4 - 4:45 pm
The Pinedale Library Storytime Room
Library Playhouse, our informal program for elementary school
aged kids to drop in on after school has moved to Mondays! Kids
will enjoy themed activities each Monday afternoon; here's a peek
at what's coming up:
Monday, February 6th: Kids Choice Day!
Several options will be available for kiddos to choose
how to spend their time at Playhouse.
Monday, February 13th: Heart shaped animal cards
We'll be crafting special little gifts for loved ones!
Monday, February 20th: Library closed for Presidents Day
Monday, February 27th: National Polar Bear Day
Hear a story, play some trivia, and make a polar bear craft!
Babes & Tots Storytime
The Storytime Room
In response to our community's changing needs, we have adjusted
our Storytime format to focus more on the needs of our littlest
library users: babies and toddlers! Our Babies and Me and Preschool
Storytime programs merged into Babes & Tots Storytime. This
combined program at 10:30 am on Wednesdays focuses on songs, rhymes,
stories and some movement for children ages 0 - 3.
Preschool aged children up to age 5 are very welcome as well —
activities will adjust to our older attendees' needs. And everyone
needs social time and to wiggle... we expect and welcome short attention
spans, lots of movement, and noise during this Storytime. We hope
you can join us Wednesday mornings in the library's Storytime Room!
Spectacular Single Parents - Now on Zoom!
1st Mondays of the month - Next meetup on February 6th
5 - 6 pm
Meeting on Zoom
Are you a single parent? Step right up (virtually) for one hour
each month to make new friends, exchange tips, tricks and free resources,
and share solidarity in the circus juggling act that single parenthood
can be. This casual monthly meetup will be facilitated by Alise
Watson and will take place virtually on Zoom.
Contact Alise at the library for Zoom meeting access: firstname.lastname@example.org
| (307) 367-4114.
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Kids... Read the best books and vote on your favorite!
Voting open until Saturday, February 25th
Children in grades K - 6 across Wyoming are invited to read the
top books for their age group and determine which one they think
is the best. Sponsored by the Wyoming Library Association and the
Wyoming State Reading Council, the Buckaroo Book Award provides
the opportunity for Wyoming children in grades K-3 to select favorite
books they have read or have listened to and to honor the authors
of these books. The Indian Paintbrush Book Award provides the opportunity
for Wyoming youth in grades 4-6 to select a favorite book and honor
its author. Participating helps Wyoming students:
• Become acquainted with the best contemporary authors.
• Become aware of the qualities of good books.
• Become accustomed to concepts of choice, critical reading,
and voting procedures which will help them participate in choosing
other book awards.
• To honor an author whose book has been enjoyed by Wyoming
the Grades K-3: Buckaroo Book Award nominee list
the Grades 4-6: Indian Paintbrush Book Award nominee list
Stop by the Children's Room for a voting card and to get started
reading the best books. Voting is open until Saturday, February
25th. One vote per child.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Reading to babies, toddlers and preschoolers is beneficial for
their brain development and academic success. It is correlated with
improved attention spans and better concentration. Early reading
also ignites the child's creativity and imagination, teaches them
sight words and expands vocabulary.
The 1000 Books program is designed be a fun approach to establishing
strong early literacy skills. Parents, you can choose between a
sticker log to simply keep track of the number of books read, a
book list log so you can have a record of what books the kids have
read, or download an app to your mobile device to keep track that
When kids reach 100 books, their photo goes up on our bulletin
board. They get a sticker for every 100 books read, and when they
reach 1000 books, they get to choose a book prize and the 1000 Book
sticker goes on their photo.
Get started fostering a lifelong love of reading today... pick
up book logs in the Children's Room.
Check out a Wonderbook
It's so beneficial to read aloud to children often and they certainly
love being read to. But.... sometimes we just can't make it happen
as often as we'd like. Introducing Playaway Wonderbook! Wonderbooks
are print books with a ready-to-play audiobook inside. Kids can
just press play to hear the story and read along. We have purchased
a collection of beautiful Wonderbooks that are ready for check out
now at Pinedale and Big Piney libraries. Stop in and take a Wonderbook
home this week!
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.
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
Teen Room events each week!
Friday, February 3rd
2 - 3 pm
Blackout Poetry is a way to author your own poem through finding
meaning in works that already exist. Reinvent old pages and create
your own “found poetry” in this creative workshop!
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Friday, February 10th
2 - 3 pm
Feel free to come craft, game, or just hang out!
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Friday, February 17th
2 - 3 pm
IT’S ALIVE! Emulate Sid’s energy and piece together
an epic creation from old toys, paint, glue and whatever else we
2 - 3 pm
Who will build the ultimate hide-out? Compete against each other
in this cut-throat competition to build the best LEGO® fort!
After completion, they will be displayed in the Teen Room!
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Tuesday, February 28th
3:30 - 4 pm
All teens and tweens... go ahead and boss us around! Tell us what
you want to see in the Library:
• other materials
Show up to say your piece! If you would prefer to leave a written
suggestion, place it in the suggestion box for further attention.
Outdoor Story Stroll: Walking in a Winter Wonderland
On display now
Boyd Skinner Park in Pinedale
Visit our newly installed outdoor Story Stroll! The story begins
at the Agate St. entrance to Pinedale's Boyd Skinner Park and meanders
for 1/2 mile along Pine Creek. This project was made possible by
grant funding from Sublette BOCES and incredible support from the
Town of Pinedale.
The current story is the classic song-story Walking in a Winter
Wonderland by Richard B. Smith (Author), Felix Bernard (Author),
and Tim Hopgood (Illustrator).
Amazon Fire HD 10 tablets for kids available for check out
Now you can check out an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet for kids! Access
child-friendly apps, games, and books with these tablets preloaded
for kids 3 - 7 yrs of age, or for kids 8 - 12 yrs of age. Tablets
come with protective casing and charging component, and children
are not able to make purchases or access non-child friendly items.
Fire HD tablets check out for 3 weeks. A parent must be present
for check out.
Got children's puzzles?
Have you got children's puzzles? If so, please consider donating
them to the library! We’re building a puzzle library for all
to borrow from. Must come in a solid box that can be sealed and
be in good condition with all pieces present. Thank you!
STEAM Kits available for checkout!
We have STEAM kits that you can take home and explore with! From
dinosaurs to the universe, kids can learn all about the science,
technology, engineering, arts and math world around us, right at
home. Checkout is for 7 days for one kit per visit, no renewals.
Parent/guardian must be present. Take home one of these kits today:
Science (Grade: 4+)
and Fossils (Grade: 4+)
Love Animals (Grade: PreK-3)
About Dinosaurs (Grade: PreK-3)
Our Universe (Grade: PreK-3)
the Outdoors (Grade: 4+)
A tremendous thanks to the Wyoming State Library for providing
funding to Wyoming libraries for these kits.
Comic Books & Graphic Novels in OverDrive!
Up to 3,000 comic books and graphic novels for kids and teens
are now available through our OverDrive collection, thanks to the
Wyoming State Library's recent use of federal funds from the Institute
of Museum and Library Services. Library staff are happy to help
get you started downloading free materials to your device.
the comics and graphic novels in OverDrive
the OverDrive® app
Grab and Go Stories for home storytime with pre-readers
Available for checkout
Explore our themed storytime kits that you can check out and take
home. They contain picture books on a variety of subjects for home
storytime with your pre-reader. Each kit consists of three books,
a laminated sheet with songs and rhymes, and reading tips. Some
kits may also include a felt board. These kits are best enjoyed
by preschool and kindergarten aged children who are not yet reading
independently, or by the whole family. They can be checked out for
three weeks before returning. Only one checkout per family each
time. The themes are:
Fractured Fairy Tales
Things That Go
Under the Sea
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
• Storytime handouts
• a shaker
• a scarf
• a book gift!
Welcome tote bag and gifts have been generously funded by the
Sublette County Library Foundation, Inc. and the Sublette County
School District #1's Early Childhood Liaison (Pinedale Early Childhood
Community Liaison). They are best for babies of ages newborn - 6