Reading Therapy Dog Visits
Mondays 11 - 12 pm
Thursdays 4 - 5 pm
The Pinedale Library
Sign up for a 15 minute session today
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
Peggy and Rosie will be available on Mondays from 11 am until
noon and on Thursdays from 4 pm until 5 pm. Sign up your child to
read with Rosie for one 15 minute session. Please call the library
at (307) 367-4114 or stop in to the Children's Room to reserve a
Local Geology Rocks: program for elementary school aged
Tuesday, March 10th
The Lovatt Room
Jim and Leanne Gray of the J L Gray Rock Shop in Big Piney will
speak with elementary aged homeschoolers about rock and fossil identification
with an emphasis on rocks here in Sublette County. There will also
be fun with geodes and Wyoming fish fossils for the kids to take
home. Each child is encouraged to bring one rock from home (preferably
a local rock) which Jim will identify. They will also have information
about their rock club and their rock shop. Homeschooler siblings
Registration is required for this program. Call Michelle at the
library (307) 367-4114 or email her at email@example.com
to register your child(ren).
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Grow With Me: Early Childhood Parent/Child Workshops
Tuesdays from March 24th until April 14th
10 - 11:15 am
SCSD #1 District Administration (BOCES) Building, 665 N. Tyler Ave.
Children ages birth to five and a caregiver are invited to enjoy
an informal hands-on play workshop featuring a variety of fun, child-directed
learning stations and closing circle time/lapsit on four Tuesday
mornings in March and April. Resources about parenting and child
development topics will be available for caregivers to take home;
there will not be formal presentations. Area experts will be
available to answer any questions privately in this relaxed setting
while the children play. The workshops and play stations will loosely
resemble the following themes:
Tuesday, March 24th: Early Literacy and Child Development
Jennifer Zook and Sublette County Library Children's Specialist
Michelle Humber will be available with information about general
child development and encouraging early literacy in your child.
Tuesday, March 31st: Speech, Hearing, and Language Development
Jeanne Raney, speech pathologist at Pinedale Elementary School will
be available with resources on speech, hearing, and language development
and can answer any questions about your child's speech development.
Tuesday, April 7th: Mindful Parenting
Dana McGuire, MA, PPC at High Country Behavioral Health can advise
on the benefits of parenting mindfully and mindfulness techniques.
Tuesday, April 14th: Music and Your Child
Tiger Robison, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music Education at
the University of Wyoming will be available to answer any questions
about how music affects the growing child and how to introduce music
to your child.
These workshops will take place at the Sublette County School District
#1 administration (BOCES) building located at 665 N. Tyler Ave.
in Pinedale. Participants should enter the building though the North
(BOCES) entrance and follow the signs.
The Grow With Me workshops are a free program presented in partnership
between Sublette County School District #1 and the Sublette County
Library. No signup is required. For questions, contact Michelle
Humber at the Pinedale Library: (307) 367-4114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Music for Early Childhood Caregivers: A Hands-On and Practical
Guide for Professionals
with Tiger Robison, Ph.D.
Monday, April 13th
6 - 8 pm
The Lovatt Room
In this opportunity specifically for early childhood education
professionals, Tiger Robison, Ph.D. and Assistant Professor of Music
Education University of Wyoming will lead a hands-on teacher training
about music in early childhood. Participants will work through traditional
songs, rhymes, and games by practicing on baby dolls and teddy bears
(provided). The age groups will be pre-birth to infant, toddler,
and then preschool. A full, complimentary, original folder of digital
resources will be available. Dinner will be provided during the
presentation, and STARS points can be earned.
Tiger Robison is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the
University of Wyoming, where he teaches courses in elementary general
music methods, aural skills, world music, and supervises student
teachers. Dr. Robison earned a Ph.D. in music education from The
Hartt School, University of Hartford, a M.S. in music education
from Central Connecticut State University, and a B.M. in music education
at The Hartt School. Additionally, Dr. Robison holds level certifications
in Orff, Kodaly, and First Steps in Music methodologies.
Vote for your favorite book
Voting open until mid March 2020
Children in grades K - 7 across Wyoming are invited read great
books and determine which one they think is the best! Stop by the
Pinedale Library's Children's Room for a voting card and to get
started reading this year's Buckaroo Award or Indian Paintbrush
Award nominees. Voting is open until mid March! One vote per child.
K-3: Buckaroo Book Award nominees
4-6: Indian Paintbrush Book Award nominees
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.
Baby and Me is every Wednesday morning at 10:15 am in the library's
Storytime Room. Preschool Storytime follows at 11 am.
Sublette BOCES website
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.
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.
Reading to 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. You do not need to turn anything in, but the kids will get
to have their photo on our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten bulletin
board when they read 100 books, will receive a sticker for every
100 books, and will receive a book gift to keep when they reach
Get started fostering a lifelong love of reading today... pick
up book logs in the Children's Room or download the 1000 Books Before
Kindergarten app to keep track digitally.
Books Before Kindergarten for iPhone
Books Before Kindergarten for Android
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
Baby and Me Story Time and Preschool Storytime
The Pinedale Library Storytime Room
Baby and Me (ages 0-24 months) is held every Wednesday at 10:15
am. Preschool Storytime is held every Wednesday at 11 am in the
Storytime Room. Siblings are welcome.
February 26th: No Storytime
March 4th: Read Across America
March 11th: Wear your green! (St. Patrick's Day)
No Storytimes on March 18th (Spring Break)
March 25th: Let's Make Music!
April 1st: April Fool's!
April 8th: Raindrops
April 15th: Sensory Storytime
April 22nd: Earth Day
April 29th: Day of the Children
May 6th: End of Storytime Party
We use a text service to send reminders to Preschool Storytime
and Baby & Me patrons. To learn about this free service, follow
this link and choose Option B. Or simply text the message @2c8k7d
to the number 81010. Contact Michelle Humber with questions, email@example.com
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Stories, Snacks & Shenanigans
2:30 - 3:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Story Time Room
K - 5th grade kids can drop in every Friday afternoon for a healthy
snack with indoor and outdoor reading-themed activities like building
snow forts, scavenger hunts, and more! This is a fun way to encourage
young or hesitant readers to enjoy books more while winding down
the school week with exercise and fresh air. Don't forget hats and
mittens for outdoor conditions!
February 21st: Stone Soup (We'll make soup with the kiddos and
then eat it!)
February 28th: Indoor coloring and an audiobook
We will not meet on March 6th, 13th, or 20th (School is out
on all of those days)
March 27th: Snow fort fun (Wear your warm clothes... if the weather
is really not cooperative we will do an indoor activity instead!
April 3rd: Find a Rainbow
We will not meet on April 10th
April 17th: Recycled materials fun (It's Earth Day!)
April 24th: Kite making
May 1st: Dogman escape room!
May 8th: End of Stories, Snacks & Shenanigans party
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The Pinedale Library Teen Room
Teens in grades 6 - 12 are invited to our new Anime Club on Tuesday
afternoons. Snacks will be provided!
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