The initial meeting on diversifying the plantings in the library’s detention pond established the broad strokes for the project. The next step was to find monetary support. After several unsuccessful attempts to find a funding source, Catherine Wissner, the Laramie County Horticulturist through the University of Wyoming’s Extension Office, directed the project coordinators to the “Specialty Crop Block Grant Program”.Read More
As a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building, Laramie County Library is dedicated to continually pursuing advancements that make us better stewards of the community and the environment. One of those pursuits is the transformation of the library’s detention pond.Read More
When you go to the second floor of Laramie County Library, pass the Ask Here Desk and head towards our youth computers, three rows of computers in particular are sure to catch your eye! They sit towards the windows, and their brightly colored keyboards add to the already vibrant and cheerful décor of the library’s youth collection. These colorful machines are the library’s learning computers, and they are responsible for much more than added decoration.Read More
Planning a trip can be daunting. You need to price tickets, build your itinerary, decide on your mode of transportation, choose which airline to take, pick a hotel, select restaurants; the list goes on and on! I recently returned from a trip to New York during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and wanted to give some (hopefully) helpful tips on planning the trip and the resources that we here at Laramie County Library can provide.Read More
Historical novels have been popular for many years, but for the most part, they only sporadically appear on the bestseller lists. That changed this year when three or four novels set in the past made the lists for several weeks. Also interesting is that most of these novels were written by authors not known for writing historical fiction, although their names are familiar to readers of literary fiction, mystery and women’s fiction.
Laramie County Library has 214 active volunteers, and they are Ah-Maz-Ing! As the Volunteer Coordinator, I am continually awed by the volunteers of all ages who give so freely of their most precious commodity; time. Library volunteers racked up over 12,000 hours for us in 2018. When we say we cannot do what we do without volunteers, it is absolutely true. Read More
Over the summer, Laramie County Library System welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors. Elizabeth Dillow and Rob Dickerson will serve on the board from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022, while Will Dinneen will serve on the board until June 30, 2020. 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.Read More
On July 25, Macmillan Publishers announced that it would limit e-book lending for U.S. libraries. Its new licensing model, scheduled to take effect on November 1, 2019, would only allow a library to purchase one copy of a newly released title in e-book format before implementing an eight-week embargo on the sale of any additional copies to that library.
Don’t talk about religion or politics at Thanksgiving dinner. This advice is frequently shared in order to preserve family harmony. For some families, grammar and punctuation should be added to the verboten list.