Why is the library important to you?
What do you love about your library?
Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
“Because they have great movies and I love coming here” –Ashley Lewis
“The resources available at this library are invaluable. The scope of the services are unmatched by any other county entity.” – Ray
“It’s important to me because there is a wealth of history and information in these walls. The library gives a place for people to gather and is important for youth to be able to research their own ideas and learn. The computers give those who do not have access otherwise to a wealth of information as well. The library is important because it is a place for community, young and old, to come together for knowledge and wisdom.”- Nikki
“Best library in America, best ever. Up there with chili cheese fries with extra jalapenos and bacon bits.”- Pete Stine
“It’s a great place to come and use the computer, print documents and interact with a friendly staff while staff while allowing one to get away from the distractions of home”. – Anonymous
“News, from the internet”.-Anonymous
“The library has been important to me because I love books and I have brought my kids in since they were small and they love reading.”- Anonymous
“The librarians and the books”. – Anonymous
“I enjoy coming here because it is a quiet place where I’m able to get homework done, use the internet, and find great books! The employees are also very nice”.- Mayra
“The librarians!”- Anonymous
“I so enjoy the DVDs. I can’t afford online or many TV channels. I sue the copier a lot. I am still teaching piano & all my music is out of print. The staff is composed of the sweetest people, I love you all”. – Karen
“I’ve always loved to read, from a young age. My mom instilled a love for books by reading to me and taking me on trips to the library. I’m autistic so I love having a quiet spot to read about my favorite interests or have access to the internet to research topics I enjoy which I couldn’t do otherwise since we don’t have internet at home.”- Dallas
"Free source of good books-newly published and older, and information of all kinds. The public library is a strong pillar of a democratic society. Fulmer Library does it well!" - Sharon
Gillette College Daly Library
Because the workers are amazing! (Student)
From promoting student success to tracking down whatever esoteric tome I’m fixated on, my library always exceeds my expectations. (Faculty)
Because it allows me to find important information for my classes. (Student)
The libraries provide a great collection of literature and offer a warm, friendly environment. (Student)
For me the library is a place of refuge. A quiet place away from the noises of the rest of life. The study rooms provide a place I can do my homework in peace. (Student)
The library gives me another way to connect with my students and it helps them improve their information literacy. (Faculty)
The resources at the Gillette College Library have really helped me out through my academic career as well as for business. (Former student)
You provide me the opportunity to utilize many tools to help me succeed academically. (Student)
Beyond books, the library lends important things like computers. This helps any student, regardless of economic situation. (Student)
I use the library to study – which is super helpful because I am not productive at home. (Student)
Because it’s a place I can discover new things. (Student)
Books open the world to us. (Faculty)
The library has been a safe and quiet environment for me to study and learn. I also love the friendly people who work at the library! (Student)
It provides me a safe environment to work, study, and read. (Student)
The library is always here when I need a calculator or to find a certain book. They are amazing! (Student)
The library is important to me for soooo many reasons – it is a warm and welcoming place where everyone is always willing to help and lend a hand. I love that it celebrates reading and books because they are so important and truly the foundation of knowledge and a cultured society. Every time I come in it feels like coming home. (Student)
Laramie County Library
One of my most favorite moments at the library is being in a small crowd of people waiting for the library to open. I love that others enjoy this special place as much as I do! – Instagram user robin4056
Pine Bluffs Branch Library
There’s fun events and it’s awesome! –Nat
I like the library because of the librarians and all the fun activities. They provide movies, too. –Korbyn
Sublette County Library
It lets me hang out. (Under 18)
I love books, I can hang with friends, nice workers, video games. (surely Under 18)
Community and connections. Art and care. My favorite place for a quiet afternoon. (Over 18)
The library is a gateway to unchartered words, an escape from whatever I am dealing with at that moment. Libraries are essential to a thriving community. Robin (Over 18)
Computers! Patron age 6.
The libraryans are important because they are always helping us and are so lovely to us. Ayla (Under 18)
The library is important because theres a lot of nice people and a lot of good books too. Scarlett (Under 18)
We love the library for story time & the opportunity to check out books for any age kids. (Under 18)
It’s important because the teen room is fun and helps me be more social with everyone.
Hannah (Under 18)
I love Books, I can hang with friends, videogames.
The library is important to me because it gives me a place to hang out with friends, study, read, and make friends. (Under 18)
I Love the library because it’s a safe trustworthy place to hang and love the rent movies. (Under 18)
It has games and has snacks. (Under 18)
One of the only places to hang out with zero expectation to spend money! Nichols Payne (OVER 18)
The library is important to me beecas I can lern to read and play fun games.
Boes I licit. It is the Best. (Because I like it. It is the Best!) (Under 18)
Star Valley Branch Library
“The library is important because it is fun and there are lots of dinosaur books.” - Madi W.
“The library is important because the books make me smarter and it's fun.” Fischer W.
“The library is so important to me because it is a place I can go and get books to feed my soul. I feel safe and valued. Who doesn’t love books?! We need more money for more books.” - Tara Lynn Hepworth
“The library is important because it offers various videos and other resources for historical and current events.” - Erin Richardson
The library is important because I need the news, economic news, and the general news that I can’t get anywhere else.” - Bill
“It’s great to bring my kids to the library for storytimes, activities, and learning.” - Kortney Worton
“We love coming to the library and doing activities. Especially in the winter, we go every week.” - McKenzie Mendenhall
“The storytime at the library is very important to me because it helps my children enjoy reading and develop a love for books in an exciting way.” - Emily Tank
“The library is a place where both my kids and myself can enjoy books together, and learn. We love storytime! The kids can get together with friends to read and do activities. The library saves me a lot of money when I borrow books/movies instead of buying them.” - Allison Miseirvitch
“My family loves the library and checking out books for all ages and levels. We enjoy storytime and other library programs.”
“Our library provides AMAZING programs for my little kids. It also provides a variety of books for us to read, beyond what we have at home.” - Kelsey Bailey
“We love the library! We are a homeschooling family and books are invaluable for learning. We love the resources available through our library.” - Nicole
“The library is a great place to connect with the community and with friends. I feel less lonely when I visit the library!” - Kim S
“I love the book selections and the great help to find new books.” - Jane Andersen
“The library is a great resource for homeschoolers. We love choosing books as a family.” - Krysti W.
“Good books and movies.” - David
Campbell County Public Library
Books are my friends! I love the downloads on my Kindle but need real paper books in my hands. Community is found in a library! –Janice Smith
It provides a safe and free place for anyone to find help, explore things they’re passionate about, and it strengthens our community! –Ashley
This place is a great resource for homeschooling families. A great meeting place as well for moms to visit while kids can look at books or play games together.
The library is important for all the community. The crafts, books, information, everything with people coming together with common purpose.
Because it gives me a sense of comfort and I know people here are trustworthy.
I enjoy the community opportunities with activities for all ages. I have participated in many myself and with grandchildren.
Our library is important to us because we save so much money checking out books. We love all of the services they provide! Thank you! – Sunni Linse
Very important to socialize with other people.
We love the availability of books so we don’t need to buy them.
The library is important to me because it pleases me with the knowledge it holds.
Free reading. A quiet place to be. Nice people. Always fun to be here. –Jovonna
Thank you so much for your services! I love the craft exchange!
The library provides lots of services both online and at the building that my family and I have used over the years. Not just books but access to learning resources and opportunities for kids and teens to be involved. –Jennifer MacManus
So many things…book clubs, computers, programming, databases, meeting rooms, exhibits, and of course books! This is just an example of the choices I can make.
Because my daughter and I enjoy checking out books, music, and enjoy the events that are put on here! –Brenda
As an elementary school teacher, the library is very important as I am always encouraging students to read!
It is where you can find what you need. Books have always been important and should be available for everyone.
I love bringing my 1 year old and sharing my love of reading! –Tori Jacobson
La Barge Branch Library
"I love reading!"
"My kids and I love the library for all the books and movies they have to offer, and for their fun reading programs for kids and adults."
"To help you read."
Crook County Library
Books to borrow, interlibrary loan, meeting room, promotion of local events (like the Adult Ed Center).
Gerifit for seniors. Ability to use the meeting room for group studies, meetings, etc. Friendly employees and good books.
I love books. I love borrowing books! Our study group meets here. The librarians are helpful and kind.
Some places the libraries are coming to an end. I truly believe this library in our town is wonderful and fully utilized in our community.
I do NOT read electronic books. I need to feel the pages in my hand. I need to see the colorful book jackets. I need to sniff the books!
I love getting calls when my favorite author has a new book for me to check out.
I think for kids, it’s also a visual experience, same as for me. Imagine if kids didn’t get into reading because the books couldn’t draw them in.
Thayne Branch Library
"We love the winter activities that get us out but also the wide range of book and games we can check out"
"Because I don't have internet at home."
"The Library offers a lot of good reading materials and WiFi"
Johnson County Library
“Because they give me books!”
“We love being able to come choose different books to read at night.”
“Without it, there would be some books we couldn’t get!”
“I found that the library was always a place to get lost in the words of a book. I fell in love with the library by the power of good books.”
“Because I can read the books I enjoy without having to buy every single one. This is important because I like books so much.”
“Grows a love for reading for my boys. An opportunity for quality time.”
“The library is important to me because of all of the books for everyone.”
“I know I can find answers to all of my questions. I can see the world, I can run away and I can always get a welcoming smile.”
“Because your books are awesome.”
“It’s such a great source of info and entertainment. A very diverse collection all in one location.”
“I love the library because you have to be quiet and I like books.”
“Good selection of books. Everyone is pleasant and helpful.”
“Because it helps you learn a lot of know things.”
“Always new ideas. Finding new authors. Re-reading and finding the latest from favorite authors.”
“I love the library is because you get smarter.”
“Educational, projects, books, DVDs & children’s area!”
“I love the library because you get smarter by reading books. ♥ library.”
“Our little boy loves coming and getting new books, plus everyone is so welcoming! We so appreciate you all!”
“There is no better place for our children to spend their time! Readers are leaders!”
Weston County Library
"Reading is a very important aspect of education - one of the most important! All our great thinkers and leaders including, Nathanial Bowditch, Abraham Lincoln, and Ben Carson, were avid readers. Having access to free books at a library opens up a wealth of knowledge and learning anybody can obtain. This opens doors to opportunities that wealth, status, power, background, etc. can't! ~Hannah Gross
"Because I love getting their books and movies. I love their books because they get interesting books to read and movies."
Alpine Branch Library
Books are an escape for a lot of people. Being able to have access to free books is vital. Plus the internet, copy, fax and scan machine I use frequently. Thank you! --Alaska Sanchez
We love the Alpine Library because its a fun place to be. They have the funnest activities & crafts. My kids actually enjoy reading and love going to the Alpine Library! --Ashley Stringham
Storytime & bubbles–Fallon 3.5 yrs old
Books and crafts and dancing and singing! –3 year old storytime attendee
We have been coming to story time at the Alpine Branch Library for ten years, and all of my kids (ages 4-15) love it! They have all developed a love of reading! –Tina Crowther
The library is important because the children and adult people can enjoy the time off and learn something new everyday. -Karen Moncipe
I love reading the old style way!! Everyone is so friendly and helpful at the Alpine Branch Library! –anonymous
Powell Branch Library
“The library has been a great place for me and my young kids to get out in the community and meet people. I’m a stay-at-home mom with a 2 and 5 year old and especially during the winter, this is the only place in town to go play.” – Hanna
“Because I love it.” – Asher (age 3)
“It really helps my children enjoy reading and gives them a sense of community and pride.” – Kelsey
“Me and my son love coming because it is a nice way to have some fun before he starts pre-school.” – Bianca
“Emmanuel likes to research what he sees and hears and the library gives him the opportunity to do that.” – Sharon
Park County Library, Cody
"I love our library. They put on fun events for kids all the time. I also love that they have the best selection of books. I always find new fun books." Alisha Mills
"I enjoy the opportunity to read new books to my kids and finding new ones for me with out the cost." Annie Kelley
"I love storytime and crafts. I really like the Wonderbooks that read to me." -4-year-old
"I absolutely love storytime. Miss Joy is wonderful! I bring my grandkids every Tuesday and the play area is wonderful! - Angela
"My favorite way to discover new books for myself and my kids. The children's library is a great way for my kids to socialize and learn to follow along with a teacher." - Jamie Woelfer
"Its a good way to spend time with the family and to relax and pass the time."
Centennial Junior High School
Libraries are important to me because... I love reading!
It is a great place to relax.
I can find a book to read and all the fun activities like Rubik's cube, drawing, sticker painting, and of course reading. The libraries can also have a calm place to work.
I like a safe place to calm down.
There are more books to read.
It is quiet and an escape from your day and as soon as I come in I just feel relaxed.
I feel that I can be safe in here, and I love libraries.
It’s a way to escape my reality.
It feels like I’m important.
They calm me down, and I get to read in peace.
They lend me books. Also, we do all sorts of fun things.
I love to read and so does my mom.
They are fun and have lots of things to do.
We get to do all sorts of fun things.