Hirst Applegate Partner Khale Lenhart recently completed two terms of service of the Laramie County Library System Board of Directors, including two years as chair of the board.  The Laramie County Library System serves all of Laramie County, with three branches and a “bookmobile” bus, providing adult and youth programing, early childhood literacy, and numerous other resources to the community.  The library has received many awards for its excellence, especially in children’s programming and services, including being named Library Journal’s Library of the Year in 2008.  During Lenhart’s terms on the board, the library system built cash reserves to eliminate its dependence on operations and maintenance funds for everyday operations, navigated the retirement of a long-term executive director and hiring of the first new executive director in several decades, and launched an early childhood literacy initiative designed to impact the most at-risk children in our communities.  On his time on the library board, Lenhart said: “The Laramie County Library System is an incredible organization and serving on this board has been a great honor.  This library is truly one of the best parts of Cheyenne and Laramie County and I am proud to have been able to help it move forward the past six years.”