“Park county’s free public library built by the cooperation of the Woman’s Public Service league and Andrew Carnegie and the tax payers of the county, was opened Tuesday evening which was attended by a crowd that filled the building,” according to the Northern Wyoming Herald dated Friday, May 12, 1916.
The Board of Trustees ordered 639 new volumes. They were added to the 1,135 the Women’s league had gathered for the library that they established in 1905. In April of 1916, when librarian Mabel Wilkinson arrived, the collection totaled 1774 books.
In the ensuing 100 years the collection has grown to 147,831 books. When DVDs, audio books and periodicals are included, the number goes up to 169,938 items.