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Mon. — Thurs. 10 am - 8 pm    Fri. 10 am - 6 pm & Sat. 10 am - 5 pm   

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We are open!
View our current service updates and policies

We are pleased to be working with guidance from Sublette County Public Health to be open for regular business hours. In compliance with Public Health Order 2020-003, face coverings are now required inside the Sublette County Libraries. We are committed to following all state and local mandates to keep our libraries open and serving our community. If you forget your mask, we will have one available for you to wear.


Pinedale Library hours:
Monday through Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm
Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

Big Piney Library hours:
Monday - Friday: 10 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm

 

Children & Teens in the Library

Children and teens are welcome in the Libraries when accompanied by an adult for brief visits and checking out of materials only. High-touch items like computers, gaming or toys are not available in the child and teen areas.

Learn about our child and teen chaperoning service at Pinedale Library
Learn about our child and teen chaperoning service at Big Piney Library

Students in middle and high school are welcome to our Study Hall, a dedicated time and supervised space to do homework and study for exams in the Teen Room on Mondays through Thursdays, from 8:45 - 6 pm.

Learn more about our Study Hall


Returning Library Items are Quarantined

Items returned to the library are quarantined for two days before being discharged from the patron's account and returned to the collection.


Meeting Rooms are Available

All meeting spaces in the Pinedale and Big Piney Libraries are currently available for reservation with adjusted capacity guidelines. Please, no children or refreshments. We expect participants to wear masks and practice social distancing during their meeting and wipe off surfaces when they are done.

Learn more and make a room reservation


Quarantine Delivery

Delivery of library materials from both libraries is available to patrons at home in isolation or quarantine.

Learn more about quarantine delivery


Curbside Pickup

Our no-contact Curbside Pickup service is available at both libraries for those who wish to take home library materials but prefer not to enter the library.

Learn more about curbside pickup at Pinedale Library
Learn more about curbside pickup at Big Piney Library


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

The Sublette County Libraries are able to deliver library materials to those at home in isolation or quarantine. Whether you need a good book, a couple of light magazines or want to binge-watch that show that everybody's talking about, 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.

Our contacts for quarantine delivery will be Judi Boyce at the Pinedale Library and Tawnya Miller at the Big Piney Library. Books, DVDs, magazines, etc. can be placed on hold to your account in the library catalog or by contacting Judi or Tawnya directly. Both Judi and Tawnya are typically in the office from 10 am until 5 pm Monday through Thursday. Once your items are delivered, you are welcome to keep them until you are cleared from your quarantine. For those isolating, contact us to pick up your items and deliver more if needed. As with all our returns, the items will be sanitized and quarantined for 72 hours before becoming available again to the community.

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

Contact Tawnya Miller at Big Piney Library, (307) 276-3515

Search the Pinedale Library catalog

Search the Big Piney Library catalog

How to place a hold

Decide what DVDs to watch next

About the above image: They were called “book women,” saddling up at dawn, venturing up rugged hillsides and crossing frozen streams to deliver reading material to people isolated in Appalachia's mountain communities. The Pack Horse Library initiative was part of President Franklin Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration (WPA) to improve employment and literacy in the late 1930s and early 40s. The images are of book women in Kentucky, from the Goodman-Paxton Photographic Collection, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.


Coming up 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!)

   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


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Individualized, Themed Grab & Go Bundles for Curbside Pickup

Introducing Grab & Go Bundles, an easy new way for you to skip library browsing but still bring home a bunch of items you're interested in! Simply fill out a quick form to request a themed Grab & Go Bundle of what you're interested in. Each Grab & Go Bundle contains 3 - 10 items selected especially for you and will be available for quick outdoor, contact-free Curbside Pickup any time the library is open.

Order a Grab & Go Bundle for Curbside Pickup



Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Book Club: My Night is Booked
Last Wednesday of the month - next meeting Wednesday, January 27th
5 pm
Meeting to be held on Zoom*

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

Our January book is Alice and Gerald: A Homicidal Love Story by Ron Franscell. The book recounts the true story of an elderly couple convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2014. Prosecutors argued that Alice Uden killed her husband Ronald Holtz in December of 1974 and buried his body in an abandoned mine shaft west of Cheyenne. In 1980, she allegedly persuaded her new husband Gerald to kill his ex-wife and her two sons and dispose of their bodies in Pinedale's Fremont Lake. The true crime novel is the 17th book from Wyoming author and former president of the Wyoming Press Association Ron Franscell and the story has received national attention.

Learn more about the book and its author

Read an A&E Channel Real Crime article about the story

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.

The book is also available for download from OverDrive and cloudLibrary.

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* Our January meeting will be held on Zoom. Email Judi Boyce for a meeting ID and password for this meeting.

Are you new to Zoom? Watch this quick tutorial on YouTube: How Do I Join a Zoom Meeting?


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Roam From Home Adult Reading Challenge
Going on now through March 31st

Are you staying close to home this winter? You can still travel to far off exotic lands through books! In this adult reading challenge, you can read 12 books of your choice, each one set in a different country. Complete the 12 books by Wednesday, March 31st and receive a $10 Amazon gift card*. Anyone can participate, but gift cards will only be awarded to participants age 16 and up. Gift cards will be available to pick up on April 5th.

Stop in to the library to pick up a log and begin your journeys starting today! We even have reading suggestions for various countries on display to help get you started.

*One randomly selected winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card instead of a $10 Amazon gift card!


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Volunteer opportunity: Community tax preparation
The Pinedale Library

Would you like to help your community in a significant way? The Sublette County Library will offer free 2020 tax preparation help to Sublette County residents at the Pinedale Library. The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is looking for volunteers to train and certify as Intake Volunteers and Tax Preparers. Upon completion of training, the volunteers will help Sublette County residents file their taxes on a part-time basis during the upcoming tax season.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is an IRS certified program preparing and supporting volunteers to process and prepare income taxes for those in need in our communities, free of charge. They focus their services on low-moderate income clients, elderly, ESL and rural communities, and we'd like to expand the program's reach for all Sublette County residents who could benefit from tax help. Volunteer opportunities with VITA are very flexible and limited to the tax season, making it ideal for anyone interested in a short-term commitment. Here are some details about volunteering in the program:

•  No tax experience is required, just a willingness to learn.
•  Study at home using an internet-based training program.
•  Prepare taxes using a powerful tax preparation software (similar to TurboTax, etc.)
• On-going email communications provide study/learning information and program information throughout the season (November - April).
• Tax preparation service at the library will occur on select days February - April 10th, 2021; schedule TBD.
• COVID guidelines will affect the nature of this year's service, such as providing only a document drop-off and pickup service; details TBD.

Read more about becoming a Sublette County VITA Tax Preparer

Read more about becoming a Sublette County VITA Intake Volunteer

Download an Application for VITA Volunteers

As this is a relatively new offering in Sublette County, volunteers will be able to participate in planning details of the program to fit their needs. The VITA team will provide training and support as required to help this program succeed.

Questions? Contact VITA Site Coordinator Mike Henderson: email mrhenders@yahoo.com or call (714) 697-5918.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries Receive Recognition

The Pinedale and Big Piney Libraries have been recognized by the Sublette COVID-19 Response Group for excellence in "maintaining consistently high operational standards in protecting patrons and staff from the spread of COVID-19." We take the safety of our patrons and staff seriously, and we look forward to serving our community in the safest manner possible in the coming weeks and months. Thank you for wearing a mask inside the libraries.

Visit the Sublette COVID-19 Response Group website


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

A Vision for Responsible Energy Development: A Call for Artists
Entries due February 1st, 2021

Two dimensional artwork in the form of drawings, paintings, quilts and photography are being accepted into a February 2021 art show to be exhibited in the library's gallery space. It is sponsored by Citizens United for Responsible Energy Development (CURED). There is no entry fee. Please contact Karla Bird by calling (307) 413-4619, or by emailing frankorkarlabird@hotmail.com, or contact Carmel Kail by calling (307) 367-3058 or by emailing kail@wyoming.com for more information or to indicate your interest in entering the two-dimensional art show.

View submission requirements (PDF)


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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


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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








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

Access Sublette County Public Health's 1B COVID Vaccine Form

Wyoming 2-1-1 is a statewide helpline which provides free, confidential information and referrals to health and human services, 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.

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

Next meeting on Wednesday, January 27th at 4 pm via Zoom. Please email shohl@sublettecountylibrary.org to request an invitation if you wish to make a public comment.

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

Writers of the Winds
Last Wednesday of the month
*
6:30 pm

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.

* Our January meeting will be on Wednesday, January 27th and will be held on Zoom. Email Judi Boyce for a meeting ID and password for this meeting.

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Print to the 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






 
 
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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