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Sublette County Libraries Welcome Visitors Back with Phased Reopening

Under guidance from Sublette County Public Health, the Pinedale and Big Piney Libraries began a phased reopening with abbreviated hours and services.

Pinedale Library*
Open Tuesdays through Fridays
12 noon until 6 pm

Pinedale Special Senior/At Risk Hour: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 am until 12 noon

* In Pinedale: Please enter through the Tyler Ave. entrance - the library's Charles St. addition and Storytime Room are closed.

Big Piney Library
Open Tuesdays through Thursdays
3 – 6 pm

Big Piney Special Senior/At Risk Hour: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 – 9:30 am


What to Expect When Visiting the Libraries

The libraries are open for checking out of materials and using public access computers only. While we strive to serve as a community center, sadly our spaces cannot be a place for browsing, gathering or lingering at this time. The libraries’ meeting rooms are currently only available to government meetings. The photocopier is available for use.

We encourage you to plan your visit ahead of time to make it an efficient and brief (15 minutes or less) visit while limiting interactions with others. Please don't come if you are not feeling well. The wearing of a mask is encouraged per Wyoming Department of Health and CDC recommendations.

No one under the age of 18 is permitted.

Please use the hand sanitizer provided upon your arrival.

You must sign in inside the library's entrance for the purpose of Contact Tracing. This information is required by Sublette County Public Health and will be kept private and destroyed after two weeks.

Social distancing of 6 feet is required in the libraries. Please respect the space around our staff. We suggest stepping outside to catch up with a friend.

Public access computers and the photocopier will be sanitized by library staff after each use. We are unable to provide one-on-one help with computers and the photocopier at this time.

Library staff will be wearing masks and wiping down surfaces to ensure a clean environment. You will see new plexiglass shields at our circulation desks. All recently returned materials have been quarantined for three days and sanitized by library staff according to public health and CDC guidelines before circulation back into the community.

Our free unlimited WiFi remains available outside the library buildings.

Make a List of Desired Books and Movies

We advise that you prepare at home so that you know exactly what you want before you come. Search our library catalog, or bring a list of your favorite authors or subjects.

Search the Pinedale Library catalog

To minimize cross contamination, DVD browsing cards and other high-touch items will not be available. We recommend browsing the library catalog before your visit. All the DVDs in our collections are listed in our online library catalog with their call number.

What should I watch next?

We Look Forward to Serving You

The Libraries take both our service to the community and the safety of our patrons and staff very seriously. We thank you for your patience as we adjust and expand our services amid changing government directives and public health recommendations in the coming weeks and months.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Curbside Pickup
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
3 - 6 pm
The Pinedale Library

Reserve. Park. Grab your bag. Be on your way! With guidance from Sublette County Public Health, the Sublette County Libraries are pleased to offer no-contact curbside pickup service on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Place a request for library materials you'd like to take home and your items will be bagged and ready to pick up outside the Pinedale Library from 3 - 6 pm. There is a limit of 10 items per library card per day.

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!)

   Access the Pinedale Library catalog

   Video: How to search for an item

   Video: How to place a hold

• Email Pinedale Library: circulation@sublettecountylibrary.org

• Call Pinedale Library (307) 367-4114 between 10 am - 12 pm


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

How to search for an item in the library catalog

Learn how to search for an item you want on the library's online catalog in this short video.

Watch the video (MP4)

Access the Pinedale Library catalog

Access the Big Piney Library catalog


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How to place a hold on an item in the library catalog

Learn how to request for an item you want be held for you on the library's online catalog in this short video. Have your library card number and PIN ready to sign in to your account.

Please contact us if you don't know your library card number or PIN. Contact the Pinedale Library at (307) 367-4114 / circulation@sublettecountylibrary.org or the Big Piney Library at (307) 276-3515 / BPBranch@sublettecountylibrary.org. Be sure to include your phone number in your message so that staff can reach you.

Watch the video (MP4)

Access the Pinedale Library catalog

Access the Big Piney Library catalog


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.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

We are Now Accepting Returns!

At this time we'd like to invite you to begin returning any library items you are no longer using. To assure the safety of our community and our staff, all incoming items will be placed in a 3 day quarantine before being sanitized and discharged from your account. Due dates on checked out materials remain suspended.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Make Sublette County and Wyoming count as part of the Census
Census now open

Did you know that an incomplete census count can lead to a lack of critical resources in our communities, including roads, schools, hospitals, and libraries? Wyoming will lose hundreds of federal dollars for each resident not counted. It has never been easier to respond to the census: online, over the phone or by mail. Now is a great time! If you do it now, a census worker won't have to come to your door later.

Take the census now online: https://2020census.gov/
Or by phone: 844-330-2020

New this year, you get to watch results come in through this cool online map


Image by Zachary Wheeler, as part of the Art Institute of Colorado 2012 photography program's travels to Pinedale and Sublette County.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Sublette County Bear Hunt
Going on now!

Let's spread some cheer across Sublette County during this time of social isolation! Place a teddy bear in your window for others to spot, and take a walk or drive to find some bears yourself! This bear hunt is inspired by the beloved children's classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt by author Michael Rosen and illustrator Helen Oxenbury. Let's get our bears in the window today and let it continue for as long as cheer is needed.

The Bear Hunt is not just for children, it's for everyone across Sublette County!

Don't have a teddy bear? Any stuffed animal is welcome.

Be social! Share your bear on social media with the hashtag #sublettecountybearhunt, or post a picture here! Don't divulge your specific location, a road name is fine but no address... this is a hunt after all!

Follow this event on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Follow the #sublettecountybearhunt on Instagram

Watch an animated story cartoon version of the book


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

OverDrive Digital Collection available without a library card

Don't have a library card? No worries! During the closures, Libby by Overdrive is offering access to their Instant Digital Card, which grants you access to Wyoming's Virtual Library collection without a library card. All you need is a mobile phone number.

Visit the Wyoming Virtual Library



Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Tax Resources and Economic Impact Payment info

Note: The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020.

Economic Impact Payments; Get My Payment

Working with the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service has unveiled the new Get My Payment with features to let taxpayers check on their Economic Impact Payment date and update direct deposit information. Get My Payment will show the projected date when a deposit has been scheduled, similar to the “Where’s My Refund tool” many taxpayers are already familiar with. In addition to Get My Payment, Treasury and IRS have a second a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those who don’t normally file a tax return.

No action needed by most taxpayers. Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for 2019 or 2018 will receive the payments automatically. Automatic payments will also go in the near future to those receiving Social Security retirement, or disability (SSDI), or survivor benefits and Railroad Retirement benefits.

Visit the IRS Get My Payment website

General information about the Economic Impact Payments is available on a special section of IRS.gov: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center.

Watch out for scams related to Economic Impact Payments

The IRS urges taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams related to the Economic Impact Payments. To use the new app or get information, taxpayers should visit IRS.gov. People should watch out for scams using email, phone calls or texts related to the payments. Be careful and cautious: The IRS will not send unsolicited electronic communications asking people to open attachments, visit a website or share personal or financial information. Remember, go directly and solely to IRS.gov for official information.

Haven't filed your 2019 tax return? Access these resources to help you file properly:

Visit irs.gov

IRS Tax Help

Note: In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, all Taxpayer Assistance Center (TACs) are temporarily closed until further notice to ensure the continued safety and health of IRS employees and taxpayers.


Online: Visit the IRS website to access the full range of forms, filing options and online tools and resources for your 2019 tax return:

Printable Forms

www.irs.gov/forms

Fillable Forms
Prepare online and print or e-file a federal tax return, regardless of age or income, online:

www.irs.gov/freefile

1040 Form     1040 Instructions     

Order by Mail
A free IRS service, order online or by phone. Allow 7-15 days for delivery: Call (800) 829-3676 or visit www.irs.gov/orderforms

Free Software
Prepare and e-file your tax return for free with IRS free filing software, available if your income was $66,000 or less:

www.irs.gov/freefile


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








Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Public Health and COVID-19 Resources

Sublette County Public Health advises that if you or any of your family have symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to please call the clinic before you go:

• Pinedale Clinic (307) 367-4133
• Marbleton Clinic (307) 276-3306

View the Sublette COVID-19 info website

Follow Sublette County Public Health on Facebook

Follow Sublette County Rural Healthcare District on Facebook and Instagram

Follow Sublette County Emergency Management on Facebook

Wyoming 2-1-1 is a statewide helpline which provides free, confidential information and referrals to health and human services. By dialing 2-1-1 from anywhere in the state of Wyoming, people are linked to information about COVID-19 as well as local resources, from both government and nonprofit agencies.

2-1-1 is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m. Service is available statewide by dialing 2-1-1 or 888-425-7138 during normal business hours. Callers requesting information outside standard business hours may leave a voicemail message and will receive a follow-up call the next business day.

Wyoming 2-1-1 also connects callers to other health and human services in their community. Many of these resources may also be needed by Wyoming residents at this time.

Questions can also be emailed to wdh-covid-19@wyo.gov.

Wyoming COVID-19 informational website

Utilize these resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

Stop the Spread of Germs (PDF)

COVID-19 Fact Sheet (PDF)

What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (PDF)

Access the CDC website on COVID-19

View CDC recommendations on face coverings



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Friday, June 26th at 4 pm: The Big Piney Library

The library's Board of Trustees alternates meetings between Pinedale and Big Piney generally on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the afternoon. 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

SUSPENDED - On-site services at Sublette Center, Rendezvous Pointe, and Aspen Grove
Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday


The Pinedale Library runs an on-site service to the Sublette Center, Rendezvous Pointe, and Aspen Grove Apartments. 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.

Find us at these locations:

Sublette Center
(library area near the dining room; 333 North Bridger Ave. in Pinedale)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
10 am - 11 am

Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center
(425 W Magnolia St. in Pinedale)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Aspen Grove Apartments
(250 Musket Ave. in Pinedale)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
2 - 3 pm

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

See snapshots of previous gatherings



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
2020 Pinedale Renaissance Faire - Call for artisans, vendors and performers
Saturday, September 12th


The Pinedale Library will once again host the Pinedale Renaissance Faire on Saturday, September 12th. The Faire has been growing (now in it's 3rd year) and we are seeking artisans, vendors and performers to make this year's Faire more fun and authentic than ever! Artisans, vendors and performers will be expected to participate during the Faire from 12 pm until 4 pm. Apply below or contact Sukey Hohl (shohl@sublettecountylibrary.org) or Jenn Burton (jburton@sublettecountylibrary.org), or by calling the library at (307) 367-4114.

See photos from our 2018 Faire, with sword fighting, falcons, and fun activities for all!

Apply now

 

Donate to the Faire!

Make the 2020 Pinedale Renaissance Faire even more of a successful community event! Your donation to the Sublette County Libraries Foundation will fund children's activities and reduce other Faire costs. The Sublette County Libraries Foundation is an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact Executive Director Sukey Hohl at (307) 367-4114 for more information.






 
 
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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