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Library Use on Snapshot Day

Wyoming libraries are busy, serving their communities day in and day out. Our Snapshot Day tally tells the story of how our libraries are used, both physically and electronically. On just one day,  Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Wyoming’s public and community college libraries: Circulated 14,126 items, including 5,544 children’s items Saw 6,163 downloads and renewals of […]

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Nading Receives Celebrate Literacy Award

From Natrona County Schools Journey Elementary librarian Ginny Nading was named a recipient of the 2019 Celebrate Literacy Award from the Wyoming State Literacy Association. Ginny has been a part of the Natrona County School District team for 13 years and has spent the last 6 years as an elementary school library media technician. She’ll […]

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Wyoming Book Reviews

That Pesky Pickle Jamie Cannon, illus. Gene Schrader Independently published, 2019 I was instantly smitten with the darling pickle in a bow tie, socks, and pair of glasses, such a clever looking fellow! It was obvious that this book would be an adventurous read for both me and my daughters. The story had a pace […]

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UW People News

From University of Wyoming Libraries Over the summer, there were a number of new hires and appointments at the University of Wyoming Libraries. Hilary Baribeau is the new Digital Scholarship Librarian. Hilary received her MLIS from the Pratt Institute where she received awards for Academic Excellence, Graduate Student Leadership, and the NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award. […]

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Register Now and Save on Innovations in Learning Conference

The Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference regular registration rate of $40 expires on October 14, 2019. The rate will increase to $50 on October 15, so register now to get the savings. The conference will take place November 6-8, 2019 in Gillette, Wyoming. Registration includes all pre-conference activities, all conference sessions, entrance to the Innovations […]

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Happy Wyoming Snapshot Day 2019!

Today, October 8, 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 […]

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Intellectual Property for Children and Teens

Want to teach kids and teens what intellectual property is and how to respect it? The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has resources to help. Their Office of Education and Outreach has resources for children and teens that explore innovation and the copyrights, trademarks, and patents that protect it. Visit the website here. Available resources […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 7

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of October 7 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 Tuesday, Oct 8 (9-10 am) Giving Tuesday 2019 for Libraries (EveryLibrary) Giving […]

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New Location in the Works for Washakie County Library

A new home for the Washakie County Library is in the works. In September, Washakie County Commissioners signed a $525,000 purchase agreement with Lee and Gerry Kennedy for the Ace Hardware building in downtown Worland. Library Director Karen Funk said the idea of a new space for the library has been on their minds for […]

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News in Brief

Nominations Open for School Librarian of the Year 2020 Administered by School Library Journal and sponsored by Scholastic Book Fairs and Scholastic Digital Solutions, the School Librarian of the Year award honors a K–12 library professional for outstanding achievement and the exemplary use of 21st-century tools and services to engage children and teens toward fostering […]

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