Library foundations throughout the State of Wyoming have raised 2.3 million dollars collectively for the Wyoming Public Library Endowment Challenge program! Each of the state’s 23 foundations became eligible for $100,000 for their permanent endowment funds and checks were presented by the governor to representatives who were able to attend the ceremony in Cheyenne last week. The legislation for this program was passed by the Legislature in 2008 and signed into law by Governor Freudenthal; in 2009 an increase was approved for the challenge. This has been a remarkable opportunity for foundations to raise permanent funds that will supplement their libraries into perpetuity. On behalf of the Niobrara County Library Foundation please accept our gratitude for the donations that have helped us to participate and succeed in this match program.
The library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th, 2010. We will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 27th.
A new book for the holidays is “Christmas with Tucker”by Greg Kincaid. 12-year-old George McCray is wrestling with a lot: his father has died, his mother left him with this grandparents on their dairy farm (where he is expected to pull more than his share of work), and he has reluctantly “inherited” a dog named Tucker from the alcoholic next door. The library has numerous holiday books, movies and music cd’s – be sure to stop in and check them out.
Other new fiction books include “The Imperfections” by Tom Rachman, “Her Daughter’s Dream” by Francine Rivers, “Take Me Home” by Brian Leung, “Cross Roads” by Fern Michaels, “Worth Dying For” by Lee Child, “The Valcourt Heiress” by Catherine Coulter and “Our Kind of Traitor” by John LeCarre.
New non-fiction books are “White House Diary” by Jimmy Carter, “All My Selves: Walker, Peanut, Achmed, and Me” by Jeff Dunham and “The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: a Math-free Exploration of the Science That Makes Our World” by James Kakolios.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new chapter books, “The Drained Brains Caper” by Trina Robbins and “Storm Surfer” by Jake Maddox. New picture books are “What Does It Mean to Be Green?” by Lisa S. French and “In the Cattle Yard” by Patricia M. Stockland.
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!