March Book List Challenge
Going on now untl the end of April
Our March Book List Challenge has been extended through April!
We have different lists of fun books to choose from! Finish a list,
get a librarian to sign the list, and place it in the jar to enter
into a grand prize drawing. The Challenge ends at the end of April.
Find the Bookworm!
During the month of April
Find our Bookworm! We have a library bookworm who will be hiding
in the Children's Room. Find our little bookworm in the stacks and
enter to win a big bookworm as a prize at the end of the month! Our
bookworm moves every day so check and enter to win often!
April is Poetry Month! Check out and enjoy a book of poetry in order to be
eligible to get a small prize.
We will be celebrating national Children's Book Week during the first week of May. We will vote on our favorite children's book and have a children's book celebration during Story Time on Thursday, May 4th at 10 am.
Our Candy Jar Winner is...
Our Valentine's Day candy jar winner is Amelia Gaffney. She wins
the candy jar and all the candy. Congrats to Amelia!
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
Preschool Story Time on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Baby and Me on Tuesdays at 10:30 am
The Story Time Room
Preschool Storytime is every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am in the
Story Time Room. Baby and Me (ages 0-24 months) is every Tuesday
at 10:30 am. Siblings are welcome.
4:30 to 7:30 pm
Check in with Sydney
Bays at the Children's Room circulation desk if you need help
with that hard-to-solve reading or math problem.
In the Teen Room
Teen Tuesdays are a fun time for everyone in grades 6 to 12. There
will be games, movies, art, fun challenges and more in the Teen
Room from 3:30 pm to 5 pm. Our themes include:
• smARTy Pants: a new teen program with an emphasis on art
• InnovATE: where we will explore and play with food
• Design Squad: a PBS Engineering Challenge with real world applications
• Take it Down a Notch: decompress time with new movies and
Youth Chess Club
Thursdays beginning April 20th
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
We're starting 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
Western Americana Room
Group meets every Friday after school in the Western Americana Room.
It is facilitated by former Pinedale Roundup reporter Judi Boyce.
Writing prompts are available to work on from 1:45 until 2 pm, followed
by group discussion. Bring something you've been writing, or just
join us for the fun.