Library news for the week of July 1, 2020

via Converse County Library

We hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy!

This has been a crazy year for scheduling activities and programs for the 2020 Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program, but we’re coming up with fun events and activities held online or outside with social distancing.



Your Converse County Libraries in Glenrock and Douglas will be closed July 3-4 for the Fourth of July holiday. We wish all of our patrons and friends a happy and safe Fourth of July!



The libraries have set a countywide goal of reading one million minutes through July 31.

We can use all the help we can get! If you are a reader of any age and have not yet signed up for the summer reading program, we encourage you to help us out by registering at

You can earn badges, prizes and rewards for doing something we hope that you already love — which is reading!



We have recently installed hydroponic farm walls at the Glenrock and Douglas libraries. Be sure to keep an eye out for programs involving gardening and the hydroponic farm walls throughout the summer.



Storytimes for kids are currently on Thursdays at 10 a.m. There will be a special Fourth of July craft and Storytime on Thursday, July 2.

The story will be “The Star Spangled Banner,” live on Facebook at 10 a.m. that day.

Families may pick up a “Firework Explosion” do-it-yourself craft kit by calling Miss Rita at 436-2573 to reserve one.

On July 7 we’ll have a “Patriotic Sun Catcher” do-it-yourself (DIY) kit available by reservation, and then on July 8 we are excited to have children’s author Mary Fichtner join us live on our Facebook page from 1-2 p.m. We hope you’ll join us!



As part of “Imagine Your Story,” (our summer reading program) our teens are busy making and producing their own horror film. They’ll be screening the movie, as yet untitled, on July 9 from 6-8 p.m. Their movie will be shown outdoors at the library on our new inflatable 14-foot movie screen, and we’re including free popcorn. The public is invited!



Upcoming adult summer events include a Full Blessing Moon Walk on July 6.

We’ll meet at Bob Williamson Park in Douglas (off of Richards Street, across from the middle school) at 8:30 p.m.

This lovely path goes along the river, is paved and thus wheelchair accessible. The event is suitable for all ages! If you plan to attend, register with the library at 436-2573, or email prior to the walk.

Along this path you can see the Converse County Library Douglas’ Storywalk, which features display cases with pages from a children’s book placed at intervals along the path. We hope very much to install a Storywalk in Glenrock in the town park and along the walking path once we can attract some partners to help us install the stations.

Those attending the Full Moon Walk from Glenrock would have a wonderful opportunity to see what a Storywalk is all about. They were developed to promote both exercise and reading for children and families, and to make outdoor activity more fun.



Also running the week of July 6-11 is a Pet Portrait Art Contest for all ages! July 11 is All-American Pet Portrait Day and we’re honoring our furry friends (or scaled or feathered) with this contest. Pick up an entry form that week and submit your masterpiece to the library by July 13. Your entry can be a photo, a sculpture, a painting, drawing, or anything else you can imagine. We will have categories for children 5-11, teens 12-17, and adults 18 and older. We’ll display them at the library and the public can vote on their favorites.

We will end this week with a wonderful quote from one of the greatest Americans:  “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”  – Abraham Lincoln.


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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