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The Alliance for Historic Wyoming is celebrating historic Carnegie library buildings around Wyoming with a traveling exhibit. The exhibit will be on display at the Niobrara County Library between Monday, June 13 and Friday, July 15. The public is invited to attend a lecture with historian Barbara Bogart as part of the “Cowboy Carnegies” awareness campaign Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm. There will be a reception starting at 5:00 pm. The lecture and exhibit are sponsored in part by a grant from the Wyoming Humanities Council.

Summer activities are in full-swing at the library! If your child hasn’t signed up for the Friends of the Library’s Hey Kids! reading incentive program please bring them in soon. For this program children set a reading goal of the number of books or pages that can be read in a week, they check out library books and when they are returned the library tracks them. Every time the goal is met twice children receive a certificate for either swimming or a treat! We hope to see you and your children soon!

If you are traveling this summer be sure to stop by and check out the plethora of audio books available on CD! You can also checkout downloadable audio books and ebooks through the Virtual Library and the 3M Cloud Library; you can borrow audio books, including language learning materials through OneClickDigital; Hoopla will allow you to check out digital audio, ebooks, comics, movies and television. Everything is accessible by visiting, your library card number and PIN will allow you to checkout and download. Be sure to stop by if you have questions or difficulty.

A new novel by Lisa Scottoline is “Most Wanted.” Unable to have children of their own, Christine Nilsson and her husband, Marcus, decide to use a donor. Soon after she becomes pregnant, Christine is shocked to see a young blonde man on the news being arrested for a series of brutal murders – and he bears an undeniable and uncanny resemblance to her donor. Is the biological father of her unborn child – a killer?

Other new fiction books include “Anything Goes” by Richard S. Wheeler, “The Atonement” by Beverly Lewis, “Maestra” by L.S. Hilton, “Brush of Wings” by Karen Kingsbury, “Family Jewels” by Stuart Woods, “The Obsession” by Nora Roberts, “Blood Orange” by Susan Wittig Albert, “Room For Hope” by Kim Vogel Sawyer and “Wagon Train West” by Lauren Paine. “Burning Kingdoms” by Lauren DeStefano and “Front Lines” by Michael Grant are among new YA books.

Nathaniel Philbrick’s newest book “Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution” is now available along with “The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini” by Cara Mangini in the nonfiction section.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “The Apprentice’s Quest” by Erin Hunter, “Lair of the Bat Monster” by Ursula Vernon and “Death Weavers” by Brandon Mull. A few of the new easy titles include “When Andy Met Sandy” by Tomie dePaola, “Peppa Pig and the Year of Family Fun” by Neville Astley and “Baby Penguins Love Their Mama” by Melissa Guion.

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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