Burns Branch Library

Upcoming Events

Make It Monday
Mondays: June 3, 10, 17, 24
1-5pm
How bright are the stars? Create a Star Brightness Detector to find out for yourself which stars are the brightest.
(All Ages; Burns Branch Library) 

Seniors and Veterans Connect
Mondays: June 3, 10, 17, 24
2-4pm
Seniors and veterans are invited to come in for a cup of coffee, relax, visit, and enjoy free activities. On June 24, there will be a matinee feature of The Martian starring Matt Damon (PG-13). For more information, please call the library or visit with staff.  (Adults; Burns Branch Library)

Friday Matinee
Fridays: June 7, 14, 21, 28
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
June 7: Christopher Robin (PG)
June 14: Big Hero 6 (PG)
June 21: SpongeBob SquarePants: A Sponge Out of Water (PG)
June 28: Sleeping Beauty (G) 

Dinner and a Book Club
Tuesday, June 25
5:30 – 7pm
Join us for a relaxing evening as we discuss One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus. Bring your copy of the book and 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)

Galaxy Slime Lab
Thursday, June 27
4-5:30pm
Hold the galaxy in your hands with this NASA recipe for slime! Have fun as you explore this stretchy, brilliant goo and try to recreate an exact appearance of NASA photos from space.
(Grades 4-8; Burns Branch Library)

Make It Monday
Mondays: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
1-5pm
Get crafty at the library! Make and take home a patriotic necklace to celebrate the whole month.
(All Ages; Burns Branch Library) 

Seniors and Veterans Connect
Mondays: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
2-4pm
Seniors and veterans are invited to come in for refreshments, relax, visit, and enjoy free activities. On July 29, there will be a showing of the film, The Intern (rated PG-13). In the film, 70-year-old Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) starts a new job as an intern at an online fashion site. He quickly becomes popular with his younger co-workers and develops a bond and friendship with boss and founder of the company, Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway).(Adults; Burns Branch Library) 

Fun for Kids!
Tuesday, July 2
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 “Barrel Full of Monkeys.” (Pre-K; Burns Branch Library)

Friday Matinee
Fridays: July 5, 12, 19, 26
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
July 5: Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (PG)
July 12: Treasure Planet (PG)
July 19: Wall-E (G)
July 26: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (PG) 

Dinner and a Book Club
Tuesday, July 16
5:30 – 7pm
Join us for a relaxing evening as we discuss Infinitely More by Alex Krutov. This book details the inspiring true story of a young man who would not give up, and the God who relentlessly pursued him. Pick up a copy at the Burns Branch Library and bring a dish to add to the potluck. For more information about the book, please call the library or visit with staff.  (Adults; Burns Branch Library)

DIY Painted Galaxy T-shirt
Thursday, July 18
5-6pm
Get on board with the Summer Reading Celebration theme, A Universe of Stories! Create your own whimsical and cool galaxy print to wear. Art supplies will be provided; all you need to bring is a black t-shirt.
(Grades 7-12 and 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