Summer Events at Your Library System
by Mary O. Fumento
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.
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: http://will.state.wy.us/slpub/Liblaws2010.pdf. Paper copies of the Library Laws will be mailed to each library this week.
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.
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 http://www-wsl.state.wy.us/roundup/Spring2010Roundup.pdf. 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 http://www.nowoodstock.com/ and vote for your favorite artist.
Deciding on Databases
The state library databases at http://gowyld.net/dbases.cfm 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,
June 26 – Saddle Up Rider,
July 24 – Sand Sculpture Contest,
July 31 – Nature Expedition,
Aug. 14 – Cave Adventure,