Fort Washakie library reopens

Oct 1, 2017 By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

The Fort Washakie School community library reopened with regular hours recently. The public is encouraged to visit the library which was incorporated in the new elementary school building. The library is accessible through the school entrance and parking is available off of Ethete Road in a newly paved parking lot.

Librarian Robin Levin said library access was limited during school construction but full services have resumed.

"With the help of generous grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and AT&T, Fremont County School District 21 is excited to offer internet and book lending services to the public, again," she said.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent federal agency that provides library grants and museum grants. Levin said Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, first introduced AT&T's regional representative Cheryl Riley to the Fort Washakie library seven years ago and since then have provided "exceptional" outreach efforts. Grant funding has helped improve literacy, and provide academic and mentoring assistance for career opportunities, she said.

"Partnerships like these are crucial to keeping the library open to the public, and in providing the best in library services to SD 21 and to the public," Levin added.

She noted that superintendent Terry Ebert led the construction of new facilities to a "grand and beautiful upgrade."

Hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call 332-3592.

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