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Coming up

Oceans of Possibilities: Summer Reading fun for kids ages infant - 5th grade
Now through Wednesday, August 3rd
Welcome Goody Bags available for pickup now

Get ready for Oceans of Possibilities this summer with our summer reading program for kids aged infant through 5th grade! We're looking forward to awarding awesome prizes just for reading and completing our scavenger hunts. We'll also be hosting great events such as a pirate and mermaid themed picnic, big summer water and foam parties, pool time, a music workshop, and a special cultural performance from Happy Hula's Polynesian and dance group!

Be sure to complete our Story Stroll down Main St. (Budd Ave.) featuring The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae.

Stop by our coloring wall at the library's space at Big Piney Rec Center, enjoy a photo op at the Post Office park, and take advantage of chalk activities at the Big Piney Elementary School playground.

Many summer reading events will be held at Norris Park, the oil derrick park in Big Piney. The address is:
130 Front St, Big Piney, WY 83113 [Google directions]

Mark your calendar for these special events:

Welcome Goody Bag Pickup!
The Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec

Get started with summer reading by picking up your Welcome Goody Bag packed with reading logs, stickers, bookmarks, bingo sheet, scavenger hunt, activity packet, water gel beads, bubbles, and temporary tattoos, and a craft! Bags may be picked up at the library's space at Big Piney Rec anytime the library is open.

Happy Hula in the Park!
Wednesday, June 29th at 2 pm

at Big Piney’s Norris Park

See upbeat Polynesian dance performers at Pinedale's American Legion Park; audience participation is highly encouraged! Happy Hula is a Polynesian Entertainment group from Provo, Utah that loves to share the beautiful Polynesian culture through song and dance. They perform dances from Hawaii, Samoa, Cook Islands, Tahiti, Fiji and more. Bring a blanket or chair for your comfort. No dogs please.

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General operating support funds have been made possible by the American Rescue Plan of 2021, and made available to our organization by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Wyoming Humanities.

Pool Party!
Wednesday, July 6th
1 - 3 pm
at Big Piney High School Pool

The sun is hot but the water is cool... it’s time for everybody in the pool at the high school!

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Make a Splash Water Bash!
Wednesday, July 13th at 2 pm
at Big Piney’s Norris Park

Come celebrate lazy summer days at Norris Park with fun games and water activities!

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Music Workshop with The Wildmans!
Wednesday, July 20th at 2 pm
at Big Piney’s Norris Park

Enjoy a fun kids’ music workshop at American Legion Park with Appalachian bluegrass musicians The Wildmans! Bring a blanket or chair for your comfort. No dogs please.

The Wildmans are scheduled to perform at the 2022 Soundcheck Summer Music Series in Pinedale on July 23rd. Access more info about Soundcheck Summer Music Series: https://pinedalefinearts.com/soundcheck-music-series

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As always, kids can earn awesome prizes by reading and by attending events during June and July! Return reading logs by Monday, August 1st to be included in drawings for grand prizes. Happy Reading!!

Coming up

Summer Storytime
Thursdays through June 30th
11 am
The Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec

Storytime with LaTisha occurs in-person on Thursday mornings until June 30th 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!

During the month of June, our weekly Storytime will switch to 11 am as we celebrate Oceans of Possibilities, our 2022 Summer Reading theme! Storytime will then take a break until September.

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!


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.


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 Pinedale Library
Take-home kits!
Available starting Wednesday, June 22nd
The Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec

Kids can create their own DIY mini aquariums, mermaid headbands or pirate kits complete with hats and eye patches with these take-home kits available now. Kits are free and are available while supplies last. Pick one up at the library at Big Piney Rec.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Teen Summer Reading for teens and tweens in grades 6 - 12
Now through Wednesday, August 3rd
Welcome Goody Bags available for pickup now

Bring on summer 2022! Details about our Oceans of Possibilities themed Summer Reading events for teens and tweens in grades 6 - 12 is coming soon! In the meantime, swing by the library's space at Big Piney Rec to pick up a Welcome Goody Bag with reading logs and activities to complete around town.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Seeking Summer Reading businesses
The Pinedale and Big Piney Libraries

We are once again inviting Sublette County businesses to partner with us in encouraging reading during the summer. Send us a photo of you at your business holding your summer read. Or, stop in to the Pinedale or Big Piney libraries to pick up a book or audiobook and we'll snap you! You'll receive a poster for your business to show your support for Summer Reading, and we'll tag your business on social media!

See this year's Big Piney area business supporters

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.

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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