Mark down 2018 for another successful Wyoming Reads celebration. This event, held at 35 locations statewide, gave a hardback book to keep to every Wyoming first-grade student. Nearly 8,000 students received a book to cherish that they picked from this year’s selections.
Wyoming Reads is a program of the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation. It began in 1999 as “Casper Cares, Casper Reads” and expanded statewide in 2006. John Jorgensen established the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation and the annual celebration to honor his late wife’s commitment to literacy and books.
The Wyoming State Library was proud to offer financial support to purchase books this year through the WSL’s Center for the Book Program. Wyoming Reads uses the State Library’s Central Acquisitions program to purchase books at steep discounts to stretch donated dollars.