In-person Storytime returns
Wednesdays starting September 8th
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room
Storytime with Michelle returns in-person on Wednesday mornings
beginning September 8th in the library's Lovatt Room. Siblings
are always welcome.
Baby and Me
Wednesdays at 10:15 am [new time!]
Simple stories, songs and fingerplay for our littlest library lovers
aged 0 - 2, with a caregiver!
Wednesday at 11 am
Themed stories, songs and social time for toddlers and preschoolers
aged 2 - 5, with a caregiver! We will have Yoga Storytime with Jenn
on the last Wednesdays of September and October. Wear comfy clothes
and bring a mat or towel!
Here's a peek at the topics we will learn about:
8th: Welcome to the Library
15th: Be Brave
22nd: Autumn Animals
29th: Yoga Storytime with Jenn
6th: Stuffed Animal Storytime
13th: If You're Grouchy and You Know It
20th: Yoga Storytime with Jenn
27th: Halloween party (no Baby & Me)
3rd: Pumped on Pumpkins
10th: Pajamas in the Library
17th: I am Thankful
Storytme and Baby and Me will take a break for the holidays and
will resume January 5th.
this event on Facebook
Never miss a Storytime... sign up for Storytime reminders! Simply
text @sclstories to
81010 and receive
a weekly text from Ms. Michelle.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time to take note that
signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic
achievement and lifelong learning. Sign up your child for his or
her own library card during September and they will receive a book
Kids... Read the best books and vote on your favorite!
Voting open until mid March, 2022
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 2022. One
vote per child.
Reading Therapy Dog Visits - POSTPONED
The Pinedale Library
Reading therapy dogs can help children read better because for
them it can be easier to practice reading aloud with a dog rather
than in front of classmates or parents — it helps them gain
confidence without fear or embarrassment of making mistakes. We've
invited Peggy Weber and her certified reading therapy dog Rosie
to visit the library and sit quietly while children read aloud to
her. Rosie has been certified as a reading therapy dog through Teton
County Pet Partners, the local chapter of the national organization
Stay tuned for announcements of Rosie's return by following out
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!
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
Fractured Fairy Tales
Things That Go
Under the Sea
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.
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.
the comics and graphic novels in OverDrive
the OverDrive® app
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
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