Summer Events at Your Library System

by Mary O. Fumento
June 2010

Spend the summertime with the library system!  The Ten Sleep library is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  The Worland library is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday 8 a.m. - 9 pm and Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Endowment Changes

Thanks to the generosity of Washakie County residents, the library foundation has been able to raise over $40,000 which will be met 3:1 by state funds.  Special thanks to the library foundation members who helped the Cinco de Mayo +3 event be a huge success.

Susan Mark in the State Library’s Library Development Office just completed the updates to the 2010 Wyoming Library Laws.  You can find a PDF of the document here:  Paper copies of the Library Laws will be mailed to each library this week.
The biggest addition from prior Library Laws publications has been that of the Wyoming Library Endowment Challenge Program, 18-7-201 to 18-7-205. This program was initially established in the 2008 Budget Session with $9.1 million in state funds to match local endowment fund raising efforts at a 3:1, 2:1 or 1:1 ratio, depending on the county’s assessed valuation. In the 2010 Budget Session, an additional $3 million was appropriated for this fund.

Although the library system is able to collect more endowment money, our time limit to accept it has not been extended.  Contact the library if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation.

Come over after Culturefest

On June 12 while traveling from the Culturefest, please stop by the library at 1019 Coburn Ave. to shop at our book and yard sale, which will happen from 9. a.m. – 1 p.m., regardless of weather.  Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Worland Friends of the Library as well as the library system.  Many donated books will be available as will household items.

Musically Inclined?

Thanks to Pat O’Brien, NOWOODSTOCK X is scheduled for August 13-15, 2010.  Even the state library is giving a nod to Pat and his brilliant effort in the summer Wyoming Library Roundup at  This issue is Wyoming music and musicians.

Did you know Ten Sleep’s own Jalan Crossland is the most popular act at NOWOODSTOCK. He is the only artist to appear every year since the festival started in 2001.  Find out more about NOWOODSTOCK at and vote for your favorite artist.

Deciding on Databases

The state library databases at fit nicely with the summer reading theme of Make a Splash and with summer reading in general.  Try Grzimek’s Animal Life, GreenFile, Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection, for instance.  Play with databases for kids and teens using examples such as:  fishing, rain, biomes, experiments, water conservation, toxic waste.  You can use Bookflix and Novelist to get them into books and to their next book, and at WYLDCat for books such as, Flush, Girl at Sea, Snorkeling and Diving, and Manfish: a story of Jacques Cousteau.  Even though school is out plenty of interesting reading is available. 

Days in the Parks

The Wyoming State Library (WSL) has partnered with Wyoming State Parks this summer for a summer reading promotion. Since the theme for this year is about water, it seemed like a logical collaboration. Although there will be overlap, WSL and state parks hope to attract a different demographic to both the libraries and the parks with some cross-marketing.

WSL has worked with the parks headquarters in Cheyenne to have bookmarks and promotional postcards printed to promote this partnership. The parks also have copies of the bookmarks and will distribute them throughout the summer.

Here is the schedule.

June 12 – Boysen Cache Fun,
Boysen State Park

June 26 – Saddle Up Rider,
EKW State Park

July 24 – Sand Sculpture Contest,
Glendo State Park

July 31 – Nature Expedition,
Keyhole State Park

Aug. 14 – Cave Adventure,
Sinks Canyon State Park

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