Library News

The library will be closed from 3 p.m. Friday, December 15 through Monday, December 25 for new shelving installation and Christmas. If you are interested in volunteering to help move books at 3 p.m. on December 15 call (307) 334-3490 and talk to Debbie or stop by the library! Patrons are encouraged to stock-up with library materials prior to the closure! Regular hours are planned to resume on Tuesday, December 26 at 10 a.m.

Registration is being taken for the winter “Paint @ the Library” on Wednesday, December 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Call the library to secure your spot!

John Sandford’s latest novel is “Judgment Prey.” Wealthy federal judge Alex Sand and his two young sons are shot in cold blood while playing basketball at home. With the local police and the FBI hitting dead end after dead end Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers are called in to find answers. When the two find themselves being stonewalled by the most unlikely forces they wonder if each misdirection could lead them to the truth. “Judgment Prey” is also available on CD and digitally in Libby.

Other new books are “The Exchange” by John Grisham, “The Twelve Months of Christmas” by Sheila Roberts, “Lost and Hound” by Rita Mae Brown, “The Mustangers” by Preston Lewis, “Through the Snow Globe” by Annie Rains, “Shotgun Johnny” by William W. Johnstone, “Christmas Presents” by Lisa Unger and “Dirty Thirty: by Janet Evanovich.

New non-fiction books are “Dead Aeon: Transhumanism and the War Against Humanity” by Joe Allen, “Government Gangsters: the Deep State, the Truth, and the Battle For Our Democracy” by Kash Pramod Patel and “The Best American Short Stories 2023” edited by Min Jin Lee.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new chapter books “Cat on the Run in Cat of Death” by Aaron Blabey, “The Maniacal Mischief of the Marauding Monsters: Two Terrifying Tales” created by Dav Pilkey and “Wrecker” by Carl Hiaasen. Newer picture books and readers include “How to Decorate a Christmas Tree” by Vikki VanSickle, “Scooby-Doo and the Mystery of the Haunted Library” by Matthew K. Manning, “Flubby Does Not Like Snow” by J.E. Morris, “The Horseback Librarians” by Jane Yolen and “We Are Going to Be Pals” by Mark Teague.

“Santa Who?” is the theme for Storyhour on December 12, 2023. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays for preschool aged children. There will be no Storyhour on December 19 due to the shelving installation and Storyhour resumes on December 26 at 10 a.m. Be sure to stop in and stock up with books for your children prior to December 15! The Friends of the Library sponsor Dial-A-Story! Call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story.

Check out the library’s online resources by going to Your library card number and PIN will give you access where needed! Stop by the library or call for help in using any of the online and digital options!

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