With the Oscars over, we head into a new movie season. As has been the trend for the last several years, many of the upcoming releases are adapted from books, books that you can check out from the Laramie County Library System!
The Laramie County Library Foundation is pleased to announce that Kristi Wallin has been selected as its new Foundation Director. In her role, Kristi will lead the way in helping the foundation accomplish its goal to raise funds for the Laramie County Library System and provide financial support for the library’s innovative programming, services, and award-winning collections.
Are you a babysitter, a parent or a grandparent? Are you the easy target friend because you live nearby and don’t work today? Do you find reading the same board book 15 times an hour less than stimulating? Have you listened to Baby Shark so many times you wish to destroy all music devices in your home? Whoever you are, caring for a toddler can make you a little crazy if you don’t know of some resources.Read More
Most of us had a class in school on libraries resulting in vague memories of terms like fiction and non-fiction, the Dewey decimal system and card catalogs. But even if you are a regular library user, there may still be gaps in your knowledge. Here are the most common areas of confusion:
On January 15th, a superhero visited the Laramie County Library. He didn’t have a cape, a mask, or flashy tights and he walked in through the front doors rather than flying through a window or crashing through a wall. He didn’t display any spidey senses, super-speed, or un-worldly strength, but he did wear one indication of his superpowers: a beautifully beaded pendant hanging around his neck. The intricate array of vivid and delicate beads formed a bright superhero emblem that was part Superman symbol and part Flash sign. With his dark framed glasses and light brown blazer, Lee Francis IV appeared to be somewhat of a Clark Kent figure: subtle in appearance, but with an air that was undeniably super.
We at the library hope that you will never need to read this blog, but for those who are facing the death of a loved one, we hope this will help in a small way. We have some books in our collection that can help provide a little bit of solace in this difficult time, and others that can help you create treasured memories of your loved one.
A few years ago, the library staff started a discussion on how we could draw attention to books, movies and CD’s in the collection that had a Wyoming connection. We wanted to denote materials that were written or produced by Wyoming authors or artists as well as those that had a Wyoming setting.
As you may have noticed, the Laramie County Library System has a brand new sort machine. All operations are running smoothly, and the new system has already started clocking some serious hours! We were curious about sort machines and the people who install them, so we asked Jonathan Michael of Lyngsoe Systems (the company who produced and installed our new sort system) all about it!
For many, this time of year holds a major Christian holiday, Christmas. In the spirit of learning (which we libraries like to foster), let’s explore Christmas traditions around the world! I’ve chosen my highlighted countries mostly at random.
Laramie County Library is a great place to meet. Coworkers can come together over coffee in the café, friends can gather on the first floor to discuss the latest book they’ve read, and families can explore the second floor together to see what new items it holds. Read More