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Mon. — Thurs. 10 am - 8 pm    Fri. 10 am - 6 pm    Sat. 10 am - 5 pm   

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month!
Kids sign up and receive a free book

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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No Carve Pumpkin Decorating
Saturday, October 20th
1-3 pm

Get into the autumn spirit by decorating a free pumpkin and taking it home during our annual Pumpkin Decorating event. This is a great family activity — all ages are welcome to come and express their creativity. Pumpkin decorating is a no-carve activity, so there's no worry for little ones with sharp objects or getting hurt. Pumpkins, ideas, and a variety of decorating supplies will all be provided. This event will be held on the south lawn. If weather does not permit, we will meet in the Lovatt Room. Pumpkins and supplies will be provided.

View pictures from last year's event

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We will also have a paper shredding opportunity for adults at the same time as the No Carve Pumpkin Decorating event. Learn more here.


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Kids... Read the best books and vote on your favorite!
Voting open until March 15th

Children in grades K - 7 across Wyoming are invited to read the top books for their age group and determine which one they think is the best. Sponsored by the Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Reading Council, the Buckaroo Book Award provides the opportunity for Wyoming children in grades K-3 to select favorite books they have read or have listened to and to honor the authors of these books. The Indian Paintbrush Book Award provides the opportunity for Wyoming youth in grades 4-7 to select a favorite book and honor its author. Participating helps Wyoming students:

• Become acquainted with the best contemporary authors.
• Become aware of the qualities of good books.
• Become accustomed to concepts of choice, critical reading, and voting procedures which will help them participate in choosing other book awards.
• To honor an author whose book has been enjoyed by Wyoming children.

View the Grades K-3: Buckaroo Book Award nominee list

View the Grades 4-6: Indian Paintbrush Book Award nominee list

Stop by the Children's Room for a voting card and to get started reading the best books. Voting is open until March 15th, 2019. One vote per child.


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.


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

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Baby and Me Story Time and Preschool Storytime
resumes Wednesday, September 12th
The Story Time Room


Beginning Wednesday, September 12th, 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 in the Storytime Room. Siblings are welcome.

This year we will use a text service to send reminders to Preschool Storytime and Baby & Me patrons. To learn about this free service, click here and choose Option B. Or simply text the message @2c8k7d to the number 81010. Contact Michelle Humber with questions, mhumber@sublettecountylibrary.org

Here's our upcoming Storytime schedule:

September 12th: Welcome to Storytime!
September 19th: A Whale of a Story
September 26th: Cats Galore!

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Autumn MakerSpace
Fridays
2:30 - 3:30 pm
The Storytime Room

Elementary school kids in grades 2-5, join us every Friday in the Storytime Room this fall from 2:30 to 3:30 pm to get creative with a variety of DIY projects and exploration. Here's a look at what we'll be working on:

September:

September 14th: Slime Time
September 21st: Button Planets
September 28th: Nature Masks

October:

October 5th: No MakerSpace... Movie and popcorn at 2 pm!
October 12th: Season Tree
October 19th: Alien Invasion
October 26th: No MakerSpace... Movie and popcorn at 2 pm!

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
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.

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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.

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