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The Sublette County Libraries closed on Wednesday, March 18th and will remain closed until further notice to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. This was a difficult decision to make as we take pride in going above and beyond in service to our community while also serving as a community gathering place to Sublette County.

All library programs and events are cancelled; at this time there are no rescheduled dates. Meetings scheduled for the libraries’ meeting rooms are also cancelled with the exception of government meetings. Library staff will contact the holders of meeting reservations.

We encourage you to hold on to any library materials you currently have checked out. There is no need to return items in the book drop unless you are leaving town indefinitely. Due dates on checked out materials will be suspended during the library closure; there will be no fines for overdue materials – it is our regular policy to not charge overdue fines.

The Libraries’ downloadable ebooks, eaudiobooks and more are available through our website on your mobile device for free with your library card number and PIN. Our regular 24/7 WiFi access will also be available outside the library buildings.

Library staff will be available via phone or email to answer your questions or assist with digital resources on a limited basis during the closure. Feel free to 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.

Access our free downloadable ebooks, eaudiobooks and more


Please Note:

Sublette County Public Health advises that if you or any of your family have symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) such as fever, cough and shortness of breath to please call the clinic before you go:

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

 

Wyoming 2-1-1 Helpline

Wyoming 2-1-1 and the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) are partnering to provide a public telephone helpline for COVID-19 questions and information.

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

Follow Sublette County Public Health on Facebook

Follow Sublette County Rural Healthcare District on Facebook and Instagram

Follow Sublette County Emergency Management on Facebook

 


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

Make Sublette County and Wyoming count as part of the Census
Census now open until July 15th

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

CANCELLED - Free Tax Preparation at the Pinedale Library has been cancelled for the season.

Visit the IRS payment deadline website for the latest information

Access tax resources


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Take our healthy living support ("Thrive") survey

Would you like more support for your health goals? Your input is needed! We'd like to start a local support group at the Pinedale Library called "Thrive" for people interested in healthy living. We'd love your suggestions and ideas to make this group as relevant as possible and offer it at the time convenient to the most participants.


Take our survey


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

CANCELLED - NEW Book Club: My Night is Booked

The Board Room

We're launching a fun new monthly book club, meeting on the last Wednesdays of the month at 5 pm. We'll enjoy light snacks and wine and discuss our latest monthly read. Latecomers are welcome to this relaxed and lighthearted book club.

Our current book is The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine.

A national bestseller and a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, The Last Mrs. Parrish is a mesmerizing debut psychological thriller full of delicious twists about a coolly manipulative woman who worms her way into the lives of a wealthy “golden couple” from Connecticut to achieve the privileged life she wants. The book is described as "fresh, juicy, and utterly addictive thriller from a diabolically imaginative talent."

Learn more about the book and its author

Follow this book club on Facebook


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Tax Resources

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

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


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Soil Health for Gardening Workshop
Wednesday, May 6th
5 - 8 pm

Caitlin Price Youngquist, a University of Wyoming Extension Specialist, will present a workshop on soil health for gardening. This event is brought to you in partnership with the Sage and Snow Garden Club.

More details to follow


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

"Tough Topics" items now easier to find

If there's a topic you'd like to know more about but don't really want to ask where to find books on it, consult one of our Tough Topics guides discreetly placed throughout the library stacks. A variety of topics such as grief, addiction, mental illness, sexual health and many more are listed with their call number locations. As always, library staff are here to help if you need it.

View the subject list and call numbers


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Self Checkout available at the Pinedale Library

Self checkout is here at the Pinedale Library! Now you have an additional method to quickly check out items and be on your way. Our self checkout kiosk is located on the back side of the circulation desk (near the Teen Room). Self checkout is available for books and magazines, but for not DVDs at this time. Try it out today!


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Receive library notices by text

The Sublette County Libraries are pleased to offer a new service for your convenience... now you can opt in to receive messages about your library account right on your cell phone. Get a text message when a requested item is ready for you to pick up, when an item you checked out is due soon, or be notified when an item you have is overdue. Library staff are happy to help get you signed up — simply call us or ask about it on your next visit to the Pinedale or Big Piney libraries.


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


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

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Wednesday, April 22nd at 4 pm: Location TBD

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
CANCELLED - Non Fiction at Noon Book Club
Last Wednesdays of the month
beginning April 29th
12 noon
The Western Americana Room


Enjoy interesting non fiction books and vivid conversation as part of this monthly book club especially for non fiction lovers. Meetings are generally held on the last Wednesday of each month at 12 noon in the Western Americana Room. Books are available for pickup at the front desk while supplies last. This club welcomes new participants at any time.

April 29th selection: The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Bret Witter and Robert M. Edsel



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.

Sublette County Library  |  155 S. Tyler Ave.  |  P.O. Box 489  |  Pinedale, WY 82941-0489  |  (307) 367-4114  |  (307) 367-6722 fax
 
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