Laramie County’s students are very creative! Each year the Laramie County Library System hosts the 3rd and 4th grade bookmark contest in conjunction with our Summer Reading Celebration. Entry forms are distributed to schools throughout the county and made available at the library.Read More
If that is your image of a library, it has been a while since you’ve been in one. We are a busy place with families coming and going, teens hanging out in a space designed just for them and meeting rooms that are full most of the time. Read More
You might think that the library is only for residents of Laramie County, but the fact of the matter is, we have many services to offer visitors to the area! Read through this list for the services you can take advantage of while visiting Cheyenne for Frontier Days or if you find yourself just passing through this summer.Read More
I am so excited! In the next few weeks, there will be a huge influx of migrating birds flying through our area. Some will stay here for the summer and some will travel on to areas farther north. No longer will we see ONLY sparrows and starlings. (Both by the way are introduced species. I’m biased toward native species.) The skies will be full of brighter colors and different shapes and marvelous songs.Read More
What’s green and doesn’t grow on trees? Money!
Join Ella, Shoo, Curie, Petro, Boo and Alize on a financial expedition through our new exhibit Thinking Money at the Laramie County Library on the 2nd floor. The characters face danger, acquire important skills and navigate the ever-changing world of personal finance in this engaging exhibit.Read More
The PEW Research Center has reported regularly over the last 5 years that libraries are considered the most trusted institution in the United States. We rank ahead of the military, small businesses, the police and religious institutions. 91% of Americans say that libraries are important to their community. That is quite humbling. Read More
If a utopia is an ideal world, then a dystopian one is where civilization has gone awry, either because of an environmental crisis, political and social circumstances or both. The result is a world where many people are unhappy and afraid, and often unfairly treated. The term came into being to describe classic literary novels like 1984 by George Orwell (once again on the bestseller list more than 65 years after publication) and A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Those books inspired others that present a hellish future for mankind including Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (a society where books are forbidden), The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (a future world where women are kept as birthing slaves) and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (a frightening fable about good, evil and free will).Read More
On the Reference Desk, we get many questions about legal issues. For example:
Do you have the Wyoming State Statutes? Yes, we do.
Can you explain what this paragraph means? No, we cannot.
Do you have rental and lease forms? Yes, we have NOLO books that have forms, but they are general forms and not Wyoming specific.
I am changing my name, starting divorce proceedings, or filing a restraining order. These are all questions we are not qualified to answer.Read More
Library workers, just like library patrons, come in all sizes. Sometimes there’s a bit of a mismatch between a task and the worker, but we make it work.Read More
Every February, art teachers from the elementary schools in Laramie County School District #1 deliver hundreds of pieces of art to the library—each created by a 6th grade student. Along with each piece of art, the students write short artist’s statements about their creations. These statements contribute to successful fulfillment of the required educational standards of creating, connecting, responding and presenting, and also to the broader goal of increasing literacy among school-aged children.Read More