Farewell Reception for Miss Nancy
Wednesday, May 31st
5 — 6:30 pm
The Lovatt Room
Our beloved Children's Librarian Nancy McDaniel is retiring after
27 years of service to the Pinedale Library and Sublette County
community. Join us in wishing her well at a Farewell Reception on
Wednesday, May 31st.
We are also collecting your memories to be included in a special
book for Miss Nancy. On your next visit to the library, share a
favorite memory, craft project, event or book that Miss Nancy introduced
you to. Complete and return it by the day of the party!
a memory sheet (PDF, full color)
Summer Reading for kids in Kindergarten through Grade 5
Our children's Summer Reading Program theme for kids up to 5th
grade is "Build a Better World" and will include exciting
programs throughout June and July.
See the events schedule and get more
Tuesday, May 9th is our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Breakfast at 9 am. Afterward we'll have a joint Storytime
and Baby & Me following at 10 am. Kiddos, please bring your
favorite stuffed animal!
Thursday, May 11th is our End of Storytime Party at the
Town Park. It's our last Storytime of the season. We will
meet outside and say goodbye to our Kindergarten-bound friends.
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
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.
Teen Summer Reading 2017
Registration begins Thursday, June 1st
This year students in grades 6-12 can "punch" their way
to fun Building a Better World and be reading this summer.
Get more info
Youth Chess Club
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
We've started 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
Teen Writers Group meets every Friday after school in the Western
Americana Room. It is facilitated 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.