C.J. Box is in the house! Or, should we say C.J. Box is in your house? The famous author will be live-streamed straight to your home from the Cheyenne library on Friday, September 25 for this year’s virtual Booklovers Bash.
It’s been said that everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day, but if you really do have Irish ancestry every day of the year you aren’t alone. More than 36 million Americans reported that they had Irish ancestry in the 2008 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s approximately 12% of the total population of the country.
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 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
Beginning Tuesday, September 1, Laramie County Library System will reinstate its normal operating hours for the Cheyenne, Burns, and Pine Bluffs libraries. Curbside pick-up of holds will now be available in all three facilities anytime they are open. For information on placing a hold for curbside pick-up, please visit https://LaramieCountyLibrary.org/curbside/.Read More
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
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
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
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
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