Sublette County Libraries
Pinedale & Big Piney
Contact us      My account / login
The Pinedale Library Big Piney Library

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


STEM program for area homeschoolers
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month
Ages 4 - 8: 11:30 am
Ages 9 - 13: 2:30 pm
The Big Piney Library

The Big Piney Library hosts a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) based program for area homeschoolers during the 2019-20 school year. Join us the first and third Thursday of the month for STEM craziness! We’ll be building, experimenting, and discovering our way through the school year.

March 5th (no session during Spring Break, March 19th)
April 2nd & April 16th
May 7th & May 21st

Time slots:
At 11:30 am, we'll have activities geared toward kids aged 4 - 8, and at 2:30 pm we will have activities geared toward kids aged 9 - 13. (These age ranges are general guidelines; feel free to attend the one that best suits your child's needs.)

Follow the Ages 4 - 8 program on Facebook

Follow the Ages 9 - 12 program on Facebook

If you have any questions about what time slot works best for your family, please contact Genavieve at the library (307) 276-3515.

Email Genavieve


DIY Woven Back Tanks
Wednesday, March 11th
6 - 8 pm

Teens, alter t-shirts to make cute tanks just in time for Spring Break! We will be cutting, weaving and sewing t-shirts for these simple yet beautiful custom pieces. As always the class is free, and t-shirts are provided (though you’re welcome to bring your own shirt!)

Follow this event on Facebook

Coming up

Reading Therapy Dog Visits
2nd Thursdays of the month
3:30 - 4:30 pm
The Big Piney Library
Sign up for a 15 minute session today

Reading therapy dogs can help children read better because for them it can be easier to practice reading aloud with a dog rather than in front of classmates or parents — it helps them gain confidence without fear or embarrassment of making mistakes. We've invited certified therapy dog Mirabella to come to the Big Piney Library on the 2nd Thursdays of the month to sit quietly while children read to her. Mirabella and her family have just relocated to the area from Ohio, where she received her training through GO TEAM Therapy, Crisis and Airport Dogs, Inc. Please call the Big Piney Library at (307) 276-3515 or stop in to reserve a 15 minute time slot for your child.

View Mirabella's Facebook page

Learn more about GO TEAM Therapy, Crisis and Airport Dogs, Inc.

Coming up

Reading to preschoolers is beneficial for their brain development and academic success. It is correlated with improved attention spans and better concentration. Early reading also ignites the child's creativity and imagination, teaches them sight words and expands vocabulary.

The 1000 Books program is designed be a fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills. The kids will get to have their photo on our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten bulletin board when they read 100 books, will receive a sticker for every 100 books, and will receive a book gift to keep when they reach 1000 books.

Get started fostering a lifelong love of reading today... choose between a traditional paper reading log that you can pick up at the library, or download the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app to keep track digitally. Feel free to ask at the front desk if you have any questions.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten for iPhone

1000 Books Before Kindergarten for Android

Coming up

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.


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
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am

Our Preschool Storytime for ages 0-5 will be held at 10:30 am every Thursday morning. These themed storytimes promote early literacy skills and entertain children while helping them learn how to listen, focus and behave in a group. They also provide imagination stimulation, rich language experience, and an excellent opportunity for caregivers to interact.

Note: There will be no Storytime during Spring Break, Thursday, March 19th.

Follow this program on Facebook

Ongoing at the Big Piney Library
After School Program
K - 2nd grades: Tuesdays during the school year
3rd - 5th grades: Wednesdays during the school year
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Elementary school aged kids can join us at the Big Piney Library and the Big Piney Rec Center for stories, crafts, activities and more! Tuesday's activities with Genavieve White are geared for children in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade, and Wednesday's activities are geared toward children in grades 3 - 5. Home-schoolers are welcome to join in the fun as well. Locations will alternate between Big Piney Library and the Rec Center*

NOTE: There will be no After School Program during Spring Break, Tuesday, March 17th & Wednesday, 18th.

Pick up a registration form at the Big Piney Library or Rec Center. Homeschooled kids welcome!

*Registration forms will include a full calendar with date and location info.

Contact Genavieve at the library for more info: (307) 276-3515.

Follow the Tuesday K - 2 program on Facebook

Follow the Wednesday Grades 3- 5 program on Facebook

Ongoing at the Big Piney Library
Game Night
6 - 8 pm

Get in on the campaign! Thursday is gamer central at the BP Library. We will cycle through games like Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: the Gathering®, Spelljammer and Warhammer's Blackstone Fortress.

Please contact the library (307) 276-3515 with any questions on what's coming up, and how to get in on a game!

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.

Sublette County Library  |  155 S. Tyler Ave.  |  P.O. Box 489  |  Pinedale, WY 82941-0489  |  (307) 367-4114  |  (307) 367-6722 fax
Copyright 2020 ©The Sublette County Libraries