Library News

Have you registered for the first of four adult crafting sessions? The first one, book folding, will be held on Wednesday, January 25 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Call the library at 307-334-3490 to reserve your space!

The Friends of the Library apologize for the cancellation of RIF last week, it wasn’t an easy decision. An alternate date has been set for Thursday, February 2 at 6:00 p.m. at the library. The FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) are adapting and presenting the Three Billy Goats Gruff as a puppet show. They will also share the Trolls version! Children will have the opportunity to make a craft, enjoy a snack and select a book for their very own! Plan now to attend! RIF (Reading Is Fun) is a literacy-based program presented periodically by the Friends of the Library!

“How the West Was Won” will be the featured film on Monday, January 30 at 6 p.m. in “Jimmy Stewart’s American West” Dinner & Movie series. This sweeping historical epic spans 50 years through four generations of pioneers! A meal will be available; library programs are free and open to the public.

The Niobrara County Read book, “Threads West,” is available to pick up at the library. Read the book and then pass it along! Plan to attend the book discussion with Barb Baker on Monday, April 3 and visit with Reid Lance Rosenthal when he is at the library on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. Currently there are three additional books in the series: “Maps of Fate,” “Uncompahgre,” and “Moccasin Tracks.” Reid plans to have the newly released fifth book available on April 19.

“The Girls in Navy Blue” is a new novel by Alix Rickloff. In 1918 the U.S. Navy allowed women to join up alongside the men. Ten thousand of them rushed to do their part; they were known as Yeomanettes. This is the story of three of them and the impact their choices have on one of their descendants fifty years later.

Other new books are “Point of Danger” by Irene Hannon, “Distant Thunder” by Stuart Woods, “Mean and Evil” by William W. Johnstone, “It Starts with Us” by Colleen Hoover, “I Know Where You Live” by Gregg Olsen, “Desert Star” by Michael Connelly, “Sandcastle Hurricane” by Carolyn Brown, “The Lost Metal” by Brandon Sanderson and “All My Sins Remembered” by Rod Miller.

New non-fiction books are “The Peacemaker: Ronald Regan, the Cold War, and the World on the Brink” by William Inboden, “The Return of the Gods” by Jonathan Cahn and “Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization” by Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has this new junior title “Surely, Surely, Marisol Rainey” by Erin Entrada Kelly. Newer picture books include “Fire Chief Fran” by Linda Ashman, “Everything Will Be O.K.” by Anna Dewdney, “The Worst Teddy Ever” by Marcelo Verdad and “Roxie Loves Adventure” by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen.

“Polar Bear!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.  Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten throughout the year. Call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Have you visited the library’s webpage? Go to: to browse the online catalog, local history and genealogy as well as many other options. Your library card will give you access to a plethora of educational and research digital materials through Check out Learning Express Library, it is a comprehensive, interactive learning platform of practice tests and tutorials designed to help students and adults succeed on many common academic and licensing tests, including ACT, ASVAB and GED testing! If you have questions, stop by!

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