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Children’s Discovery Center at the Rock Springs Library

The Children’s Discovery Center at the Rock Springs Library opened in March. The idea began in the spring of 2019 when longtime Rock Springs resident Jana Pastor approached the library system about establishing a children’s museum type of space in Rock Springs. Both libraries in Rock Springs were considered. The downtown library was eventually selected … Continue reading Children’s Discovery Center at the Rock Springs Library

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Three Staff Members Leave the WSL

We have big changes at the Wyoming State Library, with three of our staff members leaving: Marc Stratton, Karen Kitchens, and Robyn Hinds. We wish them well in their new adventures! Marc Stratton Marc Stratton, Systems Manager in the WYLD Office, is retiring from the WSL after more than 33 years. His last day will … Continue reading Three Staff Members Leave the WSL

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People News

Have People News at your library? Send it to Susan Mark at susan.mark@wyo.gov. Audie Cunningham departed the Fremont County Library System at the end of March after nine years with the library. She plans to pursue her art design business full time. Mabel Hinz had a much-delayed celebration of her retirement from the Weston County … Continue reading People News

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of April 12

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of April 12 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links are below. 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. All times MDT Tuesday, Apr 13 (10-11 am) Gaslighting in the Nonprofit … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of April 12

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ALA Announces $1.25M Emergency Grant Fund

ALA COVID Library Relief Fund DEADLINE: May 20, 2021 The American Library Association (ALA) has made available $1.25 million in emergency relief grants to libraries that have experienced substantial economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ALA COVID Library Relief Fund invites public, school, academic, and tribal libraries across the United States and US … Continue reading ALA Announces $1.25M Emergency Grant Fund

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Spotlight on Government Information

Water concerns in Wyoming affect all industries, communities and residents. Water resources include water in the solid, liquid, and gas phases, including surface water, groundwater, precipitation, and water vapor in the atmosphere. The wise development and administration of this critical resource is the primary purpose of the Wyoming Water Development Program, which is administered by … Continue reading Spotlight on Government Information

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Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

In addition to the live webinars in our training calendar, each month we try to pick some videos out there that you can watch “At Your Leisure.” These on-demand offerings caught our attention for April. Explora for School and Public Libraries (EBSCO): Just type Explora into the search and hit enter to learn how Explora provides a … Continue reading Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

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Celebrate Citizen Science Month

April is Global Citizen Science Month! If you are looking for ways to involve your community in your library activities, Citizen Science is a great way to do it. Patrons of all ages can participate in collecting and analyzing data, engaging in real research to advance science. Projects include monitoring light pollution, investigating the safety … Continue reading Celebrate Citizen Science Month

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Wyoming Bookmobile Parade!

National Library Outreach Day (formerly National Bookmobile Day) is today, April 7. The event celebrates library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are. Whether it’s a bookmobile stop at the local elementary school, services provided to community homes, or library pop-ups at community gatherings, these services are essential … Continue reading Wyoming Bookmobile Parade!

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Grant Opportunities

ALSC New Membership Funding for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) DEADLINE: April 12, 2021 The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is funding memberships for 20 BIPOC library students and paraprofessionals/library support staff (current position or position held within the last year) who want to become more involved with our organization and … Continue reading Grant Opportunities

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