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Now is the time to check out library's audiobooks

Can you believe that it’s almost spring? This winter went by quickly, and while it may still snow a few more times (we do live in Wyoming) things have pretty much thawed out for the year. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s a...

 

Get creative at library workshops

Everyone is creative in their own way. Some people like to paint. Some people like to write. Some people like crafts. That’s the great thing about the library, you can find materials on all of your interests. We have books on painting, writing,...

 

Author visit encourages reading

About this time last year, the Sweetwater County Library System brought young adult author Shannon Hale to the county for an author visit. Along with having a presentation and book signing at White Mountain Library in Rock Springs, the library also...

 

You can advocate for reading

The deaths of David Bowie and Alan Rickman rocked the world last week. Both of these celebrities were influential to pop culture – Bowie to the world of music, and Rickman for his portrayal of many on-screen characters. We will always remember...

 

Library can help with resolutions

It’s a new year! That means it’s time for a reboot. It’s time to look at what you can do to learn something new, experience something new, do something to make yourself happier, healthier. Thankfully, the Sweetwater County Library System has...

 

Find 6 minutes in your day to read

With the holiday season well under way, life may seem hectic. Between shopping, decorating, working, volunteering and going to holiday parties, stress can overwhelm what should be a time to relax and celebrate. If you’re looking for a great way to...

 

Library can help entertain

When it comes to the holidays, my family has a tradition – we decorate the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. At the same time, we break out the holiday music. Typically, we listen to the same two Christmas CDs that we’ve had for years....

 

Up for some time travel?

“All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five Sometimes I wish that time didn’t take so long. I know that sounds strange, but I’m sure...

 

Research family history with free library books

Before I figured out that I wanted to live in Wyoming for the rest of my life, I lived in the Midwest – Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois, to be exact. My parents were both born and raised in the Midwest as well – my dad in Wisconsin and my mom...

 

Celebrate banned books

On Oct. 10, the Sweetwater County Library will be swarming with kids dressed in their Harry Potter best as we transform the library into our version of Hogwarts for our annual Harry Potter Party. The kids will be making snitches and attending the Yul...

 

A lot going on at libraries

I’ve heard some people say recently that there’s nothing to do here in Sweetwater County. To that I say: Not true! When I first moved to the area five years ago, I also said there was nothing to do here. But that was before I truly took the time...

 

Library offers back-to-school resources

I remember the first day of school when I was a kid. Every year, I looked forward to seeing my friends, meeting new teachers and preparing for all the fun that was to happen in the year to come. What I never thought about, however, was all of the...

 

Need home repair? The library has a book for that

Over the weekend our dishwasher leaked and water ended up between the layers of our floor and proceeded to leak into the basement. It was a mess. We had to pull up our vinyl floor and run fans to dry out the subfloor. Our kitchen is unusable at the...

 

Checking up with library's summer reading program

So, it’s mid-July, that means the summer is more than halfway over. Kids here in Green River will be heading back to school in just five weeks. Where has the summer gone? As we move into the second half of the season, it may be time to check in on...

 
 By Lindsey Travis    Opinion    May 20, 2015

Library offers new digital book a comic service

I truly do love books and reading. At one point in time, however, I was on the fence about eBooks. I liked “real” books, physical books. Now, however, I read more eBooks than physical books. You may wonder what changed, and when it comes down to...

 

Children's literature can be transforming

There’s a magic in children’s literature that can be transforming. It can help children see other worlds, other perspectives. It can help them travel -- in their imaginations, at least -- to places that they may never be able to actually visit....

 

Unlimited possibilities at Sweetwater County libraries

Take a look at today’s libraries, they are far different from the libraries of a century ago. Walking around today’s library, you will find kids playing with LEGOs, teens working on computers, adults researching job opportunities, and...

 

Discover a new hobby at the county library

It’s been said that hobbies are good for your health. A quick Google search on the subject and you’ll find countless articles about how hobbies reduce stress, help keep your brain active and help stave off things such as dementia. Sometimes findi...

 

Be inspired by Shannon Hale March 4

I’ve always wanted to write a book. When I was a teenager, I actually started writing several books, but I never made it too far before I quit. It seemed that I lacked the inspiration to follow through with what I started. I haven’t given up on w...

 

Why not learn something new

This year I’m taking the plunge and going back to school to get my master’s degree. I graduated from college back in the late 90s, so it’s been a while since I actually had to study, write research papers or take tests. It will take me a few ye...

 

Sweetwater County libraries are full of magic

So I’ve been watching the new television show “The Librarians.” Being someone who works at the library, the title intrigued me -- and the show didn’t disappoint. “The Librarians” revolves around a group of people who work for the...

 

Stream some movies this holiday season

I love a good movie. Dramas, comedies, action movies -- I find them all appealing. There’s not much that I won’t watch. What I don’t like about movies, however, is the cost. Don’t get me wrong, I love to see movies in the theater. I love the...

 

Books can change lives

Last week on the library’s Facebook page I asked followers to share the titles of books that changed their lives. We received a lot of responses: “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee “Anna Karenina,” by Leo Tolstoy “The Color...

 

Don't have time to read? Try an audio book

So many books, so little time, that’s what I think about when I glance at my “To Be Read” list. I read a lot, but the problem -- or advantage -- of working at the library is that I always find more books that I want to read. Like many others,...

 

Reading is a gift, be sure to celebrate it

“Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” ― Ralph Ellison, “Invisible Man” My high school English teacher gave us a challenge during my senior year. We had just read...

 

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