talking about “Beach Reads”. So what exactly is a beach read? First of all, you don’t have to be at the beach, or even on vacation to read one. The term simply implies you’re relaxing and don’t want a book that is too challenging or slow. It’s sort of like tasty junk food for your mind.Read More

Blog Post: Myths About Storytimes Quiz

Reading to children is the most-volunteered-for request we get the the library—but unfortunately, it’s a task usually designated for the pros. Why? Isn’t reading to your kids educational?

YES! And we would never want you to stop… but our professional storytellers take things to another level (and can help provide you with ideas to bring home to make the most out of the experience).
Take the quiz below to see how your storytimes stack up.Read More

Blog Post: History of Traveling Libraries

pic “… here she’ll come, right through the rain and fog and cold.”  Sounds like the postman honor code of ethics, doesn’t it?  This quote is from a wonderful children’s story titled, That Book Woman by Heather Henson.  It was a fictionalized story of one of the Pack Horse Librarians, who were known as “Book Women” in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky. Read More