Job Posting: Volunteer Coordinator (Part-time)

The primary responsibility of the Volunteer Coordinator is to ensure the smooth operation of volunteer activities in the Laramie County Library System. The person in this position must have exceptional communication skills, work well in a team environment, and be a quick learner. Supervisory, organizational, and human relations skills are necessary for success.
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Shhhhh – You’re in the Library!

If that is your image of a library, it has been a while since you’ve been in one.  We are a busy place with families coming and going, teens hanging out in a space designed just for them and meeting rooms that are full most of the time. Read More

Job Posting: Barista (Café Assistant)-Part Time

The primary responsibility of the individual in this position is to provide excellent service to all customers of The Library Café (TLC), located in the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Please submit a completed application and availability worksheet to:Read More

Visiting Cheyenne (or passing through)? Come visit us!

You might think that the library is only for residents of Laramie County, but the fact of the matter is, we have many services to offer visitors to the area! Read through this list for the services you can take advantage of while visiting Cheyenne for Frontier Days or if you find yourself just passing through this summer.Read More

Check Out the Migratory Birds Coming Through Cheyenne

I am so excited! In the next few weeks, there will be a huge influx of migrating birds flying through our area. Some will stay here for the summer and some will travel on to areas farther north. No longer will we see ONLY sparrows and starlings. (Both by the way are introduced species. I’m biased toward native species.) The skies will be full of brighter colors and different shapes and marvelous songs.Read More

Thinking Money Exhibit for Teens, Tweens and Their Families

What’s green and doesn’t grow on trees? Money!

Join Ella, Shoo, Curie, Petro, Boo and Alize on a financial expedition through our new exhibit Thinking Money at the Laramie County Library on the 2nd floor. The characters face danger, acquire important skills and navigate the ever-changing world of personal finance in this engaging exhibit.Read More

Thank You for Your Faith in Us

The PEW Research Center has reported regularly over the last 5 years that libraries are considered the most trusted institution in the United States.  We rank ahead of the military, small businesses, the police and religious institutions.  91% of Americans say that libraries are important to their community.  That is quite humbling.  Read More

Frightening Visions of the Future

If a utopia is an ideal world, then a dystopian one is where civilization has gone awry, either because of an environmental crisis, political and social circumstances or both. The result is a world where many people are unhappy and afraid, and often unfairly treated. The term came into being to describe classic literary novels like 1984 by George Orwell (once again on the bestseller list more than 65 years after publication) and A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Those books inspired others that present a hellish future for mankind including Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (a society where books are forbidden), The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (a future world where women are kept as birthing slaves) and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (a frightening fable about good, evil and free will).Read More

Equal Justice Wyoming

On the Reference Desk, we get many questions about legal issues.  For example:

Do you have the Wyoming State Statutes?  Yes, we do.
Can you explain what this paragraph means?  No, we cannot.
Do you have rental and lease forms? Yes, we have NOLO books that have forms, but they are general forms and not Wyoming specific.
I am changing my name, starting divorce proceedings, or filing a restraining order. These are all questions we are not qualified to answer.Read More