Beth Cook Named Deputy Director of Public Service

Laramie County Library System is pleased to announce it has welcomed Beth Cook as its new Deputy Director of Public Service. In her role, Beth will oversee the Circulation & Branch Services, Cataloging Services, Youth & Outreach Services, and Adult Services divisions while ensuring that the library’s standards for customer service and innovation are being consistently met. She will help …

New Year, New Catalog at Laramie County Library System

On Tuesday, January 3, 2023, Laramie County Library System launched a brand new library catalog. The library updated to Aspen Discovery for WYLDcat to enhance and enrich the patron experience. Aspen makes searching for books and resources easier, pulling all library resources together in one search. Users can create and share lists of materials and online content, find a title …

Hogwarts House Cup Beanstack Challenge Winners 2022

And the House Cup goes to . . . Slytherin!   The winner of the 2022 Hogwarts House Cup Challenge was the house where dwell the ambitious, cunning, and resourceful; as a group, they read the most minutes per participant to secure this year’s House Cup trophy. Slytherin came in first with 1481 points, Hufflepuff second with 1353 points, Ravenclaw …

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 …