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Pinedale & Big Piney

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The Big Piney Library

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

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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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Area 51 Raid Laser Tag
Friday, September 20th
6 - 8 pm

Teen and tweens, get ready for a fun night to remember after hours at the library! We'll battle in a dark labyrinth with sci-fi mysteries and surprises around every turn. Pizza provided. Don't miss it!

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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, 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 1000 books.

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.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten for iPhone

1000 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

Our recent pictures

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

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Baby and Me Story Time and Preschool Storytime
Wednesday mornings beginning September 4th
The Story Time Room

Starting September 4th, Baby and Me (ages 0-24 months) will be held every Wednesday at 10:15 am. Preschool Storytime will be held every Wednesday at 11 am in the Storytime Room. Siblings are welcome.

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, mhumber@sublettecountylibrary.org

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Stories & Snacks
Fridays, September 6th until October 11th
2:30 - 3:15 pm
The Story Time Room

Beginning on September 6th, K - 5th grade kids are welcome to drop in on Friday afternoons and hear a few chapters from a beloved book read by Ms. Michelle while enjoying a healthy snack. Kids will vote on the book to be read to them over a course of six weeks. Kids are also welcome to color or doodle during this time. When the book is finished at the end of the six week period, the kids will enjoy an activity related to the book's theme. This is an easy way to encourage young or hesitant readers to enjoy books more while winding down the school week.

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Tween Tinkers
Wednesdays beginning September 4th
3:30 pm
The Teen Room

Kids in grades 4 - 6 are welcome to join us for crafting, science experiments, culinary exploration and other creative activities. Snacks provided.

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Teen Takeover
Fridays starting September 6th
1:30 pm
The Teen Room

Come to the Teen Room for a new activity every week, or to just hang out! From art to science experiments, we'll do it all. This program is designed for grades 7-12. Snacks provided.

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Magic: The Gathering® Club
Fridays beginning September 6th
4 pm
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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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Girls Who Code
Tuesdays beginning September 10th
3:30 pm
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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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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