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Kids Christmas Party in a Bag
Pick up starting Saturday, December 12th
The Pinedale Library

This year is the 22nd anniversary of one of our favorite community events of the year... the Kids Christmas Party. And although we can't gather this year, we want to wish you a season of cheer! Starting on Saturday, December 12th, stop by the library and pick up a Kids Christmas Party in a Bag, containing supplies needed for a merry holiday, including supplies and instructions to make an ornament craft, a customizable letter to Santa, and a packet of hot cocoa. Limit one bag per child, while supplies last.

Prefer Curbside Pickup? Call the library at (307) 367-4114 to reserve a bag for your outdoor, contact-free pickup starting Saturday, December 12th.

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Winter Wonderland Story Walk
Starting Saturday, December 12th
Outside the Pinedale Library

Walk in a winter wonderland with lighted ice globes outside the library! Our story walks were so popular this past summer we decided to create a special one just for the season. Pages from the classic book will be lighted for nighttime enjoyment with the whole family.

Special thanks to Jim Mitchell from Sublette County Emergency Management for providing sand and much appreciated hard labor to help stabilize our story walk pages through the Wyoming winter weather!

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Winter Reading Challenge
December 21st until January 29th
The Pinedale Library

Kids and teens are invited to complete some of our favorite things during winter break. Black out the bingo card and get a prize! Family readers are encouraged to participate as well. Pick up bingo cards at the library starting Monday, December 21st.

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Storytime Live is on hiatus until January 6th.

Ms. Michelle has broadcasted Storytime Live on Wednesday mornings until November 18th on our Facebook page. Archived storytimes are available for you to watch at your convenience on our Facebook page.

Monthly Storytime kits at the library

Beginning again in January, we will have accompanying Storytime kits with themed crafts and songs for the month, all in a cute reusable bag that your child can decorate. The bags will contain storytime goodies (shakers, scarves, bubbles, and finger puppets), art supplies for our crafts (glue stick, crayons, and scissors), and laminated hello and goodbye songs. Pick one up at the library at the beginning of each month.

Never miss a Storytime... sign up for Storytime reminders! Simply text @sclstories to 81010 and receive a weekly text from Ms. Michelle.

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Watch previous Storytime videos

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Grab and Go Stories for home storytime with pre-readers
Available for checkout

New this fall, we are offering 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

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Kids... Read the best books and vote on your favorite!
Voting open until mid March 2021

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 children.

View the Grades K-3: Buckaroo Book Award nominee list

View 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 2021. One vote per child.

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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.

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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

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Dollhouse Display
During the month of December
The Pinedale Library

View custom American & Georgian dollhouses furnished for the holidays in miniature detail!

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Holiday Photo Op
Starting Monday, December 7th
The Pinedale Library

Enjoy our huge library Christmas tree starting Monday, December 7th. Take photos for your holiday card or social media greetings.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Santa's Mailbox at the Library
Starting Monday, December 7th

This year, Santa is social distancing until the big day but that doesn't mean you can't still tell him what you want for Christmas! Fill out one of our ready-to-go letters or write your own and pop it in Santa's special mailbox next to our holiday tree. Letters will be delivered to Santa but not answered.


Library Chaperoning
Pinedale Library

Kids and teens are welcome in the library, YAY! But, because of covid-19, they must be accompanied by an adult, BUMMER. Not to worry though... We want your kids to come into the library and we know your kids want to come into the library, but sometimes it's tough for you to make it over to the library and accompany them inside so they can find and check out what they want. Let us make it easier.

After school, kids of all ages are welcome to come into the foyer of the library and our staff members will accompany them inside and help them locate books, movies, games etc. that interest them and check those items out to them before bringing them back outside the library.

Unfortunately, children and teens cannot linger inside the library to play games, use the computer or hang out right now. :-( This chaperone service is only for checking things out to take home.

Chaperoning is available each day that school is in session. Want to send the kids over to the library to check things out at another time? Simply make an appointment with us and we will gladly meet them outside when it's more convenient for you. Call us and let us know what time is good for you. Or, you can call us from out front and we will bring your child in to make their selections.

Call the Pinedale Library: (307) 367-4114

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Children and teens are welcome back into the Libraries
Must be accompanied by an adult

We are pleased to now welcome back our patrons aged 18 and under! As part of our phased return to normal services with guidance from Sublette County Public Health, children and teens will be welcome in the Pinedale and Big Piney Libraries when accompanied by an adult for brief visits and checking out of materials only. High-touch items like toys and computers have been removed from the child and teen areas, and the Children's Room is not currently staffed. We know that children find touching things to be irresistible, so we encourage you and the kids to utilize our hand sanitizer before browsing. We also encourage you to search the library catalog before coming so that your visit can be as efficient and successful as possible.

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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.

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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

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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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