WLA Legislative Reception Shines in New Location

Jan 18, 2023

People sitting at tables eating

The reception was held on the third floor of the Laramie County Library.

The 2023 Wyoming Library Association Legislative Reception drew quite the crowd in its new location at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne. About 35 state legislators attended as well as the State Auditor, State Treasurer, and State Superintendent of Public Instruction. More than 60 librarians and library workers from across the state were there, offering a potluck feast. Also in attendance were legislators’ spouses, aides, and partner organization representatives.

WLA’s members put on a feast to welcome them — there were 20 crockpots! The annual Legislative Reception is an opportunity for those working in libraries to meet and mingle with their elected representatives and discuss issues and legislation of concern to the library community.

People serving themselves from row of crockpots

This year’s event saw what may have been a record number of crockpots.

Mingling at the tables.

The reception was a chance to visit with legislators one on one.

Man and woman sitting at registration table.

University of Wyoming Dean of Libraries Ivan Gaetz and Laramie County Library System Communications Coordinator Kasey Mossey volunteering at the sign-in table.

Woman and man smiling for the camera

Laramie County Library Director Carey Hartmann and Wyoming State Librarian Jamie Markus

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