Planning on coming to Cheyenne for the Wyoming Library Association Legislative Reception on February 7? While you’re here, be sure to pick up a batch of ZooBooks and dinosaur posters, courtesy of the Wyoming State Library. These books feature beautiful photographs and illustrations alongside in-depth research presented at an elementary school reading level. You can keep them and use them for whatever you’d like — giveaways, programs, community outreach, and more.
The WSL’s Danielle Price will be at the Wyoming State Surplus Property building at 2045 Westland Road. in Cheyenne, ready and willing to help with pickup and loading on Thursday, February 7, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Friday, February 8, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. To learn more, place your request, and schedule a pickup time, email Danielle at email@example.com or call her at (307) 777-5918.
Save the date! This year’s WYLD Annual Meeting will be held on May 16-17 at Central Wyoming College in Riverton. Stay tuned for announcements about the schedule and training opportunities and make your plans to attend.
The Rocky Mountain U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has announced that its “Path to a Patent” series of presentations has been cancelled. The Wyoming State Library was a satellite location for these events, which were scheduled in January and February.
The Wyoming State Library offers intellectual property information through its Patent and Trademark Resource Center. For assistance, contact Karen Kitchens at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 777-7281.
The Wyoming State Library has a fantastic collection of ZooBooks and dinosaur posters that are free for you to give away in your communities. For those of you who haven’t seen them, we have more than 80,000 Gorilla ZooBooks and a number of assorted titles. These books feature beautiful photographs and illustrations alongside in-depth research presented at an elementary school reading level. Once you have your selected ZooBooks, they’re yours to keep and use for whatever you like, including:
- Programs on conservation, using gorillas as a centerpiece and/or starting point to introduce kids to topics like endangered animals and extinction
- Prizes for Summer Reading (the 2020 theme is Animals) or any other program
- Treats for kids who visit the library on Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Penguin Awareness Day (January 20 — mark your calendars!), the Ides of March, random Tuesdays….
- A program on habitats and ecosystems, showing kids how each animal contributes something essential to their environment and food web
- A program on animal behavior, showing some interesting things gorillas (and perhaps other animals) do and how those things have helped them survive
In addition to ZooBooks, we also have over 8,000 dinosaur posters, all of which are laminated and feature drawings to scale and information on the different dinosaur families, presented in an engaging manner.
If you’re interested, email Danielle Price at email@example.com or call her at 307-777-5918. Remember: the Legislative Reception is fast approaching, so if you’d like to pick up a few ZooBooks and/or posters around that time, let Danielle know and she’ll work out the details with you.
The Wyoming State Library will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 for the New Year’s Day holiday. We will be open our normal hours on New Year’s Eve, December 31, and on Wednesday, January 2.
One hundred years ago, the 1919 New Year’s Day edition of the Wyoming State Tribune assured its readers right at the top of the front page that “Consideration And Coordination Will Enable You To Write It January 1919 Instead Of 1918.” (Click for bigger image to see it better.)
Read more historic news of the day in Wyoming Newspapers.
Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the December 2018 Outrider newsletter from the Wyoming State Library. Subscribe today, and we’ll send the Outrider straight to your email inbox each month. You can also see past issues.
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The Santa Claus Detector
The Wyoming State Library will be closed on Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, for the Christmas holiday. We will resume our regular hours on Wednesday, December 26. We wish all our patrons and colleagues a happy holiday.
Want to be certain Santa Claus arrived safely at your house? Check out Patent US5523741 Santa Claus Detector. When Santa comes through the chimney, he will break the electrical circuit housed by the stocking, lights and sound go off, announcing his arrival.
Find more patent information from our Patent and Trademark Resource Center.
Moments before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, the United States was ‘suddenly and deliberately attacked.’ Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes and bombers launched a surprise assault on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The swift, devastating volley on the U.S. naval base killed 2,403 Americans. With President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous “a date which will live in infamy” proclamation, America had finally joined WWII.
Among our government documents from the military in the Wyoming State Library are several titles on Pearl Harbor. You might peruse these books:
- On the Treadmill to Pearl Harbor: The Memoirs of Admiral J.O. Richardson. Washington : Naval History Division, Dept. of the Navy; 1973.
- Pearl Harbor: Why, How, Fleet Salvage and Final Appraisal. Washington, Naval History Division, 1968.
- The “Magic” Background of Pearl Harbor. (5 volumes) [Washington] : Dept. of Defense, U.S.A., .
- Submerged Cultural Resources Study. USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark. Santa Fe, N.M. : Submerged Cultural Resources Unit, National Park Service, 1989.
Looking for more from our collection on World War II? Contact our service desk at email@example.com or (307) 777-6333.
The deadline for the Letters About Literature student reading/writing contest is just a little over one month away on January 11. The Wyoming State Library invites students in grades 4-12 to read or reread a favorite book and respond with a letter to the author, living or dead, about how the book changed the way they see the world.
Encourage the teens and tweens you work with to enter! Wyoming students could win a $150 Amazon gift card for first place, $100 for second, or $50 for third in one of three age categories: grades 4-6, grades 7-8, and grades 9-12. The top Wyoming letter in each category will advance to national competition where they could win up to a $2,000 cash award.
This year, for the first time, entries will be accepted online through Submittable. Entries may also be mailed to Susan Mark, Wyoming State Library, 2800 Central Ave., Cheyenne WY 82002. All entries must be postmarked or uploaded by January 11, 2019.
Both classroom and individual entries are welcome. Guidelines, entry form, and a teaching guide are available at read.gov/letters. More information, promotional posters, and a link to submit may be found on the Wyoming State Library website at library.wyo.gov/literacy/letters-about-literature.
Questions may be directed to Susan Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org, (307) 777-5915 or Cary Dunlap at email@example.com, (307) 777-6338.
The latest additions to our professional library science collection are available to you through WYLDCAT. Questions, comments, or suggestions for purchase may be directed to Library Development Manager Brian Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 777-6339.