Bookmark Contest SRC

Laramie County’s students are very creative! Each year the Laramie County Library System hosts the 3rd and 4th grade bookmark contest in conjunction with our Summer Reading Celebration. Entry forms are distributed to schools throughout the county and made available at the library.

L2B Service – Not Just for Patrons

Did you know that the Library 2 Business (L2B) service from the Laramie County Library System (LCLS) is ready and eager to help every public library in the state?  L2B connects Wyoming citizens with Wyoming resources in business, job seeking, nonprofit stewardship, and financial literacy.

Blog Post: Up For Debate

Every night I (a historian) dine with a writer, a teacher, and a philosopher. Needless to say, our family has dinnertime debates, not conversations. This year’s political atmosphere has taken our dinnertime debates up a notch. Luckily, LCLS has quite a number of resources for students who need to write an argumentative paper, voters who want to become more informed, …

Blog Post: Myths About Storytimes Quiz

Reading to children is the most-volunteered-for request we get the the library—but unfortunately, it’s a task usually designated for the pros. Why? Isn’t reading to your kids educational? YES! And we would never want you to stop… but our professional storytellers take things to another level (and can help provide you with ideas to bring home to make the most …

Blog Post: History of Traveling Libraries

 “… here she’ll come, right through the rain and fog and cold.”  Sounds like the postman honor code of ethics, doesn’t it?  This quote is from a wonderful children’s story titled, That Book Woman by Heather Henson.  It was a fictionalized story of one of the Pack Horse Librarians, who were known as “Book Women” in the Appalachian mountains of …

Blog Post: Which weed-wacker should I purchase?

I’m not really a shop-a-holic as much as I am a deal-a-holic.  True story—I will wait to purchase exactly what I want at a price that I feel is great.  As such, I am ALWAYS doing research on items I want.  Sometimes it is as simple as a pair of shoes.  At the end of the day, I just have …

Blog Post: Hot Roddin’ Summer – Chilton Auto Repair Database

Ahhhhh, summertime!  Makes me think of lemonade, ice cream, warm evenings and beautifully restored hot rods.  Whether you keep up with the Wyoming Mighty MOPARS or are just taking advantage of good weather to tinker in your driveway, don’t forget that you have technical help at your fingertips.

Blog Post: Happy Ever After….or Not? Book Endings and Reader Satisfaction

How important is it to you that a book end happily? If it’s very important, there’s a good chance you enjoy romance novels. A happy-ever-after ending is pretty much a requirement in that genre.  In contrast, readers who prefer other genres may actually dislike endings that are too tidy and optimistic.  Real life isn’t like that, they say, so books …

Blog Post: Tech Help @ LCLS

You’ve had a computer for years and know how to use the old clunky one, but now you’ve purchased a new laptop and can’t figure out how to turn it on! You took tons of pictures on your vacation with your new smart phone and want to share them with friends, but can’t figure out how.