Library News

The library will be closed New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1,2024. Regular hours resume on Tuesday at 10 a.m.  We wish everyone a safe and happy 2024!

Call the library at (307) 334-3490 to register your children for the winter afterschool program, “Horses Near and Far.” The series is planned for children in grades K-2 on Tuesdays beginning January 2 through February 27 and children in grades 3-6 on Thursdays beginning January 4 and continuing through February 22. Children will learn all about horses worldwide, including the wild horses of Wyoming. Several different themes will be featured and age-appropriate crafts and activities will be shared as well. Call today!

“Wild Wyoming” is the theme for the winter book discussion series which features four books about wildlife in Wyoming. Tina Kitras-Seaman returns to lead the book discussion series. The discussion begins with “American Wolf: a True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West” by Nate Blakeslee on Monday, February 5 at 6 p.m. Other books in the series are: Touching the Wild: Living with the Mule Deer of Deadman Gulch” by Joe Hutto, “In A Land of Awe: Finding Reverence in the Search for Wild Horses” by Chad Hanson along with “Unbroken Spirit: the Wild Horse in the American Landscape” and “Great Wyoming Bear Stories” by Tom Reed. Stop by the library to pick up the first book and to register for the series.

Mitch Albom’s latest novel is “The Little Liar.” Eleven-year-old Nico Krispis had never told a lie. When a ruse created by a German officer result in Nico helping send his family and everyone he knows and loves to Auschwitz, Nico escapes – but never tells the truth again. Through the war years and the decades that follow the consequences of honesty and dishonesty are revealed. “The Little Liar” is available on CD as well as digitally in Libby.

Other new books are “The Gun Wolves” by Wayne D. Dundee, “Sister of Starlit Seas” by Terry Brooks, “Reckless” by Elsie Silver, “Calico” by Lee Goldberg, “Robert B. Parker’s Broken Trust” by Mike Lupica, “Unnatural Death” by Patricia Cornwell, “Alex Cross Must Die” by James Patterson, “The Secret” by Lee Child and “A Winter by the Sea” by Julie Klassen. The newest addition to the Maze Cutter trilogy is “The Godhead Complex” by James Dasher in the young adult section.

Tom Clavin’s newest book “The Last Outlaws: the Desperate Final Days of the Dalton Gang” is now available among new non-fiction along with “Mending With Kids: Patching, Painting, Sewing, and Other Kid-Friendly Techniques” by Nami Levy and “A Path Through Pain: How Faith Deepens and Joy Grows Through What You Would Never Choose” by Ed Young.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new titles “Tales of World War II” by Hattie Hearn, “Pug the Prince” by Kyla May, and “Minecraft: The Village” by Max Brooks. Among the newer picture books are “A Is For Axolotl” by Catherine Macorol, “Rick the Rock of Room 214” by Julie Falatko, “The King Penguin” by Vanessa Roeder and “Frank and Bean: the Stinky Feet Monster” by James Michalak.

“Eat More Cookies!” is the theme for Storyhour on January 2, 2024. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays throughout the year for preschool aged children.  The Friends of the Library sponsor Dial-A-Story, call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story.

Browse the online catalog, WyldCat by going to, click on WyldCat to browse the materials in our library as well as statewide. Items in Libby and Hoopla are also visible in WyldCat. Your library card number and PIN will give you the ability to place holds on items, renew some materials and check out digital materials.  Call or stop by the library if you have questions.

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