Niobrara County News

Library News

The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019 for Independence Day. Regular hours resume at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 5.

The library foundation’s Gourmet Popcorn fundraiser continues. Stop by the library to pick up a jar of your favorite! Flavors are: White Cheddar Go-Getter ($18), Caramel-Diem ($18) and Paint it Milk Chocolate ($22). Proceeds from this fundraiser are directed to the Foundation’s Endowment which is a permanent fund that provides distributable income that helps with the library’s operation costs, digital resources, materials and programming; over $115,000 helped with the library’s expenses this year. Currently the foundation is raising funds for the remainder of the 3:1 Challenge, which means dollars are matched through the State of Wyoming Public Library Endowment Challenge. For more information about endowment and long term planning visit with your financial advisor or library foundation members: Leslie Hammond, Pat Bruch, Kristine Groh and Linda Frye or library director, Debbie Sturman.

Elizabeth Cobbs is a new author for our library who has written the “Hamilton Affair.” Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution, the novel tells the sweeping, tumultuous true love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler from tremulous beginnings to bittersweet endings – his on a dueling ground – hers a half century later after a brave, successful life. Together the unlikely couple braved the dangers of war, the perils of seduction, the anguish of infidelity and the scourge of partisanship that menaced their family and the country itself. “The Hamilton Affair” is also available through Overdrive/Libby.

Other new fiction books are “Hearts in Harmony” by Beth Wiseman, “Two Weeks” by Karen Kingsbury, “Miracle at St. Andrews” by James Patterson, “Miss Julia Takes the Wheel” by Ann B. Ross, “A Silken Thread” by Kim Vogel Sawyer, “Redemption” by David Baldacci, “The Mother-in-Law” by Sally Hepworth, “Roar” by Cecelia Ahern and “Neon Prey” by John Sandford. “Love & War” by Melissa De la Cruz and “The Red Scrolls of Magic” by Cassandra Clare are now available in the young adult section.

New non-fiction titles are “Lessons from Lucy: the Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog” by Dave Berry, “The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty” by Susan Page and “Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End” by Tia Powell.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books “Stick Dog Gets the Tacos” by Tom Watson, “Ice Cream Sandwiched” by Coco Simon and “The Tree of Dreams” by Laura Resau. Some new easy titles include “How to Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps” by Nicola Winstanley, “All the Little Fathers” by Margaret Wise Brown, “Deep-Sea Dive” by Samantha Brooke and “How to Care For Your Own T-Rex” by Ken Baker.

“Happy Fourth of July!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year! Call 307-334-3274 to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Be sure to visit the online catalog at, click on WyldCat and you can browse our library’s collection as well as collections throughout the state. If you are looking for an item not at our library initiate an interlibrary loan request and we’ll call you when it comes in! Your library card number and PIN will give you access!

Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.