Make a Gift
Friday, December 13th
The Storytime Room
Let the kids have the opportunity to prepare a gift of their own
for others this season. Elementary school aged kids are invited
to make a holiday gift for someone special. A variety of craft projects
will be available. All supplies are provided. Free.
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Reading Therapy Dog Visits
Mondays 11 - 12 pm
Thursdays 4 - 5 pm
Sign up for a 15 minute session today
Reading therapy dogs can help children read better because for
them it can be easier to practice reading aloud with a dog rather
than in front of classmates or parents — it helps them gain
confidence without fear or embarrassment of making mistakes. We've
invited Peggy Weber and her certified reading therapy dog Rosie
to visit the library and sit quietly while children read aloud to
her. Peggy and Rosie will be available on Mondays from 11 am until
noon and on Thursdays from 4 pm until 5 pm. Sign up your child to read with Rosie for one
15 minute session. Rosie has been certified as a reading therapy
dog through Teton County Pet Partners, the local chapter of the
national organization Pet Partners. Please call the library at (307)
367-4114 or stop in to the Children's Room to reserve a time slot.
Vote for your favorite book
Voting open until mid March 2020
Children in grades K - 7 across Wyoming are invited read great
books and determine which one they think is the best! Stop by the
Pinedale Library's Children's Room for a voting card and to get
started reading this year's Buckaroo Award or Indian Paintbrush
Award nominees. Voting is open until mid March! One vote per child.
K-3: Buckaroo Book Award nominees
4-6: Indian Paintbrush Book Award nominees
Baby and Me the recipient of grant funding
Sublette BOCES - Pinedale and the Sublette County Library Foundation
have enriched our weekly Baby and Me Storytime with generous grant
funding. Twenty sets of beloved board books will now be used by
us during Baby and Me to encourage caregivers to enjoy books with
their babies and to give pointers on reading to children.
Baby and Me is every Wednesday morning at 10:15 am in the library's
Storytime Room. Preschool Storytime follows at 11 am.
Sublette BOCES website
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.
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.
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, a
book list log so you can have a record of what books the kids have
read, or download an app to your mobile device to keep track that
way. 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
Get started fostering a lifelong love of reading today... pick
up book logs in the Children's Room or download the 1000 Books Before
Kindergarten app to keep track digitally.
Books Before Kindergarten for iPhone
Books Before Kindergarten for Android
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 Story Time and Preschool Storytime
Wednesday mornings beginning January
The Story Time Room
Baby and Me (ages 0-24 months) is held every Wednesday at 10:15
am. Preschool Storytime is held every Wednesday at 11 am in the
Storytime Room. Siblings are welcome.
Storytime is taking a little winter’s
nap while we prepare for fun children’s events in the coming
months! See you January 15th!
We use a text service to send reminders to Preschool Storytime
and Baby & Me patrons. To learn about this free service, follow
this link and choose Option B. Or simply text the message @2c8k7d
to the number 81010. Contact Michelle Humber with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Girls Who Code
The Teen Room
Girls in grades 6–12 will learn to code through fun online
tutorials and group projects. Snacks will be provided. We look forward
to seeing you there!
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Magic: The Gathering® Club
The Teen Room
Looking for people to play Magic with or trade some cards? Come
join us at the library! All experience levels are welcome! This
program is designed for grades 6-12.
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