Reasons to Celebrate

by Mary O. Fumento
February 2010

“A good library is a place, a palace where the lofty spirits of all nations and generations meet." - Samuel Niger

Cub Scout Pack 45 celebrated the Boy Scouts 100th anniversary this week by assisting with the Raising Readers literacy event in Worland. Thanks to scouts Chase Rishel, Colt Rishel, Ray Crimm, Jake Newell, Cody Newell, Josiah Gartrel and William Fields for participating.

We also have great appreciation for volunteer firefighters Sean Bresach and Jason Kline for attending the Worland after school reading program. They spoke about fire safety and demonstrated their equipment and fire truck.

Join us for children’s reading programs in Ten Sleep on Thursdays at 10 a.m., and in Worland on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Presidents Day

February is the birthday month of two great presidents, George Washington on Feb. 22 and Abraham Lincoln on Feb. 12. Please note the library system will be closed on Monday, February 15 to observe Presidents Day.
Washington's Birthday is the holiday’s official name, and it was the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen. States can choose how they honor the holiday, and some include Lincoln by calling the celebration Presidents Day. The state of Alabama, ironically, celebrates the day as birthdays of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson (even though he was born in April).
You can learn more about the presidents of the United States at or try some of our resources:

  • Mr. President: A Book of U.S. Presidents
  • Rourke's Complete History of our Presidents Encyclopedia Set
  • Barack Obama’s biography on DVD
  • Women in the White House on DVD
  • Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches
  • American Sphinx: the Character of Thomas Jefferson (electronic book)
  • American Lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House

Rediscover Reading

Share your literary thoughts with the community by joining a library book discussion group.  The Ten Sleep branch is reading and discussing “The Song Reader” on February 22.

This spring, the Worland library hosts “Community and the Western Landscape,” a reading and discussion series in the Wyoming Humanities Council’s Reading Wyoming program.  The group meets at the Worland library on March 29, April 12, April 26 and May 10 at 7 p.m. Attendance is free and open to the public.  To register and borrow a book, please contact the library at 347-2353.

Participants will read and discuss “River Song” by Craig Lesley, “All the Pretty Horses” by Cormac McCarthy, “Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs” by Wallace Stegner and “Refuge” by Terry Tempest Williams.  All of these books explore the West’s diverse areas and history, and they examine how individuals have interacted with its landscape.

James Mims returns to lead the discussions.

Visit the Women’s Expo

The library system will have a table at the Women’s Expo 2010 at the community center on Saturday, February 13 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. to celebrate women’s health.  Come learn about our many free health resources.  We will demonstrate some of our databases, including Alt Healthwatch, Health Source: Consumer Edition, and SIRS Researcher.

Find out about other helpful web sites, as well, including:

  • The American Heart Association at which offers nutrition acts, diet and lifestyle recommendations, a heart-healthy recipe finder, a "no-fad" diet plan for life, and a checklist of AHA-approved heart-healthy foods to aid your grocery shopping.
  • The Mayo Clinic at providing comprehensive guides on many conditions and explaining what tests and procedures are for and how they are done.
  • Games for the Brain at helping to engage your memory and use your logic.

Library Hours

The Ten Sleep library is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The Worland library is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday.  The two libraries are one county system, and your library card is good at both libraries as well as at any other library in Wyoming.

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