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Happy Wyoming Snapshot Day 2020!

Today, October 21, is Wyoming Libraries Snapshot Day, where we celebrate the impact our libraries have on their communities every single day. We’re collecting photos, stories, and video that show how patrons are using and enjoying their libraries. We’ll be sharing throughout the day. Follow all the action here: Wyoming Snapshot Day website Flickr photostream … Continue reading Happy Wyoming Snapshot Day 2020!

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Wayne Johnson Has Passed Away

Former Wyoming State Librarian Wayne H. Johnson passed away on October 16, 2020. He was 78. Wayne served as the Wyoming State Librarian from 1978-1989. He was also a former state legislature in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1992 to 2004 and then in the Wyoming Senate for another 12 years. His obituary with … Continue reading Wayne Johnson Has Passed Away

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Laramie County Receives Compassion-in-Action Award

From Laramie County Library System Laramie County Library System was honored with the Compassion-In-Action Award from Compassionate Cheyenne in a small ceremony at the library earlier this month. The award, which seeks to recognize organizations or individuals who are helping foster compassion throughout the community, acknowledged the library’s efforts to welcome and support every single … Continue reading Laramie County Receives Compassion-in-Action Award

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October 2020 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the October 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 … Continue reading October 2020 Outrider Now Available

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 19

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of October 19 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 MDT Monday, Oct 19 (12:30-1:30 pm) A Library for Everyone: Building a Model … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 19

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5 Things About the State Archives

From the Wyoming State Archives In celebration of American Archives Month in October, archival entities throughout the country highlight the importance of records and historical documents. While most people have heard of state archives, many are not aware of what they do. In celebration of American Archives Month, here are “5 Things We Bet You … Continue reading 5 Things About the State Archives

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Opening November 1: Letters About Literature Contest

Wyoming students in grades 4-12 are invited to read, be inspired, and write back to the author (living or dead) of a book that changed their lives. The 2021 Wyoming Letters About Literature reading and writing contest will open November 1, 2020. Postmark deadline is January 9, 2021. Wyoming Letters About Literature is a reading/writing … Continue reading Opening November 1: Letters About Literature Contest

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Snapshot Day One Week Away

Wyoming Snapshot Day will be held October 21, 2020, and if your library isn’t already signed up, we’d love to have you join us. Contact Susan Mark at susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915 to add your name to the list. We’d particularly like to see more school, academic, and special libraries participate. On Snapshot Day, we … Continue reading Snapshot Day One Week Away

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WSL People and Services in Video

The Wyoming State Library used federal funds to help sponsor last week’s Wyoming Library Association virtual conference. As part of that, our Library Development Office created these two brief videos to help the library community get to know our people and services a little better. We hope you enjoy them! Funds for the sponsorship came … Continue reading WSL People and Services in Video

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People News

Have People News at your library? Send it to Susan Mark at susan.mark@wyo.gov. Maria Wenzel is the new Rawlins Branch Manager for Carbon County Library System. Originally from Mexico city, Maria arrived in Wyoming after living in the Houston area for the last six years where she put in practice the knowledge gained from her … Continue reading People News

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