A Place for Everyone
THE NEW LUDDEN LIBRARY
After years of anticipation, this spring the newly renovated and expanded Ludden Library opened to the students and the community for the spring 2019 semester. This $6.2 million project was made possible through a mix of private donations, LCCC monies, and funds provided by the Wyoming Legislature.
This expansion—in addition to improving the entire aesthetic and access—includes a variety of new amenities including improved instructional areas, additional meeting space, a dedicated family study room, quiet space for students, innovation lab, individual study rooms, cultural heritage area, vastly improved power and Wi-Fi, and so much more.
This 21,000-square-foot space is named for Randy and Yvonne Ludden, two of the college’s generous and long-term friends. In 2006, the Ludden Library became one of the first named building on the LCCC campus. The Luddens immediately dreamed of a way to expand and update the library; that dream came true this spring, with the rededication of the library.
Successful people almost never forget their roots. They always look back and offer a helping hand to those who follow them. That is why we chose to endow the library. A library is a refuge for everyone—young and old, poor and privileged, educated and uneducated—to go relax, to go and seek knowledge, truth, understanding and wisdom. May all who enter these hallowed halls find joy and happiness, knowledge and wisdom, and an everlasting and insatiable thirst to serve others.
—Randy Ludden, at the rededication ceremony