Libraries are a vital part of all our communities in
Crook County and our Crook County Library Board is an important element in
ensuring the best possible library service for all our citizens.
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 President Maylee Baron-Kanode,
Vice-president Peggy Warner, Secretary Marge Myers, Treasurer Tami Baron,
and Library Foundation Liaison Hannah Ista. Peggy Warner is the newest
member, just appointed to the board in June.
The board meets once a month, usually on
the 1st Thursday after the 1st Tuesday, with the location rotating among the
three libraries. At times, another board meeting may be required during the
month, depending on the work load. 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 technology.
Thanks to all who have served on the
library board in the past and to the current members for their dedication
and hard work. It is thanks to their efforts that we have such wonderful
libraries in our communities.