Library News

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Friends of the Library! Funds raised during this annual fundraiser provide programming, including the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, RIF, live performers and more all year long! Your support is appreciated!

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Fun, music, storytelling and movement is planned for Wednesday, July 10 at 1 p.m. with master teaching artist Aaron Fowler as he takes us on an “Adventure that Begins Today!” There may even be a bit of mischief in store for those that dare to take the “Adventure!” Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Ron Franscell’s “ShadowMan: an Elusive Psycho Killer and the Birth of FBI Profiling” is July’s Read & Feed book, scheduled for discussion on Monday, July 15 at Noon. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. Stop by the library to find out more!

Time to order your fresh Palisade, Colorado peaches! The 18-20# box is $50, call the library at 307-334-3490 to place your order or catch up with a library foundation member. This is a fundraiser of the Niobrara County Library Foundation for the 250K by 2025 Endowment Challenge.

Jeff Shaara’s latest novel, entitled “The Shadow of War,” is about the Cuban missile crisis. This book brings to life the many threads that led to this crisis in 1962. Told from a multitude of perspectives and voices – from the Russian engineer attempting the near-impossible task of building the missile launch in Cuba to JFK who cannot allow Russia to place nuclear missiles in Cuba or appear weak in confronting Khrushchev. Both leaders understand how close they are dancing to the edge of war. “The Shadow of War” is available on CD and in Libby.

 Other new books include “The Blast from the Past” by Lucy Score, “The Dixon Rule” by Ella Kennedy, “Jess Roundtree, Texas Ranger” by Dane Coolidge, “The Couple Next Door” by Shari Lapena, “Love on a Whim” by Suzanne Woods Fisher, “You Like it Darker: Stories” by Stephen King, “The Hemlock Queen” by Hannah Whitten and “Iron Flame” by Rebecca Yarros. “Powerful” by Lauren Roberts is among new young adult titles.

New non-fiction books are “The Perilous Fight: Overcoming Our Culture’s War on the American Family” by Dr. Ben Carson, “No Going Back: the Truth on What’s Wrong With Politics and How We Move America Forward” by Kristi Noem and “The Official Stardew Valley Cookbook” by ConcernedApe.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new chapter books: “The One and Only Family” by Katherine Applegate, “Danger in Zion National Park” by Aaron Johnson and the “Mia Mayhem” series by Kara West. Among the newer easy books are “Always Your Stepdad” by Stephanie Stansbie, “June the Mule” by Kim Thompson, “Finding Things” by Kevin Henkes, “The Day Dancer Flew” by Tiffany Stone, “Squirrel Needs a Break” by Kristen Remenar and “Brian the Lion Who Learned” by Frances Stickley.

“Summer Sunset” is the theme for Storyhour on July 9, 2024. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for preschool-aged children. Miss Tina has stories, activities and crafts planned each week – stop by soon! The Friends of the Library sponsor Dial-A-Story, call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story!

Check out the app, WyldCat, in your app store! This app will search our library, library’s statewide along with the digital libraries Hoopla and Libby – with one search. Your library card number and PIN will give you access! Searching in WyldCat on the library’s website will also give you the same option! Go to: and click on 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.