Enjoy Summer Reading 2020 from June 1 – Aug. 1. Summer Reading is for all ages, babies to adult. Monday is the first day to pick up folders from the Kids’ Library. Find the librarians right out front! No registration will be required to make social distancing easier.
Infants to incoming fifth-graders will find big fun from the children’s library, either in person, by calling (307) 527-1884 or emailing [email protected].
The teen room will host the program for those entering sixth through twelfth grade. Teens and tweens may sign up in person, by emailing [email protected] or by calling (307) 527-1889.
Adult Summer Reading is Pam Smith’s brain child and is a casual affair. She encourages adults to try Reader Zone. The adult code is 4d958 .
“Imagine your Story” and “Kindness Rocks!” are the guiding themes for 2020.
In July, participants will receive tickets for reading, being read to and completing related activities. Those tickets will be deposited in in receptacles for this year’s two Kindness Projects. Special Olympics of Wyoming, featuring our own Emma Foley, will be one recipient. The other will be the Cody Covid Relief Fund which is an interfaith organization formed to help local people struggling to pay bills during the pandemic.
Past kindness endeavors include the Park County Animal Shelter, Silas Johnson and Noah Rivers family medical expenses, the music park in City Park and the Cody High School band.
Teen Libraran, Shelly Waidelich, will use the online application Reader Zone to track books read and to communicate further recommendations with her group. Download the app at readerzone.com. The Reader Zone code for teens is ad3b7. She anticipates a primarily virtual summer reading program for the month of June. Contact her for other options.
Progress for the younger readers will be measured in time spent reading, being read to, listening or completing related activities. The goal is just 20 minutes each day. Children’s Librarian, Holly Baker, and her staff will use the traditional calendar to credit time and then issue tickets and small prizes. Participants may also use the Reader Zone app to keep track of time spent reading. At readerzone.com, the Kids Reader Zone code is a73b2.
Summer Reading is self-paced and is absolutely on the honor system. Summer Reading is open any time between June 1 and Aug. 1. It is free and open to the community – whatever shape that may take. Curbside delivery will continue, at least in the near future.
Aura Wood, who teaches fourth grade at Eastside elementary school, joined librarians Shelly Waidelich (teens) and Holly Baker (children) May 5 for a KODI Party Line interview with Andrew Rossi. “From a teacher’s perspective, after missing one third of the school year curriculum, it is imperative that students read this summer,” Wood said. “It doesn’t matter what, as long as they enjoy it and read as much as possible, whether aloud, silently or listening.” They all agreed that parental involvement is key to Summer Reading success. Time spent reading together, discussing the tale and choosing the next story build relationships.
Other online applications that may be useful are WYLDcat and NoveList. WYLDcat lets you see your library account on your phone making it easy to renew material, place holds and see what you have checked out. NoveList is a recommended read utility with sort options for your age, a book you liked and want to find something similar, genres, authors for both fiction and nonfiction work.
Reopening approved for the Park County libraries with some restrictions
Beginning Monday, the Park County libraries will be open for high risk individuals, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For the general public, open hours will be 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Per Governor Mark Gordon’s order, building capacity will be limited to 25 patrons at a time. Contact tracing will be required by the county health department. Both restrictions will be subject to change.
Curbside service will continue. Just call to make arrangements.
⦁ Cody, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, (307) 527-1880 [email protected].
⦁ Meeteetse, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. (307) 868-2248 [email protected]
⦁ Powell, 9 a.m. – 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – noon on Saturday, (307) 754-8828 [email protected]
As people enter the building, greeters will meet them and answer questions. Hand sanitizer will be placed at the entrance and throughout the library.Wearing face masks will be strongly encouraged. Quick browsing and checkout will be recommended.
While in the building, a social distance of six feet or more will be required. Patrons are asked to place any items touched during browsing in the bins for quarantine.
Our normally cozy seating won’t be available. Public computers are also off limits for now. The wi-fi signal reaches into the parking lot and no password is needed to access the internet. Returns must be placed in the outdoor book drops.
Sounds like a lot? See the full PCLS Reopening Plan as deemed safe and appropriate by the Library Leadership Team, local public health officer, professional library organizations (ALnd IMLS), CDC guidelines and Governor Mark Gordon’s orders.
Interlibrary loans are not currently an option and will have to wait until 50% of Wyoming libraries are able to participate.
New Books! Thanks to Soroptimist International of Cody, a service organization dedicated to “Improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.” This year’s grant was used to purchase 25 new books.
· Women’s Work: Stories from Pioneering Women Shaping Our Workforce by Chris Crisman
· Ordinary Insanity: Fear and the Silent Crisis of Motherhood in America by Sarah Menkedick
· Jet Girl: My Life in War, Peace, and the Cockpit of the Navy’s Most Lethal Aircraft, the F/A-18 Super Hornet by Caroline Johnson
· Strange Situation: A Mother’s Journey into the Science of Attachment by Bethany Saltman
· The Highly Sensitive Parent: Be Brilliant in Your Role, Even When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
· She Proclaims: Our Declaration of Independence from a Man’s World by Jennifer Palmieri
· Divergent Mind by Jenara Nerenberg
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|Sanitizing the Books!Never fear, Cullen is here! All books that are returned are wiped down and set aside by date…to wait for days before being circulated again. Cody Library Instagram|
The “Digital Library” at gowyld.net is a portal for apps, tutorials, electronic books, audiobooks and magazines curated by Wyoming libraries.
Most will require users to enter their library card number and PIN. “WYLD” is the default PIN assigned when library cards are issued. Choose “Wyoming State Library” if prompted to autofill that field.
COVID-19: Free Resources for Remote Access Thank you, Wyoming State Library!
RBDigital features bestselling audiobooks and hundreds of popular magazines including Discover, Time and The Economist. The CloudLibrary affords access to thousands of eBooks and audiobooks.
Ancestry.com has temporarily lifted restrictions on home access to databases and primary source material for genealogical research. Wyoming library card holders may access this resource from home through April 30. Have your library card number and PIN ready to log on at gowyld.libguides.com/genealogy or follow the Ancestry.com link at parkcountylibrary.org/research. Enjoy stories, movies, periodicals and vetted research databases.
Try Hoopla, RBDigital, CloudLibrary and GoWYLD. All are compatible with desktop computers and mobile devices.
The Park County Library Foundation underwrote a Hoopla subscription last year that proved so popular among Park County library card holders that checkouts were recently increased to five per month. Hoopla delivers digital downloads of current movies, audio books, eBooks, television series, music and comics.
Look through Hoopla “Bonus Borrows” They don’t count against your monthly allowance. Bonus Borrows will be available through April 30. Hoopla even has a digital book club that allows multiple, simultaneous loans.
For help with online services, retrieving a forgotten PIN or getting a library card call (307)527-1880 or email [email protected]. “Curbside service is subject to change, due to the nature of the situation,” Cody library manager Nicholle Gerharter said on March 26.
The Wi-Fi signal now reaches farther into the parking lot. Log on to “Cody library.” No password required. Grizzly Hall
- All programming is currently cancelled due to Corona virus concerns. Live streams of past programs at Cody Library YouTube
- Children’s author and artist Jan Brett stopped by to talk about “The Snowy Nap” on Dec. 6, 2018.
- Archaeologist Larry Todd discussed the abundance of Washakie Wilderness paleo sites, Jan 30, 2019.
- Wyoming Game and Fish biologist Tony Mong mapped regional mule deer migration on April, 2, 2019
- Garret Randolph and Brian Mandella debuted their album “Badlands” live on Oct. 8, 2019.
- Cody Library Rap starring Pam Smith – just funny!
|Teens & Seniors Now is the perfect time to develop your chess game. Are your roommates tired of getting trounced? What online chess club platforms can you find? Contact me, Shelly Waidelich, at [email protected] and let the games commence.|