Library Trustees Approve New Library Position

Sheridan County's public library will hire a new person in the Fulmer Children's Library to work 25 hours a week.

Library Executive Director Cameron Duff said one person, who was working 18 hours, left last spring and wasn't replaced, and now a second person has left who was working 19 hours a week. Action came during the trustees' meeting Wednesday night.

Duff said the goal is to make sure there's always someone in the children's department, but he needed to get permission to fill the position because of the hiring freeze that's currently in effect.

In other action, trustees voted to buy a new copy machines for library patrons. The new machine will come from Top Office Products in Sheridan at a cost of $4,950. Duff said the machine will be ordered this week.

Duff said the copy machine will be paid for through a grant to the library. He said Top Office was the low bidder. Judy Armstrong, who's the homebound services librarian, was recognized for having been named the 2016 Outstanding Wyoming Librarian by the Wyoming Library Association. Duff said the award was announced at the end of October.

Trustees also were told of a donation by the Sublette County library of some children's picture book bins. Duff said some of the older shelving will be removed in the children's library so the new bins can be installed. He said they'll allow a little bit more space and easier visibility in the area.