Relocated, Newly Renovated Carbon County Library Opens

Sep 23, 2021

Man in cowboy hat standing at podium with microphone between U.S. and Wyoming flags

C.J. Box spoke at the Rawlins Library Grand Opening.

Last month, Carbon County Library System celebrated its newly relocated and renovated main library in Rawlins with an open house.

The event, which took place August 13, featured special guest C.J. Box, the well-known Wyoming author of the best-selling Joe Pickett series. Box spoke of fond boyhood memories of riding his bicycle to the Natrona County Library where the staff looked out for him.

The newly renovated library was just one part of Carbon County’s 6th Penny Specific Purpose Tax Project: “Restoring the Past to Build the Future.”

The library was relocated to the first floor of its building. This allowed it to have street level entry with no stairs, making the library more accessible. The library also now provides focused activity areas for children, teens, adults, and groups.

Three men standing in front of bookshelves.

(L to R): Wyoming State Library Library Development Manager Brian Greene, Carbon County Library System Executive Director Jacob Mickelsen, and Lincoln County Library System Director Richard Landreth in the library’s rare books area.

Row of computers with empty chairs.

Computers in the teen room.

Man holding up picture book, standing behind curvy set of white, waist-high bookshelves. Picture books are on display on top of the shelves.

Richard Landreth in the children’s room.


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