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Kids 2019 Summer Reading Program
For kids ages Infant through entering 5th grade
Now through July 16th

Are you ready for an "out of this world" summer? Summer reading begins June 6th. Kids are welcome to pick up registration bags with goodies and reading logs June 6th -14th. There is a limited amount of goodies: first registered, first served. By registering, you can keep track of your reading minutes and win prizes.

Register for Kids' Summer Reading now

Summer reading begins June 6th. Kids are welcome to pick up registration bags with goodies and reading logs June 6th -14th. There is a limited amount of goodies: first registered, first served. We'll have fun music, science, and learning activities for kids ages infant to entering 5th grade. By registering, you can keep track of your reading minutes and win prizes. You do not have to register in order to attend events.

Sign up for our text reminders! Text @universe23 to 81010 and receive Summer Reading updates and event reminders.

Fun events!

See below for details on our events. We will do two random drawings for galaxy slime at each major event. Feel free to bring chairs or blankets to our American Legion Park events, but please do not bring dogs. You do not have to register in order to attend events.

Read for Prizes!

Add a sticker to your reading log for every ten minutes you read.

When you reach 100 minutes, show us your reading log. We'll display your photo on our 100 Minutes Astronauts Board, and you'll take home a galaxy high bounce ball.

When you reach 500 minutes, turn in your reading log with your first and last name. You will get a book to take home and will earn a raffle Ticket to the Stars. Enter your raffle ticket in your favorite prize box.  We will draw for prizes at the July 16th magic show.

There is no limit on earning Tickets to the Stars. You can read 500 minutes as many times as you are able.

Every kind of reading counts: audiobooks, magazines, ebooks, graphic novels, family reading, etc.

Feel free to bring folding chairs or blankets to our American Legion Park events, but please do not bring dogs.

We will also have Storytime in the Park (at the American Legion Park**) on Wednesdays and Summer MakerSpace on Thursdays for kids entering 1st - 5th grades in the library's Lovatt Room.

** Storytime in the Park moves to the library’s Lovatt Room in the event of inclement weather.

See the full kids summer events schedule

Register for Kids' Summer Reading now


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Cool Science
Tuesday, June 18th
3 pm
The Lovatt Room

Yes, it is rocket science… with AlkaSeltzer®! Learn what makes rockets lift, witness some combustion, and complete a hands-on activity!

Learn more about Cool Science

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Storytime in the Park
Wednesdays, June 19th - July 10th
11 am
American Legion Park**


All ages are welcome to this special edition summer Storytime at the American Legion Park. On Wednesday from June 19th until July 10th we will explore the universe with story and song. Feel free to bring folding chairs or blankets to our American Legion Park events, but please do not bring dogs.

• June 19th: Welcome to the Universe
• June 26th: Sensory Space Storytime
• July 3rd: Reach for the Stars: Yoga in the Park
• July 10th: Planet Obstacle Course

** Storytime in the Park moves to the library’s Lovatt Room in the event of inclement weather.

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Summer MakerSpace
Thursdays, June 20th - July 11th
2 - 3 pm
The Lovatt Room

Kids entering 1st—5th grades are welcome to create, build and explore during afternoon MakerSpace sessions in the library's Lovatt Room!

• June 20th: Rocket Science
• June 27th: Moon Rocks and Galaxy Jars
• July 4th: Library closed; no MakerSpace
• July 11th: Solar System Beading & Jump to Jupiter (This session occurs in the library's Storytime Room)

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Scales and Tails
Tuesday, June 25th
3 pm
The Lovatt Room

We'll explore the creepy, crawly, slithery creatures of our own earthly world with Scales and Tails Utah's live show. This is a hands-on, all ages event!

Learn more about Scales and Tails Utah

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Wyoming Stargazer
Tuesday, July 2nd
3 pm
The Lovatt Room

It’s out of this world! Explore the solar system, constellations and the wonders of the night sky during this indoor inflatable planetarium show from Wyoming Stargazing! There will also be a solar telescope available so that kids may view the sun safely.

Learn more about Wyoming Stargazing

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Sandy Beach Picnic
Tuesday, July 9th
11 am
Sandy Beach, Fremont Lake


Meet us at Fremont Lake’s Sandy Beach to enjoy moon pies in the sand, and moon rocks in our mouths ;-). Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please do not bring dogs to this event.


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Magician Ann Lincoln
Tuesday, July 16th
3 pm
The Lovatt Room

See old fashioned comedy, juggling and circus skills, and a magic show involving birds, bunnies, and audience members! Summer Reading prizes will be awarded!

Learn more about Ann Lincoln


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Fire HD 8 tablets for kids available for check out

Now you can check out a Fire HD 8 tablet for kids! Access kid-friendly games, books and movies -- thousands of titles are available through the library’s subscription to FreeTime Unlimited. Fire HD 8 tablets are NOT age specific. Like all tablets, items need to be downloaded while connected to WiFi. Children are not able to make purchases or access non-child friendly items. Fire HD tablets check out for 3 weeks.


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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.


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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.

The 1000 Books program is designed be a fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills. Parents, you can choose between a sticker log to simply keep track of the number of books read, or a book list log so you can have a record of what books the kids have read. You do not need to turn anything in, but the kids will get to have their photo on our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten bulletin board when they read 100 books, will receive a sticker for every 100 books, and will receive a book gift to keep when they reach 1000 books. Get started fostering a lifelong love of reading today... stop in to the Children's Room and bring home your book log today.


News

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


Our recent pictures

Summer Reading, Storytime, Snapshot Day, our super readers and winners... View pictures of our recent kids' events at the library.

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Teens' 2019 Summer Reading Program
For teens and tweens entering grades 6 - 12
Now through July 17th

It's summer fun of galactic proportions! Our Summer Reading Program for teens and tweens entering grades 6 - 12 will have you doing fun things and earning raffle tickets to awesome prizes.

Register for Teen Summer Reading now

Teen Summer Reading begins June 5th. Stop in to the Teen Room to pick up a book log and Summer Reading pin. Register anytime from now until July 17th.


Earn Raffle Tickets!

This summer, earn raffle tickets for awesome prizes with each book read. Each book read = 1 raffle ticket to a prize bundle that includes Amazon gift cards, 3D pens, Bluetooth Speakers, Sphero Star Wars Droids, and other prizes! Graphic novels, eBooks, and audiobooks all count! Prizes will be drawn at 5 pm on July 17th (before IRL Fortnite).


Fun Wednesday Activities!

Teen Room Takeover is every Wednesday. Each week we'll be doing fun stuff like watching movies, playing with circuits, decorating (and eating) cupcakes, scavenger hunts, solar powered s'mores and more! Materials for projects and snacks are provided!

Attending a Wednesday teen event also gives you another entry to prizes!

See the full teen summer events schedule

Download and print a movie night Conduct Slip (PDF)

Register for Teen Summer Reading now


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Sparks & Circuits
Wednesday, June 19th
3:30 pm
Teen Room

Light up your world with DIY paper circuits. Make light-up greeting cards, have origami animals come to life, or create a paper sculpture!

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Cupcake Wars
Wednesday, June 26th
3:30 pm
Teen Room

Make and decorate your own cupcake for the most extravagant culinary display the summer has ever seen! Then we’ll eat them ;-)

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Solar Power Projects
Wednesday, July 3rd
3:30 pm
Teen Room

Build a solar oven with ordinary household items. After, we'll roast s'mores in them!


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Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, July 10th
3:30 pm
Teen Room

Teens, follow the clues around the library to test your library skills and be the fastest to find all the items!


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IRL Fortnite
Wednesday, July 17th
6 – 8 pm
Outside the library

The popular computer game comes to life! Teen Summer Reading participants will compete, scavenge for materials, and try to be the last ones standing!


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Oh Snap! We Caught You Reading!
Win $30 of books from Amazon
June 7th until August 27th

Kids and teens, be a Summer Reading Star! If we catch you reading this summer here at the library, we'll snap a Polaroid of you to post on our Summer Reading Stars Bulletin Board. We'll draw from the snapshots on August 27th... you could win $30 worth of books of your choice from Amazon!


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Welcome Youth Services Specialist Liz!

Liz Palmer is our new Youth Services Specialist at the Pinedale Library! Liz comes to us from Albany County Public Library. She is very excited to meet and work with teens and kids here in Sublette County. Be sure to stop in to the Teen room and say hello!



 
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