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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Free Tax Preparation Service
Saturdays February 5th through April 2nd
(The last day to pick up completed returns is Saturday, April 9th)
10 am – 1:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

The Sublette County Library is pleased to once again offer free federal and state tax preparation and filing to those who qualify*. The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has trained and certified local volunteers in the tax preparation processes for the current tax season. Rural residents, seniors, and anyone whose income is less than approximately $103,000 may qualify for this free service.

Free federal and state tax return preparation and filing on a first-come, first served basis will be available through the Pinedale Library on Saturdays from February 5th through April 2nd from 10 am until 1:30 pm. Due to COVID-19 precautions, only document drop off and pickup service is available; there will be no on-site tax preparation service. Masks are required.

If you qualify for free tax preparation, you may drop off your documents and gather them when you have been notified that your completed tax return is ready for pick up. The final day to drop off documents is Saturday, April 2nd. The final day to pick up completed returns is Saturday, April 9th. Please note the following qualifying income guidelines and additional information:

* Income limit guidelines:
Single: less than $72,000
2 persons: less than $82,300
3 persons: less than $92,600
4 persons: less than $103,000

Returns we prepare:
• efile
• Economic Stimulus Payments
• Tax credits
• Self-employed, without employees
• Itemized deductions
• Stocks and bonds
• Retirement income
• Uber, Lyft, etc.

Returns we don't prepare:
• Very complex returns
• Rentals, Airbnb, depreciation, Bitcoin, Schedule C with loss
• Farming/Agriculture
• Depreciation
• Foreign income
• CA & NY state returns
• 1040 Non-Residents (J-1, H2B, etc.)

How to Utilize Drop Off & Pick Up Tax Preparation Service:

Bring the documents listed below to the Pinedale Library's Lovatt Room, complete a brief form to verify your tax filing category, and meet briefly with an IRS certified Tax Preparer. Your documents will be held confidentially to complete your return. You will be notified when to come to review and sign your tax return for filing with the IRS. Masks are required during drop off and pick up.

What documents you need to bring:

• Government issued photo ID for self and spouse (if applicable)
• Social security cards or ITIN letters for self, spouse and dependents (if applicable)
• Previous year’s tax return if available
• Bank information from a check (not from a deposit slip)
• Dependents' birth dates, Social Security numbers, and child care information such as Tax ID number, amount paid, etc.
• Income documents (W-2 form, any 1099 forms including from banks and investment companies, SSA-1099 form, etc.)
• If you plan to itemize your deductions, proof of your expenses and deductions
• if you receive it, Form 1095 A, B, or C for healthcare coverage
• Education expenses such as 1098-T, receipts for tuition and books, etc.
• Self-employment/work-related expenses including mileage logs; utility, insurance, property tax expenses; etc.
• Economic Impact Payment 3 (probably issued in January - March)

If you have a specific tax preparation question prior to delivering your documents, please contact one of our Sublette County VITA Site Coordinators:
• Mike Henderson: email mrhenders@yahoo.com   |  (714) 697-5918
• Lora Hittle: email happyhittle@gmail.com

What to bring with you when when picking up a return:

• Government issued photo ID
• If picking up a Joint Return, both spouses must be present to sign and both must bring a government issued photo ID.

 

Do you live in the Big Piney/Marbleton area and want to save a drive to Pinedale? The Big Piney Library offers a document drop off service by appointment. You will still need to travel to the Pinedale Library upon notification that your completed tax return is ready to sign and to pick up your documents.

Learn about document drop off service at Big Piney Library


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Winter Farmers Market
One Saturday a month: Next market on February 12th
9 am - 2 pm (extended hours)
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Shop local and support area farms, ranches and businesses by visiting the Winter Farmers Market in the Pinedale Library's Lovatt Room one Saturday a month this winter. Find items such as fresh produce, dairy products and meats, baked goods, artisan crafts, and prepared foods or beverages from 9 am until 2 pm

2021-22 Winter Farmers Market dates are:
• February 12th
• March 12th

Interested in vending at the Winter Farmers Market? Contact Main Street Pinedale to vend or perform at the market: info@mainstreetpinedale.com

Visit the Main Street Pinedale website


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Book Club: My Night is Booked
Wednesday, February 23rd
5 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Our February selection is The Memory of Butterflies by Grace Greene.

About the book:

To keep a devastating family secret from being revealed, a young mother's desperate lies could end up destroying everything, and everyone, she loves. The Memory of Butterflies is a poignant story of family and forgiveness - of knowing when to let go and when to hold each other close.

Learn more about the book and its author

Books are available at the front desk while supplies last or by Curbside Pickup. Call (307) 367-4114 to request that a copy be placed outside for contact-free pickup.

This evening book club typically meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 5 pm. Newcomers are always welcome to this relaxed and lighthearted book club.

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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Borrow a Roku® streaming device for home use: Enjoy streaming Netflix, Disney+, and HBO Max™
Kit available at the Pinedale Library front desk

We are so excited to share that the Pinedale Library is now offering a borrowable Roku® Stick Kit. The Roku Streaming Stick is a small device that plugs into your TV's HDMI port and delivers streaming content via the internet. You can access of thousands of exclusive movies and shows from services such as Netflix, Disney+ and HBO Max™! The Roku Stick kit includes necessary cables, remote and instructions, and can be borrowed for 7 days (no renewal).

The Sublette County Library offers the Roku Stick Kit for loan as an extension of the Library’s DVD collection. Patrons aged 18 or older with a Sublette County library
card can check out the Roku Stick Kit.

The loan period is 7 days with no renewals. Failure to return the Roku Stick Kit and accessories within 6 weeks after the original due date will result in a charge to the cardholder’s account of $65.00.

Borrowers may not download or delete any titles, accounts, or content from the Roku.
The Sublette County Library Roku Stick Kit is pre-associated with select accounts and content, in accordance with the Library’s collection policies. The Library is not responsible for any costs incurred while borrowers use the equipment. Some material available through streaming services may not be suitable for children, and adult supervision may be required.

The Library is not responsible for clearing stored data from the Roku Stick after it is returned, and is not responsible for personal information left on the device.

Borrowing Information
A borrower should have these technical requirements at home to use a Roku:
• Wi-Fi
• A TV with an HDMI port

A borrower must sign a Statement of Responsibility. After checking out the Roku, the
borrower will receive a Roku Stick kit with:
• The Roku Kit Case
• The Roku Remote
• The Power Adaptor Plug
• The Roku’s USB Power Cable
• The Roku Stick
• The Roku’s USB Power Extender Cable
• A Roku How-To Guide

More info about the library's Roku Stick Kit

Call the library at (307) 367-4114 with any questions.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Sublette County Libraries are the recipients of Wyoming Humanities American Rescue Plan Act Grants

We are pleased to announce that the Sublette County Libraries are recipients of a Wyoming Humanities American Rescue Plan (ARP) General Operating Support Grant. Additionally, a Wyoming Humanities American Rescue Plan (ARP) Programming Support Grant and Recovery Grant have been awarded to the Sublette County Library Foundation.

The goal of Wyoming Humanities’ grants is to support public programs that use the humanities to explore the state’s histories, stories, issues, and connections between groups and communities. The General Operating support grant will provide operational and salary support to the Libraries as we continue to expand services to our Sublette County community, while the Programming Support and Recovery Support grants will fund the Libraries' humanities-based programs and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, specifically by supporting our Summer Reading Programs at the Pinedale and Big Piney libraries.

Wyoming Humanities ARP Grants are made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The Libraries are grateful for these opportunities to enhance our services to Sublette County — stay tuned for exciting developments in the coming months!

Visit the Wyoming Humanities website

Learn more about American Rescue Plan (ARP) grants


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

2022 Gallery Space Available
The Pinedale Library

The 2022 calendar for the Pinedale Library's exhibit space currently has openings! Any medium that can hang on the wall is welcome.

If you would like to display your work in 2022, contact Judi Boyce at the library:
(307) 367-4114
jboyce@sublettecountylibrary.org


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Wyoming Talking Books
Free library services for people with visual, physical, or reading disabilities

It’s estimated that over 18,000 people in Wyoming are unable to read regular print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities. If you’re struggling with such an impairment—whether your condition is permanent or temporary—you qualify for The Talking Books Program, a service of the Wyoming Department of Education.

All library materials are sent and returned through the mail free of charge. Materials can be ordered from large print catalogs, online, or through a trained reader’s advisor. For more information, contact Brenda Ariosto at the WY Dept. of Education: (307) 265-8818 | brenda.ariosto@wyo.gov. After registration, library materials and services are available through the Program for the Blind and Disabled at the Utah State Library.

View a brief brochure

Email Brenda Ariosto at the WY Dept. of Education for more info

Learn more about Vision Outreach Services at Wyoming Department of Education

Visit the Program for the Blind and Disabled at the Utah State Library website


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

What should I watch next?

It can be difficult to decide what movie or TV series to watch next. We've compiled a list of resources that can help you decide. While library's DVD collection is extensive, some titles may not be available. The library catalog lists all of the DVDs available for you for check out.

GNOVIES

Gnod's World of Movies will ask you what you like and don't like and suggest which other movies that you might like too.

What is My Movie

What Is My Movie allows you to search movies using every day language.

FEELM

Feelm is an app that helps you decide what to watch based on the feeling or tone a movie provides.

FEELM

IMDb lists movies and TV shows by categories.


Search the Pinedale Library DVD collection

Search our DVD collection by movie or TV show title such as "Toy Story 4" and "Downton Abbey," or by an actor's name "Brad Pitt" or "Jennifer Lawrence."

If a certain title is checked out at the moment, you can place a hold for it — you'll be notified when the item is available for your pickup. You'll need your library card number and PIN to place requests to hold specific items.

Please contact us if you don't know your library card number or PIN. Call the Pinedale Library at (307) 367-4114 or email circulation@sublettecountylibrary.org. Be sure to include your phone number in your message so that staff can reach you.


Pinedale Library news

Gain computer skills through LearningExpress
Free with your library card

Ever thought about improving your computer knowledge? Want to learn more about the internet or Microsoft Office? Check out the LearningExpress Computer Skills Center, brought to you by the Wyoming State Library. This free resource allows you to access:

• more than 90 self paced online tutorials
• beginning to advanced levels
• fun and easy to use lessons
• Windows®, Internet safety, and more other programs

Access LearningExpress with your library card

Learn more about this resource


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Kindles available for check out!

You can borrow a Kindle HD 8 from the Pinedale Library to enjoy web browsing, Amazon Prime movies, as well as access to our own movie library and music library. The Kindle HD 8 also offers access to all eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines with the OverDrive, cloudLibrary™, and RB Digital apps. Or, check out a Kindle Fire that includes access to the library's own collection of OverDrive eBooks. You must be 18 or older to check out these Kindles; they come with set controls so there's nothing to manage — just power up and enjoy. Ask for one at the circulation desk.


Pinedale Library news

Free DMV practice tests now available

Free DMV practice tests are now available to all Wyoming library users through the Wyoming Libraries Consortium's GoWYLD resource. The new service includes Wyoming-specific car, motorcycle, and CDL tests, and is written specifically based on the state DMV materials. It also includes accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

Learn more and access driving practice tests







Winter Break Reading Challenge
Going on now until January 31st
The Pinedale Library

While stopping in to pick up a Kids Christmas Party in a Bag and viewing the Winter Storywalk, pick up a Winter Break Reading Challenge card... adults, kids and teens can each complete a reading challenge for the chance at a grand prize! Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a chocolate prize.


Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

12 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

The next Board meeting is Wednesday, February 23rd at 12 pm at the Big Piney Rec Center.

The library's Board of Trustees alternates meetings between Pinedale and Big Piney generally on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4 pm. Forthcoming meetings are announced on the library's home page. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact the library at (307) 367-4114.

Learn more about the Library Board of Trustees



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

On-Site Services at Sublette Center, Aspen Grove and Rendezvous Pointe
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month
Next visits on February 2nd & February 16th


The Pinedale Library offers on-site service to the Sublette Center, Aspen Grove Apartments, and Rendezvous Pointe every first and third Wednesday of the month for 30 minutes. Find us at these locations on those Wednesdays, now with more visit time!

Find us at these locations:

• Sublette Center: 10 am - 10:45 am

• Aspen Grove Apartments: 11 am - 11:45 am

• Rendezvous Pointe: 12 - 1 pm

Stop by and browse our selection of books, audiobooks, DVDs and magazines. You will be able to check out and return items, place holds and even get a new library card. If you would like to use an electronic device to access our downloadable items — ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines — bring in your device and we will help you get set up.

If you have any questions, please contact Judi Boyce at the Pinedale Library 307-367-4114 or email jboyce@sublettecountylibrary.org. We are happy to bring specific items if you request them.

Request materials to be delivered to you

Read a recent Pinedale Roundup article about the service



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Musicians Gathering
Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month
4 - 6 pm (Drop in when you can!)
The Pinedale Library Board Room


Do you play the guitar or other stringed instrument? This meetup every second and fourth Tuesdays on the month is designed to give local musicians a chance to get together informally, to play music, share skills, expand their own skills, or even learn to play. Bring your instrument. Contact Judi for more info: (307) 367-4114 or email jboyce@sublettecountylibrary.org.



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Writers of the Winds
Last Wednesday of the month

6:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

January meeting to be held on Thursday, January 27th at 6:30 pm instead of Wednesday.

Writing can be a very solitary activity, or it can be a sharing, supportive and collaborative activity. This group is facilitated by Judi Boyce and is for anyone who loves to write, and wants encouragement and feedback—all backgrounds, writing styles and levels of experience are welcome. There is plenty of space to spread out and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Bring a pen and paper or a laptop for writing exercises.

View a flyer



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Print to the Pinedale Library

With many of us all relying on mobile devices and not having printers at home these days, it can be a challenge when we need to print something important. The Pinedale Library offers a print service where you can simply email what you'd like to print right to the library and then pick it up for a nominal charge. This service is ideal when you need to print:

• Amazon/online shopping return shipping labels
• Sports or activity sign up forms
• Travel/accommodation reservations
• Real estate or bill of sale documents
• Homeschooling resources

Simply email the document, web page, or whatever you'd like have printed to a designated email address:

printmescl@gmail.com

In the email subject line, indicate "please print" or "print job." We will notify you when your printed documents are ready for pickup. The fee is 10 cents per B&W page or $1 per color page, plus a $1 processing fee. For larger printing jobs, call us at (307) 367-4114 to discuss options and pricing.

Note that library staff will briefly view the document in the preparation of your print outs, so this service may not be the best option for printing your confidential or sensitive documents.

Our photocopier remains available for your copying needs at a nominal charge.

Email your document to the Pinedale Library for printing



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Quarantined? We can deliver.
Contact-free outreach from Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

The Sublette County Libraries are able to deliver library materials to those at home in isolation or quarantine... simply let us know what materials we can bring right to you, free of charge. A library staff member will check out your desired materials to your library account and discreetly deliver them to your doorstep — no contact required. We are happy to travel out of town to deliver to you — if you live outside of Pinedale or Big Piney we will try our best to accommodate you.

Contact Judi Boyce at Pinedale Library, (307) 367-4114

Search the Pinedale Library catalog

Utilize Big Piney Library quarantine delivery services

How to search for an item

How to place a hold

Decide what DVDs to watch next

Image of 1940s book woman on horseback in Kentucky, from the Goodman-Paxton Photographic Collection, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

No-Contact Curbside Pickup
The Pinedale Library

Reserve. Park. Grab your bag. Be on your way! The Sublette County Libraries offer no-contact curbside pickup service anytime the library is open. Place a request for library materials you'd like to take home. Your items will be gathered, checked out to your library account, and bagged for you. We'll contact you when your bag is ready to pick up outside the Pinedale Library anytime during our open hours.

There are three ways to request items for pickup:

• Place holds using our online library catalog and your library card. (This is the preferred method!)

Search the Pinedale Library catalog

Utilize Big Piney Library curbside pickup services

How to search for an item

How to place a hold

Decide what DVDs to watch next

• Email Pinedale Library: circulation@sublettecountylibrary.org

• Call Pinedale Library (307) 367-4114






 
 
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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