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Summer Reading Program for kids aged infant to grade 5
Going on now until July 31st

This summer may feel a little different, but you can “Re-Imagine Your Story” with our 2020 summer reading program filled with games, crafts, a treasure hunt, storywalks, outdoor adventures and of course prizes for every 500 minutes spent reading!

Register online and pick up your child's welcome bag at the library. Welcome bags include a treasure map, craft/game activities and supplies, fun little gifts, and a book log with stickers to earn prizes. The more you read between now and July 31st, the more chances you have to earn 500 minute prizes and a chance at our grand prizes!

Click here to register your child for Summer Reading now!

Stay in the loop! Text @imagining to 81010 to receive texts with the latest info about summer reading news and events.


Read for prizes and beautiful book gifts!

Kids can add a sticker to their reading log for every ten minutes read. They will be able to get grand prize drawing tickets for every 500 minutes they read, and they will also get a book prize when they reach their first 500 minutes. Kids can come in and pick out their prize book, or we can pick it out for them.

When they reach their 500 minute goal, they will get a grand prize ticket to choose a book and another to choose a toy. Tickets can also be earned by completing the Storywalks, blacking out bingo cards, completing the quest, and watching our virtual events. Kids or parents can let us know about tickets earned through our website, by visiting the library, or by calling or emailing us.


There is no limit on earning tickets. Kids can read 500 minutes as many times as they are able! Every kind of reading counts: audiobooks, magazines, ebooks, graphic novels, family reading, etc. When kids complete the craft activity, share it by posting a photo on our Facebook or Instagram pages for a chance at a craft book and art supplies!

Outdoor Storywalks are installed at the Pinedale American Legion Park and will change every two weeks.


Getting reading material

Currently the library is open with limited services. Our digital collection remains available for download to your device using the OverDrive, cloudLibrary™ and RB Digital apps. Access them all from our website: www.sublettecountylibrary.org/eBooks.htm


Click here to log your minutes/activities and choose your grand prize tickets!


Fun virtual events!

Watch GRAMMY and EMMY award winning bilingual musical act The Lucky Band performing just for our Sublette County summer readers!

View The Lucky Band's website


Watch Magician Andrew Davis from Utah’s Wonder Academy teaching Sublette County kids to perform magic in their own home to friends and family.

Learn more about The Wonder Academy


Click here to register your child for Summer Reading now!

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Coming up

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.

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.


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

Teen news

Summer Reading Program for teens & tweens
Going on now until July 31st

Teens and tweens, “Re-Imagine Your Story” with our 2020 summer reading program for teens and tweens in grades 6-12 filled with crafts, a scavenger hunt, and of course prizes for reading!

Register online and pick up your welcome bag at the library. Welcome bags include sweet craft kits, scavenger hunt bingo cards and a reading log to earn prizes. The more books, graphic novels, audiobooks, bingo cards and craft kits you complete between now and July 31st, the more chances you have to earn our wicked cool grand prizes!



Click here to register your tween/teen for Summer Reading


Click here to log your minutes/activities and choose your grand prize tickets!


Check out our tutorial videos and complete the activities for more chances to win prizes!

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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.

Search the Pinedale Library catalog

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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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