August-September 2010 - Johnson County Library
of the Johnson County
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Johnson County Library 171 N. Adams Buffalo, WY 82834 (307) 684‐5546 Hours M‐Th: 10a‐8p F&Sa: 10a‐5p Su: 1‐4p (after Sept.12) http://jclwyo.org
Summer Reading 2010
~ Kaycee Branch 231 Ritter Ave. P.O. Box 226 Kaycee, WY 82639 (307) 738‐2473 Hours T: 10‐11a, 1‐8p W: 1‐5:30p F: 10a‐noon, 1‐4p Sa: 2‐5p ~ Linch Branch Hwy 192 P.O. Box 160 Linch, WY 82640 (307) 437‐6424 Hours T: 2‐5p Th: 1‐4p Johnson County
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READING PROGRAM PRIZE WINNERS
~ Mission ~
Our mission as a
library system and
community hub is to
Collect, Share, Promote,
Learn, Adapt, & Grow.
Users are foremost.
Production of BOOKENDS is paid for with funds from the Harry & Thelma Surrena Memorial Summer Reading Fun!
Book inspired by
Author Bonnie Wisler will sign copies
of her romantic mystery, Count a Hundred
Stars, from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11
at the Johnson County Library.
Wisler, who lives in North Carolina,
set her novel at a dude ranch inspired by
the Paradise Guest Ranch outside Buffalo.
She is donating a copy for the library’s
collection because, as she puts it,
“Wyoming and the Big Horn Mountains
are one of the main characters of the
Learning languages with Mango
The next book discussion will be held at 7 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 20 and the book that we will be discussing is What You See in Clear Water, by Geoffrey O'Gara. Anyone is welcome to participate.
Blockade Billy, by Stephen King
Dangerous, by Diana Palmer
Death Echo, by Elizabeth Lowell
Farraday Road, by Ace Collins
Junkyard Dogs, by Craig Johnson
Red: The Heroic Rescue, by Ted Dekker
The Rose Conspiracy, by Craig Parshall
The Rule of Nine, by Steve Martini
The Spy, by Clive Cussler
State Fair, by Earlene Fowler
Feeling Saucy, by Lorraine Turner
Joseph McCarthy, by Arthur Herman
Making Government Work, by Ernest F.
Parenting with Love and Logic, by Cline
Wyoming Ghost Stories, by Debra Munn
Board of directors
The foundation was created in 1976 by
patrons who saw the need to ensure the Peggy Bjerke
future of the library. Through donations, Bill Dooley
memorials and fund-raising, these
volunteers have successfully supported John Gibbs
special needs of the library and estab- Olin Turner
lished a permanent endowment.
The Wyoming State Library has made a new public database available for
patrons of the Johnson County Library, one that lets them learn foreign languages.
Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning
a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective. The system is completely web-based and remotely accessible,
so you can learn anywhere you have an Internet connection. As you listen to
and repeat after native speakers, you'll learn more than just words and
To access Mango, go to the Johnson County Library’s website at
www.jclwyo.org. Use the Mango icon on the right side of to get to Mango’s
homepage. From there you can create a user profile to track your progress, or
you can skip right to the language learning process.
Megan Herold receives scholarship
The Johnson County Library’s own Megan Herold is one of 11 Wyoming
residents who received grants for continuing their library education with a
regional scholarship. This money is distributed as part of a partnership between South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana
library systems. Fifty-one out of 131 applicants from all four
states received grants.
Megan received $14,400 to attend library education programs
through the University of Northern Texas, most of which can be
completed online. Congratulations!
All ages are welcome.
See coming events on the
Starts up SEPT. 9
Great stories, crafts,
games, songs …
and a puppet show!
Kathy Urruty, chair: 684-7870
Kassie Spiering, vice-chair: 684-5943
Jennifer Lompe, secretary: 738-2231
Howard Ohr, liason to JCL foundation:
Helen Jones, treasurer: 736-2279
Cynthia Twing, director
Mary Rhoads, assistant director &
Teresa Allgood, teen services &
Mary Ann Bayers, technical services
Nancy Jennings, interlibrary loan &
100 YEAR BIRTHDAY A SUCCESS
About 100 people showed up on Saturday afternoon, July 17, to join Johnson County
Library and Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum staff in celebrating the 100th birthday of the
Carnegie building. Cupcakes and ice cream were served, and the museum was open free of
Built in 1910, the Carnegie building was home to the library until
1988. It is now home to the museum’s gift shop, offices and many
Thanks especially go to the library staff, museum staff, Friends of
the Library and volunteers who put countless hours into planning
and executing the successful celebration.
Patron computer use up 14% on year Public computer use at the Johnson County Library rose significantly
during the fiscal year 2009-10, increasing 13.7 percent from the 2008-09
fiscal year. This means patrons used the computers 1,629 more times in
the recently concluded year. Use increased from 10,246 to 11,875.
The average number of computer users each day also increased, by
about 16 percent, from 32 to 37. Monthly averages increased from 854 to
990. Summer months of June, July and August remain the busiest, with
more than 1,100 computer uses.
The Amateur Historian, by Julian
Broken, by Karin Slaughter
Crashers, by Dana Haynes
Die Twice, by Andrew Grant
Ice Cold, by Tess Gerritsen
The Lion, by Nelson DeMille
The Mountain Between Us, by
My Name is Memory, by Ann
Naamah’s Curse, by Jacqueline
Never Look Away, by Linwood Barclay
Nights of Villjamur, by Mark Charan Newton
The Overton Window, by Glenn
Perfect Reader, by Maggie Pouncey
Pieces of Sky, by Kaki Warner
Sizzling Sixteen, by Janet Evanovich
Stay, by Allie Larkin
Still Missing, by Chevy Stevens
This Must Be the Place, by Kate
The Time Weaver, by Shana Abae
Tom Wasp and the Newgate
BOOK IS ACFW AWARD FINALIST
Steve Rzasa’s first novel, The Word Reclaimed, is one of six finalists for the Carol
Award in Speculative Fiction from the
American Christian Fiction Writers. It was
published by Marcher Lord Press in 2009
and is available to check out from the
Johnson County Library.
Cut out & save!
Knocker, by Amy Myers
Work Song, by Ivan Doig
The Council of Dads, by Bruce S.
House of Cards, by William Cohan
A Kingdom Strange, by James Horn
Life in Year One, by Scott Korb
The Price of Stones, by Twesigye
Quiet Hero, by Rita Cosby
Robert’s Rules of Order, by Henry M.
Scout, Atticus and Boo: A Celebration
of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird, by Mary McDonagh Murphy
Home on the Range, by Lucy Nolan
The Ice Princess, by Camilla Leackberg
Kickoff!, by Tiki Barber
Sports Camp, by Rich Wallace
Chaos, Chosen, Elyon, Infidel, Lunatic
and Renegade, by Ted Dekker
Crispin: The End of Time, by Avi
Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn, by
The Lonely Hearts Club, by Elizabeth
The Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan
Shadowland, by Alyson Noel
Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5), by
Alien Androids Assault Arizona, by
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, by John
The Candy Shop War, by Brandon Mull Toads and Diamonds, by Heather
The City of the Rats and Dragon’s
Nest, by Emily Rodda
To Darkness Fled, by Jill Williamson
-Gone to Texas
-The Great Outdoors
-Kramer vs. Kramer
-A Perfect Murder
-The Simpsons Movie
-Who Stole My Voice
-Willy the Sparrow
J OHNSON C OUNTY L IBRARY
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Buffalo, WY 82834
Phone: (307) 684-5546
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Painting and Playing
—Summer Reading Program
Johnson County Library
Est. April 1972
Who are Friends?
Men and women with a
common goal of promoting
and supporting the library.
Ongoing projects …
Provide physical improvements
equipment and gifts
Sponsor book discussions
Provide books to parents of newborns
The Friends meet the
second Tuesday of every
month at the library, and all
members are encouraged
Calendar of Events
All events are at the main library in Buffalo unless otherwise noted.
Story hour—Kaycee Branch, 10 a.m.
SATURDAY, AUG. 7
Libraries closed, Johnson County Fair
MONDAY, SEPT. 6
Libraries closed—Labor Day holiday
THURSDAY, SEPT. 9
Story hour begins—10 to 11 a.m. Stories,
crafts, games, songs, a puppet show.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 12
Sunday hours resume—1-4 p.m.
The pirate ship built by
staff members Mary
Rhoads and Megan
Herold with volunteer
Debbie Stoetzel has
been a hit with library
patrons of all ages.
For the Grown-ups
Congratulations to Carrie Rzasa! She won the
MONDAY, SEPT. 20
grand prize of a $50 gift certificate to Winchester’s
Book discussion—Kaycee Branch, 7 p.m. What Steak House for the Adult Summer Reading ProYou See in Clear Water, by Geoffrey O'Gara.
gram. The theme this year was Water Your Mind,
and many people participated, with 32 winning
SATURDAY, SEPT. 25 THROUGH SATURDAY,
prizes donated by the Johnson County Library and
other businesses throughout Buffalo. Thanks to all
Banned Books Week