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Pinedale Summer Reading for infants — entering Grade 5
Register now
Begins June 12th

Our children's Summer Reading Program theme for all kids up to 5th grade is "Libraries Rock" and includes exciting music, dance and learning programs throughout June and July. You can register early now! By registering, you can keep track of your minutes read and win prizes, but you do not have to register for Summer Reading in order to attend events. Bags and spin drums are limited: first come, first served.

Take a peek at Pinedale's summer's events

Register now


Coming up

Hula in the Park!
Tuesday, June 12th
5 pm
The American Legion Park

We’ll kick off Summer Reading at the American Legion Park* with the Happy Hula Polynesian Dance Group from Provo, Utah performing upbeat dances from the Cook Islands, Hawaii, Fiji, Samoa and Tahiti. Audience members will be invited on stage!

If you've registered for Summer Reading, you may pick up your reading log, stickers, brochure, bag, and spin drum. Bags and spin drums are limited: first come, first served.

Learn more about Happy Hula Polynesian Dance Group

Register for Summer Reading now

* This program will move to the library’s Lovatt Room in the event of inclement weather. Feel free to bring folding chairs or blankets to the park. Please, do not bring dogs to this event.


Coming up

Geology Rocks!
Tuesday, June 19th
2 pm
The Lovatt Room

Come enjoy a presentation by geologist Dottie Bentley and science teacher Elaine Crumpley, an exploration of Sublette County rocks and fossils, and fun rock painting in the library's Lovatt Room. Bring a rock or paint ours. The library will provide painting supplies.


Coming up

Happy Feet
Tuesday, June 26th
2 pm
The Lovatt Room

We’ll meet in the library’s Lovatt Room and dancers from Rendezvous Dance and Cheer will teach us the basics of tap dance and how to make homemade tap shoes. Be ready for movement, music and hands-on fun!

Learn more about Rendezvous Dance and Cheer


Coming up

Dazzle Dogzz
Tuesday, July 3rd
3 pm
The American Legion Park

Meet at the American Legion Park* to check out the tricks of high flying, frisbee catching, dancing dogs from Dazzle Dogzz. Adding in the mix will be sports activities played with the dogs and audience participation! 

Learn more about Dazzle Dogzz

* This program will move to the library’s Lovatt Room in the event of inclement weather. Feel free to bring folding chairs or blankets to the park. Please, do not bring dogs to this event.


Coming up

Sandy Beach Picnic
Tuesday, July 10th
11 am
Sandy Beach, Fremont Lake

It’s our annual fun-in-the-sun outing at Fremont Lake’s Sandy Beach... bring your best beach toys! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The Library is not responsible for transportation.


Coming up

Harmonica Party
Thursday, July 19th
2 pm
The American Legion Park

Kids will enjoy a harmonica playing workshop at the American Legion Park* with the band Whippoorwill. Summer Reading prizes and treats will be awarded.

Then, at Friday night’s Wind River Mountain Festival, Whippoorwill will invite the kids on stage to perform the song they learned at the workshop! The library will supply harmonicas.

Learn more about the band Whippoorwill

See Wind River Mountain Festival info

* This program will move to the library’s Lovatt Room in the event of inclement weather. Feel free to bring folding chairs or blankets to the park. Please, do not bring dogs to this event.



Coming up

Young Adulting 101: Basic how-to's for teens
Third Tuesday of the month
4 — 5 pm

It's a crash course in life skills! Teens and tweens in grades 6-12 can stop in after school on the third Tuesdays of the month 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.


Our recent pictures

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


Coming up

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.


Coming up

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.


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


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
Baby and Me on Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime on Wednesdays at 11 am
The Storytime Room


Baby and Me (ages 0-24 months) is held every Wednesday at 10:30 am. Preschool Storytime is held every Wednesday at 11 am. Siblings are welcome.

May 23rd: End of Storytime Party at the Town Park (We'll go to the Lovatt Room if it rains)

Featured event

Spring Maker Space
Fridays from 2:30 - 3:30 pm
The Storytime Room

Elementary school kids, join us every Friday in the Storytime Room from 2:30 to 3:30 pm to get creative with DIY projects and exploration. Here's a look at what we'll be constructing during May:

May 25th: Ooblek!

Featured event

Teen Summer Reading
For teens and tweens entering 6th - 12th grade
Begins June 6th

Teens, read and win this summer with our awesome Summer Reading program and our Scratch Ticket Challenge — you could be an instant winner just for checking out books or by writing a quick book review! Also, there will be fun events throughout the summer starting with our Hula in the Park Kick Off with Happy Hula Polynesian Dance Group from Provo, Utah on June 12th at the American Legion Park, 5 pm.

View a brochure with info and events

Register online now

Submit a book review online now

Featured event

Summer Storytime in the Park
Wednesdays, June 13th, 20th, & 27th
11 am
American Legion Park
*

June 13th: Storytime with Smoky Bear
June 20th: Storywalk with Nancy McDaniel
June 27th: Storytime Dance Party

All ages welcome!

* This program will move to the library’s Lovatt Room in the event of inclement weather. Feel free to bring folding chairs or blankets to the park. Please, do not bring dogs to American Legion Park events.

Featured event

Summer MakerSpace for 1st-5th graders
Thursdays, June 14th through July 12th
2 - 3 pm
The Storytime Room

June 14th: Playing with Sound
Come explore the magic of sound with pop rocks, water xylophones, and more.

June 21st: Rock Star Guitars
We'll create the guitars of our dreams with cardboard, paint, and glitter, and then we'll make a music video using our guitars.

June 28th: Spin Drums and Rain Sticks
We'll make homemade spin drums and rain sticks and jam out to some fun music.

July 5th: Earth Melted Crayon Rocks
We'll have the whole world in our hands with this fun craft.

July 12th: Sound and Slime
We'll make different kinds of slime, and then we'll make the slime dance!

Materials will be provided for all activities.

Summer MakerSpace is especially suited for 1st-5th graders.



 
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.

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