Category Archives: WSL News

August 2017 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the August 2017 Outrider newsletter from the Wyoming State Library. Subscribe today, and we’ll send the Outrider straight to your email inbox each month.

Have news you’d like included? Contact Susan Mark, WSL publications specialist, at or (307) 777-5915. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too.

Wyoming Workshop for the Digital Public Library of America

The Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC) is the new Colorado-Wyoming Service Hub of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  The DPLA website is a portal that allows visitors to discover and then go directly to the digital collections in your home institution.  It’s hoped that every institution in Colorado and Wyoming has the opportunity to participate in the DPLA through the PPC.  We invite you to learn more about how to do this!

What to expect

On September 28, 2017, the Colorado State Library, in partnership with the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming State Library, will provide a free event in Wyoming for participants to learn more about the PPC.  The PPC is a joint program of the Colorado and Wyoming State Libraries and is an opportunity for you to give your institution’s unique digital collections national exposure.  During this event you will learn about Wyoming’s participation in this national digital landscape along with the nuts and bolts of participating in the PPC and the DPLA.   We would also like to hear from you!  So please bring your questions or participation concerns to the session.

What you need to know

  • Where: University of Wyoming, Coe Library, Room Coe-506. 1000 E University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071
  • When: September 28, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 – 2:30
  • Parking: On campus parking pass will be provided

Cost, Registration, & Food

  • This event is free!
  • Register online.  Registration will close on September 8th.
  • Lunch will be provided (courtesy of the University of Wyoming).


  • 10:00-10:10: Welcome and Introduction
  • 10:10-11:00: Introduction to the DPLA and the PPC
  • 11:00-11:10: Break
  • 11:10-12:00: PPC Participation 101
  • 12:00 – 12:45: Lunch
  • 12:45 – 2:00: Wyoming’s landscape and participation in the DPLA
  • 2:00-2:30: Questions and Sharing

If you have any questions about this event please contact, Leigh Jeremias at

Where to Find Eclipse Glasses at Last Minute

On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will darken Wyoming’s skies — be sure to keep your eyes safe.

That said, the Wyoming State Library is OUT of eclipse glasses. We can no longer accommodate any requests. The Laramie County Library System is also out of glasses. Please check the list below for possible places to find them.

If you plan to view the eclipse, be safe and find an ISO 12312-2 certified pair. (See NASA’s safety guidelines.) As of the last information we’ve received, the following locations may still have eclipse glasses for sale. Please note that this is intended to be a helpful guide; we recommend contacting the vendor to verify that they’re still available.

  • C&D DISTRIBUTORS & BINGO (4906 Ridge Rd., 307-634-6911)
  • LINCOLNWAY SUPER PAWN (2825 E. Lincolnway, 307-632-3820)


  • 16th Street Mercantile
  • Albertson’s
  • Cheyenne Eye Clinic
  • Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department
  • King Soopers
  • Lions Club
  • Little America
  • Lowe’s
  • Maverik
  • Natural Grocers
  • Safeway (S. Greeley)
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Walmart
  • Wyoming State Museum

Sign Your Library Up for Snapshot Day

Fun at Niobrara County Library on Snapshot Day 2016.

Join us for this year’s Wyoming Snapshot Day on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, in conjunction with Teen Read Week.

On Snapshot Day, Wyoming libraries collect photos, video and comments that show the value they offer to their communities every single day. Participation is easy: simply take photos and collect comments on Snapshot Day (or on another day that week, if that works better) and submit them to the Wyoming State Library. More information and instructions are available on the Wyoming Snapshot Day website.

Sign up now to let us know your library will participate. Contact Susan Mark, WSL Publications Specialist at or 307-777-5915. She’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Stop by the WSL Booth at Conference for Eclipse Glasses

Going to the Wyoming Library Association conference? Stop by the Wyoming State Library exhibit table while you’re there if you’d like free eclipse viewing glasses for your library.

Eclipse Glasses for Wyoming Libraries, State Employees

The Wyoming State Library crew is ready for the big event!

The solar eclipse is less than three scant weeks away, and eye safety is a must for observers. If you need them for your patrons, the State Library has eclipse glasses at the ready.

Wyoming libraries may request the glasses by mail or pick them up at the WSL booth at the Wyoming Library Association conference next week. (Added note: today is the last day to register for the conference.) To request glasses for your library, contact Chris Van Burgh at or (307) 777-3642.

State employees are also welcome to stop by our office at 2800 Central Avenue in Cheyenne to pick up a pair or contact Chris to request them. Please feel free to print our solar eclipse flyer to hang in your office and let your coworkers know.

The Wyoming State Library has several resources for libraries to learn more and promote the event in their own communities:

With the path of totality sweeping across so much of the state, Wyoming residents and visitors should have a great view. Make the most of this once in a lifetime event!


On This Date: Korean War Cease-fire

​July 27, 2017, marks the 64th anniversary of the ceasefire that ended the Korean War.

Did you know the State Library has more than 50 books about this often overlooked conflict? From straightforward histories such as The Korean War: Years of Stalemate, July 1951 – July 1953 by A.J. Birtle, to personal accounts such as The Three Wars of Lt. Gen. George E. Stratemeyer: His Korean War Diary, we’ve got plenty of reading on this fascinating topic. Check WYLDCAT for these and other titles.

In our online resources, both U.S. History in Context and History Study Center have substantial sections dedicated to the Korean War. Check out these and other history resources in

WSL Afternoon Closure for Cheyenne Day

From page 1 of the “Cheyenne Daily Leader” on August 1, 1908.

The Wyoming State Library will be closed at noon on Wednesday, July 26, for Cheyenne Day. Our offices will be open in the morning.

We will reopen for our normal hours on Thursday, July 27.

July 2017 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the July 2017 Outrider newsletter from the Wyoming State Library. Subscribe today, and we’ll send the Outrider straight to your email inbox each month.

Have news you’d like included? Contact Susan Mark, WSL publications specialist, at or (307) 777-5915. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too.

Send Your Updates for the Wyoming Libraries Directory

At this time of year, as public library boards are changing over, we’d like to send a reminder out to all libraries and their staffs to check the Wyoming Libraries Directory to make sure your listing is current.

The Directory is a resource the Wyoming State Library provides to help librarians connect and to help patrons find library locations and contacts. We rely on you to keep it current. Please take a few minutes and check your information. Updates may be sent to Susan Mark, WSL Publications Specialist, at She may also be reached at (307) 777-5915.