This is the time of year when everyone starts talking about “Beach Reads”. So what exactly is a beach read? First of all, you don’t have to be at the beach, or even on vacation to read one. The term simply implies you’re relaxing and don’t want a book that is too challenging or slow. It’s sort of like tasty junk food for your mind.Read More

Blog Post: Myths About Storytimes Quiz

Reading to children is the most-volunteered-for request we get the the library—but unfortunately, it’s a task usually designated for the pros. Why? Isn’t reading to your kids educational?

YES! And we would never want you to stop… but our professional storytellers take things to another level (and can help provide you with ideas to bring home to make the most out of the experience).
Take the quiz below to see how your storytimes stack up.Read More

Blog Post: History of Traveling Libraries

pic “… here she’ll come, right through the rain and fog and cold.”  Sounds like the postman honor code of ethics, doesn’t it?  This quote is from a wonderful children’s story titled, That Book Woman by Heather Henson.  It was a fictionalized story of one of the Pack Horse Librarians, who were known as “Book Women” in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky. Read More

Blog Post: Which weed-wacker should I purchase?

Best-Electric-Weed-Wacker-ReviewsI’m not really a shop-a-holic as much as I am a deal-a-holic.  True story—I will wait to purchase exactly what I want at a price that I feel is great.  As such, I am ALWAYS doing research on items I want.  Sometimes it is as simple as a pair of shoes.  At the end of the day, I just have to know that I got the best bang for my buck.Read More

Blog Post: What is CMR Anyway?

CMR is one of the divisions of the library, it stands for Community & Media Relations. Let me give you a little insight as to what goes on in this fast paced office. First, an introduction to the staff members of CMR:Read More

Blog Post: Season of Change

Are you experiencing any changes in your life?  I just saw a friend this morning when getting coffee that I hadn’t seen in years.  She’d just started a new job after being out of the workforce for a year.  We jokingly talked about change and having to get to a job on time and take direction from a supervisor.  Big changes.Read More

Blog Post: Hot Roddin’ Summer – Chilton Auto Repair Database

CaptureAhhhhh, summertime!  Makes me think of lemonade, ice cream, warm evenings and beautifully restored hot rods.  Whether you keep up with the Wyoming Mighty MOPARS or are just taking advantage of good weather to tinker in your driveway, don’t forget that you have technical help at your fingertips.Read More

Blog Post: Happy Ever After….or Not? Book Endings and Reader Satisfaction

CaptureHow important is it to you that a book end happily? If it’s very important, there’s a good chance you enjoy romance novels. A happy-ever-after ending is pretty much a requirement in that genre.  In contrast, readers who prefer other genres may actually dislike endings that are too tidy and optimistic.  Real life isn’t like that, they say, so books that have a completely positive ending don’t seem compelling or real to them and fail to engage their interest. They prefer a grittier, less perfect ending. One that better mirrors how things usually turn out in real life.Read More

Blog Post: Tech Help @ LCLS

SharonYou’ve had a computer for years and know how to use the old clunky one, but now you’ve purchased a new laptop and can’t figure out how to turn it on!

You took tons of pictures on your vacation with your new smart phone and want to share them with friends, but can’t figure out how.Read More

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