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

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Summer Reading for Kids
Sign Up, Track Your Reading, and Win Prizes!
June 1 - July 30

Sign up for our 2023 Summer Reading program! All Together Now, we'll read great books and track our reading minutes, all for a chance to win grand prizes. You can sign up by stopping by Pinedale Library or online.


Activity Dates:

May 30: Bag Pickup Begins

June 7 2-3:30 pm: Mini Heart Paintings

June 8 2-3:30 pm: Popsicles at Boyd Skinner Park (Shanley Avenue Entrance)

June 15 11 am - Noon: Foam Party with Ann Lincoln

June 21 2-3:30 pm: Mosaic Sidewalk Chalk

June 28 2-3:30 pm: Science Matters STEM

July 4-8 10 am - 6 pm: Annual Book Sale for Rendezvous Weekend

July 12 2-3:30 pm: Lawn Games

July 19 2-3:30 pm: Steve Weeks Music

July 26 2-3:30 pm: Craftpalooza

July 31: Last Day of Reading! Turn in tickets by 8 pm.

August 1: Prize Drawing

A graphic of a girl on a fence reading to promote the 2023 Wyoming Governor's Reading Challenge

Join the Wyoming Governorís Challenge

The Governorís Summer Reading Challenge is a statewide program coordinated by the Wyoming Department of Education. The challenge takes place between June 5-August 18. While youíre tracking minutes for the Libraryís program, you can also count books to be a part of this statewide program, too.

Coming up

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 way.

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.

Coming up

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!

Coming up

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
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.


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

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Summer Reading for Teens
Sign Up, Track Your Reading, and Win Prizes!
June 1 - July 30

Sign up for our 2023 Summer Reading program! All Together Now, we'll read great books and track our reading minutes, all for a chance to win grand prizes. You can sign up by stopping by Pinedale Library or online.


Activity Dates:

June 7 1-2 pm: Summer Reading Kick-Off Retro Dance Party

June 14 1-2 pm: Good Vibes & Tie-Dye

June 21 1-2 pm: Summer Solstice Flower Painting

June 28 1-2 pm: Honey, Bee Happy

July 5 1-2 pm: Sounds Like Happiness

July 12 1-2 pm: Stories With Strays

July 19 1-2 pm: Rad Repurposing

July 26 1-2 pm: Paint at the Disco

July 31: Last Day of Reading! Turn in tickets by 8 pm.

August 1: Prize Drawing

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Teen Advisory Board
Meeting occasionally
3:30 - 4 pm
The Pinedale Library Teen Room

All teens and tweens... go ahead and boss us around! Tell us what you want to see in the Library:

• books  • other materials  • events

Show up to say your piece! Teen Advisory Board will meet occasionally - call the library (307) 367-4114 or stop in to the Teen Room for more info.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Outdoor Story Stroll: Walking in a Winter Wonderland
On display now
Boyd Skinner Park in Pinedale

Visit our 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.

Ongoing at the Big Piney Library
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.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
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:

Phonics (Grade: PreK-3)
Everyday Science (Grade: 4+)
Rocks and Fossils (Grade: 4+)
I Love Animals (Grade: PreK-3)
All About Dinosaurs (Grade: PreK-3)
Understanding Our Universe (Grade: PreK-3)
Explore the Outdoors (Grade: 4+)

A tremendous thanks to the Wyoming State Library for providing funding to Wyoming libraries for these kits.

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.

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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