Library News

The winter sessions of the afterschool series, “Horses Near and Far” begin this week. Children in grades K-2 meet on Tuesdays and children in grades 3-6 gather on Thursdays from afterschool until 4:45 p.m. This literacy-based program focuses on horses from across the world as well as the wild mustangs of Wyoming through stories, crafts and activities. To register your child or for more information call the library at 307-334-3490.

Stop by the library to register and pick up the first book in the book discussion series, “Wild Wyoming” which features four books about the wild animals in our state. Tina Kitras returns to lead the discussion. The first book, “American Wolf: a True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West” by Nate Blakeslee will be featured on Monday, February 5 at 6 p.m. Other books in the series include: “Touching the Wild,” “In A Land of Awe” along with “Unbroken Spirit” and “Great Wyoming Bear Stories.”

“Someone Always Nearby” is the newest novel by Susan Wittig Albert. This novel is based on the true story of a remarkable friendship and celebrates Maria Chabot, the unknown woman who enabled Georgia O’Keefe to do her iconic work and who also designed the house that represents O’Keefe’s desert life. The book explores the dimensions of friendship and the debts we incur to those who make our lives easier and gives an intimate, revealing portrait of O’Keefe’s daily life during her first decade at her New Mexico ranch. “Someone Always Nearby” is also available digitally in Hoopla.

Other new books are “Obsession” by Stuart Woods, “Hostile Territory by William W. Johnstone, “Mister Lullaby” by J. H. Markert, “The Morning River” by W. Michael Gear, “The Scavengers” by William W. Johnstone, “The Talk of Coyote Canyon” by Brenda Novak, “The Secret” by Lee Child and “The Corsican Shadow” by Dirk Cussler.

New non-fiction books are “The NFT Book: Everything You Need to Know About the Art and Collecting of Non-Fungible Tokens” by Noah Charney, “Blood Memory: the Tragic Decline and Improbable Resurrection of the American Buffalo” by Ken Burns & Dayton Dungan and “The New Complete Dog Book” by the American Kennel Club.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new chapter books “The Glitter Bug” by Rebecca Elliott, “The Last Kids on Earth and the Monster Dimension” by Max Brallier and “15 Secrets to Survival” by Natalie D. Richards. Among the newer picture books and levelreaders are “I Want 100 Dogs” by Stacy McAnulty, “Noodle Conquers Comfy Mountain” by Jonathan Graziano, “Who Will Win” by Arihhonni David and “Fox Has a Problem” by Corey R. Tabor.

“Sharing!” is the theme for Storyhour on January 9, 2024. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays throughout the year. The program is geared for pre-school aged children. Bring your child today! The Friends of the Library sponsor Dial-A-Story, call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story.

Do you find yourself often enjoying a series or an author and want to read similar books? Check out Novelist – reading recommendations for both nonfiction and fiction where you can find author, title & series readalikes and find reviews and much more for thousands of books. Go to and click on “Recommended Reading” or “N” for Novelist. Your library card number and PIN will give you access! Visit to browse everything available through your library.

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