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Apply for a Library to Business Station

Laramie County Library System is partnering with the University of Wyoming Libraries, the Wyoming State Library, and several economic development partners to create a new program, Wyoming Library to Business (WL2B). Public libraries in Wyoming now have the opportunity to apply to host a WL2B station thanks to a #LibrariesBuildBusiness grant from the American Library … Continue reading Apply for a Library to Business Station

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COVID-19 and Holiday Memories

How are you celebrating the holidays this year? Will you create menus with friends and family to share the experience via Zoom? Will you be hosting a Netflix party to watch a holiday classic film? As the pandemic continues to impact our lives, the Wyoming State Archives and State Museum, the University of Wyoming American … Continue reading COVID-19 and Holiday Memories

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Space Planning Guide for Libraries

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) has released Library Space: A Planning Resource for Librarians, a guide to planning new or reconfigured public library spaces. This resource creates a formal set of best practices for designing library space that may be applied to libraries across the nation. A Zoom session to explain the document and … Continue reading Space Planning Guide for Libraries

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 23

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of November 23 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar. All times MST Monday, Nov 23 (11-12 pm) Fundraising Planning Pitfalls & Pointers (Productive Fundraising) … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 23

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WSL Closed on Thanksgiving Day

The Wyoming State Library will be closed Thursday, November 26, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open our normal hours on Friday, November 27. Are you ready for the big holiday? If you lived in Laramie in 1920, the Gem City Grocery Company had you covered with everything from mince meat to curry powder. … Continue reading WSL Closed on Thanksgiving Day

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November 2020 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the November 2020 Outrider newsletter from the Wyoming State Library. Subscribe today, and we’ll send the Outrider straight to your email inbox each month. You can also see past issues. Do you know any library colleagues, trustees, advocates, or volunteers who might be interested in the Outrider? Please share … Continue reading November 2020 Outrider Now Available

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Services for the Blind and Print Disabled

The Library of Congress’s National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, often referred to as the Talking Books program, is available at no cost to any resident of the United States or American citizen living abroad who is unable to read or use regular print materials as a result of temporary or permanent … Continue reading Services for the Blind and Print Disabled

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Why is the Library Important to You?

We asked library patrons that question on Wyoming Snapshot Day last month. Here is a selection from their responses. You can read them all on the Snapshot Day website. Alpine Branch Library “I would never have survived the virus without our wonderful library. The pick up service was a life-changer for me. A million thanks! … Continue reading Why is the Library Important to You?

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Dill is New Director at LCCC Ludden Library

This fall, Elizabeth Dill joined Laramie County Community College as the Associate Dean for the Ludden Library and Learning Commons. “I was eager to work in a leadership role at a community college,” Elizabeth said. “I think the mission and vision and values of community colleges are extraordinary. I mean, we educate the first responders … Continue reading Dill is New Director at LCCC Ludden Library

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New Books at the WSL

The latest additions to the Wyoming State Library’s collection are available to you through WYLDCAT. Questions, comments, or suggestions for purchase may be directed to Library Development Manager Brian Greene at brian.greene@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6339. Outreach Services for Teens: A Starter Guide Jess Snow; foreword by Anthony Bernier Chicago: ALA Editions, 2021 The Public Library Director’s … Continue reading New Books at the WSL

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