The Annual Wyoming Library Association’s legislative reception is
scheduled this year for Feb. 23, 2012 at the Wyoming State Library in
Cheyenne. (2800 Central Avenue) The reception is from 5:30 to 9 p.m.,
and is preceded at 5 p.m. by an update from the WLA lobbyist, Marian
Schulz on pending legislation and other relevant information on this
Started in 1986, the WLA reception has become a fixture on the
calendars of most legislators. It is chance for them to get a decent,
home-cooked meal while they are in Cheyenne, and to say hello to old
friends and their hometown constituents. Additionally, in the past,
Wyoming’s governors and other elected officials have also attended the
In addition to your attendance, we would like for you to bring your
most prized potluck dish. We need all types of dishes, including
appetizers, veggie dishes, meat dishes, desserts, and whatever else
you think can woo the heart and satisfy the stomach of a legislator.
And, if you don’t want to cook, we also need cash donations to help
pay for the other costs associated with putting on this event. Checks
can be sent ahead of time to the Wyoming Library Association at P.O.
Box 1387, Cheyenne, WY 82003.
Please email Tina Lyles at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know what
dish you are bringing, and if you need an electrical outlet or if you can help on
the day of the reception with set-up, clean up, or staffing the registration desk.
Two hotels have blocks of rooms for this event under the name “Wyoming
Library Association.” The Plains Hotel has a block of rooms reserved
for WLA members at a special rate of $77 a night for a single, $87 for
a double. To make reservations contact the hotel at (307) 638-3311 or
(866) 275-2467. There is also a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn
Express for $85.50 per night, to make reservations call (307)
Reservations at both hotels need to be made by Feb. 1, so if you are
planning to attend and spend the night you should make your