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Community Partnerships

Libraries Build Communities

NCPL actively engages with other local organizations to promote literacy, education, and a thriving community.  We are excited to be part of the following community initiatives, and thankful to the many organizations and individuals that band together to make them possible.

Literacy & Education

Wyoming Reads is a project of the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation. This event is held annually in May throughout the state of Wyoming.  First graders in public, private and home schools are given a hardback book of their very own to celebrate their newly-acquired reading skills.  The Natrona County celebration is held at NCPL and the Nicolaysen Art Museum.

We Read is a partnership between the Natrona County School District, the Casper Star-Tribune and NCPL, targeting early childhood literacy for students in grades K-3.  Each child in these grades receives a free book monthly, and children of all ages can enjoy the special “My Trib” insert delivered with their weekly Casper Journal.  A variety of local organizations, foundations and individuals support this important reading initiative.

Substance Abuse Prevention

NCPL participates in the annual Meth Conference as well as the Natrona County Prevention Coalition.  We play an active role by offering resources for preventing and combating substance abuse, and use library programs to encourage preventive measures such as the building of healthy families.

Service to Seniors

NCPL participated in the City of Casper’s 2008Boomer and Senior study, which identified the needs of a growing Senior population in Natrona County.  NCPL continues to improve library services for Seniors, and reaches out to community organizations serving Seniors, including the Senior Center, Senior Network, Primrose Retirement Community and Garden Square.