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After School Program
Tuesdays: Grades K - 2
Wednesdays: Grades 3 - 5
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec

Our After School Program is back! One afternoon a week, elementary school aged kids can enjoy stories, crafts, activities and more.

K - 2nd Grades: Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30 pm
3rd - 5th Grades: Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Library staff pick up the participating children and walk them over to Big Piney Rec. Parents and caregivers pickup children at 4:30 pm at Big Piney Rec. Watch for sign up and permission forms coming home from school. Return forms to your child’s teacher or to the library’s front desk at the Big Piney Rec Center.

After School Program will operate while school is in session during the 2021-2022 year. There will be no After School Program on these dates:

  • Thanksgiving week: November 23rd - 24th
  • Winter break: December 21st - 22nd & December 28th - 29th
  • Spring Break: March 15th - 16th.

Please contact LaTisha Phillips with questions about our After School Program: (307) 276-3515.


Coming up

In-person Storytime
Thursdays
10:30 am
The Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec

Storytime with LaTisha occurs in-person on Thursday mornings in the library's space at the Big Piney Rec Center. It features themed stories, songs and social time for children up to age 5, with a caregiver. Free coffee will be available for caregivers!

Thursday, October 28th: Halloween themed Storytime
Kids and caregivers are encouraged to dress up in a costume for this special not-so-spooky storytime!

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Due to low participation, we are not offering our Baby and Me program at this time. We invite you to bring your baby to regular Storytime.

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Coming up

Check out a Wonderbook

It's so beneficial to read aloud to children often and they certainly love being read to. But.... sometimes we just can't make it happen as often as we'd like. Introducing Playaway Wonderbook! Wonderbooks are print books with a ready-to-play audiobook inside. Kids can just press play to hear the story and read along. We have purchased a collection of beautiful Wonderbooks that are ready for check out now at Pinedale and Big Piney libraries. Stop in and take a Wonderbook home this week!


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STEAM To Go! Kits available for Checkout
Kits check out for 7 days
Ask for them at the circulation desk

While we can't offer in-house STEM and STEAM programs for our homeschoolers and young enthusiasts, you can now take award-winning kits home to explore, build, experiment with, and enjoy! The kits can be checked out for 7 days. Ask for them at the circulation desk. Please note that several of the kits have small pieces and/or may require a quick training with library staff before bringing them home.

Microscope Kit
Includes a TELMU inverted microscope with 40X-320X magnification, as well as 48 prepared slides of insects, plants and flowers. Suitable for kids in 5th - 12th grades.

Ozobot kit
Ozobot is a fast and precise miniature smart robot that instantly reacts to lines, patterns and color sequences on both digital and physical surfaces. Features a color optical sensing module and two independent micro-motors. Suitable for kids in 4th - 8th grades.

Sphero Kit
Sphero SPRK+ is a programmable robot ball designed to inspire creativity and curiosity through coding and play. Learn programming, complete hands-on STEAM activities, and share your creations with others. Requires a smart device and an app. Suitable for kids in 4th - 8th grades.

Snap Circuits Kit
Snap Circuits Classic SC-300 Electronics a beginner circuits/electronics kit. Tackle over 300 experiments such as a photosensitive electronic organ, a lie detector, an AM radio, and a two-finger touch lamp. Suitable for kids in 3rd - 8th grades.

littleBits Electronics Kit
littleBits is an intermediate circuit/electronics kit. It has 18 color-coded Bits that snap together with magnets to make over 5 million simple and complex circuit combinations. Suitable for kids in 7 - 12th grades. Contains numerous small pieces.

Water Rocket Kit
Use the power of water pressure to blast a rocket up to 90 feet in the air. The Water Rocket kit contains all the parts needed such as a bike pump, bottle, valve, and tube required to transform a recycled soda bottle into a functioning water rocket. Suitable for kids in 4th - 12th grades.


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Storytime Kit Available for Checkout: The Search for Jack
Great for ages 3 - 5

Enjoy storytime at home with a Wyoming specific nature based kit with puppets and activities, most suitable for pre-readers aged 3 - 5 and available for checkout. The kit features The Search for Jack, a children’s book about two friends, Chuck the Beaver and Pepper the Meadowlark, exploring Wild Wyoming together to find the mysterious jackalope. The kit checks out for 7 days. Ask for it at the circulation desk.




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Halloween Costume Workshop
Tuesday, October 19th
3:30 - 6:30 pm
The Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec

Don't know what to do for a Halloween costume this year? Take advantage of our Halloween Costume Workshop for kids on Tuesday, October 19th in the library's space at Big Piney Rec. We'll have plenty of art supplies for kids to get creative with and as well as full costumes generously donated by Green Pastures Resale Center to use on Halloween night.

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Teen Pumpkin Carving Contest
Pick up pumpkins on Thursday, October 21st
Deliver completed pumpkin by Thursday, October 28th
The Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec

Teens and tweens in grades 6 - 12 are invited to enter our Teen Pumpkin Carving Contest. Free, full-sized pumpkins are available for pickup at the library starting Thursday, October 21st.

The library is open from 10 am until 6:30 pm. Pumpkins available while supplies last.

Carve or decorate your pumpkin and return it to the library at Big Piney Rec by Thursday, October 28th for entry in the contest. Or, take a photo of your creation and submit it to BPBranch@sublettecountylibrary.org.

1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded to the top three designs. Pumpkins will be displayed at the Rec Center's carnival from 4 - 6 pm and winners will be announced then.

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Big Piney Rec Halloween Carnival
Thursday, October 28th
4 - 6 pm
The Big Piney Rec Center

Big Piney Library is participating in the Carnival! Visit us during Trunk-or-Treat, and we'll have a pumpkin decorating table set up so you can work on a festive creation to take home.

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LaTisha Phillips, Youth Services Specialist

Please congratulate our own LaTisha Phillips as she transitions into her new role as Big Piney Library's Youth Services Specialist. "Tish" has been with us as a Library Assistant since 2018 and she is looking forward to making our current programs extra fun while offering additional events such as our upcoming Teen Crayon Art class. As a mom of three, Tish loves all kinds of crafting and creating from cooking and baking to music and writing. She enjoys reading most everything, and has a special love of the Harry Potter series. Be sure to stop in and say hello!

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Comic Books & Graphic Novels in OverDrive!

Up to 3,000 comic books and graphic novels for kids and teens are now available through our OverDrive collection, thanks to the Wyoming State Library's recent use of federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Library staff are happy to help get you started downloading free materials to your device.

Browse the comics and graphic novels in OverDrive

Download the OverDrive® app


Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Baby Welcome Tote Bag & Gifts
Suitable for Newborn - 6 months

Have you recently had a baby? Ask for our free Baby Welcome Tote Bag to help start your little one on a path to lifelong reading. Our reusable canvas tote bag is filled with:

• a custom Sublette County Libraries onesie
• early literacy milestone info
• a book gift!

Welcome tote bag and gifts have been generously funded by the Sublette County Library Foundation, Inc. They are best for babies of ages newborn - 6 months.


Ongoing at the Big Piney Library
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


Ongoing at the Big Piney Library
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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