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After School Program has paused until January 10th
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Tuesdays: Grades K - 2  |  Wednesdays: Grades 3 - 5
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

After School Program has paused while the Big Piney Library prepares to reopen from rennovations. Beginning again in January, the program will take place in the newly rennovated Big Piney Library!

One afternoon a week, elementary school aged kids can enjoy stories, crafts, activities and more. K - 2 students meet on Tuesdays and grades 3 - 5 meet on Wednesdays. Parents/guardians pick up their child(ren) from the program at 4:30 pm.

Download and print an After School Program registration form (PDF) for Janury 2023

Make a note of these important dates:

• November 15th & 16th: AFTER-SCHOOL PAUSED UNTIL 2023
• January 10th & 11th: Resume after-school NOW LOCATED AT THE BIG PINEY LIBRARY!
March 14th: Parent/Teacher Conferences (No After School Program)
• March 21st & 22nd: Spring Break (No After School Program)

• May 16th & 17th: Last days of after-school

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


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.




Ongoing at the Big Piney Library
Dungeons & Dragons
Fridays beginning November 18th
5 - 7 pm
The Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec

Our weekly Dungeons & Dragons meetup for teens and tweens in 6th - 12th grades begins Friday, November 18th. Get in on the new campaign... We'll be traversing the darkest depths of the under world, and out into other planes of existence! No experience is necessary.

Sign up at the Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec or by calling the library at (307) 275-3515.

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Storytime has paused until the new year
Fridays
11 am
The Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec

Storytime has paused while the Big Piney Library prepares to reopen from rennovations. Beginning again in January, the program will take place in the newly rennovated Big Piney Library!

It's storytime for our littlest library lovers... now on Fridays! Weekly Storytime is held in the library's space at Big Piney Rec Friday mornings at 11 am. Kids aged 0 - 5 will enjoy themed stories and songs. There will be free coffee and tea for caregivers.

Featured event

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Wyoming Letters About Literature Contest
Open to 4th - 12th Grade Students
Deadline to enter is January 31st

Letters About Literature is a state-level reading/writing promotion program from the Wyoming Center for the Book at Wyoming Humanities. Students in grades 4-12 can enter when they read a book, poem, or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally.

Students compete in three age categories: Level 1 (grades 4-6), Level 2 (grades 7-8), and Level 3 (grades 9-12). At each age level, Wyoming winners will receive an Amazon gift card worth $150 for first place, $100 for second, or $50 for third.

Download the guidelines to learn more


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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