Library News

Please remember that during road closures you can use the entrance on the north side of the building. The main street door will also be available when staffing permits – if there is a sign in the window the door is open. As always, don’t hesitate to call the library (307) 334-3490 for delivery. We plan to continue to hold programming as planned.

The library’s fall book discussion series, “An Unusual Journey,” kicks off with the book “Two Old Women: an Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival” by Velma Wallis. Stop by the library to register and pick up the book.

“An Unusual Journey” is also the theme for the fall Dinner & Movie series. The first film, “Tracks” is showing on Monday, August 28 at 6 p.m. In this docudrama, Robyn Davidson completes a 1700-mile trek across the Australian desert by foot, with her dog and four camels, and develops an unlikely friendship with a National Geographic photographer along the way. The movie is rated PG-13 and 110 minutes. A meal will be available; library programs are free and open to the public.

Brandon Webb’s latest novel is “Blind Fear.” Hiding on a tiny island off the east coast of Puerto Rico, AWOL Navy Seal Finn is scouring the dark web, hunting for the rogue officer responsible for the crimes he is accused of committing. A new nightmare arises when his employer’s two grandchildren go missing. To find them, he’ll have to infiltrate the island’s shadowy crime network – even if it means exposing himself in the process. “Blind Fear” is also available digitally in Libby.

Other new fiction books are “The Wedding Gift” by Carolyn Brown, “Welcome to Beach Town” by Susan Wiggs, “Ride a Fast Horse” by Kevin Warren, “Whispers at Dusk” by Heather Graham, “A Lady’s Guide to Scandal” by Sophie Irwin, “Old Cowboy’s Never Die” by William W. Johnstone, “Running Wild” by K.A. Tucker and “Twisted Hate” by Ana Huang.

The library adds new DVDs and Books on CD regularly, stop by and check out what might be new, or go to and click on WyldCat. These item types check out 5 at a time for two weeks. Children’s DVDs and audiobooks are also available.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new chapter books “Robot Rebellion” by Rie Neal, “Wave of the Sea Dragon” by Tracey West and “The Glitter Dragon series” by Maddy Mara. Among the newer picture books are “Everybody Dances” by Pinkfong, “Twinkle Flies High” by Katharine Holabird, “Construction Pups” by Margret Rey, “Sister Switch” by Megan Roth and “Maggie and Pie and the Perfect Picnic” by Carolyn Cory Scoppettone.

The theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, August 22 is “Tooth Fairy!” Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for children age 3 through kindergarten. Call (307) 334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Visit the library’s website,, to browse local history! Articles that have appeared in the Lusk Herald since 1886 are available as well as entries from “Our Heritage: Niobrarans and Neighbors” and many other sources. Check out these indexed cross-referenced histories! You’ll also find obituaries and birth records!

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