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(Some Guy)   Couple visits all 74 of Wyoming's libraries before deciding which town to live in. Not sure what's less believable: that locals will welcome outsiders with the time and money to pull such a stunt, or that Wyoming has enough readers for 74 libraries   (cowboystatedaily.com) divider line
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1263 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Nov 2022 at 11:04 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-30 8:12:37 PM  
Only 11 towns in Wyoming have a population over 10k. More people visit a NY public library than live in Wyoming
 
2022-11-30 8:16:29 PM  
Pick Meeteetse!
 
2022-11-30 8:25:20 PM  
One for each book, subby.
 
2022-11-30 8:59:55 PM  
Pick Ten Sleep!
 
2022-11-30 9:13:05 PM  
Wonder if Carnegie got all the way (ctrl+F)....aaaand he did.
 
2022-11-30 9:34:52 PM  
Sure, not many people in Wyoming will use them, but that's like one library per 10,000 sheep, right?

/you're just assuming sheep can't read. Did you ever ask one?
//CSB my favorite great uncle worked as a shepherd in Montana in his youth (1920's?). No real story but I always thought that as awesome. He grew peanuts when he was old and never had a harsh word for anybody. Walter Stratton, RIP.
///3
 
2022-11-30 11:07:57 PM  
That's 74 buildings with a 1965 Encyclopedia Britannica and a phone book.
 
2022-11-30 11:12:54 PM  
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2022-11-30 11:13:23 PM  
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wyoming library
 
2022-11-30 11:21:38 PM  
Wyoming's libraries have fine selections of music, such a variety with both country and Western.
 
2022-11-30 11:26:05 PM  
What the hell is the point of Wyoming?
 
2022-11-30 11:29:27 PM  
Wyoming lives off handouts from the feds because it controls 2% of the Senate


San Diego has more people than Wyoming. Does San Diego have 74 libraries?
 
2022-11-30 11:36:13 PM  
I still have my library card from Jackson, WY tucked away somewhere.  They had a lot of good mountaineering books from what I recall.
 
2022-11-30 11:40:17 PM  
Don't discount small libraries. You gotta start somewhere.  I remember the local library we used to go to when I was a kid and it was small but they had books that I read and eventually they got a bigger more modern building. I think the old building looked better, but the new one has more books and isn't made of wood so it's less likely to burn down.
 
2022-11-30 11:40:52 PM  
Do school libraries count?
 
2022-11-30 11:46:10 PM  

moothemagiccow: Wyoming lives off handouts from the feds because it controls 2% of the Senate


San Diego has more people than Wyoming. Does San Diego have 74 libraries?


There appear to be 58 libraries in the San Diego region according to google, not including "little libraries." Remember most colleges have more than one library and a good university can have 10 or more.
 
2022-11-30 11:46:42 PM  
I heart libraries.
 
2022-11-30 11:46:50 PM  
Pick Jay Em!
 
2022-11-30 11:47:47 PM  

NakedApe: That's 74 buildings with a 1965 Encyclopedia Britannica and a phone book.


Don't forget about interlibrary loan.  This year I've borrowed just two from the local library, and four sent over from university libraries.  Hopefully a fifth will arrive next week.
 
2022-11-30 11:48:37 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: What the hell is the point of Wyoming?


There are four points to Wyoming, NE, NW, SE, SW. But I think the National Parks are the main selling points.
 
2022-11-30 11:50:40 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: What the hell is the point of Wyoming?


There's No Such Place As Wyoming
Youtube 7EvmAXvKKig
 
2022-11-30 11:52:16 PM  
What a Wyoming library might look like:

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2022-11-30 11:52:44 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: What the hell is the point of Wyoming?


Farms, ranches, oilfields, and Hollywood.  Lots of picturesque mountains and hills in Wyoming.
 
2022-11-30 11:55:09 PM  
Did they bring a list of books they want banned from the library's?
 
2022-11-30 11:57:22 PM  
A town without a library isn't a town worth living in. The last two times I moved, I checked to make sure there was a well funded library system in place. The county I used to live in voted to close all their libraries so they wouldn't have to pay more property taxes, so I'm a bit sensitive about that sort of thing.
 
2022-12-01 12:00:50 AM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: A town without a library isn't a town worth living in. The last two times I moved, I checked to make sure there was a well funded library system in place. The county I used to live in voted to close all their libraries so they wouldn't have to pay more property taxes, so I'm a bit sensitive about that sort of thing.


The town in Southern California I grew up in has closed both their public libraries. The one at the community college is all they have.
Now I live in Fairbanks and we have an absolutely great public library. I love going there.
 
2022-12-01 12:21:43 AM  

My Sober Alt: Don't discount small libraries. You gotta start somewhere.  I remember the local library we used to go to when I was a kid and it was small but they had books that I read and eventually they got a bigger more modern building. I think the old building looked better, but the new one has more books and isn't made of wood so it's less likely to burn down.


THIS.  When I was a kid my father would take us every Wednesday evening, religiously, to the Murrysville Community Library, located in a small cinder block building next to the little league fields.  That's where I got my interest in the sciences, in fiction, in architecture, in woodworking, in the great adventures like the Kon Tiki, you name it.  They've relocated to a bigger and better facility in the intervening half century, but I still support them.
 
2022-12-01 12:26:50 AM  
Gawds I wish that I could do another roadie through southern Wyoming again. It's been close to an age, but I still remember the beauty of it. Northern is also nice. I doubt the bull moose I swam close to is still alive though.
I have no point to this post.
 
2022-12-01 12:27:25 AM  
Well, subby, if you read the article, they were warmly welcomed at all the libraries and the Mrs. is slated to give a speech at one of them about her experience growing up in the Middle East.
 
2022-12-01 12:42:05 AM  
Yeah, stupid Wyomingians.

They should move to California where there ain't no water, like everyone else.
 
2022-12-01 12:48:37 AM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: What the hell is the point of Wyoming?


With Idaho's help, it keeps Montana from sliding into Colorado.
 
2022-12-01 12:52:58 AM  
"I think that one of the finest smells in the world is to go into an old bookstore, or used bookstore, and just inhale the essence of the paper."

Foofaraw for furfural.
 
2022-12-01 1:00:42 AM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: What the hell is the point of Wyoming?


It gives wind somewhere to go.
 
2022-12-01 1:03:07 AM  

Badafuco: Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: A town without a library isn't a town worth living in. The last two times I moved, I checked to make sure there was a well funded library system in place. The county I used to live in voted to close all their libraries so they wouldn't have to pay more property taxes, so I'm a bit sensitive about that sort of thing.

The town in Southern California I grew up in has closed both their public libraries. The one at the community college is all they have.
Now I live in Fairbanks and we have an absolutely great public library. I love going there.


18,000 books describing snow and 1 book about love.
 
2022-12-01 1:06:19 AM  

Schlubbe: Pick Meeteetse!


I hope you do that in the privacy of your own home.
 
2022-12-01 1:21:05 AM  
I'm thinking the quality of the local library reflects on the quality of the community.  If the locals care enough to ensure their library is properly funded and well stocked, they won't be selfish assholes.  So it will definitely eliminate maga dominated towns.
 
2022-12-01 1:42:14 AM  
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2022-12-01 1:45:21 AM  

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And 9 of those thoughts involve a new Gulfstream.
 
2022-12-01 1:56:15 AM  

Trik: Yeah, stupid Wyomingians.

They should move to California where there ain't no water, like everyone else.


You are absolutely right. Every state other than Wyoming is an unlivable dystopian hellhole for some reason or another.  No water, CHUDS, brown people, roaming rape gangs, zombies, locusts, ugly sheep, non-Christians. Etc. you should really never ever never leave Wyoming for ANY reason!
 
2022-12-01 2:19:35 AM  

NakedApe: That's 74 buildings with a 1965 Encyclopedia Britannica and a phone book.


Don't forget the back issues of Playboy.
 
2022-12-01 2:31:52 AM  
could be worse - kentucky libraries

https://lcplky.org/senate-bill-167-bad-for-libraries-bad-for-kentucky/

https://www.messenger-inquirer.com/mclean_county/news/general-assembly-approves-state-budget-cuts-library-funding-and-scales-back-on-spending/article_fb01fcb2-93b8-58bd-9477-ba9bd70930ee.html

I cannot find the reference to the county that turned down federal grants to build a library. The county had one of the lowest literacy rates in the nation and they turned down a free library.

but I do not see wyoming trending to the good either
 
2022-12-01 2:43:58 AM  
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2022-12-01 2:59:26 AM  
A library can hope can't it?
 
2022-12-01 3:26:58 AM  
I see their future.

Bill Hicks ' What are you reading for? ' .wmv
Youtube BwkdGr9JYmE
 
2022-12-01 3:42:38 AM  
It amazes me how much stereotyping against rurals takes place by cities on a website run by some guy from Kentucky, of all places.

You should boycott TF and BF until fark world headquarters moves to NY/LA where it belongs.
 
2022-12-01 4:00:07 AM  

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I left a copy of World War Z in the last one I saw. Was gone same day :)
 
2022-12-01 4:29:12 AM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: It amazes me how much stereotyping against rurals takes place by cities on a website run by some guy from Kentucky, of all places.

You should boycott TF and BF until fark world headquarters moves to NY/LA where it belongs.


Look mate. I am from NorCal, moved to BFE Idaho when I was about 1.5 years old. Then moved to Mountain BFE Idaho , and then to Boise , until I was   13 , then to SoCal , and from there ( mostly redacted ) . I live in SoCal now , yet again.
I know about small towns. I know about big ones, and cities. Some good folks in all. The problem is - many people in small places regard  "city folk " as unAmerican communists or nazis , or what have you. They have for a long time. And that is the base of the party that hates America. They treat me, wanting to stop a mine from polluting water with coal ash as a damn threat and an enemy of the state- when I want to make sure they can drink the water and also go fishing.

So stop that broad ass brush painting mate.
 
2022-12-01 4:30:49 AM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: It amazes me how much stereotyping against rurals takes place by cities on a website run by some guy from Kentucky, of all places.

You should boycott TF and BF until fark world headquarters moves to NY/LA where it belongs.


To be fair, this site does look like it fell out of the 90s so it's not that far-fetched.
 
2022-12-01 4:34:15 AM  
Mine or power plant - you should get the gist. Tailings are also bad .I farking love the wild , at any rate.
But I refuse to live farther than a half hour away from really good Sashimi .
 
2022-12-01 4:49:35 AM  
Plainly none of you lived on a remote ranch or farm back in the pre-internet days.

Once you get snowed in, everybody became an avid reader - a good book was your link to sanity.  People who tried to drink for entertainment usually didn't make it to spring, and besides most folks couldn't afford liquor - that cost money they didn't have.
The library bookmobile was a lifeline for all those folks - and people would swarm that thing when it showed up!  A really good page-turner got discussed and passed around like treasure.  Even now, on many people's spreads you can look under the bunkhouse beds to find boxes crammed full of worn out books!
I've been in lots of small towns across not just Wyoming but nearly all of the rural West, and in every little town in the middle of nowhere there was always some central place - a diner or a watering hole - that had a room containing a torn up pool table and bookcases so thick a regular length cue couldn't be used.

The internet changed that side of our culture.  Besides that, a lot of those little towns dried up and blew away.
 
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