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

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Virtual Storytime
The Big Piney Library Facebook page

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.

Baby & Me: (Storytime designed for 0-2 years old, but fun for everyone!)
October 1st
November 5th
December 3rd

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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: bpbranch@sublettecountylibrary.org

Prizes are: a magical deer headband, a skeleton dragon, and Lego-style halloween figures!

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 Halloween weekend.
Return a completed hunt to the library for a prize!

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Teen Pumpkin Contest
Pick up a pumpkin on Wednesday, October 21st
Enter by 2 pm on Saturday, October 31st

The kids aren’t having all the fun this Halloween! Teens in grades 6-12 can come by the library on Wednesday, October 21st to pick up a full-sized pumpkin to carve or decorate as they choose for entry into our contest. Prizes will be awarded for top designs! There are three ways to enter by 2 pm on Saturday, October 31st.

• Return your decorated/carved pumpkin to the library
• Email your photo to: bpbranch@sublettecountylibrary.org
• Post a picture on the Big Piney Library Facebook page

Prizes are: a $25 gift certificate to Amazon, a $20 gift certificate to Painted Kettle Tea Bar & Doughnut Shoppe, and a Lego creator set!

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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.

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 a smart device and an app. Suitable for kids in 4th - 8th grades.

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.

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.


Library Chaperoning
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.

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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 possible.

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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

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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