Library News

The Friends of the Library have a huge day planned on Saturday, June 26. The fun begins at 8 a.m. with the annual book sale and TONS of books! At 11 a.m. the Ice Cream Social, featuring homemade cakes and ice cream begins on the north lawn of the library. Proceeds help with library programming as well as Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Have you signed your young children up for this program? Visit to register and your children, up to age 5, will receive a new book each month in the mail! If you have questions stop by the library – or stop by the book sale on the 26th and sign up your children then!

The Friends will be sponsoring puppeteer Markie Scholz with her show “Imagining Dragons” at 1 p.m. at the library on Wednesday, June 30. Liza wants a pet, a kitty, but her mom doesn’t, so she decides to conjure up one from a book she found while volunteering at the library. Only problem is, she gets a dragon instead of a kitty…. Whatever will Liza do? Plan now to attend!

“Ocean Prey” is John Sandford’s latest novel. Three guardsmen, who are sent to investigate a lone pickup in the middle of the ocean are shot and killed. They are federal officers so the case goes to the FBI, but when the case stalls Lucas Davenport gets a call. Lucas will need every asset he can claim – including a detective with a fundamentally criminal mind, Virgil Flowers. “Ocean Prey” is also available on CD and digitally through Libby/Overdrive.

Other new fiction books are “The Bookstore on the Beach” by Brenda Novak, “Trumpets in the Dawn” by Charles N. Heckelmann, “Hummingbird Lane” by Carolyn Brown, “Death Valley Drifter” by Ralph Compton, “The Last Carolina Sister” by Michelle Major, “A Gambling Man” by David Baldacci, “Grateful Hearts” by Gail Chianese and “Legacy of War” by Wilbur Smith. A new young adult book is “The Tuttle Twins and the Case of the Broken Window” by Connor Boyack.

“The Light of Days: the Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghetto” by Judy Batalion is among new non-fiction titles along with “Bipolar, Not So Much: Understanding Your Mood Swings and Depression” by Chris Aiken, M.D. and “The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversations, 1760 – 1840” by Akhil Reed Amar.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles “Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet, 2000” by Dav Pilkey, “Megabat and the Not-Happy Birthday” by Anna Humphrey and “The Badger Thurston Series” by Gus Brackett. Newer easy books include “We Became Jaguars” by Dave Eggers, “Doggo and Pupper” by Katherine Applegate, “The Duck Who Didn’t Like Water” by Steve Small, and “Fishing With Dad” by Kevin Lovegreen.

“Dragonflies” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Miss Tina has lots of fun planned each Tuesday throughout the year from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bring your preschool aged children soon! Dial 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Check out local history and genealogy by going to and clicking on Genealogy or Historicals for searchable databases. Business records are now being added; if you have pictures or information about businesses please let us know!

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