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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Free Tax Preparation
Saturdays until April 6th
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Pinedale Library

The Sublette County Library is pleased to offer free federal tax preparation to those who qualify*. The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) has trained and certified local volunteers in the tax preparation processes for the tax season. Tax preparation on a first-come, first served basis will occur at the Pinedale Library from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm on Saturdays until April 6th. If you qualify, you may either bring your documents and remain present while your return is being prepared, or you may drop off your documents and return to pick up your return when it is ready.

Please note the following information:

* Income limit guidelines:
Single: less than $72,000
2 persons: less than $82,300
3 persons: less than $92,600
4 persons: less than $103,000

What we prepare:
• efile
• Tax credits
• Self-employed, without employees
• Itemized deductions
• Stocks and bonds
• Retirement income
• Uber, Lyft, etc.

What we don't prepare:
• Very complex returns
• Rentals, Airbnb, depreciation, Bitcoin, Schedule C with loss
• Farms
• Depreciation
• Foreign income
• CA & NY state returns
• 1040 Non-Residents (J-1, H2B, etc.)

There are two options to get your taxes done:

In-Person at the Pinedale Library
Saturdays until April 6th
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

The tax preparer works on your forms with you present at the Pinedale Library on a first come, first served basis.

Drop Off at the Pinedale Library
Saturdays until April 6th
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

1. Drop off your tax information at the Pinedale Library.
2. Briefly meet with a tax preparer.
3. Complete a questionnaire.
4. Leave your required documents.
5. Your tax return will be completed by the tax preparer (you may be called with any questions).
6. You will be called when your return is complete to review and sign documents at the Pinedale Library.

Document Drop Off Service at Big Piney Library
Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
(Last day to drop off is March 25th)
10 am to 5 pm

Those who qualify for free tax preparation may drop off their tax documents at the Big Piney Library for delivery to tax preparers at the Pinedale Library. Bring your documents to Jen Brown at the Big Piney Library, who will accept your documents, gather intake information, and deliver your documents to the volunteer tax preparers at the Pinedale Library on Tuesdays. Jen is available to receive your documents every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 am to 5 pm until March 25th.

The tax preparers will prepare your return in Pinedale and notify you to come to the Pinedale Library when your return is ready for review and signatures, and to take home your documents. It is required that you go to the Pinedale Library for this final step. You will be contacted by the tax preparer if there are questions during the preparation of your return.

Please contact Jen at the Big Piney Library if you have questions about this drop off service: (307) 276-3515.

What you need to bring:

• Government issued photo ID
• Social security cards or ITIN letters for taxpayers and dependents
• Prior year’s tax return (bring copy)
• All W-2, 1095 (health insurance) and 1099 forms for the tax year
• Bank account numbers for direct deposit
• Evidence for deductions such as mortgage interest, property taxes, charitable contributions and medical expenses
• Receipts for child care expenses, and the provider’s tax ID number

If you have a tax preparation question prior to coming in, please contact VITA Assistant Site Coordinator for Sublette County Mike Henderson mrhenders@yahoo.com, cell: (714) 697-5918.

Big Piney Library event

Blind Date with a Book!
Now through Monday, March 4th

Take a chance in the month of February! Check out a specially wrapped book from our display. Take it home, unwrap it, read it and enjoy! If you don't like the book, just return it to the library. It's feelings won't be hurt. 😉

Fill out our "Rate your Date" card and be entered into a drawing to win a box of chocolates! Cards must be received by Monday, March 4th. Drawing is on Wednesday, March 6th.

Big Piney Library event

Not Your Mother's Book Club
Last Thursdays of the month: Next meeting February 28th

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Not Your Mother's Book Club is a fun and lighthearted book club, typically meeting on the last Thursday of the month. Anyone interested in participating in the book club is welcome to pick up a copy at the front desk (while supplies last) and join us at the meeting.

This month participants are reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Learn more about the book.

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Big Piney Library event

Gamer Lockin
Friday, March 1st
6:30 - 10:30 pm (after the library closes!)

Teens and tweens in grades 6 and up, get locked in! It's our first ever Gamer Lockin on Friday night, March 1st. After the library closes, it's a no holds barred gaming event with simultaneous tournaments on Wii, Xbox and the computers. You pick the games like Fortnite, Super Smash Bros™ and more. Sweet prizes! Pick up a parental release, get it signed, and we'll see you before we lock the doors.

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Coming up

Jim Gill's Nationwide Campaign for Play
Wednesday, March 6th
1:30 pm
The Big Piney Library

Get ready to sing, clap, dance and sneeze along during this visit by award-winning musician and author Jim Gill. Jim Gill’s distinctive music play creates the spirit of a family room in the concert hall and is an invitation to children, parents and grandparents to sing and play together!

Jim Gill is an an award-winning musician and author offering more than a show to watch, it's an opportunity for family play. He strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, sings, dances and even sneezes along to the silly and inspiring musical games that he creates. The concert will feature songs from his newest CD release, Vote For Jim Gill! He will also lead families in active favorites such as “Spin Again” and his “Silly Dance Contest”.

Jim Gill is a musician and author with unique credentials among children's artists. He is a child development specialist, completing his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. Jim has released seven award-winning CDs of music play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms and playrooms. Jim is also the author of two children's books. His latest, A Soup Opera, is a sing-along opera inspired by concerts that Jim performs with symphony orchestras. The book received an American Library Association award in 2010.

View Jim's website

View an example of Jim's work to be included in the concert:
Watch One From The Left (A Finger Play) on YouTube
Watch "Alabama, Mississippi" on YouTube

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Big Piney Library event

ACT Quiet Study Space
Wednesday, March 27th through Friday, March 29th:
3:30 - 6:30 pm
Saturday, March 30th: 10 am - 2 pm

The Big Piney Library is offering designated quiet study space from 3:30 - 6:30 pm Wednesday, March 27th through Friday, March 29th and again on Saturday during regular hours (10 am until 2 pm) in preparation for the April 2nd ACT test.

Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Homebound Library Services available
Sign Up Today

In an effort to reach out to those who may not be able to travel to the library, we will hit the road and come to you! Personalized delivery of library materials to those unable to visit the library due to physical disability or extended illness will be available in the new year, free of charge. Sign up today by calling the Big Piney Library at (307) 276-3515. The service is limited to a ten mile radius around the Big Piney Library.

Big Piney Library news

Basic Computer Skills
One-on-one instruction available

If you'd like to become computer savvy, we would be happy to help. Whether you'd like to learn how to use email, surf and shop on the web, stay in touch with loved ones on Facebook, or practice simple word processing, we are happy to teach you anything thing you'd like to learn at a pace that you are comfortable with. Call Jen at the library to schedule your one-on-one session, (307) 276-3515.

Pinedale Library news

Free DMV practice tests now available

Free DMV practice tests are now available to all Wyoming library users through the Wyoming Libraries Consortium's GoWYLD resource. The new service includes Wyoming-specific car, motorcycle, and CDL tests, and is written specifically based on the state DMV materials. It also includes accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

Learn more and access driving practice tests

Ongoing at the Big Piney Library
Magic: The Gathering® Game Night
Wednesdays 3:30-6:30 pm

Learn how to play Magic: The Gathering® or master your skills! Magic: The Gathering Game Night is Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30 pm. All ages welcome.

Contact Genavieve for more info

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Conversational Spanish / ingles conversacional
Available Mondays-Wednesdays / Disponible de lunes a miércoles

Would you like to improve your Spanish but don't have the opportunity to practice your skills or speak with a Spanish speaker? One-on-one conversational practice is available with bilingual staff member Genavieve. Appointments are available (or just drop in!) Mondays through Wednesdays.

Contact Genavieve via email or call the library (307) 276-3515

¿Le gustaría mejorar su inglés pero no tiene la oportunidad de practicar sus habilidades o hablar con un hablante de inglés? La práctica conversacional individual está disponible con Genavieve, miembro del personal bilingüe. Las citas están disponibles (¡o solo venga!) De lunes a miércoles.

Póngase en contacto con Genavieve por correo electrónico o llame a la biblioteca (307) 276-3515

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Wednesday, February 27th at 4 pm: The Pinedale Library

The library's Board of Trustees alternates meetings between Pinedale and Big Piney generally on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the afternoon. Forthcoming meetings are announced on the library's home page. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact the library at (307) 367-4114.

Learn more about the Library Board of Trustees

The mission of the Sublette County Library is to provide the community, through its collections and inviting spaces, the opportunity to access information, engage with culture and experience lifelong learning.

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