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The Goshen County Library is closed until further notice.  The due dates on your materials has been extended to April 14 and will automatically renew. If you need additional materials during this time please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 307-532-3411.

The Library is closed for the protection of our staff and patrons until further notice. We cannot process checkouts at this time. All materials will be automatically renewed and the drop box in the alley is open for returns.

Depending on the status of Goshen County and the health of its citizens, we will attempt to resume limited circulation as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we are busy inside the library re-painting, re-carpeting, creating a children's room, a teen section and giving the library a face lift.

This means that our phone and e-mail may not work for a few days while we re-wire. Thanks for your understanding and patience.

We look forward to seeing our patrons in mid-April!

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 and wi-fi is available within the building.

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.

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.”

Goshen County Library welcomes Cristine Braddy as Library Director

Cristine BraddyThe Goshen County Library Board is excited to announce that Cristine Braddy will assume the position of Library Director. Braddy will supervise the Library’s full and part-time staff, manage the Library’s budget, plan and conduct programming, and continue the Library’s modernization process.

Braddy and her family moved to Torrington in 2011 and she has served as Interim Library Director since January 2, 2020. Her previous work experience includes teaching classes for Eastern Wyoming College, directing programming and groups at SONrise Church, supervising students and managing grants for the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and work with at risk youth for the University of Wyoming. Braddy earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wyoming and her Master’s Degree from Liberty University.

“We are thrilled that Cristine has accepted the Director’s position,” commented Ellen Creagar, Library Board President. “Cristine has the skill set we need to move the Library forward. Her background with social media, programming, budgets and human services will facilitate the use of more technology for our patrons who want that, greater use of our spaces for families and community members, greater access to our materials, and a more high-profile on-line presence.”

KIDS IN THE LIBRARY

Story times- Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 10:15-10:45

 

Each Tuesday and Wednesday morning a staff member will present a variety of stories and crafts for preschoolers. This story time is geared towards 3-5 year olds capable of participating independently of their adult caregivers. Caregivers are welcome to join in until the child is comfortable.

Favorite Author Quote for the Moment

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

Malala Yousafzai