Public Notice

The Laramie County Library System Board of Directors intends to adopt and amend policies relating to the public’s use of library facilities, materials, and equipment. In accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act (WAPA) [Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 16-3-101], the proposed changes/additions are listed below. A hard copy is also available at the first floor Ask Here desk at 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001. Interested parties may send comments to Jeff Collins (Deputy Director, Public Service) at the address listed above, by email at, or present views at a public hearing to be held on October 26, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at the Burns Branch Library (112 Main Street, Burns, WY).

Read the proposed changes by clicking the link below:

Job Posting: Branch Assistant (part-time)

Applications are ongoing with the first review of applicants on September 13, 2021.

Please review the job posting included below for application instructions and required documentation. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 3 business days after submitting your application, please check your email’s spam folder or call 307-634-3561 to inquire on 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. Hiring is contingent on a post-offer criminal history background check.

Job PostingJob Description | LCLS Online Application

Laramie County Library System’s Strategic Plan For Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023

Laramie County Library System recently concluded its strategic planning process and has released a new strategic plan which includes revised vision, mission, and commitment statements to help the organization meet the needs of the Laramie County community. The strategic plan establishes a direction and vision for future library services, and allows the organization to purposefully plan for the continued expansion and progression of resources, collections, outreach efforts, and more.
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Summer Reading Drawing Prize Winners

Our 2021 Summer Reading Challenge ended on August 16. With thousands of participants, millions of minutes read, and lots of prizes passed out, this year’s challenge was an absolute success! Keep an eye out in the coming months for more activities and reading challenges in Beanstack.

To review a list of our youth, teen, adult, and treasure chest drawing prize winners, please click here.

What is Noir Fiction?

Laramie County Library’s Virtual Book Discussion Group recently discussed Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer.  Some reviewers referred to the novel as darkly humorous and stylistically noir.  But what is meant by the term “noir” when used to describe fiction?
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Narratives of the Possible: Artists’ Books

Featured image: “Tongue-tied” by Toni Mosley of Auckland, New Zealand

Introduction from exhibit curator, Mark E. Ritchie:

We all know what a book is, right? 

We generally think of a book as a vessel that contains words, sometimes images, is made of paper and usually presented in a codex format – a sewn or glued spine that assembles a group of pages to be experienced in a sequence. 

In the West, that sequence moves from left to right. Artists’ books harness these relationships, challenge them and sometimes engage other book traditions. A few artists in this exhibition use scrolls and accordion structures. Some of the artists include books that may have multiple sequence experiences, or open in unexpected ways, and are comprised of text, images and objects that engage with the sculptural aspects of being a book, but may not look like that thing we consider a book.

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