Wyoming Reads

Wyoming First Lady Jennie Gordon and State Librarian Jamie Markus reading to first graders at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne during Wyoming Reads 2019.

About the Program

Every year through Wyoming Reads, the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation gives thousands of first-graders a book to keep and cherish. The Wyoming State Library’s Central Acquisitions Program acquires these books at discounts up to 40 percent, stretching precious dollars so more books can be delivered to grateful young readers.

For the 2019 event, held at locations in all 23 counties, more than 7,500 students received a book to that they picked from this year’s selections.