Library News

“Educated” by Tara Westover is the first of three Read & Feed books chosen for a summer discussion. Stop by the library to pick up the book and then plan to bring your lunch and attend the discussion at noon on June 17. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 18 at 1 p.m. for Dr. Noize! This popular performer will have everyone singing and dancing during this “Unplugged” concert. Library programs are free and open to the public!

“Long After We Are Gone” is the title of a book by Terah Shelton Harris. Four siblings have returned to North Carolina to save Kingdom, their ancestral home, and 200 acres of land from a development company that wants to turn the waterfront property into a luxury resort. While fighting to save Kingdom, they must also save themselves from the secrets they have been holding onto – slowly each of their facades begin to crumble and collide in unexpected ways. This book is also available digitally in Libby and Hoopla.

Other new books are “The Rake’s Daughter” by Anne Gracie, “Our Italian Summer” by Jennifer Probst, “The Truthful Witness” by James Chandler, “Sisters in Paradise” by Carolyn Brown, “The Corpse in the Closet” by Lucy Score, “Never Let Them See You Bleed” by William W. Johnstone, “Quarter to Midnight” by Karen Rose and “The Rival” by Maisey Yates. “Beastly Beauty” by Jennifer Donnelly is among new young adult titles.

New books on the non-fiction shelf include: “The Demon of Unrest: a Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War” by Erik Larson, “The Genius of Empathy: Practical Skills to Heal Your Sensitive Self, Your Relationships, & the World” by Judith Orloff M.D., and “8 Ways to Avoid Probate” by Mary Randolph.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new chapter books “Orris and Timble: the Beginning” by Kate DiCamillo, “Puggleton Park” by Deanna Kizis, plus new additions in the “Dino Riders” series by Will Dare. Among the newer picture books are “Mama in the Moon” by Doreen Cronin, “The Duck Who Came for Dinner” by Steve Smallman, “Lonesome, the Little Horse: His Mountain Adventure” by Peggy Sundberg, and “Roller Coaster” created by H.A. Rey.

“Happy Father’s Day” is the theme for Storyhour on June 11, 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.

Have you visited the library’s website? Go to: and click on WyldCat to browse the library’s collection as well as collections throughout Wyoming’s libraries. You can reserve items with your library card and PIN and initiate interlibrary loan borrows all in WyldCat! 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.