Library News

Dr. Noize returns! The Friends of the Library present Dr. Noize in concert on Tuesday, June 18 at 1 p.m. Dr. Noize is a local favorite and has tons of interactive fun planned during this “Unplugged” concert. Library programs are free and open to the public, bring the family!

The Friends of the Library will also be hosting their annual Book Sale and Ice Cream Social on Saturday, June 22. The Book Sale begins at 8 a.m. and the Ice Cream Social at 11 a.m. both events end at 2 p.m. This annual fundraiser helps to fund live performers, Reading Is Fun, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Dial-A-Story and more! Be sure to stop by.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed Decker receipts and Our Family barcodes to the Friends of the Library for the past several years! On behalf of the Friends, we would like to extend our thanks to Decker’s for sponsoring both of these programs.

Mark Sullivan’s latest novel, “All the Glimmering Stars” is based on actual facts. Anthony Opoka and Florence Okori were coming of age in Uganda in the 1990’s when they are kidnapped and forced into the fanatical Lord’s Resistance Army. At the lowest points of their lives, fearing they will never go home, they meet by chance and fall in love. They devote their lives to helping their fellow child soldiers escape bondage and return to their families, finding redemption by following the stars.

Other new books are “Not a Happy Family” by Shari Lapena, “The Scoundrel’s Daughter” by Anne Gracie, “The Murder Inn” by James Patterson, “Paradise for Christmas” by Carolyn Brown, “Death by Chocolate Raspberry Scone” by Sarah Graves, “Cade at the Walls” by Robert Vaughn, “The Museum of Lost Quilts” by Jennifer Chiaverini and “Home is Where the Bodies Are” by Jeneva Rose. A new young adult book is “Powerless” by Lauren Roberts.

New non-fiction books are “Throne of Grace: a Mountain Man, an Epic Adventure, and the Bloody Conquest of the American West” by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, “I Want to Matter: Your Life is Too Short & Too Precious to Waste” by Kathie Lee Gifford and “Character Matters and Other Life Lessons From Geroge H.W. Bush” by Jean Becker.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new books “Karen’s Sleepover” by Katy Farina, “Eva in the Band” by Rebecca Elliott and additions to the “Kitty (Girl by Day, Cat by Night)” superhero series by Paula Harrison. Newer picture books include “Old Mother Hubbard” by Jane Cabrera, “It’s Shoe Time” by Bryan Collier and Mo Willems, “The Good For Nothing Button” by Charise Mericle Harper, “The Itchy Book” by Mo Willems and “Bunny Should be Sleeping” by Amy Hest.

“Summer Flowers!” is the theme for Storyhour on June 18, 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.

Check out Gale Legal Forms by going to and scrolling down. Your library card number & PIN will give you access to Wyoming specific forms that can be downloaded and filled in; there is a comprehensive listing of forms and instructions. Stop by the library, or call 307-334-3490 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.