Welcome to the Goshen County Library

Welcome to Goshen County Library. We have been serving the citizens of Goshen County for nearly 100 years. You will find a wide range of materials for children and adults. We carry books in print, audio books, e-books, several magazine subscriptions, and local and national newspapers. We have computers for public use and wi-fi is available within the building.

July Book Sale

July Book Sale another great success!

We want to give a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who worked to make the July Book Sale a big success. We had 413 customers at the July sale raising funds for our summer reading program. Our next sale is in October.

Open May 18

The Goshen County Library will be open May 18 under the following guidelines, created in conjunction with the Wyoming State Library and with support of and guidance from Goshen County Public Health officials.


Vulnerable Populations - 12pm - 1pm
General Public - 1pm - 3pm


  • Enter through the north doors (parking lot entrance)
  • Anyone choosing to enter the Library will:
    • Complete a Patron COVID 19 Symptom Tracing Form
    • Wear a face covering or mask
    • Limit time in the Library to 30 minutes
    • Respect social distancing guidelines
  • Computers will not be available for public use
  • The number of patrons in the library will be limited to 15
  • Return books to the book drop in the entryway or in the alley

We are also ready to accept book donations for the Friends of the Library’s used book sales. You may drop those off in the book drop in the Library entryway from 12-3 p.m. or call 532-3411 to make other arrangements.

Self-check @ the Library

Finley Marsh, son of Britt and Brenna Marsh of Torrington, checking out a book at the new self check out station at the Library.

Goshen County Library has a new self-check out station. With self-check, patrons can quickly and easily check out books from the library and be on their way.

According to Library Director Cristine Braddy, “Self-check is fast - you can check out a book and be ready to go in less than one minute. It’s easy - just scan your library card, scan your book’s bar code, and you’re done. And, it’s convenient - no more waiting in line to check-out books. Plus you can renew books from the self-check machine (even if you don’t have the book with you) and check the status of your account.”

The Library will still have a staffed check out station, as it always has. “But, we really want to encourage patrons to try the self-check out,” says Braddy. “I think they’ll be surprised at how quick and easy it is.”


The Friends of the Library are looking for volunteers to help sell books at our next book sale.

      • High school student(s)
      • College age individuals with free time
      • Adults who can donate some time
      • Add up the customer’s purchases
      • Take money and make change
      • Straighten shelves
    • YOU CAN
      • Choose a day (Monday thru Saturday)
      • Chose a time (2-3 hour shifts)

If interested text or call Donna at 532-6572 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is the rescheduled April Sale, now scheduled for July 11-25.

Thank you!

Library Facelift

The Library is getting a new coat of paint, new carpet, and more in a much-anticipated “facelift” project this spring. “We are excited to see the finished project after several months of planning,” shared Library Board President Ellen Creagar. “In addition to a new children’s space, the Library will have charging stations for laptops and phones, seating areas for reading and relaxing, and a teen space with seating, charging stations and the young adult book collection.”

“We enlisted the help of several members of the community who designed a really thoughtful space for children, including a new children’s room with space for creative play, a Lego and maker space table and an interactive wall panel,” commented Creagar. “Cathy Marsh headed up this committee and has been instrumental in re-designing the space for children.”

According to Library Director Cristine Braddy, “Creating a new physical look in the Library reflects our patron-first approach. The new children’s space will be perfect for parents to come with their children to play, read and enjoy time together.”

Work in the Library will begin in mid-March and the Library will be closed April 4, and April 6-11, for the safety of staff and patrons. Patrons should come in and check out the materials prior to April 4. Patrons are also encouraged to use the digital apps for audio and digital books and movies. Call or visit the Library for assistance with those.

“We hope people will excuse the mess and be patient with us for the next month or so. It will be worth it!” concluded Braddy.

Goshen County Library welcomes Cristine Braddy as Library Director

Cristine BraddyThe Goshen County Library Board is excited to announce that Cristine Braddy will assume the position of Library Director. Braddy will supervise the Library’s full and part-time staff, manage the Library’s budget, plan and conduct programming, and continue the Library’s modernization process.

Braddy and her family moved to Torrington in 2011 and she has served as Interim Library Director since January 2, 2020. Her previous work experience includes teaching classes for Eastern Wyoming College, directing programming and groups at SONrise Church, supervising students and managing grants for the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and work with at risk youth for the University of Wyoming. Braddy earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wyoming and her Master’s Degree from Liberty University.

“We are thrilled that Cristine has accepted the Director’s position,” commented Ellen Creagar, Library Board President. “Cristine has the skill set we need to move the Library forward. Her background with social media, programming, budgets and human services will facilitate the use of more technology for our patrons who want that, greater use of our spaces for families and community members, greater access to our materials, and a more high-profile on-line presence.”


Story times- Virtual Story Time Coming Soon!


Each Tuesday and Wednesday morning a staff member will present a variety of stories and crafts for preschoolers. This story time is geared towards 3-5 year olds capable of participating independently of their adult caregivers. Caregivers are welcome to join in until the child is comfortable.

Favorite Author Quote for the Moment

Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.

Malala Yousafzai