Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pat's October Staff Pick

Wind River Country
By Bayard Fox
OVERSIZE F 767 .F8 F791 2008

Wind River Country brings to life a remote, magnificent and little known part of northwest Wyoming near Yellowstone Park.  It has all the beauty of its famous neighbor, Jackson Hole, just across the Continental Divide, and much more of historical interest.  It contains the thriving Wind River Indian Reservation of over 2 million acres, the spectacular Wind River Range with Wyoming's highest mountain, and vast, uncrowded national forests. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Jan's October Staff Pick

Forgiving Dr. Mengele
Film by Bob Hercules & Cheryl Pugh
DS 135 .H93 K67 2007

Eva Kor tells her story of surviving the concentration camp at Auschwitz as a young child.  She uses her horrific experiences to teach others the power of the "will to live" to survive physically and the need to forgive in order to survive emotionally.  What she chose to do with her life is amazing and inspirational. 

You will come away from watching this with many emotions...anger, wonder, admiration, frustration, concern.  Please take time to hear her story. 

Kirsten's October Staff Pick

By Kurt Vonnegut
PS 3572 O5 S51

This is a banned book. Slaughterhouse-Five is about a man, named Billy Pilgrim who is stuck in a time vortex. He never knows if he is going to be in his future, his past, or the present. At one point he is abducted by aliens! Brilliantly written, Vonnegut captures our imagination and somewhat confuses us with his bouncing plot lines which all come together at the end. My favorite part is at the very end, when the author says "poo-tee-weet". 

Candy's October Staff Pick

China: People, Place, Culture, History
By Alison Bailey
OVERSIZE DS 706 .C4873 2007

Despite the United States' current political issues with China, there is no doubt there have been significant contributions made by one of the largest and oldest nations on the planet. 

Strolling through the pages of this book I find many wonderful things that China has given us; tea, rice, acupuncture, silk, fireworks, an example of a group/family-oriented culture, Pandas, the Great Wall of China, bamboo, the invention of paper, Hong Kong, and Chinese food. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Kelsey's September Staff Pick

National Geographic
April 2012 Issue

Over the past 100 years there have been expeditions to the wreckage site of the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic, photographs taken, an ROV sent intot he wreckage to see a glimpse of parts of the inside of the ship, artifacts put into museums for people to view, and most likely a lot more. There are now even photographs that have been taken of "the first complete views of the legendary wreck". Could you imagine what has been found, or seen, at the wreck sight of the famous RMS Tictanic?

Here is a little piece to the article:

"In another stateroom, a glass decanter and water glass sit, impossibly, still on the washstand. Had the glass been empty, it would have floated out of its holder when the room flooded, and been lost. But someone took a drink and left it half full, and there it sits today." 

in one part of the article it shows a picture of "James Cameron gathers Titanic experts in California film studio to brainstorm how the ship sank and broke apart". What do you think they came up with? 

This issue of National Geographic is great for anyone interested in the Titanic. It includes pictures, "Death of the Titanic", where it takes you through the step to step process from when the iceberg is sighted, the ship breaking in two, and then the separation of the ship hitting the bottom of the ocean. It also includes "The Crash Scene", where it shows the "main wreck area" of the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean floor. 

Kirsten's September Staff Pick

In the Shadow of the Buddha
Written by Matteo Pistono
BQ 978.188 A3 2011

This book is well written and brings the reader to a world stage that is hardly addressed because lack of knowledge about the subject of Buddhism. The author went on a pilgrimage to Tibet, and found atrocities committed by the Chinese government that included secret documents, interviews of torture victims, and many others. The author himself smuggled out photos of prisons and tried to make influential people see what was going on behind the facade of sanctuary China seemed to put off at the time. Brought to a language that Westerners can understand, Pistono cleverly induces our thoughts, and forces us to form our own opinions on matters that we may not know a lot about, while all creatively wrapping the issues up in an almost personal story that is filled with tension, suspense, and a narrator who seems to draw us in with the deliberate placement of every word penned in the book. 

My favorite part is when Pistono quotes a poem from Khenpo-

"Whatever arises, in pure awareness, unaltered and unconfined, Look into the mind that is settled by itself, resting naturally. If you recognize the minds natural clarity, utterly free and unbound, You will instantly traverse all stages of the path, seizing the stronghold of enlightenment"

Jan's September Staff Pick

C.J. Box
PS 3552 .O87658 .W56 2003

This author is a Wyoming native, and you can tell he knows our Wyoming terrain, weather, and attitudes!  His hero is a Wyoming game warden who lives by the western values we grew up with.  Our struggle with Federal control when it conflicts with these values is fully addressed in this story.  It is a confusing mystery, full of the action that keeps you turning the next page as fast as your eyes can read. 

Pat's September Staff Pick

My Stroke of Insight
By Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D
RC 388.5 .T387 2009

Book Description from Amazon:
Publication Date: May 26, 2009

The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment

On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life-all within four hours-Taylor alternated between the euphoria of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace, and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized she was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was completely lost. It would take her eight years to fully recover. 

For Taylor, her stroke was a blessing and a revelation. It taught her that by "stepping to the right" of our left brains, we can uncover feelings of well-being that are often sidelined by "brain chatter." Reaching wide audiences through her talk at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference and her appearance on Oprah's online Soul Series, Taylor provides a valuable recovery guide for those touched by brain injury and an inspiring testimony that inner peace is accessible to anyone. 

This book was passed on to me by a friend in Lander and I passed it to a friend visiting from Wisconsin.  The CWC library has 2 copies.  It is a must read if you or someone close to you is dealing with a brain injury or dementia.  It also gives some ideas for calming your brain if you can't sleep at night due to all the lists your left brain is sending through.  Pat Morgan

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Zyanya's September Staff Pick

The Host
Written by Stephanie Meyer
PS 3613 .E979 H67 2008

"The novel introduces an alien race, called souls, who take over Earth and its inhabitants. The book describes one soul's predicament when the mind of the host body refuses to cooperate with her takeover."

This is fun, fast read (even though the book looks huge). It is a book that you will find yourself staying up all night reading, just to find out what happens next.  

Candy's September Staff Pick

Singin' In the Rain
DVD PN 1997 .S564 2000

What can I say? It is one of the happiest movies ever made, I think. My favorite part is where Donald O'Connor "dances" with a sofa. Wonderful! Watch this movie and be happy. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Kelsey's August Staff Pick

The Complete Dream Book
Written by Gillian Holloway, PHD
BF 1091 .H58 2001

Have you ever woken up from a dream or even a nightmare and sat there and thought about what it all might mean? The Complete Dream Book may be the answer to all of the questions you may have. On the back of the book it says, "The Complete Dream Book uses the interpretations of 28,000 actual dreams of contemporary dreamers, just like you, to help you access the substance and meaning of your own dreams." I'm sure you could find at least one of your dreams you would like to know about amongst the 28,000! I recommend this book to anyone interested in knowing more about why they see what they do while they are sleeping. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kristy's August Staff Pick

The Native Star
Written by M.K. Hobson
PS 3608 .O25 N38 2010

Set in an alternate version of the American Old West in 1876, this book was fun to read. For a debut novel, it’s a pretty good start.
Synopsis excerpt from Publishers Weekly via
Young country witch Emily Edwards battles a horde of zombies and winds up with a mysterious magical stone embedded in her hand. Escorted by the academically-trained warlock Dreadnought Stanton…Emily reluctantly sets out to meet with warlocks from the Mirabilis Institute in hopes of getting the stone removed…. Clever techno-magical artifacts with steampunk flair, evil Aberrancies, and a unique tripartite magical system provide a colorful backdrop to the politics of the warlocks, the secrets of the stone, and the mystery of Emily’s past.

Kayla's August Staff Pick

DVD PN 1997 .D46 C46 2001

This is a film about a women named Vianne who moves to a French town and opens up a chocolate shop. With her nontraditional methods she changes the town peoples way of thinking and gives them a new perspective on life. Johnny Depp stars in this five time nominated Academy Award movie. I recommend watching this movie especially if you like chocolate and are interested in the French lifestyle of the 1940s and 1950s.

Candy's August Staff Pick

Seeing in the Dark
DVD QB 43.3 .S44 2007 

A personal insight into amateur astronomy, with excellent photographs of what the amateur astronomer has found in a sometimes homemade telescope. The view of Saturn is very cool.

Jan's August Staff Pick

Written by Stephen King
PS 3561 .I483 A615 2011

Do you ever wonder, “What if…?”  This is your ultimate book!  Stephen King’s reputation of bizarre horror does not play in this story.  This is a believable story of a plain Joe who is given the chance to revisit a tramatic day in United States history in a way that a lot of us have wondered about. 
What would you do if you had the chance to change an event that affected the world?
Check this one out!!

Tim's August Staff Pick

A Photographer’s Path
Photos by Thomas Paradis with text by Megan Nortrup
OVERSIZE F 201 .P43 2010

Sometimes in life we are truly more focused on our final destination in life. We look upon arriving as the end, but in fact sometimes it truly is more about the journey than the final destination. I picked this book because I did not want to lose sight of where I am. I know one day I will arrive at my final destination, but I don’t want to forget the journey I took to get there. Each picture in this book served as a sort of reminder that wherever you are on your path to stop and enjoy your surroundings. Life truly is a journey and it is our job to live it fully. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Kristy's July Staff Pick

Get a Financial Life : Personal Finance in your Twenties and Thirties
Written by Beth Kobliner
HG 179 .K59 2009

From the introduction- 
This “book makes clear that there are just a few key steps you need to get out of debt, start saving, and plan for the future.  Once you nail these easy concepts, you’ll be on your way- in good times or bad”

Monday, July 2, 2012

Jan's July Staff Pick

Brenden Voyage
by Tim Severen
G 470 .S48
What an adventure!  Tim Severen was driven to recreate an ocean voyage documented by an ancient text about an Irish Monk who traveled from Ireland to North America in the 500’s!  His research and the building of the type of boat that was used are amazing…and then the voyage itself which confirmed the sites and sometimes fantastic incidents that happened to the ancient mariners.   And what a crew!  To learn how the personalities and talents combined to accomplish this adventure for us to share is a lesson in itself!  Enjoy.

Tim's July Staff Pick

Tim’s Staff Pick
The Wizard of Oz
DVD PN 1997 .W59
One of my favorite movies growing up was “The Wizard of Oz.” This movie is not only a great adaptation from page to screen, but it has to be one of the most influential stories of all. We all dream on some days about being in another world and escaping from our problems, but what happens when that becomes reality. This is a great story that can give great life values. Enjoy the movie!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Cory's June Staff Pick

Walking Across Egypt
By Clyde Edgerton
PS 3555 .D47 W3 1997

It is summer, so this pick is just plain fun. The characters are memorably wise and witty and the storyline one anyone can appreciate. An elderly lady decides she needs to take in a teenaged delinquent. It’s a joy. Happy Reading!

Tim's June Staff Pick

Friday Night Lights

Written by H.G. Bissinger

GV 958 .P47 B57 1991

How much is too much? How far is too far? “Friday Night Lights” takes a look at a Texas town and their love for their local football team. What is interesting about this story isn’t that it’s a feel good story, but a story about what parents, coaches, and even the high school athletes will go to just to win a football game. This book will give you more questions than answers and a shocking look at how some Texas towns emotionally invest into their local teams.

Kristy's June Staff Pick

Moon Over Manifest
Written by Clare Vanderpool
PZ 7 .P28393 M00

Listening to her father's stories about his boyhood, Abilene Tucker expected the sign to say:


But when she finally arrives, the only legible words on the weather-beaten sign read:


Thus begins a summer filled with more stories. As she learns about the town's past, she finds plenty of mystery and discovers secrets that impact the present.


Jan's June Staff Pick

The Education of Little Tree
Written by Forrest Carter
AMIND PS 3553 .A777 Z464 2000

This is a thoughtful story about a young Cherokee orphan being raised by his grandparents during the depression.  Hearing the sounds of nature and seeing the beauty of Mother Nature through the words of this book is a refreshing journey. The author takes you into Little Tree’s world through a simple childhood view of the “live-off-the-land” grandparents, the characters in the community, and the culture of the politics of that era.  The clashes Little Tree observes when his world is confronted with government policy and racism are handled with the aged wisdom of his loving grandparents in words that can be applied to today’s issues.  Very enjoyable read. 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Candy's June Staff Pick

The Uncommon Reader
Written by Alan Bennett
Audiobook Bennett

Author Alan Bennett narrates this audiobook story about Queen Elizabeth II who discovers too late in her life that she has an absolute passion for reading. She discovers that it opens her life to other worlds, much to the disgust and chagrin of the Duke, and more to her private secretary, who tries to undermine her increasing efforts at finding and reading just about anything ever written.  Alan Bennett’s narration is good and it is only 2.75 hours long. Enjoy! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Casey's May Staff Pick

The Blade Itself
Written by Joe Abercrombie
PR 6101 .B49 B57 2007

Abercrombie lays out a very gritty tale of what it means to be human. Follow a handful of key players in a bloody conflict that soon turns villain into hero and before you know it, you’ll be wondering just who the bad guy really is. Abercrombie’s writing style builds a fantasy world of cold hard steel and mysterious magical undertones. Where Abercrombie really shines, though, is in his ability to make us question our own morals and the reality of “right and wrong” as well as “good and evil”. When you finish his book you will have to ask yourself if you’re still able to hold on to your old ideals. Is our humanity only a fair weather friend?

Kelsey's May Staff Pick

The Notebook
Written by Nicholas Sparks
PS 3569 .P363 N68 1996

I believe with love comes faith, and that’s exactly what this story represents. Faith is about believing in something you have no idea how to explain; it’s that feeling of love you get in your heart and you just know. Noah just knew. He believed him and Allie’s love for each other could overcome absolutely anything, even the most difficult of obstacles. This is a love story that will definitely capture your attention... and your heart. 

Cory's May Staff Pick

ARTnews Magazine

Living as we do without fine art museums nearby, I find it feeds my soul to read the variety of art magazines to which the library subscribes.

In addition to ARTnews, we have American Artist, New American Paintings and Art Forum.  I am always inspired by seeing how others view the world and intrigued by the commentary best expressed without words.

Magazines may be checked out for two weeks; back issues are housed upstairs. Save travel money - read about and experience art from your couch!

Kristy's May Staff Pick

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Written by Betty Edwards
NC 730 .E34 1979

If you have ever wondered if you could learn how to draw, wonder no more!  “The exercises and instructions in this book have been designed specifically for people who cannot draw at all, who may feel that they have little or no talent for drawing, and who may feel doubtful that they could ever learn to draw- but who think they might like to learn. The approach of this book is different from other drawing instruction books in that the exercises are aimed at opening access to skills you already have but that are simply waiting to be released.” Give it a try- you will be amazed at what you can do if you just learn to look at things a little differently.  Enjoy!!

Candy's May Staff Pick

The Art of SpeedReading People
Written by Paul D. Tieger
BF 637 .C45 T54 1998

The art of Speed reading people: harness the power of personality type and create what you want in business and in life by Paul D. Tieger

This book summarizes and teaches you how to pay attention to clues given off by people’s nonverbal behavior. If you have ever taken the Myers-Briggs personality test, this condenses that information.

Jan's May Staff Pick

How Do You Kill 11 Million People?
By Andy Andrews
JC 423 .A553 2012

You've heard the joke:
"How do you know a politician is lying? His lips are moving."

It's become the accepted situation in American politics. But the consequences of us accepting lies as a normal part of our political process can be devastating.

This is a book EVERYONE should read and keep in the forefront of your thoughts as we go into the election process.  It does not matter if you're a Republican or Democrat, Eastern or Western, man or woman! What matters is that we MUST get back to the true American beliefs and values. If we don't start focusing on the things that really matter in this country, history proves the consequences will be fatal for our republic. You will start paying more attention to the actions around you, and you'll want to share this book with everyone you know. I did!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wes' April Staff Pick

Biography: Dalai Lama The Soul of Tibet
DVD BQ 7935 .B777 D35 2005

I very much enjoyed this documentary of HH the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso. It is not a story of religion, but a story of struggle for a boy who became the Dalai Lama and then was persecuted by China for his beliefs. This documentary spans the Dalai Lama's entire life from struggles to triumphs for his people in Tibet. In 1959 the Dalai Lama fled Tibet in fear of his life. Having yet to return to his homeland, he lives in India and travels the world promoting peace. In 1989 he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. What a great documentary to see and learn from.

Kelsey's April Staff Pick

The Grapes of Wrath
DVD PN 1995.9 .F4 G6 2004

This is a heartwarming story about a family that must struggle to get from Oklahoma to California in hope to find work. They must maintain strength and courage in order to reach their destination and in order to get through all of the hardships they are forced to face.

Cory's April Staff Pick

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Written by Sherman Alexie
Audiobook Alexie

Sherman Alexie is a masterful storyteller with an ear for language and acute observational powers. This book won the National Book Award in 2007 and continues to be immensely popular with both teenagers and adults.

Semi-autobiographical, the story is about a boy's struggles on and off the Spokane Indian reservation and is funny and tragic at the same time. I read it in one sitting. A must-read (or listen).

Sam's April Staff Pick

The Art of Cycling: A Guide to Bicycling in 21st Century America
Written by Robert Hurst
GV 1043.7 .H87 2007

The Art of Cycling covers way more than just riding a bike. It also discusses riding in cities, injuries and accidents, flat tires and more. This book is great if you are interested in the history of bicycles, just started riding bikes or if you’ve been riding for years.

Kristy's April Staff Pick

Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You
Written by David E. Kyvig
E 180.5 .N98 2010

Nearby History shows that any literate person can master historical research techniques. Each chapter describes methods for collecting and using evidence from a person's nearby world--written documents, oral testimony, visual objects, buildings, photographs, and physical landscapes--for historical studies of families, neighborhoods, institutions, and communities as a whole.

Jan's April Staff Pick

Hearts West
Written by Chris Enss
HQ 802 .E575 2005

The original! This is a group of stories about the mail-order-bride business of the 1800’s – successes and failures. The gold rush in California and the wood industry in Washington and Oregon drew many young men west in search of their fortune. After a few months of hard work, they came to miss the companionship of the fairer sex. That led attentive entrepreneurs to realize there was a need to fill, and there were eastern ladies ready for the adventure. This scenario and others, such as seeking a companion of like religious background to homestead in the west, are explored. The journals and newspapers quoted give us a feel for the era. Not all had happy endings, but all are an insight that some things never change. Enjoy.

Candy's April Staff Pick

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Written by Susan Cain
BF 698.35 .I59 C35 2012

Usually when you think of introverts you think of shy, withdrawn, non-talkative people. But, really introverts are more observant, thoughtful, shun ambition, and give more credit to others. This book studies the positive attributes of quiet folks, giving insightful, credible, solid information and data that gives a whole new outlook to being an introvert. You may even find it describes you!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Downloadable audiobooks - OneClick Digital

To use One Click Digital:
2. Click “Create New Account” in upper right corner.
3. Once you’ve created an account download the One Click Digital Media Manager either for windows or mac by clicking “Learn more about OneClickDigital Media Manager” On the right side of the screen. This will open a new page and have links to download the Media Manager.
4. Once the Media Manager is installed, log in through the One Click Media Manager.
5. Go back to the One Click Digital Website and at the top click the “Home” tab to view different books or you can use the quick search or advanced search.
6. Once you find a book that you want to check out, click the book
7. Once you click on the book, on the right side of the page choose how many days you want to check out and click “Checkout now!”
8. If the book is unavailable, however, you may put a hold on the book by clicking “hold”. It will tell you how many people are ahead of you in line.
9. Once checked out it should pop up a “download” window, make sure to click “open”
10. After you click “open” it should automatically open One Click Digital Media Player
11. Your checked out book will be under Checked Out books in the One Click Digital Media Player.
12. Simply click “play title” underneath the cover of the book.
13. For further support visit:

To transfer to a device:
1. Connect IPod to your computer
2. Open One Click Digital Media Manager
3. Click “download/transfer” (you must have itunes)
4. It should automatically transfer to your iPod

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kelsey's March Staff Pick

Freedom Writers
PN 1995.9 .M45 F744366 2007

This is a touching movie that teaches a person not only to believe in those around them, but to believe in themselves. Hilary Swank stars in this inspiring movie as the teacher who gives her troubled students a chance to make a voice for themselves. I would recommend this movie to anyone seeking encouragement, or just someone looking for a great movie to watch. J

Shawnte's March Staff Pick

PN 1997.2 .A83 2010

Avatar is a popular non fiction movie about the planet pandora that is inhabited by the Na’vi that are 10 foot tall, blue skinned sapiet humanoids, who live in harmony with nature and worship a goddess called Eywa. Humans have destroyed Earth’s natural resources so they make avatars as themselves in Na’vi form to obtain minerals from pandora. This film is full of excitement, adventure, and a fateful love. Enjoy and embrace yourself in the fantasy, become one with the Na’vi.

Kristy's March Staff Pick

How Music Works:
The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, From Beethoven to the Beatles
and Beyond
Written by John Powell
ML 3805 .P69 2010

“Dr. Powell decided to write this engaging and accessible introduction to the science and psychology behind music when he discovered that all the existing books on the subject gave him a headache. He holds a master’s degree in music composition and a PhD in physics…”

“You will be glad to hear that you need no musical or scientific training to understand this book, although musicians and scientists should find plenty of things they didn’t know before.”

Sarah's March Staff Pick

Whale Rider
DVD PN 1997 .W52 2003

"In the ways of the ancient she found a hope for a future.”

Pai is the next whale rider for her people; being the whale rider comes with great power; being the leader. This position is challenged by everyone including her family. Pai defies the tradition of male gender only and fulfills her destiny.

Candy's March Staff Pick

Little Things in a Big Country
Written by Hannah Hinchman
F 739 .A94 H565 2004

Cory handed me this book and told me I should read it, so I did. It is full of the artist’s drawings, paintings, and philosophical thoughts of what she and Sisu encounter. Written in the style of a hand-written journal, with no page numbers, some of the drawings are so clear you swear that they are a photograph.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sam's March Staff Pick

Outdoor Safety Handbook
Written by Buck Tilton
WYO GV 200.5 .T54 2006

Written by our very own, Buck Tilton, this book is great for anyone who spends a lot of time in the outdoors. It covers everything from what to do if you encounter a bear to sleeping on the ground. Whether you have to pee in the woods or need dry clothes, this handbook has some wonderful tips!

Casey's March Staff Pick

The Night Angel Trilogy
Written by Brent Weeks
PS 3623 .E4223 .W39 2008

Follow Azoth, an orphan living in the gutters of Cenaria’s largest city, from the slums to a career as a powerful assassin. Durzo Blint, a mysterious and immensely powerful man, holds the city in the death grip of his expertise and takes Azoth as his only apprentice breaking his own rules in doing so. To make a place for himself in the underhanded world of professional assassins known as wetboys, Azoth must become Kylar Stern and learn to kill without question. This tale will take you for a ride you’ll never forget, just remember: wetboys don’t have targets, they have deaders because wetboys never botch a kill.

Jan's March Staff Pick

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Written by Jonathan Safran Foer
PS 3606 .O38 E97 2005

What a capturing read! This book takes your hand and leads you along the lives of a 9-11 family in a way that is unique in its presentation, mostly form the point of view of a victim’s young son. Not a boring minute.

Tim's March Staff Pick


Were you looking for a book and could not find the copy here in the library? Thanks to technology and a new app from Wyld you can now check out books by downloading them to your tab or to your smartphone. Download the app Freading to your device. Then check out The process is easy and there are no fees involved. Happy reading to you!!

Cory's March Staff Pick

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

This book is a treasure. The characters are charming, the circumstances dramatic and the narrative arc wonderful. Over one-thousand readers gave it five stars on

London, 1946. A young female writer is looking for a story to tell. The Isle of Guernsey is recovering from German occupation. She begins corresponding with survivors to tell their tale. In the process, she becomes one of them. Enjoy!

Coralina Daly

Director of Library Services

Central Wyoming College

2660 Peck Ave
Riverton, WY 82501

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Freading: Downloadable ebooks

To Access Freading on your Computer

2. On the right side of the page follow the link to “install” Adobe Digital Editions Installer

3. You must log in with your Adobe ID within the Adobe Digital Editions. (If you have more than one Adobe account, make sure you know which account is correct.)

4. Once installed, go back to the freading front page and click “login” in the top right corner.

5. Using the barcode on the back of your CWC ID, or library card, enter your card number and the pin “wyld”

6. Once you are logged in, browse the books by “top downloads”, “new arrivals”, or “categories”.

7. Once you've found a book you want, click the book, and it will bring up a new page.

8. On the new page, under the picture there is a download link, click that to download the book.

9. Each book costs a certain amount of “tokens” and are readable for 2 weeks. You may renew a book once the two weeks are over for another charge of tokens

10. Once you have downloaded the book you must “open” it.

11. Opening the downloaded file it should make it appear in your Adobe Digital Editions.

12. To access this book from another device, open the Freading App on that device and from the store “redownload” the book onto your device.

How to Access Freading on Kindle Fire (Freading does not work on standard Kindles)

1. Go to the settings on the Kindle Fire (it is the bicycle gear icon at the top) and go to “device”. Turn on the switch for allowing unknown applications.

2. Go to the browser on your Kindle Fire and type in

3. In the search box on the top right corner of the main page, type in “freading”

4. Select the freading app and a new page will open. On this page, click “download”

5. This will prompt you to download the getjar app, follow the instructions for downloading.

6. Once the get jar app has downloaded, open the app and follow steps 3 and 4 again to download the freading app.

7. Once the app has downloaded, you must hit “install” to finish installing the app.

8. Once installed, open the app and log in by hitting the options button on the bottom middle of the screen (in between the “back” button and the “search” button).

9. Click “Account”

From here you either need to log into your Adobe ID, or create one. If you need to create one, simply click the “sign up” link at and follow the steps to create a user name and password. (follow steps below for creating an Adobe ID)

10. Once you enter your user name and password, hit “activate”

11. Then hit the “back” button at the bottom of the screen.

12. Once you are back in the freading library, hit the “option” button at the bottom of the screen and hit “store”

13. In the store, in the right corner, hit “login”

14. Enter zip code “82501”

15. Using the barcode on the back of your student ID, or library card, enter your card number and the pin “wyld”

16. Once you are logged in, browse the books by “top downloads”, “new arrivals”, or “categories”.

17. Once you've found a book you want, click the book, and it will bring up a new page.

18. On the new page, under the picture there is a download link, click that to download the book.

19. Each book costs a certain amount of “tokens” and are readable for 2 weeks. You may renew a book once the two weeks are over for another charge of tokens

20. Once you have downloaded the book you must “open” it.

21. Opening the downloaded file it should make it appear in your Adobe Digital Editions.

22. To access this book from another device, open the Freading App on that device and from the store “redownload” the book onto your device.

How to Access Freading on the iPad
1. Download the Freading app from the Apple Store.

2. Go to Adobe, if you do not have an Adobe account and register an account.

3. To enter your Adobe id into your Freading app, click on the login, or the letter i,  on the lower right hand side of your screen, (if you have more than one Adobe account, make sure you know which account is correct.)

4. Go to using the web browser Safari.

5. Log in to Freading by entering the name of  the College, the zip code of the college, town and state the college is located in. Once entered, select Wyoming State Library. Now enter your barcode on the back of your CWC ID, or library card, enter your card number and your PIN (the default PIN is WYLD).

6. Once you are logged in, browse the books by “top downloads”, “new arrivals”, or “categories."

7. Once you've found a book you want, click the book, and it will bring up a new page.

8. On the new page, under the picture there is a download link, click that to download the book.

9. Each book costs a certain amount of “tokens” and are readable for 2 weeks. You may renew a book once the two weeks are over for another charge of tokens

10. Once you have downloaded the book you must “open” it in your Freading app. 

Creating an Adobe ID

1. In the top right corner click “sign in”

2. On the left of the page click “Create Adobe Account”

Follow the steps

Additional notes:

  • The Nook family of readers from Barnes & Noble cannot download directly from Freading, but you can download books to your computer and then transfer them to the Nook with Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Most Android based tablets and phones. Devices must be at least version 2.2 of Android and have access to the full Android App Market. Find the App in the Android Market and install. Register with the Adobe Digital Editions user id and download books directly with the App.