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Pokémon Go at The Library

Maybe you were already a Pokémon fan? Perhaps you have no idea what is going on or why the new Pokémon Go app has become such a hit? Either way, you have probably noticed it seems as though everyone is wandering around town, fixated on…

Harry Potter Book Night!!

Celebrate Harry Potter 'A Night of Spells' with us This article first appeared in the January 20, 2016 issue of the Casper Journal. Do you remember the first time you heard about The Boy Who Lived? Were you a child in elementary school or a teenager…

2015 reading recap & what to read in 2016

For the past several years I [Jenn] have made reading resolutions.  You can check out my 2015 Reading Declarations as well as my 2015 Book Resolutions. I also tackled the 25 Books challenge, even though the books I read were not all YA.  My Goodreads challenge was 65…

Inspired to be Book Crafty

I love crafts and I'm always on the hunt for something fun and new to try on my own or with teens. My favorite crafts combine different techniques and allow for individual flair. Check out the variety of book art we've created at The Library…

Altered Book Christmas Trees

I (Jenn) love trying new crafts. We have created a variety of projects this year from old books. After the adult services department had an extremely successful program making book pumpkins earlier this fall, I thought it might be fun to try something for Christmas. I found quite a few…

Soaring Eagle Nominees 2015-2016, part one

Did you know that Wyoming has a book award just for teens? Each year a list consisting of 13-15 books is created from the numerous titles read and nominated by teens (7th-12 graders) in our great state. We keep multiple copies of each of the books nominated for…

2015 Teen’s Top Ten

The 2015 Teens’ Top Ten list was just announced this week. If you are looking for the best books of the past year, try one of these. This list was voted on by teens around the USA.  The Library has copies of each of these…

Summer Reading 2015 recap

School has been underway for a few weeks now, so it may seem strange to still be talking about summer reading. However since we made some changes to our program this year, the Library just finished distributing prizes and calculating all the statistics that go…

Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green

Paper Towns by John Green Quentin (Q) and Margo Roth Speigelman have known each other their whole lives. They live next door to each other; their bedroom windows face the other. Their lives have really only intersected twice in a life-altering, meaningful way. The first was…

A Year in Review: Authors and Literacy at your library

Margaret Peterson Haddix was the featured children's author at the 2014 Wyoming Library Conference. One of my favorite parts of being a librarian is having the opportunity and privilege of listening to and meeting a variety of authors.  This past year, 2014-2015, I was able to add many more to…