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Pinedale & Big Piney

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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

Tails and Tales: A 2021 Kids' Summer Reading Adventure
Begins Tuesday, June 15th
Registration begins May 12th

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.

Kids Summer Reading registration opens on May 12th, the day of the PAC Summer Expo. Stop in to the PAC and visit our table and register, or watch this space to register online.

Register now for kids' Summer Reading 2021


Storytime Outside!
11 am
Wednesdays, June 23rd, June 30th & July 7th
T he Pinedale Library

Enjoy summer stories and songs on the library lawn with Ms. Michelle! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

Every two weeks starting June 15th
Pinedale American Legion Park

Enjoy a walk in the park while following along to a popular story or our summer storywalks through Pinedale American Legion Park. Storytwalks begins June 15th and stories will be changed every two weeks.

Coming up

BFG (Big Family Games)
Tuesday, June 29th
2 pm
The Pinedale Library

Come by the library for outdoor family fun with huge chess pieces, giant Connect Four and more!

Coming up

Scales and Tails Utah
Tuesday, July 6th
2 pm
Pinedale American Legion Park

Get “hands on” with creepy, crawly, slithery creatures from Scales and Tales Utah during this fun and informative outdoor show for all ages at Pinedale's American Legion Park. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

Coming up

Jackie Venson
Wednesday, July 14th
3 pm
Pinedale American Legion Park

Enjoy a workshop and concert with 2021 Soundcheck performer Jackie Venson, just for Summer Reading kids! Details to follow.

Coming up

Teton Raptor Center
Tuesday, July 20th
2 pm
Pinedale American Legion Park

Get up close with live birds of prey during this inspiring and informative outdoor show for all ages at Pinedale's American Legion Park. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

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 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

We have 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

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 any or all of the following activities this summer. Pick up your goody bag with reading logs starting June 14th!

Teen Summer Reading registration opens on May 12th, the day of the PAC Summer Expo. Stop in to the PAC and visit our table and register, or watch this space to register online.


Tuesday, June 15th
1 pm
The Teen Room

Teens, create your own prehistoric scene with a tiny forest and even tinier dinosaurs. Take and make bags will also be available.

I Am Groot
Tuesday, June 22nd
1 pm
The Teen Room

Teens, craft your own Baby Groot planter. Take and make bags will also be available.

Flower Shower & Bird Buffet
Tuesday, June 29th
1 pm
The Teen Room

Teens, feed nature with hand-crafted seed showers and simple bird feeders. Take and make bags are also available.

Level Up with Minecraft
Tuesday, July 6th
1 pm
The Teen Room

Description:Teens, get battle-ready with your own Minecraft sword. Take and make bags are also available.

Playful Pets
Tuesday, July 13th
1 pm
The Teen Room

Description:Teens, put a smile on your pet's face with a handmade toy. Take and make bags will also be available.

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 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

Ongoing at the Big Piney Library
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 Big Piney Library
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.

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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