The Park County Libraries in Powell, Meeteetse and Cody are teaming up to provide a craft that gives patrons the opportunity to show off their love of this state. Each person will be given a wooden …
The Park County Libraries in Powell, Meeteetse and Cody are teaming up to provide a craft that gives patrons the opportunity to show off their love of this state. Each person will be given a wooden square to take home and decorate in a way that represents their idea of what Wyoming means to them. On Dec. 10, the libraries will invite patrons to vote on their favorite square, either in-person or on each library’s Facebook page.
“What does Wyoming mean to you?” is the question posed by the “Decorate a Wyoming Square” craft.
“This is a great way to get the whole household involved in having a conversation about Wyoming, in planning what materials and resources can be reused from home and using their imagination,” library officials said in a news release.
Wyoming Day commemorates the day Gov. John Campbell signed into law an act giving women the right to vote, on Dec. 10, 1869; Wyoming was the first state in the country to do so. In 1920, Wyoming voted yes to granting all women in the United States the full right to vote. Among other firsts, Wyoming was also the first to have a woman governor by electing Nellie Tayloe Ross in 1924.
In addition to the “Decorate a Wyoming Square” craft, the Park County Library in Cody will have a women’s suffrage display up for the whole month of December.
Stop by the Meeteetse, Powell or Cody libraries anytime they’re open to pick up a square; you can also call ahead and have one added to your curbside pick-up order. After decorating a square, bring it back to the library or send a picture by Dec. 9 to be added to the library’s display and be voted on.
You can find the contact information for each library at wwwparkcountylibrary.org, find them on Facebook, or call the Powell Library at 307-754-8828, the Cody Library at 307-527-1880 or the Meeteetse Library at 307-868-2248.