Request for Proposal

The Laramie County Library System (LCLS) is seeking proposals for landscaping revitalization. Interested landscapers may view a copy of the Request for Proposal by clicking on the link below or by asking at any public service desk. Questions may be emailed to:
Laura Block at lblock@lclsonline.org and/or asked at the mandatory walk-through on Tuesday June 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Landscapers please meet at the west entrance of the
Laramie County Library
2200 Pioneer Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001, to attend the walk-through.

Request for Proposal: Landscaping 

Blog Post: Happy Ever After….or Not? Book Endings and Reader Satisfaction

CaptureHow important is it to you that a book end happily? If it’s very important, there’s a good chance you enjoy romance novels. A happy-ever-after ending is pretty much a requirement in that genre.  In contrast, readers who prefer other genres may actually dislike endings that are too tidy and optimistic.  Real life isn’t like that, they say, so books that have a completely positive ending don’t seem compelling or real to them and fail to engage their interest. They prefer a grittier, less perfect ending. One that better mirrors how things usually turn out in real life.Read More

Blog Post: Tech Help @ LCLS

SharonYou’ve had a computer for years and know how to use the old clunky one, but now you’ve purchased a new laptop and can’t figure out how to turn it on!

You took tons of pictures on your vacation with your new smart phone and want to share them with friends, but can’t figure out how.Read More

Job Posting: Maintenance Assistant (Part-time)

The primary responsibility of the person in this position is to ensure that all library facilities and grounds are maintained in a safe, clean and attractive manner throughout the Laramie County Library System.

Please submit a completed application to:Read More

Job Posting: Barista (Café Assistant)-Part Time

The primary responsibility of the individual in this position is to provide excellent service to all customers of The Library Café (TLC), located in the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Please submit a completed application and availability worksheet to:Read More

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New Exhibits: The Game of Life: Inspiration and the Artist Book

Introduction from exhibit curator, Katie Christensen:

It was a joy to curate the Laramie County Library System’s Inspiration and the Artist Book exhibition and see it grow in its second year. Each year, the theme is connected to the Library’s Summer Reading Celebration theme. For 2016, the exhibit’s title, The Game of Life, compliments Exercise Your Mind: READ!Read More

Press Release: Deputy Director Position Filled @ LCLS

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Laramie County Library System is pleased to announce Jeff Collins has accepted the position of Deputy Director of Public Service. He will start work on Monday, July 11, 2016.

The Deputy Director of Public Service is responsible for the four public service divisions in the library:

  1. Reference/Collection Services
  2. Computer Center/Cataloging Services
  3. Youth/Outreach Services
  4. Circulation/Branch Services.

Most recently, Collins has been the director of two libraries in Arizona, and has worked for the Connecticut State Library.

Additional information will be available later this summer.

Blog Post: From Here to There: Shelvers + Sort Machine

CareyBlog700,000 items – that is a lot of stuff to move in and out in a year. For those in the library, these items are what you take off library shelves and carry home (movies, video games, books, memory kits, book club kits, and more!). After you’ve gotten the story, the entertainment, or the prize of discovering something new, you bring the items back so they can become someone else’s discovery.Read More

Blog Post: The Mystery of Why a Book is Shelved in Mystery Volume 3

READ VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2

So you’ve found an author or read a book you really like and want more of the same. What to do?  Ask at the Ask Here Desk. We have training and experience in reader’s advisory. As you might imagine, reader’s advisory is the skill (or is it an art?) of recommending books. One way we attempt to come up with books you might like is by learning out what authors you currently enjoy and suggesting books by authors who write in the same genre.Read More