Welcome to the Goshen County Library

Welcome to Goshen County Library. We have been serving the citizens of Goshen County for nearly 100 years. You will find a wide range of materials for children and adults. We carry books in print, audio books, e-books, several magazine subscriptions, and local and national newspapers. We have computers for public use, wi-fi is available within the building, and printing services from your phone, laptop or tablet.

Storytime is going Virtual

Our storytime is going virtual for the winter months. Come pick up Grab & Go Bags for the month (available starting Nov 2). Watch the video on Facebook, or by visting our Youtube channel. Enjoy the flexibility of being able to participate any time of day. Bonus, awesome Family Connection time!!

Literary Happy Hour Reading Suggestions

You’re invited to join us for Literary Happy Hour on Monday, November 16 at 5pm to share your favorite books and get some recommendations just for you. But even if you can’t make it, we still want to share a few recommendations with you. Hopefully, you will find one that intrigues you on this list.

Non- Fiction:

Destiny of the Republic, Candice Millard - about the assassination of President James Garfield; interesting information about the state of medicine (and lack of knowledge about infections). The recommender’s selling point for this book was that Garfield’s assassination changed the trajectory of the United States.

Available in book form at the Goshen County Library, or as an ebook through Libby or Cloud Library.


Caste: Origins of Discontent, Isabella Wilkerson – a compelling argument that the U.S., in its history of enslavement and then segregation, has a system similar to India’s caste (hierarchy of human ranking) system. The author explains that the Nazis studied the U.S. system in its movement to exile Jewish people and that the current health care inequity and cultural issues can be traced directly to this “caste” system in the U.S. Although non-fiction, the recommender thought this book moved well with stories intertwined with research.

Available in book form at the Goshen County Library, or as an ebook through Libby or Cloud Library.

Fiction:


The Book of Longings, Sue Monk Kidd – An intriguing fictional story about Ana, a woman who fell in love with Jesus of Nazareth. Kidd’s immaculate research brings first century Palestine to life.

Available in book form at the Goshen County Library, or as an ebook or audio-book through Libby or Cloud Library.



Station Eleven, Emily St.John Mandel - Some books just stick with you and this is one of them. A flu pandemic wipes out most of the world and the survivors are trying to find love and beauty wherever they can.

Available as an ebook or audio-book through Libby or Cloud Library. Also available as an InterLibrary Loan (ILL) through the Wyoming Library Database (WYLD).

Self-check @ the Library

Finley Marsh, son of Britt and Brenna Marsh of Torrington, checking out a book at the new self check out station at the Library.

Goshen County Library has a new self-check out station. With self-check, patrons can quickly and easily check out books from the library and be on their way.

According to Library Director Cristine Braddy, “Self-check is fast - you can check out a book and be ready to go in less than one minute. It’s easy - just scan your library card, scan your book’s bar code, and you’re done. And, it’s convenient - no more waiting in line to check-out books. Plus you can renew books from the self-check machine (even if you don’t have the book with you) and check the status of your account.”

The Library will still have a staffed check out station, as it always has. “But, we really want to encourage patrons to try the self-check out,” says Braddy. “I think they’ll be surprised at how quick and easy it is.”

October Used Book Sale Volunteers Needed

The FAll USED BOOK SALE sponsored by The Friends of the Library will take place from October 3-17.

  • HOURS
    • Mondays thru Fridays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Satudays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • AS ALWAYS, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS

  • WHO CAN VOLUNTEER
    • High school student(s)
    • College age individuals with free time
    • Adults who can donate some time
  • WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS DO
    • Add up the customer’s purchases
    • Take money and make change
    • Straighten shelves
  • YOU CAN
    • Choose a day (Monday thru Saturday)
    • Chose a time (2-3 hour shifts)
  • If interested text or call Donna at 532-6572 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Thank you!

    Library Facelift

    The Library is getting a new coat of paint, new carpet, and more in a much-anticipated “facelift” project this spring. “We are excited to see the finished project after several months of planning,” shared Library Board President Ellen Creagar. “In addition to a new children’s space, the Library will have charging stations for laptops and phones, seating areas for reading and relaxing, and a teen space with seating, charging stations and the young adult book collection.”

    “We enlisted the help of several members of the community who designed a really thoughtful space for children, including a new children’s room with space for creative play, a Lego and maker space table and an interactive wall panel,” commented Creagar. “Cathy Marsh headed up this committee and has been instrumental in re-designing the space for children.”

    According to Library Director Cristine Braddy, “Creating a new physical look in the Library reflects our patron-first approach. The new children’s space will be perfect for parents to come with their children to play, read and enjoy time together.”

    Work in the Library will begin in mid-March and the Library will be closed April 4, and April 6-11, for the safety of staff and patrons. Patrons should come in and check out the materials prior to April 4. Patrons are also encouraged to use the digital apps for audio and digital books and movies. Call or visit the Library for assistance with those.

    “We hope people will excuse the mess and be patient with us for the next month or so. It will be worth it!” concluded Braddy.

    Favorite Author Quote for the Moment

    Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.

    Malala Yousafzai