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Pardon our dust! There will be workers at the library during the next few weeks replacing the lift as parts are no longer available. We are still able to accommodate people who need items from other floors. This project is funded by a grant from the Rebel and Shelley Coffey Donor Advised Fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation and the Niobrara County Library Foundation, Inc. Thank you!

PG-13 @ the Library is a new teen book discussion and activity program slated to begin on Thursday, May 31 at 4 p.m. The first book is “The Naturals” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. “The Naturals” is the story of Cassie, who is a natural at reading people. But, it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie. What Cassie doesn’t realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides – especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own… We hope your teen participates in this program!

Registration is now being taken for the library’s summer reading program, “Libraries Rock!” which begins on Wednesday, May 30. There are also several “Library Rocks” placed around town, if your child finds one be sure to bring it in for a prize! When you’re registering your children for the summer program be sure to also register for the “Hey Kids!” program.

Barbara Townsend is a Wyoming writer who has set her latest novel, “Tarnished Gold” in the South Pass area. In 1933 in Placer City, Wyoming Em Olson struggles to operate her family hotel in a mining town after her father’s disappearance and her mother’s death. A new lodger, a geologist searching for gold, brightens her lonely life but her troubles resurge when he makes discoveries of murder and swindle embroiling the hotel and her father’s gold mine.

Other new fiction books are “In Places Hidden” by Tracie Peterson, “To Die But Once” by Jacqueline Winspear, “Varina” by Charles Frazier, “How the Cowboy Was Won” by Lori Wilde, “Hold Back the Dark” by Kay Hooper, “True Fiction” by Lee Goldberg, “After Anna” by Lisa Scottoline, “Death al Fresco” by Leslie Karst and “Dead Aim” by Dusty Richards. Gayle Forman’s newest young adult novel is “I Have Lost My Way” and it is now available to check out along with “The Fates Divide” by Veronica Roth.

New non-fiction titles are “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row” by Anthony Ray Hinton, “The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair That Rocked the Crown” by Penny Junor and “Great Plains Literature” by Linda Ray Pratt.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “Falcon Wild” by Terry Lynn Johnson, “The Boggart Fights Back” by Susan Cooper and “The New Kid” by Karen English. A few of the newer easy titles include “I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle, “My Red Velvet Cape” by Dana Sullivan and “Backhoe Joe” by Lori Alexander.

“Vacation Days!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten. Call 334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.