Library News

Sunday, April 7 the library will present Lusk resident, Clint Clore in concert at 1:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 120 E 5th St., Lusk. Clore will perform a variety of original music as well as some favorites. Library programs are free and open to the public; plan to attend.

The Friends of the Library are excited to have “Wayne & Wingnut” return on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. Children will have a blast with puppets, music and magic. Children will also be able to select a book(s) for their own and snacks will also be served. A fun time for all ages!

Out on the edges of our frantic twenty-first-century nation, bands of wild horses stand nestled together calmly nuzzling each other to maintain the bonds of family. Through the lens of the wild mustang, Chad Hanson author of “In A Land of Awe,” gives us new ways to see and engage our world on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. Hanson will have copies of his book available as well.

“The American Daughters” is the title of a novel by Maurice Carlos Ruffin, a new author for our library. Ady and her mother, who are enslaved to a businessman in the French Quarter of New Orleans, spend their days dreaming of a better future and reminiscing about their family’s rebellious and storied history. When they are separated, Ady stumbles into the Mockingbird Inn and meets Lenore, a free black woman. Leone invites Ady to join a clandestine society of spies called The Daughters who are working to undermine the Confederates, this begins Ady’s journey toward liberation and a new future. “The American Daughters” is also available digitally in Libby.

Other new books are “Never Too Late” by Daniel Steel, “Bullets Over the Border” by Bradford Scott, “All the Missing Girls” by Megan Miranda, “Six Gun Justice: Western Stories” edited by Richard Prosch, “One Last Shot” by Susan Warren, “Powder River” by Francis W. Hilton and “The Locked Door” by Freida McFadden. A new young adult book is “Fate Breaker” by Victoria Aveyard.

New non-fiction books are “Blood Money: Why the Powerful Turn a Blind Eye While China Kills Americans” by Peter Schweizer and “Concrete Jungle: a Green Beret’s Guide to Urban Survival” by Clay Martin.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles “Finding Bear” by Hannah Gold, “The Wild Robot Protects” by Peter Brown and “Guide to the Good Life” by Simcha Whitehill. Among the newer easy books are “Grumpy Monkey Spring Fever” by Suzanne Lang, “The Berenstain Bears: Politeness” by Mike Berenstain, “Ten Little Rabbits” by Maurice Sendak and “Molly’s Great Discovery: a Book About Dyslexia and Self-Advocacy” by Krista Weltner.

“Rain, Rain, Rain!” is the theme for Storyhour on April 9, 2024. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for preschool-aged children. Bring your child soon for stories, crafts and activities.

The Friends of the Library sponsor Dial-A-Story, call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story.

Pronunciator is a program you can use on your computer or mobile device to help you learn a new language – check it out by going to and scrolling down to GoWyld or go to and click on Language Learning. Your library card and PIN give you access!

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!