For newcomers to the Cody country library privileges are a priority, especially for families. Online library card sign up is being piloted for several reasons. Foremost is patron privacy. Records are held in one statewide database administered and defended by the Wyoming State Library.
Find the State form at parkcountylibrary.org, drop the curser into the upper right search bar and press ‘enter.’ At the upper right on the next screen, choose adult or youth. Follow the instructions.
To activate the registration, present proof of residency and current I.D. in person at the library.
Online library card sign up protects patron privacy
So, while the old white cards are not going away immediately, they will be phased out as information is captured digitally.
“Optimize your children’s school year by making sure they have the smartest card! It offers so much more than checking physical books out from the library, it’s also an amazing source of free online resources,” Holly Baker said. Holly Baker is the Cody children’s librarian. Her school outreach efforts include stacks of paper applications. Holly makes it easy for kids to have their own library cards.
From the Reference Librarian
Did you know that privacy and confidentiality are core values of librarianship? According to the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, “privacy is the foundation upon which our libraries were built and the reason libraries are such a trusted part of every community” and that “all people, regardless of origin, age, background, or views, possess a right to privacy and confidentiality in their library use.” Have questions about how we maintain your privacy? Contact Nicholle Gerharter at (307) 527-1880 or [email protected].
One Book Wyoming In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway discussion will be facilitated by Carol Bell
POWELL 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26
CODY 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28
for Wyoming Humanities and the Wyoming State Library
Pick up a copy at your library
“In Our Time” is Hemingway’s first collection of short stories and was published in 1929. It introduces his famous character Nick Adams. The stories’ themes range from meditations on fatherhood and family to war’s impact on soldiers to the challenges of romantic relationships to the relationship between humans and nature.
Hemingway hunted and fished extensively in Wyoming, often staying at the L Bar T, a guest ranch in the Beartooth Mountains. “In 1930, Hemingway, Pauline, and Ernest’s son Jack (Bumby) returned to Wyoming, this time traveling to Cody, Wyo., named for its founder, Wild West showman William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody. From there, the Hemingways found their way to the L Bar T Ranch, northwest of Cody, in Wyoming but near Cooke City, Mont. The ranch was owned by Olive and Lawrence Nordquist, who would become his friends. Ernest liked the L Bar T because no one seemed to know him there and when they learned who he was, they didn’t seem to care. Olive Nordquist reported that Hemingway started each day with a big breakfast and half a bottle of wine, then retired to his cabin to write. For the rest of the day, he drank whiskey. He was working on “Death in the Afternoon,” his bullfight book.
That first year at the L Bar T, there were reports of a black bear bothering cattle on the South Fork of the Shoshone River. Hemingway and the other hunters killed a horse, sliced it open and left it in the sun to rot. When the bear was attracted, they shot her,” from wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/ernest-hemingway-wyoming.
“There are two places I love,” Hemingway wrote: “Africa and Wyoming.”
Wyoming Humanities and the Wyoming State Library offer One Book Wyoming as a free program to all Wyoming libraries. The One Book Wyoming program has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, a program of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.
“To start the school year off right, September is always marked as ‘National Library Card Sign-Up Month’ and we agree that all school-age kids should have their own card,” said children’s librarian Holly Baker. “It’s used not only for physical checkout in the library, but for access to amazing online resources” Your librarians will be registering students for library cards at the schools this month.
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