In Response to Gas Leak, Bookmobile Extends Service



Students enjoying the Natrona County Public Library bookmobile
Students enjoying the Natrona County Public Library bookmobile.

Due to the recent closure and relocation of Midwest School, the Natrona County Library’s Bookmobile extended its services to include North Casper Elementary beginning Friday, May 27 and continuing through the rest of the school year.

Midwest’s staff reached out to the library amid the announcement of a gas leak and subsequent closing of the school for the remainder of the school year, noting they were desperate for resources.

“They called, we answered,” said Lisa Scroggins, Natrona County Library Director. “This is an important time for us to come together as a community to support our students and teachers. Closing Midwest School, relocating the students and staff, evacuating some of the houses near the school where some teachers and staff reside — none of this is going to be easy, and we want to do everything we can to help. We’ve loaded up the Bookmobile with more materials than usual, we’ve gathered together the staff, and we even grabbed some extra library cards for the teachers, just in case. ”

 Lee Tschetter, Bookmobile Coordinator, hands off some games to coach and PE/swim teacher Jeremy Prisbrey
Lee Tschetter, Bookmobile Coordinator, hands off some games to coach and PE/swim teacher Jeremy Prisbrey

“The staff and students are overwhelmed with gratitude,” said Wendy McGregor, an Instructional Facilitator at Midwest School. “It means a lot to all of us to have the library readily capable and willing to quite literally show up at our doorstep with access to thousands of books, movies and other educational resources.”

The Friends of the Natrona County Library also are offering every resource they have to the Midwest’s staff, including an invitation to browse the Friends’ collection and take whatever they may need.

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