Blog Post: Silence is Golden in the Capital Room

DSCF0609Looking for a quiet, peaceful, warm place to relax or to enjoy a spectacular view of our Capitol building? How about a room with no talking or cell phone use or no loud tapping on computers;  just folks enjoying the books or newspapers, the sculptures, the fireplace and the view? You’ll find these and much more in the northeast corner of the 3rd floor of the Laramie County Library, the Capital Room. This area was funded by Eric J. Wedell, M.D. and Maïda Wedell.Read More

Blog Post: Just what is Outreach Services?

In our library’s mission statement it reads

  • Promote Reading and literacy for children and adults
  • Promote the services of the library

To promote reading and literacy for children and adults as well as the services we offer we realize that the library needs to go beyond our brick and mortar walls. So, we take the library into the community, “Outreach Services”.Read More

Blog Post: Taking a Genealogical Journey back to Ireland

Tree_SmallIt’s been said that everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day, but if you really do have Irish ancestry every day of the year, you aren’t alone.  More than 36 million Americans reported that they had Irish ancestry in the 2008 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s approximately 12% of the total population of the country.Read More

Blog Post: Writing a business plan with L2B assistance

I don’t know about you, but when I was in college, and even now when I have a paper or proposal to write, I get STUCK.  It may only take me a couple hours to actually write and revise it, but it can take me weeks to just get started.  Admittedly, this may have a teeny-tiny bit to do with my procrastination habit, but it never fails that when I have a document to produce I try to eat the elephant whole.Read More

Blog Post: Español en su Biblioteca

Abby_Blog1 Small2¡Bienvenidos al blog de la biblioteca!

Me presento. Soy Abby, y trabajo en el segundo piso de la biblioteca. Antes de venir aquí a Cheyenne, trabajaba dos años con el Cuerpo de Paz en Colombia. Debo decirles que el español no es mi lengua materna, entonces, si hay errores, discúlpame.Read More

Blog Post: Exceptional Customer Service: Marketing from the Heart at LCLS

For many years, we’ve used three documents to help form our corporate culture.  Marketing from the Heart, a list of expectations in terms of how we all interact and work, and an Organizational Philosophy, all serve as a reminder of how we provide exceptional customer service.  The core of these documents are generosity, curiosity and connection.

We don’t want there to be any lonely pieces of information dangling with nowhere to go or a story waiting to be told sitting idle on a shelf.  We want to know you and your needs so that we can bring you both together.Read More

Blog Post: Knights and Spaceships and Nanoviruses, Oh, My!

Learning what genre you enjoy is a great way to find new authors. Here’s a bit about speculative fiction sub-genres and some popular new titles—Mary Gillgannon, Adult Fiction Selector of Laramie County Library.

 The Game of Thrones TV series, the Hunger Game books and movies, the new Star Wars movie—all of these popular entertainment vehicles fit into the genre of speculative fiction. Although there is an element of “what if…” in all fiction, speculative fiction stories take the concept to new levels, immersing us in worlds and realities that are often extremely different from our own.Read More