Library News

Registration for the library’s summer reading program begins on Monday, May 20. The goal-based reading program is for all ages and continues through August 2, with May 31 being the completion of the first week. Participants choose a goal of how many library books they can read each week, after reading the books they are returned to the library and tracked. Books can be returned any day of the week, but the tracking week ends on Friday. Each time a goal is met twice a redeemable certificate will be received. Children who meet their reading goal for each of the 10 weeks will be eligible for other prizes. Stop by and learn more about how to stay ahead of the summer slide for your children and discover new treasures within the library collection!

The first of several live performances this summer will be on Wednesday, May 29 at 4 p.m. with Jeff Quinn’s new summer magic show. The magical adventure is filled with tricks involving astronauts, cowboys, pirates, explorers and more! There will be lots of audience participation, family-friendly humor and (of course) amazing magic that is fun for everyone! Jeff is a multiple award-winning magician from Omaha, Nebraska. Library programs are free and open to the public.

“Educated” by Tara Westover is the first of three Read & Feed books chosen for a summer discussion. Stop by the library and pick up the book and plan to bring your lunch and attend the discussion at noon on June 17.

Register for Paint @ the Library by calling (307) 334-3490! The first event will be held on Monday, June 3 at 1 p.m. with the displayed seascape planned. Children under the age of 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

Alice Henderson’s novel “A Solitude of Wolverines” is now available. While studying wolverines on a wildlife sanctuary in Montana, biologist Alex Carter is run off the road and threatened by locals. Undeterred in her help to save this imperiled species she continues her mission only to realize too late that she is in the midst of an illegal operation and has become its biggest threat. “A Solitude of Wolverines” is available digitally in Libby and Hoopla and is also the first of three books in the series.

Other new books are “Extinction” by Douglas Preston, “Feline Fatale” by Rita Mae Brown, “The Summer We Started Over” by Nancy Thayer, “The First Day of Eternity” by Charles G. West, additions in the “King of Sin” series by Ana Huang, “The Wild Lavender Bookshop” by Jodi Thomas and “A Killing on the Hill” by Robert Dugoni. A new young adult title is “Twin Crowns” by Catherine Doyle.    

“The Lost Cowboy” by J.B. Zielke is among new non-fiction books along with “Shackled: a Tale of Wronged Kids, Rogue Judges, and a Town That Looked Away” by Candy J. Cooper and “Shakespeare: the Man Who Pays the Rent” by Judi Dench.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles “Teddy vs. the Fuzzy Doom” by Braden Hallett and “The 169-Story Tree House” by Andy Griffiths. Among the newer level readers are “Trim Sets Sail” by Deborah Hopkinson, “Could You Ever Dine with Dinosaurs?” by Sandra Markle, “Frog Can Hop” by Laura Gehl and “My Thoughts Have Wings” by Maggie Smith.

“Memorial Day!” is the theme for Storyhour on May 21, 2024. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for preschool-aged children. 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 the library collection, access online databases, checkout upcoming events and research local history. Your library card number (29092…) and PIN will give you access where needed.

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!