Burns Branch Library

Upcoming Events

Dinner and a Book Club
Tuesday, April 17, 7 – 9pm
Join us for a relaxed, social evening as we discuss the book A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.  Ove’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window.  He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse.  People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.”  But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.  So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul.  All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations. (Adults; Burns Branch Library)

Fun For Kids!
Tuesday, May 1, 10:15 – 11am
An interactive storytime session for preschool children and their caregivers to practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, crafts, and more.  This month’s theme will be Happy Birthday Mother Goose!(PreK; Burns Branch Library)

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 5, 9am – 12pm
The library has teamed up with Olympus Games & Comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day in style. Stop in on May 5th for your free comic book, only while supplies last!!! (All Ages; Burns Branch Library)

Dinner and a Book Club
Tuesday, May 15, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Join us for a relaxed, social evening as we discuss the book All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda.  “Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda’s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women – a decade apart – told in reverse.  It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corrine, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace.  Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched.” – Goodreads Stop by the Burns Branch Library to pick up your copy of the book, then bring a dish to add to our potluck dinner that evening. (Adults; Burns Branch Library)

History of the Burns Branch Library

The Burns Branch library first opened on November 28, 1933 in the town hall. Around this time, Laramie County Library System supplied a number of deposit stations (unstaffed collections) in Carpenter, Egbert, and at least 30 rural schools. A more defined branch was opened in Burns to save residents travel time and provide them with a larger selection of the collection.

The Burns Branch Library is located in the heart of Main Street, next to Wyoming Bank & Trust and down the street from the U.S. Post Office. It serves a population of more than 300 people, including the residents within Laramie County School District #2.

This location has a meeting room patrons may reserve for public or private meetings. The conference table can seat 12-16 comfortably, with space around the perimeter of the room for a few additional seats. Coffee, tea, and water are available. Call 307.547.2249 for additional details.

Burns Branch
112 Main St
Burns, WY 82053