Laramie County Library System is Now Fine Free

Laramie County Library System is now fine free! The library’s Board of Directors voted to eliminate overdue fines, forgive existing fines, and remove most fees for services and materials, which means our services are more accessible than ever before. The policy change also helps Laramie County Library System continue to pursue its mission “to be a hub for engagement, literacy …

Welcoming New Board Member Steven Leafgreen to the Library

Laramie County Library System recently welcomed Steven Leafgreen to its Board of Directors. Steven’s first term on the Board will last from July 1, 2022 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 …

2022 Summer Reading Challenge Drawing Prize Winners

Our 2022 Summer Reading Challenge ended on August 15. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Summer Reading Challenge! Over 167,000 days of reading were logged between all of the challenge’s participants. We hope to see everyone back for next year’s Summer Reading Challenge! Keep an eye out for other fun reading challenges throughout the year, including our “Read …

An Evening with Mark Miller

On July 7, Laramie County Library had the pleasure of hosting an evening with Mark E. Miller, former Wyoming State Archeologist and author of the new book, Big Nose George: His Troublesome Trail. The book chronicles the events of the Elk Mountain Murders which took place in Carbon County in August of 1878.

Laramie County Library System Now Offering Laptop and Hotspot Check Out

Laramie County Library System is now offering free check out of laptops and hotspots to help keep library users connected for homework, work, or fun! Use this service to work on projects, apply and interview for jobs, stream video, play video games, participate in online meetings, and so much more. Laramie County Library has 7 laptops available for check out …

Habitat: Artists’ Books

Featured image: “Confluent Septa” by Marc Snyder and Harvey Hix Introduction from the exhibit curator, Mark E. Ritchie: Words and images are at the core of books. As the curator of the 2022 annual Laramie County Library book arts exhibition, I paired artists and writers based on the imagery, themes, and sensibilities I had experienced in their writing or artwork. …

Mary Gillgannon Retires from Laramie County Library System

Mary Gillgannon, Laramie County Library System’s Fiction Collection Development Coordinator, retired at the end of April after a 32-year career with the library. Mary began working at the Central Ave. library in the spring of 1990 as a Circulation Desk Assistant. After ten years, she moved into a new position assisting with the library’s Fiction Collection Development. She took on …

Seed Library of Laramie County is Open for the 2022 Growing Season

The Seed Library of Laramie County is open and ready to grow! Check out up to 12 packets of seeds from the Seed Library, located at Laramie County Library, and take them home to begin planting your own garden. There are over 170 varieties of flowers, herbs, and vegetables, and every seed has been carefully chosen for its ability to …

Books Coming to the Screen in 2022

With all the streaming services and Hollywood looking for content, there are quite a number of books coming to the screen in 2022. Check out this helpful list to find your new favorite book-based movie or T.V. show.

Hiring and Training New Employees at Laramie County Library System

Ever wonder what it takes to work at the oldest continuously operating county library system in the United States? Now is your chance to catch a peek! Jeff Collins, Deputy Director of Public Service, wrote a feature article published in the most recent issue of Public Libraries magazine. The article, Constructing a New Employee Training Program, provides an overview of …