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     Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm   


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

We are now FULLY OPEN!!

We are pleased to be working with guidance from Sublette County Public Health to continue our phased reopening and have returned to regular business hours as of June 29th.


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

Pinedale Library hours:
Monday through Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm
Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

• Sign ins are still required; you must sign in inside the library's entrance for the purpose of Contact Tracing. This information is required by Sublette County Public Health and will be kept private and destroyed after two weeks.

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

• Meeting rooms now available for reservation! Learn more about new capacity guidelines:
www.sublettecountylibrary.org/Rooms.htm

• Our no-contact Curbside Pickup service remains available. Learn more about placing a request for materials for outside pickup:
www.sublettecountylibrary.org/BPEvents.htm#Curbside

We will begin offering some of our regular, small group adult programming soon — stay tuned for announcements!


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Children are welcome back into the Libraries
Must be accompanied by an adult

We are pleased to welcome our patrons aged 18 and under! As part of our phased return to normal services with guidance from Sublette County Public Health, children and teens will be 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 toys and computers have been removed from the children's area. We know that children find touching things to be irresistible, so we encourage you and the kids to utilize our hand sanitizer before browsing. We also encourage you to search the library catalog before coming so that your visit can be as efficient and successful as possible.

Search the Big Piney Library catalog

Learn about our Summer Reading Program for kids and teens


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 are pleased to 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 have begun a new service of delivering 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.


Big Piney Library event

Decades of Fun: Monthly craft projects
Begins September 1st
Pick up a project bag at the beginning of each month

The kids are back in school, the weather is cooling down again and Big Piney Library is jump-starting a fun new monthly program called Decades of Fun that 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, beginning with 1920s giant paper flowers in September!

Craft materials and project guidelines will be 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, September 28th
5:30 pm

During September we will be reading I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara. It is the haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018.

Learn more about the book

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. The book is also available for hold as an eaudiobook from OverDrive and as an ebook from cloudLibrary.

The September meeting will take place in-house at the Big Piney Library. This book club welcomes new participants at any time.

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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Census help available at the Pinedale Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 am - 3 pm
Deadline is September 30th

Did you know that an incomplete census count can lead to a lack of critical resources in our communities, including roads, schools, hospitals, and libraries? Wyoming will lose hundreds of federal dollars for each resident not counted. It has never been easier to respond to the census: online, over the phone or by mail. Now is a great time! If you do it now, a census worker won't have to come to your door later.

We challenged Teton County Library to see which community can have the highest self-response rates to the 2020 Census. Help Sublette County win! If you have not completed your 2020 Census yet, and need a secure location to go online and respond, come to the Pinedale Library any Tuesday or Thursday in September between 11 am and 3 pm to get personal assistance and free internet service to respond NOW! It takes just 5-10 minutes of your time to impact the next 10 years of your life in Sublette County and time is running out... The last day to respond to the 2020 Census is September 30th.

Take the census now online: https://2020census.gov/
Or by phone: 844-330-2020

New this year, you get to watch results come in through this cool online map


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


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Census jobs available

Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for conducting the nationwide census. While the next census will be taken in 2020, the Census Bureau is already recruiting to fill important temporary positions.

Apply online at https://2020census.gov/jobs








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

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

Wednesday, September 30th at 4 pm: The Big Piney Library

The library's Board of Trustees alternates meetings between Pinedale and Big Piney generally on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the afternoon. 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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