Library News – We're back!

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via Converse County Library


We are so happy to announce as of June 8 the Converse County Libraries are back open – albeit in a limited capacity following the unexpected Covid 19 closure!

The hours for the libraries in Douglas and Glenrock have changed a bit and are as follows: Monday through Wednesday, and Friday, we are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Thursdays we will be open from 12 noon to 8 p.m., and on Saturdays we’re open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we work through the rules and regulations of re-opening so we can keep everyone safe to the best of our ability. We’ll all get through this together!

Based upon Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) and county regulations, we’re allowed to admit 10 people at a time for 30 minute intervals to choose materials, get copies or use the computers. Please continue to return items in the outside book drops.

Patrons will need to sign in for COVID tracking and we ask that you please do not come in if you have a fever, cough, have been exposed to the virus or are feeling unwell with respiratory symptoms.

Those entering will be required to sanitize their hands. Mask wearing is strongly recommended by the WDH and masks will be available upon entry if needed. 

The public rest rooms are closed until further notice. We ask that while in the library you maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others.

For the present no one under the age of 15 may come into the libraries without a parent or guardian or other responsible party, and once inside, family groups should stay together.

For those who choose not to enter the library at this time, we will continue to provide contactless curbside service.

Patrons may put materials on hold from home with our catalogue, or call us and a librarian will assist you. Contact the library in Douglas at 358-3644 or in Glenrock at 436-2573. You may also email us at, (Glenrock residents) or Douglas residents should email us at

We will call you when your materials are ready and bring them safely out to you in your car when you arrive.

Any book or movie which is touched but not chosen will need to be quarantined for 72 hours, so we ask when selecting your materials you please be judicious in your handling of them.



After all this serious stuff, the good news is that we are continuing to sign up folks of all ages for a full line of exciting programs and reading challenges for the “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading Program!

Registration and tracking will all be done digitally this year with our fun and friendly “Beanstack” program. You can get the ZooBean Beanstack Tracker from your favorite app store or visit

Beanstack is easy to use and you can time your reading, log your minutes and the activities you attend, earning badges as you go, and chances to win fabulous prizes!

Parents can even register, too, and log their reading and activities for the whole family! Ask for assistance or a demonstration when you come in, we will be happy to show you.

Many of our programs will be delivered online through Zoom this summer, though when possible we will have concerts, performers and crafting events outside (with social distancing in place) and masks are recommended. We’ve got speakers, contests and more for our “Imagine Your Story” theme!

The first contest of the summer is happening this week, a “Chalk Festival,” and there will be categories and prizes for all ages.

The theme for the contest is “Imagine Your Story.”

The younger ones created their designs on the library’s sidewalks on Wednesday afternoon, while teens and adults may work their magic on their sidewalks, or around the library, through Saturday, June 20.

Please take a photo of your finished work of art and email it to Be sure to include your name and age if under 18 and indicate if you are over 18.

We’ll post the images and let people vote for their favorites!

If you need chalk, stop by the library and choose your colors. As people stroll about town in the coming weeks they can enjoy the bounty of our work.

Keep an eye on our website and our Glenrock Library Facebook page for upcoming summer reading events and sign up now if you haven’t already.

For more information don’t hesitate to contact the Converse County Glenrock Library at 436-2573. We know there are a lot of changes, but we are very happy to be back in the building to serve you.


Glenrock Independent

Physical Address:506 W. Birch, Glenrock, WY 82637 Mailing Address: PO Box 109, Douglas, WY 82633 Phone: (307) 436-2211

The Glenrock Independent is located in the Bronco Building

Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday - 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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