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Big Piney Library temporarily located at Big Piney Rec Center
Now until further notice

The Big Piney Library is now open at our temporary location: Big Piney Rec Center! The existing library building is undergoing exciting improvements that are expected to last several months. The library collection and staff are located at the Big Piney Rec Center during the project. You are welcome to visit us at Big Piney Rec Center to check out books, movies and more, and to attend library programs as usual.

The Big Piney Rec Center is located at 630 Piney Drive in Big Piney.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Free Tax Preparation Service
Saturdays February 5th through April 2nd

10 am – 1:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

(See below for document drop off service at Big Piney Library)

The Sublette County Library is pleased to once again offer free federal and state tax preparation and filing to those who qualify*. The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has trained and certified local volunteers in the tax preparation processes for the current tax season. Rural residents, seniors, and anyone whose income is less than approximately $103,000 may qualify for this free service.

Free federal and state tax return preparation and filing on a first-come, first served basis will be available through the Pinedale Library on Saturdays from February 5th through April 2nd from 10 am until 1:30 pm. Due to COVID-19 precautions, only document drop off and pickup service is available; there will be no on-site tax preparation service. Masks are required.

If you qualify for free tax preparation, you may drop off your documents and gather them when you have been notified that your completed tax return is ready for pick up. The final day to drop off documents is Saturday, April 2nd. The final day to pick up completed returns is Saturday, April 9th. Please note the following qualifying income guidelines and additional information:

* Income limit guidelines:
Single: less than $72,000
2 persons: less than $82,300
3 persons: less than $92,600
4 persons: less than $103,000

Returns we prepare:
• efile
• Economic Stimulus Payments
• Tax credits
• Self-employed, without employees
• Itemized deductions
• Stocks and bonds
• Retirement income
• Uber, Lyft, etc.

Returns we don't prepare:
• Very complex returns
• Rentals, Airbnb, depreciation, Bitcoin, Schedule C with loss
• Farming/Agriculture
• Depreciation
• Foreign income
• CA & NY state returns
• 1040 Non-Residents (J-1, H2B, etc.)

How to Utilize Drop Off & Pick Up Tax Preparation Service:

Bring the documents listed below to the Pinedale Library's Lovatt Room, complete a brief form to verify your tax filing category, and meet briefly with an IRS certified Tax Preparer. Your documents will be held confidentially to complete your return. You will be notified when to come to review and sign your tax return for filing with the IRS. Masks are required during drop off and pick up.

What documents you need to bring:

• Government issued photo ID for self and spouse (if applicable)
• Social security cards or ITIN letters for self, spouse and dependents (if applicable)
• Previous year’s tax return if available
• Bank information from a check (not from a deposit slip)
• Dependents' birth dates, Social Security numbers, and child care information such as Tax ID number, amount paid, etc.
• Income documents (W-2 form, any 1099 forms including from banks and investment companies, SSA-1099 form, etc.)
• If you plan to itemize your deductions, proof of your expenses and deductions
• if you receive it, Form 1095 A, B, or C for healthcare coverage
• Education expenses such as 1098-T, receipts for tuition and books, etc.
• Self-employment/work-related expenses including mileage logs; utility, insurance, property tax expenses; etc.
• Economic Impact Payment 3 (probably issued in January - March)

If you have a specific tax preparation question prior to delivering your documents, please contact one of our Sublette County VITA Site Coordinators:
• Mike Henderson: email mrhenders@yahoo.com   |  (714) 697-5918
• Lora Hittle: email happyhittle@gmail.com

 

Document Drop Off Service by appointment at Big Piney Library
Appointments available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays through April 1st
11 am until 4 pm
The Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec Center

Save a trip to Pinedale by delivering your tax documents to Big Piney Library. Library staff member Jen Brown is certified as a VITA Intake Volunteer and is available by appointment to accept and securely deliver your documents to VITA Tax Preparers in Pinedale. Jen is available by appointment at the Big Piney Library's temporary space at Big Piney Rec Center (630 Piney Dr.) from 11 am until 4 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through April 1st.

How to Utilize Big Piney Library’s Document Drop Off Service
1. Call (307) 276-3515 to schedule an appointment with IRS certified VITA Intake Volunteer Jen Brown in the Big Piney Library’s temporary space at the Big Piney Rec Center (630 Piney Dr.)
2. Bring your documents to Jen during your appointment time. She will ensure you have the proper documents and will collect your contact info.
3. An IRS certified VITA Tax Preparer will complete your tax return. You will receive a phone call when your tax return is complete or if there are questions.
4. Pick up your documents and sign your completed tax return at the Pinedale Library on a following Saturday until April 9th between 10 am - 1:30 pm. Masks are required for pickup.

Contact Jen Brown to make an appointment for document drop off at Big Piney Library: (307) 276-3515.


Big Piney Library event

Not Your Mother's Book Club
Monday, January 31st
5:30 pm
Meeting location: The Painted Kettle

Our January selection is The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave. The January 31st meeting will be at The Painted Kettle in Marbleton at 5:30 pm.

The book is described as a “gripping” (Entertainment Weekly) mystery about a woman who thinks she’s found the love of her life—until he disappears. It is a #1 NY Times Bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection, and a Highly Anticipated Best Book of the Summer by Vogue, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and more.

A limited number of books are available while supplies last at the library's circulation desk at the Big Piney Rec Center (630 Piney Drive). This book club welcomes new participants at any time.

The book is also available for download from OverDrive.

Learn more about The Last Thing He Told Me and its author

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The Big Piney Library building is temporarily located at Big Piney Rec Center. You can visit us at Big Piney Rec Center to check out books, movies and more, and to attend library programs as usual.

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We've got a book drop!
The Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec Center

We have a book drop! Of course we love seeing you when you drop in, but the book drop is also available for when you need to return something after hours.

Our current library hours at Big Piney Recreation Center:
Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6:30 pm
Closed Saturdays


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Wyoming Talking Books
Free library services for people with visual, physical, or reading disabilities

It’s estimated that over 18,000 people in Wyoming are unable to read regular print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities. If you’re struggling with such an impairment—whether your condition is permanent or temporary—you qualify for The Talking Books Program, a service of the Wyoming Department of Education.

All library materials are sent and returned through the mail free of charge. Materials can be ordered from large print catalogs, online, or through a trained reader’s advisor. For more information, contact Brenda Ariosto at the WY Dept. of Education: (307) 265-8818 | brenda.ariosto@wyo.gov. After registration, library materials and services are available through the Program for the Blind and Disabled at the Utah State Library.

View a brief brochure

Email Brenda Ariosto at the WY Dept. of Education for more info

Learn more about Vision Outreach Services at Wyoming Department of Education

Visit the Program for the Blind and Disabled at the Utah State Library website


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

What should I watch next?

It can be difficult to decide what movie or TV series to watch next. We've compiled a list of resources that can help you decide. While library's DVD collection is extensive, some titles may not be available. The library catalog lists all of the DVDs available for you for check out.

GNOVIES

Gnod's World of Movies will ask you what you like and don't like and suggest which other movies that you might like too.

What is My Movie

What Is My Movie allows you to search movies using every day language.

FEELM

Feelm is an app that helps you decide what to watch based on the feeling or tone a movie provides.

FEELM

IMDb lists movies and TV shows by categories.


Search the Big Piney Library DVD collection

Search our DVD collection by movie or TV show title such as "Toy Story 4" and "Downton Abbey," or by an actor's name "Brad Pitt" or "Jennifer Lawrence." Results will show holdings at the Big Piney Branch as well as the Sublette County Library in Pinedale and others.

If a certain title is checked out at the moment, you can place a hold for it — you'll be notified when the item is available for your pickup. You'll need your library card number and PIN to place requests to hold specific items.

Please contact us if you don't know your library card number or PIN. Call the Big Piney Library at (307) 276-3515 or email bpbranch@sublettecountylibrary.org. Be sure to include your phone number in your message so that staff can reach you.


Pinedale Library news

Free DMV practice tests now available

Free DMV practice tests are now available to all Wyoming library users through the Wyoming Libraries Consortium's GoWYLD resource. The new service includes Wyoming-specific car, motorcycle, and CDL tests, and is written specifically based on the state DMV materials. It also includes accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

Learn more and access driving practice tests








Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

12 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

The next Board meeting is Wednesday, February 23rd at 12 pm at the Big Piney Rec Center.

The library's Board of Trustees alternates meetings between Pinedale and Big Piney generally on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4 pm. Forthcoming meetings are announced on the library's home page. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact the library at (307) 367-4114.

Learn more about the Library Board of Trustees



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Quarantined? We can deliver.
Contact-free outreach from Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

The Sublette County Libraries are able to deliver library materials to those at home in isolation or quarantine... simply let us know what materials we can bring right to you, free of charge. A library staff member will check out your desired materials to your library account and discreetly deliver them to your doorstep — no contact required. We are happy to travel out of town to deliver to you — if you live outside of Pinedale or Big Piney we will try our best to accommodate you.

Contact Tawnya Miller at Big Piney Library, (307) 276-3515

Search the Big Piney Library catalog

How to search for an item

How to place a hold

Decide what DVDs to watch next

Image of 1940s book woman on horseback in Kentucky, from the Goodman-Paxton Photographic Collection, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

No-Contact Curbside Pickup
The Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec

Reserve. Park. Grab your bag. Be on your way! The Sublette County Libraries offer no-contact curbside pickup service anytime the library is open. Place a request for library materials you'd like to take home. Your items will be gathered, checked out to your library account, and bagged for you. We'll contact you when your bag is ready to pick up outside the Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec anytime during our open hours.

There are three ways to request items for pickup:

• Place holds using our online library catalog and your library card. (This is the preferred method!)

Search the Big Piney Library catalog

How to search for an item

How to place a hold

Decide what DVDs to watch next

• Email Big Piney Library: BPBranch@sublettecountylibrary.org

• Call Big Piney Library (307) 276-3515






 
 
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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