Job Posting: Circulation Assistant (part-time)

Application deadline is Monday, November 8, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. 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 …

1% Specific Purposes Sales and Use Tax Election

The Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax (often referred to as SPOT) provides a way for voters to approve local projects that will be paid for with a one cent sales tax. Unlike bonds, this tax does not put governing bodies in future debt by making improvements today. Most Specific Purpose Sales and Use Taxes have taken three to five …

Welcoming New Board Member Keyosha Atwater to the Library

Laramie County Library System recently welcomed Keyosha Atwater to its Board of Directors. Keyosha’s first term on the Board will last from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024. 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. Individuals who are interested …

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 …

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 …

Senior Outreach Specialist Susan Parkins Receives Excellence in Outreach Award

Senior Outreach Specialist Susan Parkins was recently announced as the winner of the 2021 John Philip Excellence in Outreach Award. The award, sponsored by the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) and Farber Specialty Vehicles, is given to an individual in recognition of their outstanding contributions and prominent leadership to ABOS.

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?

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 …

May the 4th Be With You

Activities we have; enjoy them you will! This year, for May the 4th, we are celebrating Star Wars with a Build Your Own Lightsaber kit and a Virtual Star Wars Original Watch Party.