Job Posting: Shelver (part-time)

The application deadline is ongoing with the first review of applications on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Interested applicants must submit an LCLS Employment Application, available below, and a Shelver Availability Worksheet.

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 Posting |Job Description | LCLS Online Application | Availability Worksheet

The Dream Lives On at Laramie County Library System

“So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania. Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado. Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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Travel Log: New York

Planning a trip can be daunting. You need to price tickets, build your itinerary, decide on your mode of transportation, choose which airline to take, pick a hotel, select restaurants; the list goes on and on! I recently returned from a trip to New York during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and wanted to give some (hopefully) helpful tips on planning the trip and the resources that we here at Laramie County Library can provide.Read More

Laramie County Library Requesting Submissions for Library Con Panel

Laramie County Library is requesting panel proposals for its second annual Library Con, a day long, library-wide program that explores various aspects of comic culture. Community members who are aged thirteen years and older can submit panel proposals on a variety subjects such as cosplay, science fiction’s role in the development of current science, the differences between Star Wars and Star Trek, or any other science-fiction related topic.

Proposed panels may address any age group of the presenter’s choosing, but must be either 25 minutes or 50 minutes in length. The panel may involve a PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations, crafts, hands-on activities, or other interactive components. All proposed panels must contain family-friendly material.

Proposals are due by January 15, 2020. If accepted, presenters are expected to run their panel during Library Con on April 4, 2020. For more information on specific panel requirements and to submit proposals, please visit https://lclsonline.org/library-con-2020/.

The Past is Having a Moment

Historical novels have been popular for many years, but for the most part, they only sporadically appear on the bestseller lists. That changed this year when three or four novels set in the past made the lists for several weeks. Also interesting is that most of these novels were written by authors not known for writing historical fiction, although their names are familiar to readers of literary fiction, mystery and women’s fiction.

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Books for Bucks: The Lowdown on the Booksale Room

Laramie County Library has 214 active volunteers, and they are Ah-Maz-Ing! As the Volunteer Coordinator, I am continually awed by the volunteers of all ages who give so freely of their most precious commodity; time. Library volunteers racked up over 12,000 hours for us in 2018. When we say we cannot do what we do without volunteers, it is absolutely true. Read More

Catching Up with Laramie County Library System’s Newest Board Members

Over the summer, Laramie County Library System welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors. Elizabeth Dillow and Rob Dickerson will serve on the board from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022, while Will Dinneen will serve on the board until June 30, 2020. Board members for Laramie County Library System are appointed by the County Commissioners who are required by Wyoming State statutes to provide library services to their constituents.Read More

Laramie County Library System Joins in Campaign Against E-book Embargo

On July 25, Macmillan Publishers announced that it would limit e-book lending for U.S. libraries. Its new licensing model, scheduled to take effect on November 1, 2019, would only allow a library to purchase one copy of a newly released title in e-book format before implementing an eight-week embargo on the sale of any additional copies to that library.

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R.I.P Apostrophe

Don’t talk about religion or politics at Thanksgiving dinner. This advice is frequently shared in order to preserve family harmony. For some families, grammar and punctuation should be added to the verboten list.

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Winners of the One World Prairie Guitar Contest

Thanks so much to all our judges, the guitar society and everyone who came out and competed in the One World Prairie Guitar Contest. Thank you, too, to those of you who came and supported these great musicians. A special thank you to Steve Gilmore who brought in all his own sound equipment and ran sound from 10am to 9pm. Everyone involved made the day a great success. We will be holding the third annual contest next year, so watch for information starting around June!

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