March Bookmark Challenge
March 1st through April 3rd
Elementary schools aged kids (K-5) are invited to take our March
Bookmark Challenge starting Thursday, March 1st. Design a bookmark
with a theme of books, reading, or favorite book characters. The
winner of the best design will have their bookmark printed for patrons
to take home! Pick up a bookmark entry sheet in the Children's Room.
The Challenge ends Tuesday, April 3rd.
Young Adulting 101: Basic how-to's for teens
Third Tuesday of the month
4 — 5 pm
It's a crash course in life skills! Teens and tweens in grades
6-12 can stop in after school on the third Tuesdays of the month 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.
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
Baby and Me on Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime on Wednesdays at 11 am
The Storytime Room
Baby and Me (ages 0-24 months) is held every Wednesday at 10:30
am. Preschool Storytime is held every Wednesday at 11 am. Siblings
February 21st: Whoever You Are
February 28th: Read Across America
March 7th: Bedtime Storytime (Wear your pajamas!)
March 14th: St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy story and then hunt for gold
coins left behind by leprechauns!
Fridays from 2:30 - 3:30 pm
The Storytime Room
Elementary school kids, join us every Friday in the Storytime Room
from 2:30 to 3:30 pm to get creative with DIY projects and exploration.
Here's a look at what we'll be constructing during January:
January 26th: Domino challenge!
Bilingual Spanish Storytime
First Tuesdays of the month: Tuesday, February 6th
The Storytime Room
Come to the Storytime room and hear stories, rhymes and music
in Spanish and English. Children of all ages welcome! Upcoming dates
Ven a la sala de historia y escuchar historias, rimas y música
en español e inglés. Niños de todas las edades
Las próximas fechas son:
5 de febrero
6 de marzo
3 de abril
1 de mayo