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Park County Public Libraries in Cody, Powell, and Meeteetse will be closed Saturday through Monday, May 23-25, for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Calling all Summer Reading Superheroes

heros webCody Kids’ Every Hero Has a Story     Cody LOFT (Teen) Unmask          June 1 – August 1

Powell Summer Reading for all ages   June 1 – July 17

Meeteetse calendar for SR 2015,    June 1 – July 16

Rocky Mountain Puppets are coming to the libraries to kick off the Summer Reading season. Ventriloquist and puppeteer Meghan Casey presents The Heroes in You!puppets web

Powell 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3

Meeteetse 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 4

Cody  6 p.m. Thursday, June 4


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Friendship Doll Show in Cody

dollMiss Yamanashi: Wyoming’s Friendship Doll from Japan.

This exhibit tells the story of the Friendship Doll exchange program between Japan and the United States in the 1920s. Miss Yamanashi was a gift to the people of Wyoming from the children of Japan. Color photographs detail her traditional clothing and accessories.

Thank you to the Wyoming State Museum for sharing this outstanding show.

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Summer Reading is Our Hero!

avengerEvery Hero Has a Story is the theme for Kids’ Summer Reading.
Unmasked is the theme for Teens.

June 1 – August 1 in Cody
June 1 – July 16 in Meeteetse
June 1 – July 17 in Powell.

Summer Reading is open to all Park County, Wyoming kids, 0-18. Powell and Meeteetse Branch libraries also have Summer Reading for adults.

Librarians have been on shopping sprees and have purchased fun prizes with money donated by the Friends of the Library, generous individual donors and businesses. Kids who sign up for Summer Reading will earn tickets by reading and completing various challenges. They enter their tickets to be drawn for prizes. There will be special programs and events at all three libraries plus Story Times!

Puppeteer Meghan Casey of Rocky Mountain Puppets
Ann Lincoln, Juggling-Magic-Comedy fun!

Cody Summer Reading Brochure
Powell Summer Reading Brochure
Cody LOFT (Teen) Summer Reading Brochure

Stay tuned for more details as the time gets closer for Summer Reading to officially begin.

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Cinco de Whyo?

cincoCinco de Mayo is not the leading holiday for people of Mexican descent. It commemorates the 1862 battle of Puebla, Mexico, in which French troops were driven back by an army of Mexican veterans and farmers. Mexican Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza, addressed his troops, “Your enemies are the first-rate soldiers of the world; but you are the sons of Mexico, and they are here to take your country.” It was a great battle, but the real holiday of independence is September 16.

This information was gleaned from articles in SIRS, available from through the Wyoming Library Database — a great resource for students of all ages. Use your library card and PIN to access. (Default PIN is wyld unless you have changed it.)

Osio Jr., Patrick. “Cinco de Mayo – A Great Battle, A Great Victory.” 02 May 2003: n.p. SIRS Renaissance. Web. 04 May 2015.

Kim, Eun-Kyung. “Cinco de Mayo’s History Often Misunderstood in America.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO). 03 May 2004: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 04 May 2015.

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May the 4th Be With You!

starwarsYes, it’s corny, but Star Wars fans love their stories. And do we ever have a lot of them —  in the Kids’ library, the Teen LOFT, the Media (AV) section, the adult fiction section. You can even download ebooks from the Wyoming Library Database (WYLD); see gowyld. So, continue reading to see a list of titles on the next page.

And that’s not even all of the Star Wars associated titles we have. May the 4th Be With You!
Continue Reading…

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Soroptimists Give Materials for Women and Girls

soroptimist webThank you to the Cody Soroptimists for their generous gift of print books and audio books for women and girls.

The Park County Library Foundation is the non-profit conduit for donations.

For now, these books are on display in the middle of the space next to the circulation desk and in front of Grizzly Hall.

See a list next page: Continue Reading…

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Wow! We Have Entertainment Sunday! Be There! May 3, Cody

troxelYou know Jeff Troxel and how well he plays guitar. You know he teaches at Northwest College. You know he expects great things from his students. So come hear them at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, May 3, in Grizzly Hall, Park County Library in Cody. Be there, here, whatever, just don’t miss the chance to hear some great talent!

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Horse Racing History Book Talk at the Cody Library

tripple cr webAuthor talk with Richard J. Maturi who wrote Triple Crown Winner: The Earl Sande Saga: Tragedy to Triumph at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3.

Earl Sande was a jockey in the 1920s. His accomplishments include lifetime 26.4 winning mounts, lifetime 60.9% in-the-money- mounts, winner of three Kentucky Derby races, winner of five Belmont Stakes races and winner of the 1930 Triple Crown on Gallant Fox.

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