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The library will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observation of Memorial Day. Regular hours resume at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26th.

Thank you everyone for participating in the library foundation’s Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser this month. This current fiscal year the library foundation has granted $50,000 specifically for the library’s operating budget as a result of endowment. Additional distributable funds have been used to pay for and support the Virtual Library, the Wyoming-specific Legal Forms database as well as print, digital and audio/visual materials. The foundation supports the newsletter and this spring the painting of the exterior Carnegie entrance will be paid for as a result of foundation fundraising. Thank you to everyone who participates and helps in the fundraisers that are indeed making a difference in what our library is able to do for and offer our community.

Get some new recipes for summer meals by browsing the library’s cookbook collection! There are cookbooks that feature everything from salt-block cooking, plank grilling, gluten-free cooking, plant-based, whole-grain and garden-fresh books as well as juicing, crock-pot and slow cooking ideas – even how to bake the perfect cupcake! Cookbooks check-out as well as many of our cooking magazines. Stop in for a new idea today!

“Early Warning” is the newest book by Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley and the sequel to “Some Luck.” In 1953 the stalwart patriarch of the Langdon family suddenly dies leaving five children, now adults, looking to the future. Only one will remain in Iowa to work the land. The others scatter to Washington, D.C., California, and everywhere in between. They have children of their own. One of their boys will drop out of college to fight in Vietnam – leaving behind a secret legacy that will send shock waves through the Langdon family to the next generation. Also available on cd.

Other new fiction books are “Miss Julia Lays Down the Law” by Ann B. Ross, “Every Fifteen Minutes” by Lisa Scottoline, “Garden of Lies” by Amanda Quick, “One Mile Under” by Andrew Gross, “Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories” by Mary Higgins Clark, “Love Letters” by Beverly Lewis and “Sinful” by Joan Johnston. Rachel Hartman’s “Shadow Scale” is now among new YA titles along with “We All Looked Up” by Tommy Wallach.

New nonfiction books are “Pioneer Women: Midwives, Doctors, and Healers” by Denise Wheeler, “The Belly Burn Plan: 6 Weeks to a Lean, Fit, and Healthy Body” by Traci D. Mitchell and “Crafters’ Market, 2015: How to Sell Your Crafts and Make a Living” edited by Kelly M. Biscopink.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “The Penderwicks in Spring” by Jeanne Birdsall, “Cranky Paws” by Darrel Odgers and “Conspiracy 365 Black OPS: Missing” by Gabrielle Lord. A few new easy titles are “Shadow Chasers” by Elly Mackay, “Adventure at Skull Rock” by Kirsten Mayer, “Blue-Ribbon Bunny” by Sarah Nathan and “Return of the Dino Bot” by John Sazaklis.

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!

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