Below is the Thanksgiving Proclamation by Governor Carey in 1913.
The teens who won call themselves “Collect Call” with Sam “Beats” Stagner on vocals, Bekah “The Phresh” Hutchison on vocals, Tommy “Jeans” Amend on keyboard and vocals, and Zach “Attack” Miller on trumpet.
The state’s libraries are hosting Wyoming Snapshot Day today, an event highlighting the importance of libraries to the state. More than 70 libraries are collecting photos, comments and usage numbers to illustrate their impact every day of the year. Participating sites include public, school, special, community college and University of Wyoming libraries.
“Wyomingites love their libraries,” Susan Mark, Wyoming State Library statistics librarian said. “They use them to encourage their kids to read, to find a job, to further their education. Last year, circulation was over 5 million. Wyoming public libraries alone typically have more than three and a half million visits and nearly a million computer uses a year. The typical school librarian sees every student in the building at least once a week.”
Photo is from Albany County Public Library.
May 4-9, 2014; Estes Park, Colorado
DEADLINE: Friday, November 1, 2013
Where will your library career be in another five years? If you see yourself as a leader on the job or within your library association, then this institute will help you to hone the necessary set of skills and increase your insight into leadership aspects from any level.
The 9th MPLA Leadership Institute will again be facilitated by nationally known organizational development consultant Maureen Sullivan. Ms. Sullivan has over 25 years of experience in leadership development and is the immediate Past President of the American Library Association. She helped establish the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute and is a faculty member for its annual program.
Criteria for applicants:
Selection and notification:
30 participants will be selected through a process involving states and the MPLA Leadership Institute Committee. Notifications will be sent by December 15, 2013.
Application form: http://www.mpla.us/
Congratulations go to Darcy Lipp-Acord, Youth Services Coordinator for Campbell County Public Library System, who has her first book out. Her memoir, Circling Back Home: A Plainswoman’s Journey, has just been published by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press. Darcy grew up on a farm worked by three generations of her family, and currently lives on a ranch with her husband, Shawn, and their six children near the Montana-Wyoming border. See more on the book at http://www.sdshspress.com/
We are excited to announce that One Book Wyoming featuring Craig Johnson’s novella, Spirit of Steamboat, will begin this fall. More information will be available soon!
As a way to kick off the project, we are looking for trivia questions (and answers) about Craig Johnson, the Longmire books, any of the characters in the books, etc. You can email these to: email@example.com.