Burns Branch Library

Upcoming Events

 

Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey Poster Exhibit
December 27 – March 27,
Library Hours
Take a look at the cool space-related posters around the library in Burns, and learn about planets, galaxies, comets, asteroids, space exploration, and more! Then head into Cheyenne and experience the traveling exhibit Discover Space: A Cosmic Journey. It’s a fun, hands-on, multimedia exhibit – it’s a traveling science museum here at the library! Build your own solar systems on a 42” touch table, learn how telescopes work, try to save Earth from an asteroid impact, and much, much more. Come and experience this unique opportunity!
(All Ages; Burns Branch Library)

Discover Space: A Cosmic Journey was developed by the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) in partnership with the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the Afterschool Alliance. The project was made possible through support from the National Science Foundation.

Western and Native American Art Exhibit
March 1 – 31, Library Hours
The talent of artists from Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, and New Mexico will be displayed for your enjoyment all month at the library.  Artwork will include paintings from Carla Romero, Lynn Hayes, and Kathy Whipfler, pottery from Billy Dennison, prints from Jim Yellowhawk and Charles Belden, and mixed media from Merrill F. Quannie.
(All Ages; Burns Branch Library)

Art Reception – Western and Native American Art
Thursday, March 8, 4 – 6pm
Visit the Burns branch and enjoy the wonderful art, while you partake in light refreshments!
(All Ages; Burns Branch Library)

Fun for Kids
Tuesday, March 6, 10:15 – 11am
An interactive storytime session for preschool children and their caregivers to practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, crafts, and more.
(PreK; Burns Branch Library)

Dinner and Book Club
Tuesday, March 20, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Join us for a relaxed, social evening as we discuss the book The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom.  This novel is the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife.  Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out.  Stop by the Burns branch anytime to pick up your copy of the book, then bring a dish to add to our potluck dinner. (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