It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No It’s a Monarch Butterfly!

Nancy Loomis, the project leader for the Community Wildlife Habitat Project, West Edge District, is returning to our blog for another post in her series about the “Laramie County Library Water-wise and Pollinator Bio-retention System (Project).” Read below to learn about Monarch butterflies, and how some of the floral additions that were made to the library’s detention pond are helping their population flourish! Read More

Laramie County Library System Awarded Grant to Extend WiFi Access in Rural Branches

Laramie County Library System was awarded the Public Library Association and Microsoft Corporation’s “Public WiFi Access Micro Grant.” The grant was created to provide libraries in rural localities with the needed hardware to expand WiFi access on or near library grounds. Our IT team recently installed the new hotspots in both the Burns and Pine Bluffs branches, and we wanted to provide our library users with some information about the improvements! Read More

Meet the Native Species

Nancy Loomis, the project leader for the Community Wildlife Habitat Project, West Edge District, is returning to our blog for another post in her series about the “Laramie County Library Water-wise and Pollinator Bio-retention System (Project).” Read below to learn about some of the floral additions that were made to the library’s detention pond this summer!Read More

Welcoming New Board Member Stacia Berry to the Library

Laramie County Library System recently welcomed Stacia Berry to its Board of Directors. Stacia’s first term on the Board will last from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023. 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 in serving on the Laramie County Library Board, must fill out an application and turn it into the Commissioner’s office at least two months in advance to an open position. Each member joins the Laramie County Library System Board for different reasons and with different goals in mind; Stacia took the time to share some of hers with us.Read More

Change in Service: Cloudlibrary to Replace RBDigital

Attention RBDigital Audiobook and Magazine users! RBDigital has been acquired by Overdrive and the RBDigital service will no longer be available to Wyoming library users starting September 16.

We have been working with the Wyoming State Library and Recorded Books on this. To continue providing you with downloadable audiobooks, all of our RBDigital licenses will be transferred to our Cloudlibrary service over the next couple of months.Read More

Election 2020

This year’s Summer Reading theme is “Imagine Your Story.” Now, I know what you’re thinking, you clicked on this blog post to read about elections, not Summer Reading, but bear with me for a moment.

We here at Laramie County Library System have been encouraging readers to imagine their stories all summer long by diving into books, novels, graphic novels, audiobooks, poetry, and more, challenging each and every person to envision themselves in faraway places, distant lands, and magical adventures.Read More

Imagination: Inspiration and the Artist Book

Featured image: “Common Humanity: Grief of the World” by Katie Christensen

Introduction from exhibit curator, Camellia El-Antably:

Imagine your story…it is a theme as broad as the ocean, and yet, somehow, in this time of pandemic, so necessary to survival. Shut in our homes, many of us have begun to imagine new realities for ourselves, our loved ones, and the planet both frightening and exciting.Read More

World Oceans Day

A great holiday is upon us. It’s not Face Mask Appreciation Day, and it’s not about baking bread at home from scratch. June 8th is World Oceans Day. The oceans are our earliest cradle, our largest playground, and our last undiscovered country. They are so much more than just a great place to catch some lazy rays, although let’s face it, we love that too.Read More