September is Library Card Sign Up Month
Signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic
achievement and lifelong learning — it's the most important school supply! First through 5th graders are encouraged to sign up
for a library card during September and will receive a book prize!
Young Adulting 101: Basic how-to's for teens
Third Tuesday of the month: Starting September 19th
4 — 5 pm
It's a crash course in life skills! Starting Tuesday, September 19th, teens and tweens in grades 6-12 can stop in after school and learn adulting skills such as:
• Basic car care
• Surviving without electricity
• Emergency preparedness
• Basic party etiquette
• Negotiating skills
Attend four or more classes and earn your adulting badge. Specific
dates and programs will be announced on our Facebook page, or subscribe
to our library news emails to get weekly updates of our Teen programs.
For more information or to suggest a topic
contact Youth Services Teen Specialist Ana at 367-4114.
Eat, Taste & Read Book Tastings
Readers of all school ages (kids and teens) will get to taste some
fun snacks and "taste" our books during this fun new event.
Look at the book cover, read the description, and read the first
page to decide if you want to "taste" a book. Our two
book tastings are:
Harry Potter Sorting Ceremony and Book Tasting
Tuesday, September 26th
4 — 5 pm
Come try on the sorting hat in the Lovatt Room and let it tell you
which Hogwarts' house you belong to. You will be able to "taste"
different books within your house. If you don't like the books in
your house, you will be able to try others.
Masquerade Book Tasting
Tuesday, October 24th
4 — 5 pm
Come create a masquerade ball mask in the Lovatt Room. Then, we
will taste some fun snacks and find and "taste" hidden
books in our library.
Preloaded Nook® HDs for kids available for check out
Any time is a great time to introduce a new way of enjoying books
to your kids — our preloaded Nook® HDs allow kids to enjoy
old and new favorites in a safe and age appropriate manner. Both
the Pinedale and Big Piney libraries have Nook HDs preloaded with
dozens of ebooks for preschoolers (most with a "read to me"
option), for early readers, and for 3rd graders and up. All Nook
HDs come with parental controls and do not access the Internet or
games — they are just for reading. Just power up and go! Nook
HDs check out for 3 weeks.
Reading to preschoolers is beneficial for their
brain development and academic success. It is correlated with improved
attention spans and better concentration. Early reading also ignites
the child's creativity and imagination, teaches them sight words
and expands vocabulary. Kids earn a sticker for every 25 books read
and their photo taken for every 100 books read. Pick up a 1,000
Books Before Kindergarten folder today and foster a lifelong love
Ready4K: Text messages to boost your child's learning
Parents of preschoolers, you can now sign up for a new, free texting
service that delivers fun facts and easy tips to your phone. Called
Ready4K, the texting service shows parents how to boost children’s
learning and get them ready for kindergarten. In the last year, the University of Wyoming's Literacy Research Center and Clinic teamed up with Stanford University to develop and research Ready4K to make this service available in Wyoming. Research shows that
receiving these helpful texts can significantly increase children’s
learning. Parents and caregivers with children, ages 3 to 5, are
invited to sign up for the free service, which provides three texts
per week. The service is available in English and Spanish.
Learn more about
Ready4K and sign up
Story Times resume on Wednesday, September 20th
Baby and Me on Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays at 11 am
The Story Time Room
Starting Wednesday, September 20th, Baby and Me (ages 0-24 months)
will be held every Wednesday at 10:30 am. Preschool Storytime will
be held every Wednesday at 11 am. Siblings are welcome.
Mark your calendars for our special events:
Story Time Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Wednesday, September 27th
Bring your stuffed animal to story time and let it spend the night
at the library! We will take photos of it’s shenanigans and
post online and in the
story time room. Pick up anytime the next day.
Trick or Treat at the County Courthouse
Wednesday, October 25th
Wear your costume and walk to the Courthouse to trick or treat with
us. After we’ll have Halloween stories, songs, and goodies
in the library’s Lovatt Room.
Fridays from 2:30 - 3:30 pm
The Story Time Room
Elementary school kids in grades 2-5, join us every Friday in the Story Time Room from 2:30 to 3:30 pm to get creative with DIY projects and exploration. We'll be constructing marble runs, building with Legos, making slime, creating with origami, cooking food, and more!
Bilingual Spanish Storytime
1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:15 pm
The Story Time Room
Beginning on Tuesday, October 3rd come to the story time room for
books and songs in Spanish and English.
Youth Chess Club
Thursdays 3:30 - 5:30 pm
It's a Chess Club just for kids and teens! With a focus
on learning to play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. Don't
know how to play chess? No problem! This club is a great place to
learn the game of kings. Already know how to play? Great! Come to
practice your skills, learn new strategies or help teach others.
Teen Writers Group Fridays after school
The Western Americana Room
Our teen writers will work collaboratively to write a Choose Your Own Adventure story. We will also have a guest speaker and fun writing challenges.