The Wyoming Library Association (WLA) has recently named the Wyoming State Library (WSL) its Outstanding Library for 2021.

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This annual award recognizes a library for a significant special project completed within the last two years. The award was announced during the library association’s virtual conference, held October 7-8.

In her nomination letter, Natrona County Library Executive Director Lisa Scroggins wrote the following about the WSL.

 

“While the WSL staff is always committed to providing resources and assistance to Wyoming libraries, never have they shined as brightly with their responsiveness as they did during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The WSL serves as the state’s government documents depository, administers federal library funds, and is responsible for the extension and development of libraries across the state. It is also a division of the State of Wyoming Department of Administration and Information. The library was founded in 1871, first established as the Wyoming Territorial Library.