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

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Oceans of Possibilities: Summer Reading fun for kids ages infant - 5th grade
Tuesday, June 7th through Monday, August 1st

Get ready for Oceans of Possibilities this summer with our summer reading program for kids aged infant through 5th grade! We're looking forward to awarding awesome prizes just for reading. We'll also be hosting great events such as big summer water and foam parties, fun with a green screen, a music workshop, and the return of Happy Hula's Polynesian culture and dance show!

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Mark your calendar for these special events:

Welcome Goody Bag Pickup at Pinedale Library!
Tuesday, June 7th (all day)

Get started with summer reading by picking up your Welcome Goody Bag packed with reading logs, bingo sheet, stickers, a bubble wand and more! Bags may be picked up anytime on or after June 7th.

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Summer Reading Kickoff at Pinedale Library!
Tuesday, June 21st at 2 pm

Enjoy a giant dance party and bubble bath playground at the library with kids’ entertainer Ann Lincoln!

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Happy Hula in the Park!
Tuesday, June 28th at 2 pm

American Legion Park

See upbeat Polynesian dance performers at American Legion Park; audience participation is encouraged! Bring a blanket or chair for your comfort. No dogs please.

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"Go Deep" Green Screen!
All week of July 5th - July 8th

Stop in to the library for underwater photo fun with our Oceans of Possibilities green screen!

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Summer Water Party at Pinedale Library!
Tuesday, July 12th at 2 pm

Come celebrate the summer at the library with fun games and water activities!

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Music Workshop with The Wildmans!
Thursday, July 21st at 2 pm

American Legion Park

Enjoy a fun kids’ music workshop at Pinedale's American Legion Park with Appalachian bluegrass musicians The Wildmans!

The Wildmans are scheduled to perform at the 2022 Soundcheck Summer Music Series on July 23rd.

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Bring a blanket or chair to American Legion Park for your comfort during this children's music workshop. No dogs please.

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Grand Prize Drawing
Tuesday, August 2nd at 2 pm

Stop over to watch us draw the grand prizes outside on the library lawn! Children do not need to be present to win. Reading logs must be turned in the day before: Monday, August 1st.


As always, kids can earn awesome prizes by reading and by attending events during June and July! For the first 500 minutes read, kids will receive a book prize and a grand prize ticket for every 500 minutes read. Let's all read as much as possible this summer so we can add our minutes together and get our bulletin board diver to the bottom of the Mariana Trench!

Register your child for Summer Reading 2022 now

Don't miss a Summer Reading event... sign up for reminders! Simply text @scloceans to 81010 and receive an event reminder text from Ms. Michelle.

Coming up

Library Playhouse
Thursday afternoons
4 - 4:45 pm
The Pinedale Library Storytime Room

Introducing Library Playhouse, a new informal program for elementary school aged kids to drop in on after school Thursdays and enjoy board games, Legos, movies with popcorn, dominoes, crafts and more! Each week will feature different themes or activities for kids to enjoy some downtime with as the school week winds down.

May 26th: Llama at the Library!
Weather permitting, we will have a large furry friend visit us and its owner will also be bringing her spinning wheel!

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

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.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Teen Summer Reading for teens and tweens in grades 6 - 12
Tuesday, June 7th through Monday, August 1st

Bring on summer 2022! Our Oceans of Possibilities themed Summer Reading program for teens and tweens is filled with fun activities on Friday afternoons like a water party, fun with a green screen and awesome crafts to make this summer the most memorable one yet. Earn a chance at epic grand prizes for every hour spent reading or attending one of our activities. eBooks, graphic novels and audiobooks all count! Register below and pick up your bag of Summer Reading supplies and goodies starting Tuesday, June 7th.

Here's the lineup of our Friday activities:

Shark Attack!
Friday, June 17th at 1 pm

Make shark keychains, ocean slime, and take a photo in an underwater scene!

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Crystal Creation!
Friday, June 24th at 1 pm

Use different chemicals to create your own deep sea crystals.

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Library Water Party!
Friday, July 1st at 1 pm

Join us for a fun water-themed party with activities, games, and prizes!

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Ocean Sand!
Friday, July 8th at 1 pm

Create a unique piece of sand art and a jar of moon sand!

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Will Your Boat Float?
Friday, July 15th at 1 pm

Build a boat using recycled materials and put it to the test with a rubber duck!

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Shells By The Sea!
Friday, July 22nd at 1 pm

Craft an oceanic frame for your summer memories and a piece of jewelry!

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Take and make bags will be available for all activities. Going out of town? No problem... just contact us to let us know of your progress in order to be eligible for prizes by August 1st.

Register for Teen Summer Reading now

Access our Reading Log here starting June 7th.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Storytime Outside!
Wednesdays: June 29th, July 6th & July 13th
11 am
Pinedale Library

Don't miss stories and songs with Ms. Michelle and Ms. Jenn outside at the Pinedale Library on select Wednesdays during the summer! Bring a blanket or chair for your comfort. No dogs please.

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
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!

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're excited to share that we now 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
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.

Browse the comics and graphic novels in OverDrive

Download the OverDrive® app

Ongoing at the Big Piney Library
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

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.

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