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2019 Soaring Eagle Award Winners Named

The 2019 Soaring Eagle Award winners are here — the best YA reads as chosen by Wyoming students in grades 7-12: Winner: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds First Runner-Up: Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz Second Runner-Up: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake The Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Literacy Association jointly sponsor three awards: the […]

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April 2019 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the April 2019 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. Have news you’d like included? Contact Susan Mark, WSL publications specialist, at or (307) 777-5915. Don’t forget to follow us […]

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Wyoming Book Reviews

Hope Maintains her Throne: The Western Expeditions of Nathaniel J. Wyeth, Volume Two 1834-1836 Jim Hardee Pinedale, WY: Museum of the Mountain Man, Sublette County Historical Society, 2018 Following his first work, Obstinate Hope (2013), author Jim Hardee (editor, Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal) maintains his excellence with this second volume of the journals of fur […]

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People News

Megan Bratton, Natrona County Library’s newest Youth Services Specialist, recently moved to Wyoming from Denver, Colorado, where she lived for the last ten years. She’s a big fan of the mountains and arid climate of the west after growing up in humid North Carolina and going to college at the University of Georgia (go dawgs!). […]

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A Book Challenge in Park County

By Jennisen Lucas, District Librarian Park County School District 6 Censorship. It’s a word that causes many a librarian’s blood to boil. It’s a hot topic because we have strong beliefs that no one should interrupt our rights to access information and stories. It’s a First Amendment issue. However, we also fiercely want to protect […]

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Register Now for WYLD Annual

The WYLD Network Annual meeting will be held May 16-17 at Central Wyoming College in Riverton, and registration is now open. As in past years, there will be a general session on Thursday morning, followed by breakout training sessions in the afternoon. The WYLD Network business meeting will be on Friday morning. For those not […]

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Youth Services and NASA@MyLibrary

Wyoming Youth Services librarians gathered in Laramie on March 28-29 for their annual spring meeting and to participate in a one-and-a-half day NASA@MyLibrary workshop. The workshop, sponsored by the Wyoming State Library, provided training in hands-on activities related to space. Wyoming librarians learned about space and how we explore it, health in space, and even […]

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COSUGI Session Features WSL’s Analytics Training

Katie Rahman, Systems Librarian in the Wyoming State Library’s WYLD Office, presented, “Using Webinars as a Tool for BLUEcloud Analytics Training” at the Customers of SirsiDynix Users Group (COSUGI) national conference in late March in Minneapolis. Over the course of 2017 and 2018, all libraries in the WYLD network needed to transition to a next […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of April 15

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of April 15 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 All times MDT Monday, Apr 15 (10-11 am) How to Put AI to Work (Harvard […]

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Library History: Wyoming Library Association

Before National Library Week comes to a close, we have one more story to share about Wyoming’s library history: the formation of the Wyoming Library Association (WLA). An October 8, 1914 article published in Laramie’s Weekly Boomerang attributes creation of the association to Basin librarian Agnes K. Snow, who was chairman of the federation’s Literacy […]

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