The Wyoming State Library has partnered with Wyoming Humanities to help the state’s residents better understand the history and current issues impacting democracy.
The State Library will distribute Democracy Under Construction: A Reader by Wyoming Humanities for Wyomingites to read, share, and discuss with their fellow citizens. The book gathers creative and critical writings about democracy — both historical and current. Wyoming public, academic, and high school libraries will receive multiple copies. The WSL will also have reading group kits available to libraries upon request. Book distribution should take place early in 2021.
The Federation of State Humanities Councils, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, awarded $34,793 to Wyoming Humanities for this initiative intended to help Wyomingites better understand the history and current issues impacting democracy in the U.S., with emphasis on how journalism shapes our nation’s democratic state.