Laramie County Library Foundation Welcomes New Director

The Laramie County Library Foundation is pleased to announce that Kristi Wallin has been selected as its new Foundation Director. In her role, Kristi will lead the way in helping the foundation accomplish its goal to raise funds for the Laramie County Library System and provide financial support for the library’s innovative programming, services, and award-winning collections.

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Job Posting: Barista (Café Assistant-Part Time)

The position is open until filled.

Interested applicants should submit an LCLS Employment Application and availability worksheet available below as a form-fillable PDF or as an email attachment to office@lclsonline.org. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 3 business days, please check your email’s spam folder or call 307-634-3561 to inquire status.

The hiring committee will contact applicants who are selected for further testing or interviews. As a courtesy, we notify all applicants by mail when a position is filled. All hiring at Laramie County Library System is contingent on a post-offer criminal history background check.

All applicants must submit an availability worksheet.

Job Posting |Job Description | LCLS Employment Application | Availability Worksheet

The Books Breaking into Big Screen this Year

With the Oscars over, we head into a new movie season. As has been the trend for the last several years, many of the upcoming releases are adapted from books, books that you can check out from the Laramie County Library System!

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Help! I have to watch a toddler all day!

Are you a babysitter, a parent or a grandparent? Are you the easy target friend because you live nearby and don’t work today? Do you find reading the same board book 15 times an hour less than stimulating? Have you listened to Baby Shark so many times you wish to destroy all music devices in your home? Whoever you are, caring for a toddler can make you a little crazy if you don’t know of some resources.Read More

Library Secrets and Myths (The Top Ten)

Most of us had a class in school on libraries resulting in vague memories of terms like fiction and non-fiction, the Dewey decimal system and card catalogs. But even if you are a regular library user, there may still be gaps in your knowledge. Here are the most common areas of confusion:

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A Native Superhero Landed in the Library

On January 15th, a superhero visited the Laramie County Library. He didn’t have a cape, a mask, or flashy tights and he walked in through the front doors rather than flying through a window or crashing through a wall. He didn’t display any spidey senses, super-speed, or un-worldly strength, but he did wear one indication of his superpowers: a beautifully beaded pendant hanging around his neck. The intricate array of vivid and delicate beads formed a bright superhero emblem that was part Superman symbol and part Flash sign. With his dark framed glasses and light brown blazer, Lee Francis IV appeared to be somewhat of a Clark Kent figure: subtle in appearance, but with an air that was undeniably super.

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Ideas for when your loved one doesn’t have long to live

We at the library hope that you will never need to read this blog, but for those who are facing the death of a loved one, we hope this will help in a small way. We have some books in our collection that can help provide a little bit of solace in this difficult time, and others that can help you create treasured memories of your loved one.

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Celebrating Wyoming Connections

A few years ago, the library staff started a discussion on how we could draw attention to books, movies and CD’s in the collection that had a Wyoming connection. We wanted to denote materials that were written or produced by Wyoming authors or artists as well as those that had a Wyoming setting.
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A Fun Sort of Job

As you may have noticed, the Laramie County Library System has a brand new sort machine. All operations are running smoothly, and the new system has already started clocking some serious hours! We were curious about sort machines and the people who install them, so we asked Jonathan Michael of Lyngsoe Systems (the company who produced and installed our new sort system) all about it!
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Christmas Traditions Around the World

For many, this time of year holds a major Christian holiday, Christmas. In the spirit of learning (which we libraries like to foster), let’s explore Christmas traditions around the world! I’ve chosen my highlighted countries mostly at random.
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