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     Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6:30 pm     &    
     Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm   


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

We are open!
View our current service updates and policies

We are pleased to be working with guidance from Sublette County Public Health to be open for regular business hours. In compliance with Public Health Order 2020-003, face coverings are now required inside the Sublette County Libraries. We are committed to following all state and local mandates to keep our libraries open and serving our community. If you forget your mask, we will have one available for you to wear.

Big Piney Library hours:
Monday - Friday: 10 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm

 

Children & Teens in the Library

Children and teens are welcome in the Pinedale and Big Piney libraries when accompanied by an adult for brief visits and checking out of materials only. High-touch items like computers, gaming or toys are not available in the child and teen areas.

Learn about our child and teen chaperoning service at Pinedale Library
Learn about our child and teen chaperoning service at Big Piney Library

Students in middle and high school are welcome to our Study Hall, a dedicated time and supervised space to do homework and study for exams in the teen area on Mondays through Thursdays, from 8:45 - 6 pm.

Learn more about our Study Hall


Returning Library Items are Quarantined

Items returned to the library are quarantined for two days before being discharged from the patron's account and returned to the collection.


Meeting Rooms are Available

All meeting spaces in the Pinedale and Big Piney Libraries are currently available for reservation with adjusted capacity guidelines. Please, no children or refreshments. We expect participants to wear masks and practice social distancing during their meeting and wipe off surfaces when they are done.

Learn more and make a room reservation


Quarantine Delivery

Delivery of library materials from both libraries is available to patrons at home in isolation or quarantine.

Learn more about quarantine delivery


Curbside Pickup

Our no-contact Curbside Pickup service is available at both libraries for those who wish to take home library materials but prefer not to enter the library.

Learn more about curbside pickup at Pinedale Library
Learn more about curbside pickup at Big Piney Library


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

No-Contact Curbside Pickup
The Big Piney Library

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 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!)

   Access the Big Piney Library catalog

   Video: How to search for an item

   Video: How to place a hold

• Email Big Piney Library: BPBranch@sublettecountylibrary.org

• Call Big Piney Library (307) 276-3515


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

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

The Sublette County Libraries deliver library materials to those at home in isolation or quarantine. Much of 2020 has brought some unusual circumstances for many of us, and if you find yourself in a Covid-19 quarantine or just prefer to self isolate to minimize your exposure, we've got you covered. Whether you need a good book, a couple of light magazines or want to binge-watch that show that everybody's talking about, 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.

Our contacts for quarantine delivery will be Judi Boyce at the Pinedale Library and Tawnya Miller at the Big Piney Library. Books, DVDs, magazines, etc. can be placed on hold to your account in the library catalog or by contacting Judi or Tawnya directly. Both Judi and Tawnya are typically in the office from 10 am until 5 pm Monday through Thursday. Once your items are delivered, you are welcome to keep them until you are cleared from your quarantine. For those isolating, contact us to pick up your items and deliver more if needed. As with all our returns, the items will be sanitized and quarantined for 72 hours before becoming available again to the community.

Contact Judi Boyce at Pinedale Library, (307) 367-4114

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

How to place a hold

About the above image: They were called “book women,” saddling up at dawn, venturing up rugged hillsides and crossing frozen streams to deliver reading material to people isolated in Appalachia's mountain communities. The Pack Horse Library initiative was part of President Franklin Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration (WPA) to improve employment and literacy in the late 1930s and early 40s. The images are of book women in Kentucky, from the Goodman-Paxton Photographic Collection, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Free Tax Preparation
Drop Off and Pick Up Only
Saturdays, February 6th through April 10th, 2021
10:30 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 tax preparation at the Pinedale Library 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. Tax preparation on a first-come, first served basis will be available through the Pinedale Library on Saturdays February 6th through April 10th. Due to COVID-19 precautions, only document drop off and pickup service is available this year; there will be no on-site tax preparation services. 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. 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

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

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

How to Utilize Drop Off & Pick Up Tax Preparation Service at the Pinedale Library
1. Bring your tax documents to the Pinedale Library’s Lovatt Room on one of the upcoming Saturdays (February 6th through April 10th) from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. Your documents will be securely accepted and you will be assisted in completing the standard Intake form by a certified Intake Volunteer. You will be contacted by phone by a certified tax preparer if there are missing documents. Please provide a cell phone number if possible.
2. An IRS certified tax preparer will prepare your tax return; you will be called if clarification on your documents is needed. You will be called when your tax return is complete and ready for pick up at the Pinedale Library.
3. You may pick up your completed tax return and documents and sign your return on a following Saturday until April 10th at the Pinedale Library from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm.

What documents you need to bring:
• Government issued photo ID
• Social security cards or ITIN letters for taxpayers and dependents
• Prior year’s tax return (bring copy)
• All W-2, 1095 (health insurance) and 1099 forms for the tax year
• Bank account numbers for direct deposit
• Evidence for deductions such as mortgage interest, property taxes, charitable contributions and medical expenses
• Receipts for child care expenses, and the provider’s tax ID number

If you have a specific tax preparation question prior to delivering your documents, please contact VITA Assistant Site Coordinator for Sublette County Mike Henderson: mrhenders@yahoo.com, cell: (714) 697-5918.

 

Document Drop Off Service at Big Piney Library
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
February 8th through April 2nd
10 am until 4 pm

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 will accept and securely deliver your documents to VITA tax preparers in Pinedale. Jen is available to receive your documents at the Big Piney Library from 10 am until 4 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from February 8th through April 2nd.

How to Utilize Big Piney Library’s Document Drop Off Service
1. Deliver your documents to Jen at the Big Piney Library during the above days and times. She will review your documents with you to ensure everything is in order before securely delivering them to a VITA tax preparer. Please provide a cell phone number if possible.
2. An IRS certified tax preparer will prepare your tax return; you will be called if clarification on your documents is needed.
3. When your tax return is complete, you will be notified to go to the Pinedale Library on a following Saturday until April 10th from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm to pick up your completed tax return and documents, and to sign your tax return.

Questions about dropping your documents off at Big Piney Library? Contact Jen Brown at the library: email jbrown@sublettecountylibrary.org or call(307) 276-3515.


Big Piney Library event

Decades of Fun: Monthly craft projects
Pick up a project bag at the beginning of each month

Our fun monthly program Decades of Fun celebrates the creativity that came out of each decade in the last 100 years. At the beginning of each month you can pick up a project bag and create a decade-inspired craft from the contents.

Craft materials and project guidelines are included in each project bag. After completing your craft, feel free to post a picture of your creation on the Big Piney Library Facebook page to be entered in a monthly prize drawing. Patrons completing and posting pics each month for an entire century of crafts will be entered in a Grand Prize drawing. Project bags will be limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis at the beginning of each month. Patrons should post pics by the last day of each month in order to be entered in monthly drawings and to qualify for the Grand Prize drawing at the end. Good luck and have fun!

Here's a peek at what we'll be creating this year:

September 1920s Giant Paper Flowers
October 1930s Embroidered Flour Sack Dish Towels
November 1940s Clothespin Dolls
December 1950s Weaving Loom Pot Holders
January 1960s Tie Dyed Socks
February 1970s Latch Hook Slippers
March 1980s Charm Bracelets
April 1990s Sand Art
May 2000s Beaded Keychains
June 2010s Painted Rocks
July 2020s Tin Can Planters

Projects are subject to change. Bags are available the 1st of each month.

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Big Piney Library event

Not Your Mother's Book Club
Monday, March 29th
5:30 pm
Discussion to be held in-person at the library*

Our March selection is Alice and Gerald: A Homicidal Love Story by Ron Franscell. The book recounts the true story of an elderly couple convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2014. Prosecutors argued that Alice Uden killed her husband Ronald Holtz in December of 1974 and buried his body in an abandoned mine shaft west of Cheyenne. In 1980, she allegedly persuaded her new husband Gerald to kill his ex-wife and her two sons and dispose of their bodies in Sublette County's Fremont Lake.

The true crime novel is the 17th book from Wyoming author and former president of the Wyoming Press Association Ron Franscell and the story has received national attention.

Read an A&E Channel Real Crime article about the story

A limited number of books are available while supplies last at the library's front desk. For curbside pickup, call the Big Piney Library at (307) 276-3515 to reserve a copy. This book club welcomes new participants at any time.

The book is also available for download from OverDrive and cloudLibrary.

* The book discussion will take place in-house at the Big Piney Library, with the slight possibility of moving to Zoom format.

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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries Receive Recognition

The Pinedale and Big Piney Libraries have been recognized by the Sublette COVID-19 Response Group for excellence in "maintaining consistently high operational standards in protecting patrons and staff from the spread of COVID-19." We take the safety of our patrons and staff seriously, and we look forward to serving our community in the safest manner possible in the coming weeks and months. Thank you for wearing a mask inside the libraries.

Visit the Sublette COVID-19 Response Group website


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

How to search for an item in the library catalog

Learn how to search for an item you want on the library's online catalog in this short video from our Technology Manager Jenn Burton.

Watch the video (MP4)

Access the Big Piney Library catalog


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

How to place a hold on an item in the library catalog

Learn how to request for an item you want be held for you on the library's online catalog in this short video. Have your library card number and PIN ready to sign in to your account.

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

Watch the video (MP4)

Access the Big Piney Library catalog


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
Public Health and COVID-19 Resources

Sublette County Public Health advises that if you or any of your family have symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to please call the clinic before you go:

• Pinedale Clinic (307) 367-4133
• Marbleton Clinic (307) 276-3306

View the Sublette COVID-19 info website

Follow Sublette County Public Health on Facebook

Follow Sublette County Rural Healthcare District on Facebook and Instagram

Follow Sublette County Emergency Management on Facebook

Access Sublette County Public Health's 1B COVID Vaccine Form

Wyoming 2-1-1 is a statewide helpline which provides free, confidential information and referrals to health and human services. By dialing 2-1-1 from anywhere in the state of Wyoming, people are linked to information about COVID-19 as well as local resources, from both government and nonprofit agencies.

2-1-1 is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m. Service is available statewide by dialing 2-1-1 or 888-425-7138 during normal business hours. Callers requesting information outside standard business hours may leave a voicemail message and will receive a follow-up call the next business day.

Wyoming 2-1-1 also connects callers to other health and human services in their community. Many of these resources may also be needed by Wyoming residents at this time.

Questions can also be emailed to wdh-covid-19@wyo.gov.

Wyoming COVID-19 informational website

Utilize these resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

Stop the Spread of Germs (PDF)

COVID-19 Fact Sheet (PDF)

What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (PDF)

Access the CDC website on COVID-19

View CDC recommendations on face coverings



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Next meeting on Tuesday, March 30th at 4 pm at the Pinedale Library and via Zoom. Contact the library for a secure Zoom meeting invitation if you wish to make a public comment.

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






 
 
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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