Young Adulting 101: Basic how-to's for teens
Third Tuesday of the month: Starting September 19th
4 — 5 pm
It's a crash course in life skills! Starting Tuesday, September 19th, teens and tweens in grades 6-12 can stop in after school and learn adulting skills such as:
• 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.
Eat, Taste & Read Book Tastings
Readers of all school ages (kids and teens) will get to taste some
fun snacks and "taste" our books during this fun new event.
Look at the book cover, read the description, and read the first
page to decide if you want to "taste" a book. Our next
upcoming book tasting is:
Masquerade Book Tasting
Tuesday, October 24th
4 — 5 pm
Come create a masquerade ball mask in the Lovatt Room. Then, we
will taste some fun snacks and find and "taste" hidden
books in our library. Wear your hero costume!
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.
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
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 on Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays at 11 am
The Story Time 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
Mark your calendars for our special event:
Trick or Treat at the County Courthouse
Wednesday, October 25th
Wear your costume and walk to the Courthouse to trick or treat with
us. After we’ll have Halloween stories, songs, and goodies
in the library’s Lovatt Room.
Fridays from 2:30 - 3:30 pm
The Story Time Room
Elementary school kids in grades 2-5, join us every Friday in the Story Time Room from 2:30 to 3:30 pm to get creative with DIY projects and exploration. We'll be constructing marble runs, building with Legos, making slime, creating with origami, cooking food, and more!
Bilingual Spanish Storytime
First Tuesdays of the month: Tuesday, November 7th
The Story Time Room
Come to the story time room and hear stories, rhymes and music
in Spanish and English. Children of all ages welcome! Tuesday, November
7th and Tuesday, December 5th.
Ven a la sala de historia y escuchar historias, rimas y música
en español e inglés. Niños de todas las edades
Youth Chess Club
Thursdays 3:30 - 5:30 pm
It's a Chess Club just for kids and teens! With a focus
on learning to play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. Don't
know how to play chess? No problem! This club is a great place to
learn the game of kings. Already know how to play? Great! Come to
practice your skills, learn new strategies or help teach others.
Teen Writers Group Fridays after school
The Western Americana Room
Our teen writers will work collaboratively to write a Choose Your Own Adventure story. We will also have a guest speaker and fun writing challenges.