Library news for the week of June 24, 2020

Inspirational speakers and authors Shari and Jann Simmons will speak June 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Glenrock Library.

via Converse County Libraries

If you’re missing holding real books in your hands, need the computers or to pick up a movie, audiobook or other materials, we’re open and ready for business. We recommend you wear masks and practice social distancing according to health department regulations. We’re keeping busy cleaning and sanitizing between customers – we want to keep you safe while serving you. Please continue returning items in the outside “Book Return.”

The library will continue to offer online programming, as well as curbside service for anyone who isn’t quite comfortable getting out and about. Simply put your desired items on hold and we’ll notify you when they’re ready, then deliver them contact-free to your vehicle.

Summer Reading programs for all ages are in progress and we have set a county-wide goal of reading 1 million minutes.

The theme this year is “Imagine Your Story” and programs center around the power of stories and storytelling, and the importance of creating your own story for a well-rounded life.

If you haven’t yet signed up, go to, and register yourself and/or your family to get in on the fun activities and great prizes.

We’re excited to have installed hydroponic farm walls at both libraries this past week. Stop by and check out this awesome technology. We will also be doing educational programs on the concept, for example, the Glenrock teens will have a craft class on “Floating Gardens” on June 24 at 11 a.m.

Glenrock Library’s teens are working on a horror film as part of their “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading Program. They’re also helping others as they volunteer at the food bank. 

Award-winning children’s musician Andy Mason will be appearing live on the Glenrock Library Facebook page on June 29 at 3:30 -4:30 p.m. Mason is offering songs in English and Spanish. Mason, from Portales, New Mexico, can be counted on to have children and adults dancing and singing along to his clever songs.

Upcoming adult and family activities include a free online Zoom event with nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, author, mental health professional and teacher Shari Simmons.

Simmons will be presenting alongside her writing partner and mother, Jann, with “Help, I’ve Fallen Down the Rabbit Hole” on June 25 at 6:30 p.m. Please sign up with your library at 436-2573 or email so  we can send you the Zoom invitation for the event.

Shari and Jann, survivors of trauma and abuse, are chronicled in their book, “Which Way,” will speak about how we can turn depression, grief, anxiety and fear into thoughts which will lead us back onto the path to a happy and successful life. In the midst of economic stress, a health pandemic and current events in our country, this is the perfect time for this message of hope, healing and triumph.

If you don’t have access to internet for our online programs which occur when the library is open, please call 436-2573 or email for options to view them within the library.

Also coming up is an online Murder Mystery Event, “The Fairytale Murders.”

The free event is on June 27 at 6 p.m. The plot for the game:  Fairytale Land is experiencing some hard times economically  and has convened a Zoom City Council Meeting to discuss the downturn in tourism after the unfortunate murders of residents Pinocchio and Grumpy.

We need a few characters. Characters to be cast include a witch, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, Rumplestiltskin and Red Riding Hood. Please contact Tamara at 436-2573 or email if you’d like to participate.

Keep apprised of our events and activities through our weekly ad in The Douglas Budget and Glenrock Independent, as well as our website and Facebook pages.


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

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