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Genavieve broadcasts Virtual Storytime on Thursday mornings at
10:30 am on the Big Piney Library Facebook page.
Pick up monthly Storytime kits at the library
This year we have accompanying Storytime kits with themed crafts
and songs for the month, all in a cute reusable bag that your child
can decorate. The bags will contain storytime goodies (silk scarf,
egg shaker, crayons, etc.), and art supplies to accompany all of
each month's Storytimes. Pick one up at the library on the Wednesday
before each month's first Storytime.
& Me: (Storytime designed for 0-2 years old, but fun
the Big Piney Library on Facebook
this reoccuring event on Facebook
previous Storytime videos on Facebook
previous Storytime videos on YouTube (high res)
Halloween Take & Make Kits for K - 5th grades
Available for pickup during October
The cool weather is here and the leaves are changing and falling.
It's time to get in the Halloween spirit with these free fun and
spooky take-and-make kits from the library! These kits are ideal
for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Kids' Pumpkin Contest
Pick up a pumpkin starting Wednesday, October 21st
Enter by 2 pm on Saturday, October 31st
Pick up a pumpkin in the Big Piney Library's community room and
fill a bag with an assortment of supplies to decorate with. Pumpkins
and supplies are free while they last. Kids in K - 5th grades can
pick out a sugar pumpkin; kids in 6th -12th grades can pick out
a full sized pumpkin (see below). Hot glue guns are available for
checkout to parents.
Kids are encouraged to either return their decorated
pumpkin to the Big Piney Library or share a picture with us by 2
pm on Saturday, October 31st — prizes will be awarded for
top designs! Post a photo to the Big
Piney Library Facebook page, or email a photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prizes are: a magical
deer headband, a skeleton
dragon, and Lego-style
See below for our special Teen Pumpkin Decorating'Carving
Contest, open to kids and teens in 6 - 12th grades!
Tuesday, October 27th: The Halloween Hunt
Pickup a Halloween scavenger hunt kit, and fill it out throughout
Return a completed hunt to the library for a prize!
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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 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.
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 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 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 a smart device and an app. Suitable for kids in 4th -
Snap Circuits Kit
Snap Circuits Classic SC-300 Electronicsis 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.
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.
Available each day after school
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Big Piney Library
Kids and teens are welcome in the library, YAY! But, because of
covid-19, they must be accompanied by an adult, BUMMER. Not to worry
though... We want your kids to come into the library and we know
your kids want to come into the library, but sometimes it's tough
for you to make it over to the library and accompany them inside
so they can find and check out what they want. Let us make it easier.
For an hour after school (3:30 - 4:30 pm), kids of all ages are
welcome to come to the library and our Programming Coordinator Genavieve
White or Library Assistant LaTisha Phillips (on Mondays) will be
available outside to accompany them inside and help them locate
books, movies, games etc. that interest them and check those items
out to them before bringing them back outside the library. If Genavieve
or LaTisha are inside helping another child, kids are welcome to
just wait outside and we will come get them in a moment.
Unfortunately, children and teens cannot linger inside the library
to play games, use the computer or hang out right now. :-( This
chaperone service is only for checking things out to take home.
Chaperoning is available each day that school is in session. Want
to send the kids over to the library to check things out at another
time? Simply make an appointment with us and we will gladly meet
them outside when it's more convenient for you. Call Genavieve at
(307) 276-3515 and let us know what time is good.
the Big Piney Library catalog
Children and teens are welcome back into the Libraries
Must be accompanied by an adult
We are pleased to welcome back 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 child and
teen areas, and the Children's Room is not currently staffed. 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
the Big Piney Library catalog
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