Why is the library important to you?
What do you love about your library?
Here's what our patrons have to say:
Big Horn County Library
With diminishing resources available for the humanities in rural Wyoming, the library is a source of intellectual stimulation and activities…Joan Robertson
For books, magazines, a meeting place, grandkid’s books, story time, a comfy, welcome place – need more hours open!!...Cindy Schlattmann
Our Big Horn County Library provides fun, educational activities that supplement its main mission of providing great books and resources that enrich our lives…Jennifer Miller.
It has unlimited resources, information, pleasure, a place to sit and ponder…Neil Miller.
Along with the National Park System, public libraries are American’s best idea…Annie Mueller.
The books, the people, the computer resources, the newspapers, for being what a library should be…anonymous.
It is the only way I get a variety of books to read. My life would be plain and boring without the library…anonymous.
The library is important to me to provide computer access, reading the newspaper, checking out books and just doing research…Carla Turner.
Very valuable information…anonymous.
When libraries die, the community dies…Speed Schlattmann.
Well used by our community and school. A vital part of Basin…Nick Herman.
For all the things it provides for each one of any age in our community. So many things are available for the children, book signings, etc., etc.…Neda Herman.
Niobrara County Library
Cause its awesome. And provides internet to those whom can’t afford it, movies & books for the children, entertainment for all!
Riverton Branch Library
“The library is very important to me cause of the wonderful librarians. They just brighten my day. J”
“It’s important to me because it’s a quiet place I can come. It’s like a corner of the world that is like no other place.”
“It’s a wonderful place to meet friends and get books.”
“I love the service. They are always super helpful and nice.”
“Tangible resources! It’s cheaper than buying a million books. Helps us with our homeschooling.”
“It is peaceful! Friendly atmosphere, well dedicated to the community. Very resourceful!”
“Storytime was awesome for my granddaughter and we look forward to it every week.”
“The library is important because I need books for my nieces and also for classes.”
“The library has fun programs for my young and older kids alike. There is something fun for all!”
“We love the library! It’s important to us that our kids develop a love for reading.”
“The library is important for educational times for my kids access to books, computers, & a quiet place to study. My daughter loves to be here for free time.”
“We appreciate all the books, activities, and friendly staff.”
“Books take you into a world of your own & increase brain activity & knowledge.”
“Because books are a vital part of our lives. Children need to experience the feel of a good book. They need to disconnect & feel the read!”
Daly Library, Gillette College
The library provides me with learning tools I could not otherwise afford such as books for my daily classes.
The library helps my students to become information literate. Also, the library has the books. We need the books.
Library is a good place to meet friends and do homework and find things.
It saves my life! The library makes getting my homework done so much easier! I couldn’t get by without the help form everyone who works here! Elisa Gonzalez
The library is the cornerstone of the college, without a very good library, we would be nothing!!!
The library is a critical part of students’ success! It allows students to have study groups and counless other resources. Thank you for everything. Kim
Lincoln County Library
The Library gives the kids something to look forward to, gives them an opportunity to learn outside the house from someone other then mom & provides social interaction to say nothing of the early literacy it exposes these kids to. All are very important in early childhood development. –Shelby Thatcher
My kids love the library and its programs! They love choosing new books to read every week! Story time is the highlight of my 3 year olds week.
My kids love coming and listening to the stories, and making the crafts it’s important for them to learn to be responsible for the books we are borrowing –Tarin Bright
We love going to the library! They have made the library such a fun and welcoming environment. My children are so excited to come and play. –Cynda Hill
Library provides fun activities for the kids and lots of fun books for kids – Jessie Newell
We come to the library every week for children’s story time. My kids look forward to it every week. They love hearing the stories and choosing books to bring home. I feel like the library is critical for teaching early literacy skill and in still a love for reading. The story Time also provides early social skills that help prepare for school. –Tiffany Allen
The library is important to me because it gives my children the opportunity to get books they don’t have. It also gives my 2 year old a chance to socialize with other kids during story time. – Paige Phillips
We love the engaging children programs Kellie plans for story time. Our daughters love the special speakers, books and crafts. – Emily Baird
As a home school mom the library provides me with so many resources! We love to check out all kinds of books and come to all the activities!
I love to read books and they have many choices using there internet and the staff helps us with the many changes on their programs. The programs for the children are wonderful. The staff make them interesting. –Diane Burg
Great place for my kids to go on a snow day when we are stuck outside. – Jen Jenson
Lincoln County Library is very effective in engaging my 2 children (4 & 8) in reading. This library provides fun and educational learning opportunities for my family. – Virginia Rogers
My kids learn so much from the library story time, summer reading program, math club, Lego club. My kids are always excited to learn something new at the library. We love the library!
For my kids to socialize and learn to love books.
We come to the library at least 3 times a week. We do Story Time, Math club, Lego club, games days. We do the field trips, special programs. It is the hub of our family. My children beg to come! –Wendy Potts
We love the library because of the great kid activities they provide. Story Time, Math and extra reading are the things we enjoy the most.
It helps teach my children social skills and direction that I feel prepares for preschool and kindergarten. We love show and tell and the weekly theme. –Jenee Rudy
I really appreciate the activities that are available for my children: story time, Lego club & reading time. My kids really enjoy the time they spend at the library. Kellie is amazing with the kids and always helps us find good books to read. –Jennifer Parker
It has many resources for the community. Great Variety of books for our young kids.
Love books, Love the cutting machines, very nice people, very helpful staff. Love all that they provide. –Nancy Orgill
It is my favorite place to get books.
It gives my kids opportunities to get books, I love story Time for my toddler because it is fun and educational, It provides a place to make copies, laminate and use die cuts. It provides me to teach my kids to research from books and not just the internet.
I love having a place to bring my child where she can learn and have fun! –Sarina Nelson
And from our kids:
- Age 7: Because I can check out Pokémon and Minecraft books. I can do crafts and play.
- Age 11: I love the library because it has amazing books and activities
- Age 8: I love the library because stuff and the read the book.
- Age 11: Because it makes me better at reading. It also has many books to choose from.
- Age 9: It helps me learn to enjoy reading because I get to pick from a lot of books.
La Barge Branch Library
“My whole life the library has been a gathering place to connect, to learn, and explore what the world had available. The library was the starting place for my dreams to take root and fly.”
“My love of reading began at a very young age. Reading is my escape – new places, people, etc. The library provides many services.” –Arlene Poling
“My kids love to come here. In this small town it’s hard to get copies or faxes. This is my go to place to get that done.” –Sadie
“I love all this history I can find on different states, mostly Wyoming. I also enjoy learning computer, and nature books also.” –Carol J Lewis
“In the library, I can find information on any subject I want to learn about. It is a great place for my children to come to play and learn.” –Coulter Neale
“[The library is a] good place for kids and parents to go for computer access and reading.” –Billie
“The library makes available what may not otherwise be available to please, especially in small communities like ours. The information and services at the library make a big difference, and the true value of a library cannot be measured. I love coming in and finding a book to read, while my kids play and look through the children's books, and then coming back and doing it over and over again." -Rykki Neale
Big Piney Library
"I love the activities. Living in a small community, kids and youth need the activities. The adult functions are great too. I especially love the meeting rooms!"
Weston County Library
“As I walked into the Weston County Library, I was impressed by the beauty of the attractive displays and the inviting warmth of the reading areas. I halfway expected a butler to escort me into the library to meet a pipe smoking gentleman. Instead, I was greeted by pleasant, courteous, and helpful librarians.”
"Books are my major leisure activity, providing both entertainment and education. Reading makes minds more inquisitive. I also appreciate the librarians who navigate the Internet for me"
Park County School District 1
The library is important to me because as a para, it is super useful to be able to grab a book to read with the class or my small groups and have a variety of lessons for them. And as a parent it is important, because my children bring many different types of books home to read. This is helpful because in the busyness of life we don’t always have time to go to the public library so I’m very thankful that they have the opportunity to do this at school. - Cassie
I think that libraries are important more than ever because they allow anyone to read a book and go to a new world. We live in a world full of technology, movies, and TV shows where we get to dive into someone else memory. However, books allow everyone to use their own creativity to come up with how characters and places look and sound. The more someone reads, the more creative they become! In turn, people with stronger creative abilities become leaders because they can think outside of the box! - Michael Jaycox
A great resource and wealth of knowledge that is approachable and accessible for all. - Liz Feller
The Library is a great place to find an adventure! The Library offers students and adults books of all genres to enrich our minds. I love the Library! -
I love to read and having access to free books is awesome. I surely don't gave a big enough house to hold all that I want to read. I love having access to the audio books for road trips also. - Keri Evelo
it is important to me because I can learn how to cite a progect and find books
the library is important to me because it helps he find information on a lot of things
The library is important to me because it is where I get all of the information that I need to learn In class.
The library is important to me because it has lots of books.
So you can read and learn.
The library is important to me because you read and you learn.
The library is the important because that's were I learn the most.
The library is important to me because I like to read and without books, I wouldn't know some of the things I know now. The library is also important, because it helps us learn how to stay safe online.
it is important to me be cues I can rent books
it is important to because I can get books from the library that I do not have at my house.
the library is important to me because you can find knowledge that can be very helpfull
The library is important to me because if I need to check out books for school I can use the library. Also I get to learn about different things like different animals.
The library is in portent to me because gives me information.
The library is important to me because I can checkout books and it will fill your mind with knowledge and info.
the library is important to me becuase so I can learn to teach other kids
the library is important to me because I like reading and I find books I would like to read.
The library is important to me because it gives me access to an abundance of materials that I could not afford to purchase. Since childhood, I have utilized libraries in both public and educational forms. Without library access to books (and e-books), videos, and audio materials, my quality of life would be significantly diminished. - JeaLinda Patton
the library is important to me because I can learn in there.
The library is important to me because it has books and if I need to find a book then I know were to look.
I learn stuff from animal books because I want to be an animal rescuer when I grow up.
"The library has books that are important.
And it has books that help us learn and gain knowledge (which means learn more)
"I love to read books in the library
It helps me find books that make me happy and helps me to read better."
Because I like reading and I want to practice reading so when I grow up I can read and when I become a teacher I don't have to worry about reading to the kids. Also so I can teach the kids to read and teach them things that I used to read and grow my super brain, so they can grow those super brains in reading.
It is inporntent to me because People need books to be smart and you Ned to know how to read important things like if that's a fire and your mom and dad rotten a plan and you did not know how to red you will not understand what to do
"The libery is inportent to me cause we can read fascinating book's
"So I can read."
The library is interesting there are lots of books I have not read yet and I love how they have my favorite chapter books there are sooo many books to choose from :) I think it is the best ! I just love it. I'm happy when I find a new book I have not read before and that is why I love the library. P.S. It IS THE BEST
The library is important to me because I like to read
I really enjoy reading a lot of books and I love to read all the different types of books.
Because I get to see the world and everything I need to know and that will help me be smarter and learn about the past.
Because I get books
Because I love reading different books
The library is important to me is we can get books that we like and are iPads can help us find the books
I like reading
Because it is fun
It has lot of books that are fun and our 3rd grade teacher is very nice.
"I love the library so much beause it has my favorite books
"I love the library so much beause it has my favorite books
because we can learn new things about life and animals and much more.
because it has all my favorite books that my class room does not have.
The library is important to me because I can find information from books.
because I love books .
Its important to me to get books for goals of mine and get smart and not just for me also for people to get them smart too.
The library is important to me because we can learn things to help us to stay safe on the internet and we can check out books and books can help us learn to.
Because I like reading a lot.
because the library helps me get smart and we get to get free books.
The library is important because it has books and its always good to read books.
Because it a place to read learn and its silent.
To see the world outside the small town where I live. - Justine Larsen
Greybull Branch Library
"I need to catch up on the gossip & see their smiling faces." Darwin Yates
"Because my wife and I like to read, they have a great selection of reading material." Dave Collingwood
"Computer use, Books, Books, Books & Books. Other info, they hold informative and helpful seminars."
"Computer use, books, and other info. They hold informative and helpful seminars. great staff and a good place to do paper work." Cathy Hightower
"Everything about it! From the friendly, helpful staff to the wide variety of resources available."
"Libraries help keep me being a life long learner."
'I find the people very helpful and pleasant, nice to have friendly people!" Wanda Bond
"We love to read, that and the nice ladies that work here are very important to us."
"It's a great place to come, the atmosphere is good and the Library provides something for everyone." Terry Anguiano
The library has been my lifetime friend. I use the library to broaden my day to day experiences.- Mary Bari
It keeps me involved in reading- up to date on so many new genre- Jeanne Dan Gilder
The library has always been my favorite place. I love being a part of our library- Donna K.Capellen
Next to the people and their living stories, books tell the most important human experiences. books are an important part of our education system - Ted W. Menke
Park County Library
“It has great resources for low-income families. Families don’t have to pay to use the computers; check-out movies, books or magazines; or take part in community classes and storytime.”
“It allows children to use their imagination in exploring places only books can give you.”
“We Love our Cody Library! The great staff is so helpful and nice.”
“Time to socialize, meet new people. We like the special programs, Books on CD, Online resources, Biblio Bistro and travel books.”
“Value Line Investment survey, Adult CD Books, Adult CD Fiction & Non-Fiction, Teen Room, ordering books and other merchandise.”
Jackon Hole High School
The JHHS library is important because it provides a comfortable place to study and do school work.
The JHHS library provides students with a quiet space, a supportive staff, and a plethora of resources. Aaron Trauner
It allows a place to study in the morning.
The library provides a quiet and calm place for students to study and focus creatively!
Daly Library, Gillette College
It offers a great environment for me to focus on homework and obtain any help that I need. If its help on the database or finding a book the library makes it easy. – Jorge Garcia
All the books you can read for free. A nice warm, friendly, but calm environment. It’s my second home. –Cleo Williams
It is important to me because I can work on a computer [with] a snack or have a drink. Some libraries don’t allow that. – Kristin Wolf
The library is important to me for the years of information it holds and the people in it. – Angie Mulkey
Libraries are important to me because they are the greatest collection of information in-depth, as well as pure entertainment in the form most of all of art with words. –John McGuire
The library saves me every time I’m in a bind. – Whittney
It’s a good place of resources ad study rooms- anonymous
Peaceful place to work, helpful, good environment, creative, positive place. – Stephanie Mcgallon
Moorcroft Branch Library
"I love snack and story time crafts." Tory Jenkins, 2 years
I love that you have a lot of interesting books. I love that you can do your homework here. (teen)
It’s a place where I feel free, there is something to learn new things, hangout with friends. And you get homework doneJ Add an espresso machine! (teen)
It has fun activities and it has cool books. (Julia and me, child)