April-May 2010 - Johnson County Library
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAYS FROM LATE MAY THROUGH EARLY SEPTEMBER
of the Johnson County
Your libraries ~
Johnson County Library 171 N. Adams Buffalo, WY 82834 (307) 684‐5546 Hours M‐Th: 10a‐8p F&Sa: 10a‐5p Su: 1‐4p ~ 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
~ Mission ~
Our mission as a
library system and
community hub is to
Collect, Share, Promote,
Learn, Adapt, & Grow.
Users are foremost.
Desserts to die for
The Friends of the Johnson County Library will provide gourmet desserts and wine at “Desserts to Die For,” 7 p.m. Friday, May 28 at the library. Admission is free
Buffalo author Craig Johnson will host the event and sign copies of his
sixth and latest book in the Sheriff Walt Longmire series, Junkyard Dogs.
Book sale May 77--12
The Friends of the Johnson County Library are holding a book
sale from Friday, May 7, through Wednesday, May 12, during regular library hours. There will be a wide variety of books for sale, including novels, cookbooks, health, spiritual needs, and many more.
Photo by Catherine Henriette
Kaycee sells used books in April The Kaycee Branch will hold
its annual used book sale from
April 13 to 23. Proceeds will
benefit children’s programs.
Summer reading is making waves
This year’s theme is “Make Waves @ Your Library.” The program runs
Tuesdays in the Johnson County Library’s main meeting room from 2:30 to 4
p.m., June 8, 15, 22 and 29. Youth in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to
take part in the crafts, grab some snacks, and enter contests for prizes.
This year’s theme is “Make a Splash at Your Library.” The program runs Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Johnson County Library’s main meeting room for six
weeks, beginning with June 15 and 17. Children in daycare will visit on Wednesdays.
Sessions will be divided up into age groups, ranging from pre-K to fifth grade.
More information about those groups and the times they will attend the summer
reading program will be available at a later date.
Our featured performer will be ventriloquist Wayne Francis and his partner
Wingnut. They will come to the library June 4. In order to help cover the cost of
Kathy Brus’s “Stack ‘N Whack” pattern quilt was
one of 40 hung on display at the Johnson
County Library during March to mark National
Quilting Day. If you missed the display, visit our
website at www.jclwyo.org. We have a
link on the main page to photos of all the quilts.
Wayne & Wingnut, we will again hold our
Art in Bloom fund-raiser. Last year local artists painted flowerpots and we auctioned
them off to raise about $1,200. We are aiming
to have the pots painted and auctioned off
later this spring. More information will be
available at the library during April and May.
It is shaping up to be a busy time at the Kaycee
Branch Library. We just held our latest book discussion with 18 attendees. We chose a book with a
lighter note this time, The No. 1 Ladies Detective
Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. Most enjoyed
getting a small glimpse of life in Africa. Our next
book will be Light on Snow by Anita Shreve and
will be discussed on May 17.
National Library Week is April 11 to 17. As part
of our celebration, we will hold our annual used
book sale April 13 to 23. Proceeds from the book
sale will go to benefit our children’s programs. We
will have a “Celebrity Read” during story hour on
April 13, as well, with guest celebrities from our
community coming to read to our preschoolers.
Also, Jennifer Lompe and her music students will
The library will be hosting a free presentation by
John Clayton at 7 p.m. on April 24. Clayton’s presentation, “Happily Ever Aftering on a 1920s Cattle
Ranch,” explores the ranch career of Cody’s Caroline Lockhart. Sponsors are the Wyoming Humanities Council and Loie Gordon.
During May, we will observe Wyoming Reads
by going into Mrs. Streeter’s first-grade classroom.
There we get a chance, along with some community
volunteers, to read to the children, enjoy pizza, and
pass out a new hardcover book to each first-grader.
This is made possible by the Sue Jorgenson Foundation and their generous group of donors with the
hopes of encouraging early enthusiasm for reading.
Burn, by Ted Dekker
Treasure Hunt, by John Lescroart
The Wolf at the Door, by Jack Higgins
Violence in the West: The Johnson
County War and the Ludlow Massacre,
by Marilynn S. Johnson
Please Don’t Eat Me, by Roger De Muth
The Show Must Go On, by Jane O’Connor
Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo, by E.S. Red-
New computers online
The library has added new computers in hopes of cutting down patrons’
waiting time for Internet use and improving user access.
We now have seven computers set aside for Internet use—units A, B and
C near the children’s section, and units D, E, F and G
near the reference section.
We also have three wireless computers set up for
card catalog access. One is set up with the internet
computers near the children’s section. The other two
are independent wireless kiosks located by the paperback racks and on the back nonfiction shelves of international books.
Computers A, E, F and G are the new HP Compaq
desktops equipped with Windows 7 operating systems. They all have the ability to burn CDs. Each one
has four USB ports and two headphone jacks at the
front of the hard drive tower.
The computers were purchased using some proceeds from the November 2009 fundraising auction.
One of the two new card catalog
Internet use has remained steady since the new
computers were installed, averaging about 33 people kiosks is located in the back of
the nonfiction section.
per day from late February to the end of March.
Ready for Wyoming Reads
The Johnson County Library will participate in the statewide Wyoming
Reads program in early May. First-grade classes from Meadowlark Elementary School in Buffalo will join library staff and volunteer readers from our
community at the city park. Following readings, each student will receive a
copy of the book or she chose earlier this year when teachers read them the
This year’s titles are: Bats at the Library, by Brian Lies; Brown Bear,
Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle; Cloudy
With a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett & John Barrett; A Couple of
Boys Have the Best Week Ever, by Marla Frazee; Dinosaurs Love Underpants, by Claire Freedman; and There Was an Old Monster!, by Rebecca
Emberley & Adrian Emberley.
The foundation was created in 1976 by
patrons who saw the need to ensure the
future of the library. Through donations,
memorials and fund-raising, these
volunteers have successfully supported
special needs of the library and established a permanent endowment.
Great Barrier Reef, by Valerie Bodden
The First, by Robert Crais
Gingerbread, by Rachel Cohn
Kill and Tell, by Linda Howard
Shiver, by Lisa Jackson
Board of directors
Just a reminder ...
Our new public use printer automatically
prints double-sided pages. If you would prefer
single-sided printing, you must look under the
print preferences and select general everyday
printing. Double-sides sheets cost $0.30.
Great stories, crafts, games, songs …
and a puppet show!
All ages are welcome.
See coming events on the calendar page.
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 &
Inspired by Yellowstone
The Wyoming Humanities Council and the Johnson County Library will host a talk
by Greg Nickerson called “Inspired by Yellowstone” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 17.
The lecture will take place in the library and will explore Yellowstone’s art history
that supported the campaign to make Yellowstone the first national park. In 1871,
painter Thomas Moran and photographer William Henry Jackson traveled through
Yellowstone to create this art.
Nickerson is a graduate student in history at the University of Wyoming and was a
consultant for the film “Drawn to Yellowstone” produced for Wyoming PBS in 2008.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Carleton College and has
worked for the Sheridan County Museum.
The Friends of the Library will sponsor a free
presentation by Bill Rossiter at 7 p.m. Monday, April
5, at the Johnson County Library called “Stories,
Songs, and Sodbusters.” The program explores
homesteaders’ songs in the western United States.
Rossiter is a faculty member at Flathead Valley
Community College in Montana. His program is
presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council as
part of its 2010 Humanities Forum.
State legislature adds $3M to budget for library endowments
We’re pleased to hear the Wyoming Legislature has approved Gov. Dave Freudenthal’s proposal to put an additional $3 million
in the FY2011 state budget for the Public Library Endowment Challenge Program.
The Johnson County Library Foundation has met its goal of $147,826. The 2:1 match Johnson County receives through the endowment challenge means the state matches the amount we raised with $309,288. This legislative approval means the JCL Foundation is eligible to receive additional state matching funds.
Cut out & save!
Able One, by Ben Bova
Angel of Repose, by Wallace Earl
The Bell Ringers, by Henry Porter
Brava, Valentine, by Adriana
The Bricklayer, by Noah Boyd
City of Dragons, by Kelli Stanley
Devils in Exile, by Chuck Hogan
Fault Line, by Barry Eisler
Forbidden Falls, by Robyn Carr
The Information Officer, by Mark
Last Nocturne, by Marjorie Eccles
The Melting Season, by Jami Attenberg
Point Omega, by Don DeLillo
Requiem in Vienna, by J. Sydney
Striking it Rich, by Craig Vetter
Winter Garden, by Kristin Hannah
Worst Case, by James Patterson
Birthright: The True Story that Inspired Kidnapped, by A. Roger
Everything Will Be Alright: A
Memoir, by Douglas Wallace
I’m Still Standing, by Shoshana Johnson
The Last Founding Father, by Harlow
Native American Clothing, Ted J.
What to Eat if you have Cancer, by
Bobbie Dazzler, by Margaret Wild
Chicken Little, by Ed Emberley
Guji Guji, by Zhiyuan Chen
Half of an Elephant, by Gusti
Hannah Duck, by Anji Yamamura
Nina Bonita, by Ana Maria Machado
The Story of Growl, by Judy Horacek
What Eddie can do, by Wilfried
A Prince Among Killers, by Susan
Black Heart (Vampirates #4), by Justin
-CSI: Complete Season 1
-CSI: Complete Season 2
Claim to Fame, by Margaret Peterson
Coffeehouse Angel, by Suzanne Selfors
The Comet’s Curse, by Dom Testa
Dragon, by Jeff Stone
Front and Center, by Catherine Murdock
How to ruin your boyfriend's reputation ,
by Simon Elkeles
They Never Came Back, by Caroline B.
YOUNG ADULT BOOKS ON CD
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
The Last Olympian, by Rick Riordan
BOOKS ON CD
206 Bones, by Kathy Reichs
Dune Road, by Jane Green
Lethal Legacy, by Linda A. Fairstein
Sworn to Silence, by Linda Castillo
Twenties Girl, by Sophie Kinsella
Union Atlantic, by Adam Haslett
-Harry Potter & the
Goblet of Fire
-The Reading Room
-Turbo Jam: Lower Body
-Young Sherlock Holmes
J OHNSON C OUNTY L IBRARY
171 North Adams
Buffalo, WY 82834
Phone: (307) 684-5546
On the Web
Attendees at Tuesday storytime from the Buffalo
Children’s Center donned hats from The Cat in
the Hat to mark Dr. Suess’ birthday on March 2.
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
Purchase special 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 to
Calendar of Events
All events are at the main library in Buffalo unless otherwise noted.
Story hour—Kaycee Branch, 10 a.m.
Story hour—10 to 11 a.m. Stories, crafts,
games, songs, a puppet show.
FRIDAY, APRIL 2
Libraries closing early—10 a.m. to noon. Good
SUNDAY, APRIL 4
Libraries closed—Easter holiday
MONDAY, APRIL 5
“Stories, Songs, and Sodbusters”—7 p.m. Bill
Rossiter explores the songs of the homesteaders
in the western United States.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17
“Inspired by Yellowstone”—7 p.m. Greg Nickerson discusses the art campaign that helped
make Yellowstone the first national park.
MONDAY, APRIL 19
Clifford is here!—10 a.m. The
“big red dog” will be here with her
friend Penny, who will read to the
children. Sponsored by Wyoming PBS.
FRIDAY, MAY 7 TO WEDNESDAY, MAY 12
Book sale—during library hours at the Johnson
County Library. Variety of books including
cookbooks, fiction, inspirational.
SUNDAY, MAY 9
Library closed—Mother’s Day holiday
MONDAY, MAY 17
Book discussion—Kaycee Branch, 7 p.m. Light
on Snow by Anita Shreve.
FRIDAY, MAY 28
Desserts to Die For—7 p.m. Free admission.
Gourmet desserts and wine from Friends of the
JCL. Buffalo author Craig Johnson hosts.
SUNDAY, MAY 30 & MONDAY, MAY 31
Libraries closed—Memorial Day holiday