New Exhibits: The Game of Life: Inspiration and the Artist Book

Introduction from exhibit curator, Katie Christensen:

It was a joy to curate the Laramie County Library System’s Inspiration and the Artist Book exhibition and see it grow in its second year. Each year, the theme is connected to the Library’s Summer Reading Celebration theme. For 2016, the exhibit’s title, The Game of Life, compliments Exercise Your Mind: READ!Read More

Press Release: Deputy Director Position Filled @ LCLS


Laramie County Library System is pleased to announce Jeff Collins has accepted the position of Deputy Director of Public Service. He will start work on Monday, July 11, 2016.

The Deputy Director of Public Service is responsible for the four public service divisions in the library:

  1. Reference/Collection Services
  2. Computer Center/Cataloging Services
  3. Youth/Outreach Services
  4. Circulation/Branch Services.

Most recently, Collins has been the director of two libraries in Arizona, and has worked for the Connecticut State Library.

Additional information will be available later this summer.

Blog Post: From Here to There: Shelvers + Sort Machine

CareyBlog700,000 items – that is a lot of stuff to move in and out in a year. For those in the library, these items are what you take off library shelves and carry home (movies, video games, books, memory kits, book club kits, and more!). After you’ve gotten the story, the entertainment, or the prize of discovering something new, you bring the items back so they can become someone else’s discovery.Read More

Blog Post: The Mystery of Why a Book is Shelved in Mystery Volume 3


So you’ve found an author or read a book you really like and want more of the same. What to do?  Ask at the Ask Here Desk. We have training and experience in reader’s advisory. As you might imagine, reader’s advisory is the skill (or is it an art?) of recommending books. One way we attempt to come up with books you might like is by learning out what authors you currently enjoy and suggesting books by authors who write in the same genre.Read More

Blog Post: Memory Kits at LCLS

The changing of the seasons makes me nostalgic. I think of times gone by, holidays, birthdays, and many more occasions. Memories form the people we are today. What if you didn’t have any memories or struggled to remember your past? This can be a real challenge for some, especially as we age.Read More

Blog Post: The Mystery of Why a Book is Shelved in Mystery: Volume 1

Cataloging fiction used to be simple. These days, with a proliferation of fiction genres and sub-genres, it can be a challenge to decide where to shelve books in the library. Take mysteries for example.  Besides the classic mystery story, we now have suspense, thrillers and crime fiction, all of which share some aspects of a mystery but not all of them.Read More

Blog Post: Gravitate to the Library – Change for Charity

2One important aspect of an employee’s job at Laramie County Library System is being a  “Greeter.” The Greeter Desk is positioned at the entrance to the library near the gates. Chances are, when you’ve entered the library previously, you’ve seen someone standing there. Each employee serves in this role; it is our pleasure to interact with our patrons and be of assistance when needed.Read More

Blog Post: LCLS hosts 1,300+ 1st Graders for Wyoming Reads

More than 1,300 first graders descended upon the Laramie County Library System on May 17th 2016 to listen to tales of lore, humor, silliness and fun. The students were arranged by class throughout all floors of the library—and each group had a volunteer storyteller that hand-chose stories for their groups. Children were encouraged to participate, yelling out answers to questions (like “Who is going to make this flour into bread?” from The Little Red Hen).Read More