Mark down 2019 for another successful Wyoming Reads celebration. This event, held at locations in all 23 counties, gave a hardback book to keep to every Wyoming first-grade student. More than 7,500 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. Wyoming Reads uses the State Library’s Central Acquisitions program to purchase books at steep discounts to stretch donated dollars.