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The Big Piney Library

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

Coming up

Take & Create Kits for K-3rd grades
Available for take-home every Friday

Stop by the library on Fridays and pick up a Take & 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 and are free.

Friday, April 2nd: Make a Bird Feeder
Friday, April 9th: Magic Jumping Coin
Friday, April 16th: DIY Wind Chimes
Friday, April 23rd: DIY Suncatcher
Friday, April 30th: Plant a Sunflower

Kits are also available for Curbside Pickup by calling (307) 367-4114.

Coming up

Storytime Live
11 am
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 last.

Here's a peek of our Storytimes for April:

Wednesday, April 4th: Rainbows
Wednesday, April 14th: Yoga with Jenn
Wednesday, April 21st: Earth Day
Wednesday, April 28th: Tails and Tales

No Storytime Live in May but we will resume this summer with outdoor, in-person Storytime!

You do not need a Facebook account to watch, only to interact with Ms. Michelle.

Never miss a Storytime... sign up for Storytime reminders! Simply text @sclstories to 81010 and receive a weekly text from Ms. Michelle.

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Coming up

May the Fourth Be With You: A Teen Room Celebration
Tuesday, May 4th
4 - 6:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Teen Room

Teens and tweens are invited to come check out and celebrate our new Teen Room, now located in the library's new wing. It was designed specifically with tweens' and teens' needs for study space, connectivity, privacy in mind. The theme is May the Fourth Be With You (Star Wars Day) so expect fun snacks and galactic merriment!

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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

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
The Classics
Feel Good
Things That Go
Under the Sea
Fantasy Creatures

Coming up

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.

Coming up

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.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Astounding April
Take-home kits for kids in grades 4 - 12
Available for pickup on Fridays during April

Kids in grades 4 - 12 are invited to take free home kits designed to bring out your inner magician. Wow your friends and family with amazing tricks! Kits are free for pickup beginning on Fridays in April while supplies last.

Friday, April 2nd: Levitating Card
Kit contains a deck of cards and fishing line.
You will need: Tape.

View video instructions (link active April 2nd)

Friday, April 9th: Invincible Thumb
Kit contains cloth, cork, push pines and magic wand.
You will need: Scissors.

View video instructions (link active April 9th)

April 16th: Disappearing Cups
Kit contains 3 cups and pom poms.

View video instructions (link active April 16th)

April 23rd: Magic Scarf
Kit includes paper bags and a scarf.
You will need: Scissors and scrap paper.

View video instructions (link active April 23rd)

April 30th: Magic Ribbon
Kit contains envelopes and ribbons.
You will need: Scissors.

View video instructions (link active April 30th)

Kits are also available for Curbside Pickup by calling (307) 367-4114.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Springtime Storywalk: Rain Before Rainbows
Now through April

Our corner of the world will look like winter for a while longer but you can enjoy a touch a spring and renewal with our new storywalk outside the Pinedale Library. Rain Before Rainbows, written by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and illustrated by David Litchfield is a beautifully illustrated picture book about finding optimism in the darkest of places. The book is geared toward young readers but its colorful illustrations and uplifting message can be enjoyed by anyone. Follow the story on your next visit to the library!

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Tails and Tales: A 2021 Kids' Summer Reading Adventure
Begins Tuesday, June 15th

Bring on Summer 2021! Our animal themed Summer Reading Program begins Tuesday, June 15th and is filled with fun activities like a Safari Scavenger Hunt, Animal Bingo and of course reading for prizes! We'll also have outdoor Storytime, and special return visits from Scales and Tales Utah and Teton Raptor Center. There will also be an opportunity for kids to enjoy a music workshop with 2021 Soundcheck Summer Music Series performer Jackie Venson. Summer reading bag pickup will begin on Tuesday, June 15th, and the fun lasts all the way until June 31st. Watch for more details coming soon!

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Tails and Tales: Summer Reading for grades 6 - 12
Begins Monday, June 14th

2021 Summer Reading is coming for tweens and teens in grades 6 - 12! Earn chances for sweet prizes like a flying drone, guitar kit, mini projector, telescope or a Nerf Action Blaster just for reading and doing activities this summer. Registration and bag pickup begins June 14th!

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
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 months.

Youth Service Specialist Liz Palmer serves as Young Adult Awards Juror

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!

View the Young Adult Awards Finalists — Fiction & NonFiction

See 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.

Featured event

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.

View the Sublette BOCES website

Featured event

Ongoing at the Big Piney Library
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

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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