Burns Branch Library

Upcoming Events

Friday Matinee
Fridays: February 1, 8, 15, 22
1:30 – 3:30pm
Spend your Friday afternoons at the library to watch a matinee! Each week will feature a different movie. Bring a favorite snack and enjoy the show!(Children & Families; Burns Branch Library) 

Movies by Week
February 1: Smallfoot
February 8: Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
February 15: Brother Bear
February 22: The Ladybug

Make It Monday
Mondays: February 4, 11, 25
1 – 5pm
In connection with Native Voices, the exhibit at the library in Cheyenne, make and take home a Native American beaded necklace of plastic or paper. (All Ages; Burns Branch Library)

Seniors and Veterans Connect
Mondays: February 4, 11, 25
1 – 5pm
Each Monday, seniors and veterans are invited to come in for a cup of coffee. Relax, visit, and enjoy free activities. In conjunction with Native Voices, the exhibit at the library in Cheyenne, there will be a showing of the movie Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee on February 25. In this film (not rated), the lives of Senator Henry Dawes, a member of the Committee on Indian Affairs, Charles Eastman, a Dartmouth-educated Sioux doctor, and Lakota leader Sitting Bull intersect in a manner that seems fated as they face the government’s continued effort to push Sioux peoples off their native land. The Sioux peoples are left with two equally horrible options, assimilation or extermination, and hope seems to be eradicated when Sitting Bull is assassinated and hundreds of Native American men, women, and children are massacred by the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek on Dec. 29, 1890. (Adults; Burns Branch Library)

Friday Matinee
Fridays: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
1:30 – 3:30pm
Spend your Friday afternoons at the library to watch a matinee! Each week will feature a different movie. Bring a favorite snack and enjoy the show!(Children & Families; Burns Branch Library) 

Movies by Week
March 1: Horton Hears a Who
March 8: Ralph Breaks the Internet
March 15: Luis and the Aliens
March 22: Fantastic Mr. Fox
March 29: Rise of the Guardians

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party
Saturday, March 2
10am – 12:30pm
Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss! Be as cool as the Cat in the Hat and enjoy cupcake decorating, green eggs and ham floor tic-tac-toe, crafts, and so much more. Stay after hours from 12-12:30pm for a special storytime with Dr. Seuss books, costumed readers, and plenty of fun entertainment.
(Children & Families; Burns Branch Library) 

Make It Monday
Mondays: March 4, 11, 18, 25
1 – 5pm
Get crafty at the library! Make and take home a “pot of gold” candy jar. Just watch out for hungry leprechauns! (All Ages; Burns Branch Library)

Seniors and Veterans Connect
Mondays: March 4, 11, 18, 25
2 – 4pm
Seniors and veterans are invited to come in for a cup of coffee. Relax, visit, and enjoy free activities. Board games, cards, puzzles, and reading materials will be available. On March 25, there will be a showing of the movie, Wonder (2-4pm). Based on the New York Times Bestseller, this tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
(Adults; Burns Branch Library) 

Fun for Kids!
Tuesday, March 5
10:15 – 11am
Join us for an interactive storytime session to promote early literacy through books, songs, puppets, crafts, and much more. The theme this month is “Down by the Pond.” (Pre-K; Burns Branch Library)

B*U*Z*Z: Adult Spelling Bee
Thursday, March 14
7-8:30pm
Put your spelling skills to the test or re-live your school spelling bee experiences at this competition hosted by the Burns Branch Library! This will be a 2-3 person team event so you’re not in the spotlight all by yourself. Words given will be similar to the word lists used by schools and at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Sign your team up at the Burns Branch or by calling 307-547-2249. If you sign up as an individual we will place you on a team. Sign-ups start on March 1st and go until the day of the event. Buzz-worthy prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place teams! (Adults; Burns Branch Library)

Dinner and a Book Club
Tuesday, March 19
5:30 – 7:30pm
Join us for a relaxing evening as we discuss Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan. Stop by the Burns Branch Library to pick up your copy of the book and then bring a dish to add to our potluck that evening. For more information about the book, please call the library or visit with staff.
(Adults; Burns Branch Library)


History of the Burns Branch Library

The Burns Branch library first opened on November 28, 1933 in the town hall. Around this time, Laramie County Library System supplied a number of deposit stations (unstaffed collections) in Carpenter, Egbert, and at least 30 rural schools. A more defined branch was opened in Burns to save residents travel time and provide them with a larger selection of the collection.

The Burns Branch Library is located in the heart of Main Street, next to Wyoming Bank & Trust and down the street from the U.S. Post Office. It serves a population of more than 300 people, including the residents within Laramie County School District #2.

This location has a meeting room patrons may reserve for public or private meetings. The conference table can seat 12-16 comfortably, with space around the perimeter of the room for a few additional seats. Coffee, tea, and water are available. Call 307.547.2249 for additional details.

Burns Branch
112 Main St
Burns, WY 82053