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Find All Your Favorite Magazines and Journals at the Library

From the Natrona County Library blog. RBDigital and numerous databases are available to every Wyoming resident through Check with your local library for print magazine availability. By Lisa Rodkey, Adult Services Specialist Natrona County Library The Natrona County Library offers three ways to read magazines and articles: print magazines that you can read in-library […]

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Kwame Alexander Tops Indian Paintbrush Awards

The 2018 Indian Paintbrush Book Award winner is The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. First runner up is Pax by Sara Pennypacker, and second runner up is Wish by Barbara O’Connor. Sponsored by the Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Reading Council, the Indian Paintbrush Award provides the opportunity for Wyoming youth in grades 4-6 to select a favorite book and honor its author. This year, 1,417 students […]

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine Grants

The National Network of Libraries of Medicines, MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR), is currently offering several grant opportunities for libraries. Most require NNLM membership, which is free. Public Library Programming Project Award DEADLINE: April 20, 2018 This award funds public library programming to increase the awareness of and education on health topics incorporating NLM and/or NNLM […]

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Celebrate Food and Cooking During Preservation Week

Food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian and historical interpreter Michael W. Twitty is Honorary Chair of Preservation Week, April 22 – 28, 2018, a time when librarians and library workers share their expertise about preserving family heirlooms and treasures. Author of The Cooking Gene (Harper Collins 2017), Twitty is a noted culinary and cultural historian and the […]

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March 2018 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the March 2018 Outrider newsletter from the Wyoming State Library. Subscribe today, and we’ll send the Outrider straight to your email inbox each month. Have news you’d like included? Contact Susan Mark, WSL publications specialist, at or (307) 777-5915. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too.

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Get Ready for School Library Month in April With New PSA

School Library Month is the AASL’s celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning. The 2018 theme is Making Connections at Your School Library and the official hashtag is […]

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In Depth With the New AASL Standards: Collaborate

Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Affiliate for the third part of her in-depth tour of the new AASL school library standards. March’s installation will be the Shared Foundation, “Collaborate.” This free webinar will be held on Thursday, March 22, at 3:30 p.m. MDT Come for the information; […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of March 19

Free, online, continuing education events for this week from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at All times MST Monday, Mar 19 (1-2:30 pm) Active Shooters and Armed Assailants: Responses and Realistic Tools (Texas State Library and Archives Commission) […]

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Toolkit Builds Collaboration Between Public and School Libraries

Both public and school libraries are community centers at heart, with the same goal: to provide a safe, welcoming environment for all patrons and access to information in a variety of formats. When public and school librarians and library workers engage in collaboration, community members reap the benefits. One tool to help build those partnerships […]

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Free Teen Services Competencies Webinars

YALSA is now hosting free live monthly webinars. Each one will be facilitated by knowledgeable youth development experts and library staff and focus on a different competency in YALSA’s brand new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. Webinar recordings will be available for those who can’t participate in the live session. The first webinar on “Teen Growth & […]

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