Library News

The library will be closed Thursday and Friday, December 23 & 24 for Christmas. Regular hours resume on Monday, December 27 at 10 a.m. The library will be closed Friday, December 31 in celebration of 2022. Happy Holidays!

It’s time to register for the winter afterschool programs which begin the week of January 3. Sessions for children in grades K-2 will feature foods and toys in “At Home and Across the Ocean” and will be held on Tuesdays beginning January 4 from 3:35 to 4:45 through February 22. “The Secret World of Insects” will be featured on Thursdays for children in grades 3-6 through February 24. Call the library at 307-334-3490 to register! Library programs are free and open to the public.

“I Hear the Train A Comin’” is the theme for the 2022 winter book discussion featuring books that discuss the impact the railroad had on the West. The first book in the series, “Nothing Like It in the World” by Stephen E. Ambrose will be discussed on Monday, February 7 at 6 p.m. Other books include “Iron Women: the Ladies Who Helped Build the Railroad” by Chris Enss, “The West the Railroads Made” by Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes and James P. Ronda and “The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America” by Marilyn Irwin Holt. Barb Baker returns to facilitate the series. Call or stop by the library to register and pick up the first book.

Also available digitally in Libby (powered by Overdrive) and Hoopla!

Kat Martin’s latest novel is “The Last Goodnight.” When Kade Logan said goodbye to his estranged wife eight years ago, he never thought it would be the last time he saw her alive. Now her car has been hauled out of a nearby lake. With old scandals still buzzing about his late wife’s many affairs, Kade is faced with the discover of another beautiful woman’s body. Are the two killings linked? Kade joins Eleanor Bowen, a talented private investigator and they soon sense that the killer is closing in again – with Eleanor as the target. “The Last Goodnight” is available digitally in both Libby and Hoopla.

Other new books are “2 Sisters Detective Agency” by James Patterson, “Go West Young Man” by William W. Johnstone, “A Harvest of Love” by Marta Perry, “Dinner on Primrose Hill” by Jodi Thomas, “Better Off Dead” by Lee Child, “The Burning” by Jonathan Kellerman, “Love on the Range” by Mary Connealy, “The Last Checkmate” by Gabriella Saab, “Never” by Ken Follett and “It’s a Wonderful Woof” by Spencer Quinn. A new young adult book is “Skyward” by Brandon Sanderson.

“The Last Diving Horse in America: Rescuing Gamal and the Other Animals – Lessons in Living and Loving” by Cynthia Branigan is among new non-fiction books along with “Act Like You Got Some Sense: And Other Things My Daughters Taught Me” by Jamie Foxx and “Feeling and Knowing: Making Minds Conscious” by Antonio Damasio.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles “Dark Waters” by Katherine Arden, “Pony” by R.J. Palacio, and “How to Train Your Dad” by Gary Paulsen. Some of the newer easy books are “Carla and the Christmas Cornbread” by Carla Hall, “Duck, Duck, Moose” by Mary Sullivan, “Joy To the World: Christmas Around the Globe” by Kate DePalma, and “The Truth About Dragons” by Jaime Zollars.

“The New Year Ahoy!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.  Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year. Call to hear a recorded story by dialing 307-334-3274. The Friends of the Library sponsor this 24/7 storyline.

Visit the library’s website for local history and genealogy and also to browse the online catalog WyldCat. Check it out at

Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. We hope to see you soon!