Niobrara County News

Niobrara County Library Foundation, Inc. receives Wyoming Community Foundation Grant

Lusk, WY – The Niobrara County Library Foundation, Inc., has been awarded a grant of $7300.00 from the Carol McMurry Library Donor Advised Endowment Fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation.

According to Debbie Sturman, Director of the Niobrara County Library, the grant will be used for Media and Print Materials Collection and Library Board & Support Organizations Visioning and Planning. “We are very excited to receive this funding.” Sturman said. “All library media materials, books on tape and CD and DVD’s and videos are acquired via grant awards or individual donations. This past year the library had a shortfall in the book budget and with the funding from this grant we will be certain that new books and media items are on the shelf through the end of this fiscal year. It has also been 15 years since a comprehensive library survey and long-range plan was completed. This funding will get this process underway immediately and we sincerely hope that Niobrara County residents will let us know the role of the library in their lives and how library service can be improved as well as participating in creating a solid plan for library service for the future.”

The Niobrara County Library was founded in 1913 with the Stillman Public Library and has served Niobrara County with programs and reading materials ever since.

The Wyoming Community Foundation is a philanthropic nonprofit organization that administers funds established by individuals, families, corporations, agencies and private foundations. The Foundation uses the income from these gifts to benefit community needs across the state of Wyoming. For more information call 307-721-8300, email, or visit their web page at