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
Magic Tree House & The Treehouse Series: Make a 3D
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
Owl Diaries: Make your own Owl Diary!
Wednesday, April 21st
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
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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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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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.
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 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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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