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National Summer Learning Week July 8-13

National Summer Learning Week is a celebration dedicated to advocacy and awareness around elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer, and ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year. During this year’s celebration from July 8-13, each day will focus on a new theme: […]

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News in Brief

New Online: The AP Washington Bureau, 1915-1930 The Associated Press Washington Bureau News Dispatches between the tumultuous years between 1915 and 1930 are now online at the Library of Congress. The collection of news dispatches of the Washington, D.C., Bureau of the Associated Press spans the period 1915-1930 and consists of 375 volumes (387,082 images), […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Summer ILL and Chill

Summertime for school librarians is not just time off. It’s also time to reflect on the past school year and prepare for the upcoming year. Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant for the Wyoming State Library, for her free webinar “Summer: Time to ILL and Chill,” on Tuesday, June 25, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. MDT. Register […]

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Innovations for School Libraries

Found in the Big Deal Media K-12 Technology newsletter. Google Earth Quiz Blending History and Geography Tucked inside Google Earth is a geography quiz created in partnership with Atlas Obscura. The Natural Wonders Quiz is a multiple-choice challenge that asks students to identify special locations around the world. Comic Books Raising Awareness of Basic Economic […]

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Author Ron Franscell to Speak at WLA

USA Today bestselling crime writer, novelist, and journalist Ron Franscell will be the featured luncheon speaker at the 2019 Wyoming Library Association conference on Friday, August 9. Ron is a Wyoming native, author of 17 fiction and nonfiction books, and long-time journalist. His chilling true crime story of rape and murder in Casper — released […]

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Archived Webinar: Summer of Space

Summer of Space June 2019; 19 minutes Our latest archived webinar explores resources from Gale, Novelist, NASA, StarNet , and PBS Books to support your summer reading programming. Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian takes you on a tour of vendor-produced content from Gale and EBSCO, along with resources from organizations such […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 17

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of June 17 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at All times MDT Monday, June 17 (12:30-1:30 pm) STEM for Frontline Staff (Idaho Commission for […]

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Wyoming Book Reviews

Dusk Along the Niobrara John D. Nesbitt Five Star Publishing, 2019 I mainly read non-fiction, so when I was asked to read and review Dusk Along the Niobrara, I was a tad dubious. I sat down and read it over a weekend and really enjoyed it. Although there were a couple of thin spots in […]

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Flag Day 2019 With the GPO

Federal document resources for Flag Day reposted from govinfo Federal law (36 U.S.C. 110) designates June 14 as Flag Day, and: calls on U.S. government officials to display the flag of the United States on all government buildings on Flag Day, and urges the people of the United States to observe Flag Day as the […]

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Science and Health at WLA Pre-Conferences

The full Wyoming Library Association conference runs August 8-9, but it’s worth coming a day early for the pre-conference sessions. In addition to the School Library Summit, there are two valuable workshops on August 7, one on science and one on health. Register for either or both on the WLA Conference registration form. Pre-conference sessions […]

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