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The Wyoming State Library turns 150 years old

The Wyoming State Library turns 150 years old. Susan Mark, Outreach Librarian, Wyoming State...
The Wyoming State Library turns 150 years old. Susan Mark, Outreach Librarian, Wyoming State Library(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Dec. 27, 2021 at 4:48 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Wyoming State Library celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.

“We want to be sure that everybody in Wyoming has access to the information that they need, to the recreational reading that they want. To really have a chance to learn to develop through library resources,” said Susan Mark, Outreach Librarian, Wyoming State Library.

The Wyoming State Library was signed into existence by Gov. John Campbell, on December 16th, 1871, during the second territorial legislature.

Today it functions as a state recipient of state government documents and provides public access to state information.

The state library also helps develop and support other Wyoming library services.

They provide patent and business resources and help manage federal funds to benefit public libraries.

The State Library resource has also grown from initial territorial maps and paper books to digital resources like GoWyld.Net databases.

“The library really extends past its walls, and it extends past its open hours. To where there is so much available...Every minute of the day to anyone with a library card from a public or community college library in wyoming,” said Mark.

The current catalog system manages more than 100 library resources and is available to cardholders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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