Our Crook County Library family would like to wish all
of you a very Happy New Year! It’s an extended family, comprised of the
Library Board, Library Foundation, 3 Friends of the Library groups, 3
library buildings, and 9 staff members. With the beginning of a new year,
I’d like to reintroduce each element of our library family – beginning with
the Crook County Library Board.
The Crook County Commissioners appoint a five-member
Library Board to oversee the administration of the Library system. Each
board member is appointed for a maximum of two three-year terms – we try to
have each area of the county represented on the board. The library board is
currently composed of Hannah Ista, Tami Baron, Joann Bohmont, Maylee
Baron-Kanode, and Marge Myers.
The board meets once a month, usually on the 1st
Thursday after the 1st Tuesday, with the location rotating among the three
libraries. The board meetings are always open to the public and anyone is
welcome to attend.
Our board is progressive, enthusiastic, and dedicated
to improving library service in Crook County. We’re proud that our board
members take their commitment seriously and attend meetings regularly--this
is the very foundation of good library service and stands as both a message
and an example to the staff and the community.
Library service in Wyoming is special. Wyoming was the
first state to have a statewide county library system, and it achieved
another “first” with its statewide computer network. The State Library in
Cheyenne is the hub of this system. Together with the Wyoming Library
Association, the State Library sponsors statewide and local workshops to
help board members and staff improve their service and keep up with new
Please, if you see any of our board members, take the
time to thank them for their service to our library system and to our