Happy Faces at Wyoming Reads

May 15, 2018

Enjoying the sun at Wyoming Reads at Natrona County Library in Casper.

This year’s selections displayed at Albany County Public Library

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.

We hope you enjoy these pictures of the day’s happenings. (Click photos to see full size.) You can find more on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

In Crook County, Wyoming Reads events took place out at Devils Tower

Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr reading at Laramie County Library

WSL Federal Documents Librarian Tekla Slider at Laramie County Library

Kashawna White, Laramie County Library System Circulation & Branch Services Manager

Stories on the LCLS bookmobile

Natrona County Library in Casper

Reading “Max and Bird” at Natrona County Library

School buses lined up in Casper


Susan Shumway at Albany County Public Library dressed as Eliza Stewart, one of the first school teachers in Laramie Territory and the first woman juror. Susan was in costume in honor of Laramie’s 150th Anniversary this year.

Officer Jason Crumpton of the Laramie Police Department reading “The Giant Jumperee” at Albany County Public Library in Laramie


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