Take and Create Kits for K-3rd grades
Available for take-home every Friday
Stop by the library and pick up a Take and Create Kit for kids
in grades K - 3 to craft with at home. Each month we’ll have
a different theme that the kids will love. Bags can be picked up
at the library while supplies last.
During January, just like the bigger kids, the theme is Ew, Gross,
January 8th: Dirt Treats
January 15th: Make Your Own Boogers
January 22nd: Venus Fly Trap (This is a hands-on craft
for kids and caregiver!)
January 29th: Make a Brain
During February, the theme is Fantasy Fun February!
February 5th: Unicorn Poop
February 12th: Make Your Own Magic Crystals
February 19th: Troll Magnet
February 26th: Fire Breathing Dragon
Live on our Facebook page
Ms. Michelle broadcasts Storytime Live with stories, songs and
more for children aged 0 - 5 every Wednesday morning at 11 am on
our Facebook page. On the last Wednesdays of the month, we will
have Baby and Me, a special storytime designed for children aged
0 - 2 but fun for everyone.
Monthly Storytime kits at the library
We have accompanying Storytime kits with themed crafts and songs
for the month. The bags contain storytime goodies (shakers, scarves,
bubbles, and finger puppets), art supplies for our crafts (glue
stick, crayons, and scissors), and laminated hello and goodbye songs.
Pick one up at the library at the beginning of each month. Available
for pickup in the library or curbside upon request while supplies
January 27th: Baby & Me
February 3rd: Thank a Postal Worker (Thank you
card for a mail carrer in bag)
February 10th: Happy Valentine's Day (Lion craft
February 17th: Kindness Yoga with Jenn (Kid's Kindness
Challenge card and flower craft in bag)
February 24: Baby & Me
You do not need a Facebook account to watch, only to interact with
Never miss a Storytime... sign up for Storytime reminders! Simply
text @sclstories to
81010 and receive
a weekly text from Ms. Michelle.
the Pinedale Library on Facebook
Winter Reading Challenge
Now until January 29th
The Pinedale Library
Kids and teens are invited to complete some of our favorite things
during winter break. Black out the bingo card and get a prize! Family
readers are encouraged to participate as well. Pick up bingo cards
at the library starting Monday, December 21st.
Winter Wonderland Story Walk
Going on now
Outside the Pinedale Library
Walk in a winter wonderland with lighted ice globes outside the
library! Our story walks were so popular this past summer that we
decided to create a special one just for the season. Pages from
the classic book will be lighted for nighttime enjoyment with the
Special thanks to Jim Mitchell from Sublette County Emergency Management
for providing sand and much appreciated hard labor to help stabilize
our story walk pages through the Wyoming winter weather!
Grab and Go Stories for home storytime with pre-readers
Available for checkout
New this fall, we are offering themed storytime kits 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 will consist 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
Kids... Read the best books and vote on your favorite!
Voting open until mid March 2021
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 mid March 2021. One
vote per child.
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.
Fire HD 8 tablets for kids available for check out
Now you can check out a Fire HD 8 tablet for kids! Access kid-friendly
games, books and movies -- thousands of titles are available through
the library’s subscription to FreeTime Unlimited. Fire HD
8 tablets are NOT age specific. Like all tablets, items need to
be downloaded while connected to WiFi. Children are not able to
make purchases or access non-child friendly items. Fire HD tablets
check out for 3 weeks.
Ew, Gross, Yuck!
Take-home kits for kids in grades 4 - 12
Available for pickup on Fridays in January
Kids in grades 4 - 12 are invited to take home kits inspired by
everything sticky, messy, germy, and yucky! All supplies are included.
Kits are free for pickup beginning on Fridays in January while supplies
January 8th: Sensational Slime!
Kit includes clear slime ingredients, glitter and beads.
January 15th: Germ Garden!
Kit includes Petri dish and cotton swabs.
January 22nd: Bubbling Balloon!
Kit includes active dry yeast, a balloon, a plastic bottle and sugar.
January 29th: Creature from the Black Lagoon!
Kit includes iron oxide bottle, plastic bottle and magnets.
Currently kids and teens under age 18 must be accompanied by an
adult. Middle and high school students are allowed to use the Teen
Room to study after school. Learn about our
daily Study Hall.
Want to send the kids in by themselves to grab a kit? Take advantage
of our Chaperone Service. Kids can enter the library when accompanied
by a library staff member. Call us ahead of time or even from the
parking lot and we will happily escort them inside, select their
kit or library materials, and escort them back outside: (307) 367-4114.
Study Hall for Middle and High School Students
Mondays - Thursdays
3:45 - 6 pm
The Teen Room
In response to a growing need for middle and high school students
to have indoor community space for studying, we have adjusted our
current policies to welcome them back into the library without adult
accompaniment. At this time we are pleased to offer "Study
Hall" time for middle and high school students in our Teen
Room. Up to 10 are now welcome in the Teen Room to do homework and
study for exams after school, Mondays through Thursdays from 3:45
pm until 6 pm. The room will be supervised by a library staff member.
Please note the following:
• Masks are required
• No teen room computers are available
• No food is allowed
• Students must practice social distancing
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
Kids are welcome in the library, YAY! But, because of Covid-19,
they must be accompanied by an adult, BUMMER. Not to worry though...
We want your kids to come into the library and we know your kids
want to come into the library, but sometimes it's tough for you
to make it over to the library and accompany them inside so they
can find and check out what they want. Let us make it easier.
After school, kids are welcome to come into the foyer of the library
and our staff members will accompany them inside and help them locate
books, movies, games etc. that interest them and check those items
out to them before bringing them back outside the library.
Unfortunately, children and teens cannot linger inside the library
to play games, use the computer or hang out right now. :-( This
chaperone service is only for checking things out to take home.
Middle and high school students are welcome
to use the Teen Room as "Study Hall" space Mondays through
Thursdays from 3:45 - 6 pm. Learn more about our Study Hall.
Chaperoning is available each day that school is in session. Want
to send the kids over to the library to check things out at another
time? Simply make an appointment with us and we will gladly meet
them outside when it's more convenient for you. Call us and let
us know what time is good for you. Or, you can call us from out
front and we will bring your child in to make their selections.
Call the Pinedale
Library: (307) 367-4114
the Pinedale Library catalog
Thousands of e-books and e-audiobooks added to cloudLibrary
for kids and teens
The Wyoming State Library recently announced that thousands of
e-books and e-audiobooks had been added to cloudLibrary for kids
and teens to make use of in response to the pandemic. Now, the State
Library has announced that even more are now available. In late
December, an additional $750,000 in cloudLibrary purchases were
made to provide additional downloadable materials for young readers.
In total, nearly $1 million has gone into providing nearly 50,000
digital items to keep K-12 students across Wyoming reading and learning
the cloudLibrary collection here
info about getting started and troubleshooting
Youth Service Specialist Liz Palmer serves as Young Adult
We're proud to announce that Pinedale Library's own Liz Palmer
recently served as a Young Adult Awards Juror and had a part in
determining the finalists for the 2020 Excellence in Graphic Literature
Awards. The 2020 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Advisory
Board and Juries are comprised of diverse, experienced and informed
professionals whose knowledge and experience span the publishing,
library, and education industries. Not only did Liz help shape the
lineup of this year's award winning young adult literature, but
she will be donating many of the reviewed books to the library.
Congrats Liz, and thank you for donating these "best of the
best" materials to our young adult collection!
the Young Adult Awards Finalists — Fiction & NonFiction
all the 2020 Jurors
The Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards is part of Denver Pop
Culture Con, a three-day, family-friendly fan convention that attracts
over 100,000 thousand pop culture enthusiasts to the Colorado Convention
Center each July. The event features the best in comics, along with
popular sci-fi and fantasy TV shows, movies, Japanese animation,
cosplay (fan-created costumes and costumed skits), toys, gaming
and celebrity panel presentations.
Baby and Me the recipient of grant funding
Sublette BOCES - Pinedale and the Sublette County Library Foundation
have enriched our weekly Baby and Me Storytime with generous grant
funding. Twenty sets of beloved board books will now be used by
us during Baby and Me to encourage caregivers to enjoy books with
their babies and to give pointers on reading to children.
Sublette BOCES website
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