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     Monday - Friday: 10 am - 8 pm     &     Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm   

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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!

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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:

• Cooking
• 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.

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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.

Our recent pictures

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

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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. 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 of reading.


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

What to read

Access Wyoming's best-of-the-best books for kids in grades Kindergarten through 3 and 4 through 6.

Grades K-3: Buckaroo Book Award nominees
Grades 4-6: Indian Paintbrush Book Award nominees

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
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.

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Maker Space
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!

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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.

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Kids Chess Club

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.

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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.

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The mission of the Sublette County Library is to provide the community, through its collections and inviting spaces, the opportunity to access information, engage with culture and experience lifelong learning.

Sublette County Library  |  155 S. Tyler Ave.  |  P.O. Box 489  |  Pinedale, WY 82941-0489  |  (307) 367-4114  |  (307) 367-6722 fax
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