Main Branch, Sundance

The Crook County Public Library System enables the people of Crook County
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Address/phone numbers Adult Services Checkout periods
Library staff Book Discussion Groups Overdue charges
Library history Youth Services Interlibrary loan request
Meeting room Outreach Services Other library fees
Friends of the Library Writers Group  



Hours of Operation

Monday:  9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday:  9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Weekends & holidays:  Closed

  Adult Services

Book discussion groups
Humanities programs
Monthly displays
Traveling exhibits
Cemetery walks

  Library cards

$3.00 for residents
$25.00 deposit for non-residents
Valid driver's license required
Good at any Wyoming library

Address/phone numbers

414 East Main Street
PO Box 910
Sundance, WY 82729
(307) 283-1006   (307) 283-1008
Fax:  (307) 283-1006

Book Discussion Groups

Lunch Bunch
Meets every 3rd Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
They have broken for the summer & will resume in September.

Feader Readers
Meets every 3rd Monday at 6:30 p.m., location varies
They have broken for the summer & will resume in September.


Checkout periods

Videos & DVDs -- 1 week
All other checkouts -- 3 weeks
Items may be renewed once
(if no one else has requested the item)

Library staff

Kimberly Heaster -- Adult services
Allison Bush-Forsberg -- Technical services
Bonnie Stahla -- Youth services

Youth Services

Weekly storytime every Friday, 11:00 a.m.
Outreach storytimes
Summer reading program
Seasonal programs/parties


Overdue charges

Videos/DVDs -- $.50/day
Interlibrary loan items -- $.50/day
All other checkouts -- $.05/day

Meeting room

Seating capacity -- up to 70
Kitchenette facilities
TV/DVD, projectors, large screen
No charge for non-profits
$5 charge for private meetings/parties

Outreach Services

Reading at Long Term Care & Assisted Living
Health fair
Crook County Fair

Outreach storytimes
at local daycares, preschools & elementary school classes


Interlibrary loan request
$3.00 per item out of county
No charge within the county


Friends of the Library

Provide funds for unbudgeted items & supplies volunteers to assist with various Library activities

President - Jeanette Smith
Vice President - Pat Boone/Jeanne Wyatt
Secretary - Marilyn Rogers
Treasurer - Margaret Ellsbury

  Bear Lodge Writer's Group

Meets twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
1st Tuesday at noon -- 3rd Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
Library meeting room

  Other library fees

Internet access -- FREE
Fax charges -- $1.00 per page
Copies/computer printouts -- $.20/page
$.10/page on your own paper
$.25/page double-sided


 Events/New Books

THIS WEEK AT YOUR LIBRARY by Jill Mackey                                 August 25-29, 2014

Summer is winding down and fall activities are beginning to fill the calendar.  The quilts are down and ready to be picked up.  Thanks to all of you who displayed your treasures this summer!  The last cemetery walk was last Friday at Miller Creek Cemetery – it was a great evening & wonderful to share stories about our early Crook County residents.

Library Programming:

LIBRARY CLOSED for Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

HUMANITIES PROGRAM on Friday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.  Bill Rossiter will present “Stories, Songs, and Sodbusters.”

LUNCH BUNCH BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP will meet every 3rd Thursday at 11:00 a.m. here in the library meeting room.  They will be discussing “A Simple Murder” by Eleanor Kuhns at their September meeting.  Books are available for checkout.

The FEEDER READERS DISCUSSION GROUP will meet every 3rd Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Longhorn.  They will be discussing “The Hangman’s Daughter” by Oliver Potzsch.  Books are available for checkout.

CROOK COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD usually meets every first Thursday after the first Tuesday of each month (usually).  Location rotates between the libraries in Sundance, Moorcroft, and Hulett.  Meetings open to the public. 

CROOK COUNTY LIBRARY FOUNDATION BOARD usually meets every third Thursday at 1:30 p.m.  Location rotates among the three libraries. 

SUNDANCE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY usually meets every 2nd Tuesday, September through May, at 11 a.m., new members always welcome.  Major projects include the annual book sale, Valentine’s bake sale, and Open House luncheon.  Always on the lookout for new members. Their September meeting will be on Sep 16th, instead of the 9th.

New Fiction:

THE CITY by Dean Koontz.  Story of Jonah, a musical prodigy who crosses a group of extremely dangerous people with shattering consequences.

REMAINS OF INNOCENCE by J.A. Jance.  Her department stretched to the limit, Joanna Brady must solve two disturbing cases fast, before more innocent blood can be shed.

A PERFECT LIFE by Danielle Steele.  Novel about a mother & daughter who face challenges, cope with celebrity, & overcome tragedy while maintaining the outward appearance of…

THE COMPETITION by Marcia Clark.  Los Angeles District Attorney Rachel Knight investigates a horrifying high school massacre…and realizes that the facts don’t add up…

FOR ALL TIME by Jude Deveraux.  There’s more going on between Graydon & Toby than her unique power to tell him apart from his twin…at work are forces beyond their control which are ruled by time itself.

ALL FALL DOWN by Jennifer Weiner.  Story of a woman’s slide into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again.

ACT OF WAR by Brad Thor.  After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim…

THE BOOK OF LIFE by Deborah Harkness.  Can Diana and Matthew fulfill their love and their mission, on contested ground and with the weight of their very different histories pulling them apart?

THE SWEET SPOT by Stephanie Evanovich. 

New Young Adult:

THE DEATH CURE, from The Maze Runner series by James Dashner.  Thomas beat the Maze.  He survived the Scorch.  He’ll risk anything to save his friends…but the truth might be what ends it all.

THE SINGING, the Fourth Book of Pellinor by Alison Croggon.  The way is fraught with bloodshed, betrayal, and for Maerad, horrifying visions, but brother & sister share an unshakable resolve…will they find each other in time?

POPULAR: VINTAGE WISDOM FOR A MODERN GEEK by Maya Van Wagenen.  Maya has never been popular and decides to begin a unique social experiment…spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide.

New Junior Fiction:

FLY AWAY by Patricia MacLachlan.  Family means…even if you’re sure you can’t sing, you’ll be heard…


New Easy Readers:

JET PLANE: HOW IT WORKS, an Easy Reader by David Macaulay.


CHARLIE THE RANCH DOG: WHERE’S THE BACON? By Ree Drummond & Diane deGroat.

MUDNESS by Melinda Melton Crow.

New Picture books:

DUCK TO THE RESCUE by John Himmelman.  When something goes wrong on the farm, Ernie the duck is determined to help out, but no matter how hard he tries, nothing goes quite as he plans.

A PET FOR FLY GUY by Tedd Arnold.  Buzz tries to help Fly Guy find the right pet.

FANCY NANCY AND THE WEDDING OF THE CENTURY by Jane O’Connor.  Nancy learns that sometimes a simple celebration can turn out to be more magnificent than she ever imagined!


HEAVEN SENT RAIN by Lauraine Snelling.  The morning Dinah Taylor buys breakfast for seven-year-old Jonah Morgan and his dog her life changes in ways she could not have predicted.

SEAGRASS PIER by Colleen Coble.  In a secluded corner of Hope Beach, one woman must decipher a stranger’s memories…before they cost her everything.

THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Eugenides.  As Madeleine studies the age-old motivations of the human heart, real life, in the form of two very different men, intervenes.

BOUNDARY WATERS by William Kent Krueger.  Cork’s team of searchers loses all contact with civilization, and like the brutal winds of a relentless Minnesota blizzard, death – violent & sudden – stalks them.

COPPER RIVER by William Kent Krueger.  Cork O’Connor is running for his life – straight into a murderous conspiracy involving teenage runaways.

THE DEFENDERS OF SHANNARA: THE HIGH DRUID’S BLADE by Terry Brooks.  Treachery is afoot deep in the Druids’ ranks…and the blackest of sorcery is twisting a helpless innocent into a murderous agent of evil.

New Young Adult:

WITH ALL MY SOUL, the conclusion to the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent.  When one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can’t save everyone she loves without risking everything she has…

RULER OF THE REALM, The Faerie Wars Chronicles by Herbie Brennan.  Henry sees a glowing silver disc hovering above the road, and suddenly Faeries don’t seem nearly as strange as what he sees walking down a ramp towards him.

New Junior Nonfiction:


New Junior Fiction:


FLIGHT EXPLORER, Volume 1, a graphic novel by Kazu Kibuishi.

HALF UPON A TIME by James Riley.  May needs help…a huntsman is  chasing her, her grandmother has been kidnapped, & Jack thinks it’s all because of the Wicked Queen…

TWICE UPON A TIME by James Riley.  Little mermaids and normal-size pirates always create the biggest problems, don’t they?

New Easy Readers:



New Picture books:

STAR WARS: HEROES, a board book from Scholastic.

BOOM SNOT TWITTY by Doreen Cronin.  Three unlikely friends, and three different ways of being in the world…