Peeps© Diorama Contest
Display Monday, April 1st through Saturday, April 20th
Winner chosen April 22nd
Springtime brings a change in the weater and... Peeps©! What
better way than to enjoy Peeps at the library than with book-themed
dioramas! Our Peeps Diorama Contest will run from April 1st until
April 20th with a winner to be chosen on April 22nd. The contest
invites participants of all ages to submit a diorama depicting their
favorite book with Peeps as the main characters. Bring your entry
to the front desk anytime from April 1st until April 20th. Dioramas
will be displayed near the front desk. There will be four age divisions:
• 10 and under
• Adult 18+
Kids will have a chance to create dioramas on Friday, April 5th
and Friday, April 12th during our afternoon MakerSpace for elementary
school aged kids, 2:30 - 3:30 pm in the Storytime Room. Bring a
shoebox if you have one! Peeps and other craft materials will be
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.
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
The Story Time Room
Baby and Me (ages 0-24 months) is held every Wednesday at 10:30
am. Preschool Storytimeis held every Wednesday at 11 am in the Storytime
Room. Siblings are welcome.
May 1st: Mother Goose!
May 8th: Happy Mother's Day!
May 15th: Annual Storytime Party at the Town Park!
This will be our end of Storytime party. We'll have bubbles, a parachute,
and a space book to kick off Summer Reading. We'll give certificates
and medals to all the kiddos headed to Kindergarten! In the event
of inclement weather, we will relocate to the library's Lovatt Room.
There will be no Baby & Me on this day.
MakerSpace (with snack!)
Fridays until April 26th
2:30 - 3:30 pm
The Storytime Room
Elementary school kids in grades K-5, join us every Friday in the
Storytime Room from 2:30 to 3:30 pm to get creative with a variety
of DIY projects and exploration. A healthy snack will be available.
The last day of MakerSpace will be April 26th. Stay tuned for
news about our exciting Summer Reading Program MakerSpaces coming
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.