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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


Coming up

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!

• July 11th: Solar System Beading & Jump to Jupiter (This session occurs in the library's Storytime Room)

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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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Pinedale Fine Arts presents Folk for Kids
Various events in July and August

Pinedale Fine Arts is offering a number of exciting opportunities for kids to learn about and create folk music this summer. These events are offered in collaboration between the library and Pinedale Fine Arts.

See a flyer of all of Pinedale Fine Arts' Folk for Kids events

Drum Painting and Folk Music Workshop
Thursday, July 4th
2 - 4 pm
Pinedale American Legion Park

Drum Painting and Folk Music Workshop in the Folk for Kids tent at the Town of Pinedale's 4th of July celebration. Kids will learn "This Land is Your Land" from Sheridan musicians The Two Tracks and can join the band on stage to perform. Supplies and supervision are both provided.

Melody and Rhythm + special performance with The Lonesome Heroes
Thursday, July 18th
2 - 3 pm

Pinedale American Legion Park

It's a special kids' workshop by Austin's The Lonesome Heroes. The Heroes will play tunes and teach kids about how melody and rhythm work together to make songs happen. Kids will learn with shakers and kazoos and then join the band on stage the next day (Friday) at Wind River Mountain Fest! Shakers and kazoos provided.

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Learning Harmony with special guest instructors The Annie Oakley
Thursday, August 8th
2 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Oklahoma folk trio The Annie Oakley will work with kids at both the Pinedale and Big Piney Libraries. Kids will learn and sing songs with the focus on how harmony makes a folk song "sing". The trio will also perform a short set and talk about the rich history of folk music in Oklahoma. Appropriate for all ages.

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Folk Music & Movement + Preschool Show
with special guest instructors Freddie & Francine
Wednesday, August 14th
2 - 3 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Nashville folk duo Freddie & Francine will work with local yoga instructors to introduce movement in music in a special library performance for kids. The group will perform and education based set focused on folk music with incorporated movements to get the kids moving and singing. Appropriate for all ages.

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See a flyer of all of Pinedale Fine Arts' Folk for Kids events


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Annual Children's Tea Party
Thursday, August 1st
11 am until 12:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Courtyard
Ages 10 and under invited

It's our annual summer tea party just for children age 10 and under... this year's theme is Robin Hood and Woodland Creatures! Join us for tea and treats, fun activities and crafts!


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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


Coming up

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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