Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library
Lennea was Wyoming’s First Independent Nurse Practitioner. She dedicated her life to caring for others, her family and her patients, providing compassionate, loving health care particularly for those most needy; the elderly throughout Wyoming. Our childrens library is dedicated to her memory.
Programs and Happenings
Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Children enjoy stories, age-appropriate crafts and activities as well as socialization with their peers. Check out this month’s Storyhour Schedule by clicking the link below.
Library afterschool programs are literacy-based themed programs that include stories, crafts & activities and snacks. Sessions are held each fall and winter for children through 6th grade. Activities such as LegoTime and BoardGames are also held, generally in the spring. During November and early December Holiday Crafting is planned. Watch for more information!
Hey Kids! All Summer Fun!
Summer Reading Hey Kids! is held every summer beginning in late May and continuing into August! Children choose a goal of how many library books they can read in a week (week ending on Friday) and every time their goal is met twice they are eligible for a prize. Children who meet their goal all summer long are eligible for larger prizes! Summer Crafting is held each week throughout the summer on Wednesdays and LegoTime is held on Tuesdays! Movies are shown each Thursday afternoon. The Hey Kids! program is available for all-ages!
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
The Friends of the Niobrara County Library, Inc. Present Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!
Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home through the partnership between Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the Friends of the Niobrara County Library, Inc.
Residents of Niobrara County are eligible. Submit an official registration form completely filled out by the authorized adult. Forms are available at the library or visit https://imaginationlibrary.com/. Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of the covered area. Stop by the library for more information!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten!
Read library books to your newborn, infant, toddler and preschooler. The goal is to have read 1,000 library books (you can even repeat books!) before your child starts kindergarten. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read 365 books in a year, that is 720 books in two years and 1,095 in three years.
Come into the library and pick up a log sheet and one of our lists of a hundred books to begin reading with your child. Find the books in the library and check them out. When you and your child reach the 100 book milestones come in and each child will be able to select a hardcover book for their own, courtesy of the Niobrara County Library Foundation, Inc.
Wyoming Library Association Book Awards
The Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Literacy Association jointly sponsor three awards: the Buckaroo Book Award for children in grades K-3, the Indian Paintbrush Book Award for children in grades 4-6, and the Soaring Eagle Book Award for youth in grades 7-12. The purpose of these awards is to provide an opportunity for the youth of Wyoming to read and select favorite books and to honor the authors of those books.