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The Friends of the Library will be presenting a Back-To-School RIF on Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the library! Professional Performer ‘Rattlesnake Jake’ (Jake Martin) will be on hand to entertain and delight children. During this program each child will go home with up to three brand new books for their very own! Plan now to bring your children for this great evening of fun!

We’ve written about online databases for quite some time and we’re very excited that is now available, free – at no cost to you! Public librarians throughout the state combined resources from the 2006 Legislative Funding Amendment and purchased three new databases. is one of those and one that we are sure will be well used. Stop in to find out more about this tool for your auto repair needs. It’s accessible from any internet connection as long as you have your library card number and PIN and there are thousands of year, make and model combinations plus coverage of specialty models.

Registration is now being accepted for the fall book discussion program, “Classic Views of American Life.” This four book series will feature Pulitzer Prize winning fiction with the first book “The Way West” being discussed on Wednesday, September 5 at 7 p.m. at the library. Wayne Deahl, Division Chair of the Arts, Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences at Eastern Wyoming College, will lead the discussions. Call (334-3490) or stop by the library for more information and to pick up a book. Space is limited so register soon.

Mom and freelance writer, Tonya Harris, is given a chance to write a major Hollywood screen play in Danielle Steel’s newest book, “Bungalow 2.” From the moment she steps into her bungalow in Beverly Hills though she is thrust into an intoxicating new world that collides with her old one, can she survive? Other new titles are “Silence” by Thomas Perry, “The Alton Gift” by Marion Zimmer Bradley, “The Scribe” by Francine Rivers, “The Double Agents” by W. E. B. Griffin, “The Icebound Land” by John Flanagan and “Sammy’s House” by Kristin Gore. New non-fiction includes “Simple Contemporary Quilts” by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader, “Men to Match Our Mountains” by Jay Lawson and “Wildfire” edited by George Wuerthner.

“Endymion Spring” by Matthew Skelton and “Flight Game” by Kate Wild are new for the young adult reader.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has new titles including “The Revenge of the McNasty Brothers” by Grey Trine, “Cam Jansen and the Summer Camp Mysteries” by David A. Adler, “My Last Best Friend” by Julie Bowe and “How to Steal a Dog” by Barbara O’Conner. “Off to Kindergarten” by Tony Johnson, “Maisy’s Amazing Big Book of Words” by Lucy Cousins “Bad Kitty” by Nick Bruel and “Chicks and Salsa” by Aaron Reynolds are also available.

“Back to School!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 and Thursday, August 23, 2007. Storyhour is now held every Tuesday and/or Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. for children ages 3 through kindergarten.

334-3274 is the Dial-A-Story number. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Dial in and hear an exciting story today!

After 24 years we are able to begin binding The Lusk Herald newspapers again, we are missing some issues in the time period of 1984 through 2003, if you happen to have any issues in this range and would consider donating them please stop by.

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