Burns Branch Library

Upcoming Events

Make It Monday
Mondays: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
1 – 5pm
Get crafty at the library! Make and take home an accordion book of poetry. Create your accordion book and then add your own poems!
(All Ages; Burns Branch Library)

Seniors and Veterans Connect
Mondays: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
2-4pm
Seniors and veterans are invited to come in for a cup of coffee, relax, visit, and enjoy free activities. On April 29, there will be a showing of the movie Green Book. Receiving five Oscar nominations, this movie is based on the true story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. (Adults; Burns Branch Library)

Friday Matinee
Fridays: April 5, 12, 19, 26
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
April 5: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
April 12: Tangled
April 19: Hop
April 26: Dumbo   

Earth Day: Bees!
Saturday, April 27
10-11am
In recognition of Earth Day (April 22), local beekeeper Doug Bauer will present a short program about honeybees. Come learn about this extraordinary creature, find out what you can do to help honeybees, and sample some raw honey. (Adults and Teens; Burns Branch Library)

Make It Monday
Mondays: May 6, 13, 20
1 – 5pm
Get crafty at the library! Make and take home a clothespin planter; a perfect gift for Mother’s Day or for yourself.
(All Ages; Burns Branch Library) 

Seniors and Veterans Connect
Mondays: May 6, 13, 20
2-4pm
Seniors and veterans are invited to come in for a cup of coffee, relax, visit, and enjoy free activities. On May 20, there will be a showing of the movie The Old Man and the Gun starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek. At the age of 70, Forrest Tucker makes an audacious escape from San Quentin, conducting an unprecedented string of heists that confound authorities and enchant the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
(Adults; Burns Branch Library) 

Fun for Kids!
Tuesday, May 7
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 “Feathered and Furry Friends.”
(Pre-K; Burns Branch Library)

Friday Matinee
Fridays: May 3, 10, 17, 31
12:30 – 2:30pm
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
May 3: Zootopia
May 10: The Emoji Movie
May 17: The Princess and the Frog
May 31: Escape from Planet Earth   

Dinner and a Book Club
Tuesday, May 21
5:30 – 7:00pm
Join us for a relaxing evening as we discuss The Buried Giant. According to the publisher, “Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge, and war.” Pick up a copy of the book at the Burns Branch Library and then bring a dish to add to the potluck that evening. For more information about the book, please call the library or visit with staff.
(Adults; Burns Branch Library)

Summer Reading Celebration Open House
Friday, May 24
10am-5pm
Launch into space with A Universe of Stories! Sign up for summer reading, check out the collection of space-themed books, create a space drawing, and be a star as you earn prizes throughout the summer. Refreshments will be served.
(All Ages; 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