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Saving Money at the Library

Your patrons save money when they use your library. But are they aware of just how much? A new feature added in the latest upgrade to the WYLD system lets them know. When enabled by libraries, a message will appear at the bottom of printed and emailed receipts tallying the total cost of the borrowed […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of September 16

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of September 16 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, Sept 16 (2-3 pm) Bringing Humor and Storytelling to STEM Projects […]

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People News

Tawnya Miller is the new Manager of the Big Piney Library. Tawnya has filled a number of roles with the Big Piney Library since 2012, most recently by coordinating adult programming, exhibits and senior center outreach. Tawnya has a passion for the region’s culture and history and is looking forward to further serving the community in […]

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Libraries ‘Keep the Light On’ During Banned Books Week

From the American Library Association Don’t be left in the dark this Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019). The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) offers several resources and activities for libraries and readers that highlight the Banned Books Week 2019 theme “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Light On.” Programs […]

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UW Libraries Joins University Press of Colorado

Reposted from UW News University of Wyoming Libraries recently was accepted as a member of the University Press of Colorado (UPC), a nonprofit scholarly publisher supported by seven institutions in Colorado and one in Utah. The membership will provide opportunities for UW faculty members to publish scholarly works. Additionally, it will help promote the university […]

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What a Wyoming Library Card Can Do for You

Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month in September by getting a Wyoming library card, or by rediscovering the many ways to use one. Your library card is the key to discovering and learning at your library, online, and at great places around the state. More than 367,000 Wyomingites use their library cards to check out books, […]

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Democracy Class Voter Education for Youth

From the American Library Association The American Library Association (ALA), a new partner of Democracy Class, encourages school and public libraries to deliver the one-hour program to teenage patrons in advance of National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 24, 2019. A premier partner of National Voter Registration Day, ALA is also urging libraries to observe the nonpartisan, […]

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Take a Tour of What the Tech

Extensions and podcasts and apps, oh my! Topics at the Wyoming Library Association “What the Tech” session included everything from coding for kids to keeping your doggie happy while you’re at work with a remote treat dispenser. See the slides! We’ve posted the slides for those who couldn’t make it and for those who were […]

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Apply Now for Digital Skills Workshop Grants

Applications are now open for Wyoming public libraries for funding from Libraries Lead with Digital Skills to host digital skills workshops for job seekers and small business owners in your community. Details on how to receive $1000, application deadlines, and the application are available at the Libraries Lead website. Selected libraries will then have the […]

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Senator Enzi and Librarian of Congress meet with Wyoming Librarians

On Friday, September 6, 2019, Wyoming librarians welcomed Senator Mike Enzi and Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden to the Wyoming Library Directors Retreat preceding a special reception at the Laramie County Library open to all Wyoming library staff. Dr. Hayden joined Senator Enzi and his wife Diana for an afternoon storytime. The guests read […]

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