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May 2017 Outrider Now Available

  Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the May 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, […]

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for the Week of May 22

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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ALSC Releases 2017 Summer Reading Lists

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has released its 2017 Summer Reading Lists. With titles organized into four age ranges, young booklovers are sure to find some great reads to beat the heat. Each list is available to download for free; birth-preschool, K-2nd grade, 3rd – 5th grade, and 6th– 8th grade. The four 2017 Summer Reading […]

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Forget Snow — Think Summer Reading!

Might be hard to believe when the snow is falling and the Wyoming highways are closed in late May, but summer reading is almost here! We loved this great promotional video from the Livonia Public Library where the kids tell us how they will “Build a Better World.” Stop by your local public library to sign […]

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Art Books for Libraries in Underserved Communities

School is nearly out for summer! Before the end of the year, don’t forget to place your institution’s annual order of free art books through A.R.T.’s Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program. The D.U.C. provides public schools, libraries, and prisons with free books on contemporary art and culture. All public institutions who self-define as underserved […]

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Getting Websites Unblocked at Your School

By Doug Johnson, from Chapter 10 of The Indispensable Librarian, 2nd ed. Reposted from the Blue Skunk Blog under a Creative Commons license There are few situations more frustrating for a librarian than learning of an Internet resource or tool that would be of value to students but finding it blocked by the district. Here are […]

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A Letters About Literature Reading List

The Letters About Literature contest invites each student in grades 4-12 to write to an author—living or dead—whose work influenced the student’s life. It’s not a formal report where someone picks a book the child or teen “should” read. Instead, the students themselves pick the books that touched their hearts. If a fourth grader found […]

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Happy Faces at Wyoming Reads

Wow, what a day! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so we collected a few from today’s Wyoming Reads celebration. Kudos to the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation for making this event possible with the help of library staff, volunteers, and donors from across Wyoming. Their work and generosity put a picture book […]

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Come to Information Power 2017

InfoPower 17 Pre-Conference Come for Information Power in Sheridan on August 9, then stay for the Wyoming Library Association conference! Information Power is a great learning and networking opportunity for school librarians, and this year, it’s offered as a WLA pre-conference. One trip, two fantastic events. Learn more and register on the WLA website.

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A Short History of Wyoming Reads

Tomorrow, first graders will gather at locations across the state to celebrate reading and take home their very own book to keep. It’s all part of the annual Wyoming Reads event, a program of the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation. Ever wonder how this fantastic project got started? We took a look at the Wyoming Reads website […]

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