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From Dog Man to Dragon Masters, early chapter book readers can get 'hands on' after school on Wednesdays in April with themed crafts that celebrate the best book series. During your visit, grab a couple more editions of your favorite book series on display!

Learn to Draw Dog Man Kit!
Wednesday, April 7th

Learn how to draw Dog Man comics with a booklet filled with drawing tutorials, blank comic book pages, coloring sheet, and a Mad Lib® just for fun! Free kits are available to pick up and take home while supplies last.

Magic Tree House & The Treehouse Series: Make a 3D Tree House!
Wednesday, April 14th

Color and assemble your own tabletop tree house. Made with heavy card stock, this tree house assembles without any tape or glue. Free kits are available to pick up and take home while supplies last.

Owl Diaries: Make your own Owl Diary!
Wednesday, April 21st
3:30 pm

Make your very own Owl Diary! Design and bind a simple diary, and make a cute paper owl for the front cover. Drop in after school at 3:30 pm to complete it or take a kit home with you.

Dragon Masters & Wings of Fire: Dragon Ear Frills!
Wednesday, April 28th
3:30 pm

Design your own Dragon Ear Frills! Made with foam, these costume pieces are fun to make and wear. Drop in after school at 3:30 pm to complete it or take a kit home with you.

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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. The first Thursday of the month is Baby and Me time, dedicated to children ages 0 - 2 but fun for everyone. Storytime will remain virtual through April.

Pick up monthly Storytime kits at the library

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.

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Watch previous Storytime videos on Facebook or on YouTube (high res)


DIY Stress Balls
Wednesday, April 28th
Grades 6 - 12

Teens and tweens in grades 6 - 12, make a quick and easy stress ball from waterbeads and balloons. Drop in after school to complete it or take a kit home with you.

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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.


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.

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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.

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

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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