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For Banned Books Week, Join #RebelReader Twitter Tournament

Join the celebration of “Words Have Power” at your library. The American Library Association (ALA) is celebrating Banned Books Week (September 24-30) with a national Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament. The Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament challenges readers to tweet action items that spotlight library resources, First Amendment rights and the harms of censorship using the hashtag #RebelReader. […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 21

Free, online, continuing education events for this week from the Wyoming State Library’s Training Calendar. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

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Audio Description to Allow Blind To “See” Eclipse

Reposted from the American Council of the Blind The Audio Description Project announces an opportunity for blind people world-wide to experience the upcoming total eclipse of the sun. On Monday, August 21, the sun will disappear from view for many in the U.S., and the sky will go completely dark. Through the use of succinct, […]

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August 2017 School Library Paige

Just out! Catch the latest news and updates in the August 2017 School Library Paige, from the Wyoming State Library’s School Library Consultant, Paige Bredenkamp. Questions about school library issues? Contact Paige at paige.bredenkamp@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6331.

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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 susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too.

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A-Tisket, a-Tasket, a WLLI Basket!

From Anna Smedts, WLLI Advisor Congratulations to all our basket winners and a HUGE THANKS to all those who so graciously (and creatively!) contributed to the Wyoming Library Leadership Institute (WLLI) basket fundraiser. This year, the baskets were especially eye-catching and generously stuffed, drawing in many last-minute ticket purchasers with hopes of taking home the […]

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Eclipse: What to Do, What to Expect

The solar eclipse is nearly upon us. On Monday, August 21, libraries across Wyoming will celebrate this celestial event with patrons and visitors. The Wyoming State Library has a handy, ready-to-print flyer on the eclipse for your use. You can also check out our Wyoming and the Solar Eclipse 2017 for handy links and a […]

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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. https://dp.la.  It’s hoped that every institution in Colorado and Wyoming has the opportunity […]

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WLA Elects Two to Board

At its 2017 conference, the Wyoming Library Association announced that Kate Mutch was elected as its new Vice President/President-Elect. Mutch is Assistant Director at Natrona County Public Library.  “One of the greatest things about librarians is the willingness to share with others — information, materials and even themselves,” Mutch said in her candidate statement. “Wyoming […]

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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 […]

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