Mountain Man Christmas: Crafts from The Mitten
Saturday, December 9
Pinedale Library Lovatt Room
Kick off this holiday season with Mountain Man Christmas! Before the parade and tree lighting, stop by the library for kids crafts inspired by the bestselling modern classic The Mitten! Plus, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate all afternoon!
Early Childhood Storytime
with Lil’ Wrangler’s Early Childhood
Wednesdays from 10-11 am
Parents and kids ages 0-5, come enjoy stories, songs, show and tells, and sensory activities!
Our next session will be on Wednesday, December 6.
Mondays from 4-4:45 pm
Pinedale Library Storytime Room
Elementary school aged kids can join us at the library after school every week to try out different activities and crafts.
Next session: Monday, December 4 - Build an Igloo for a Yeti
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Reading to babies, toddlers and 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
When kids reach 100 books, their photo goes up on our bulletin
board. They get a sticker for every 100 books read, and when they
reach 1000 books, they get to choose a book prize and the 1000 Book
sticker goes on their photo.
Get started fostering a lifelong love of reading today... pick
up book logs in the Children's Room.
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
Explore our themed storytime kits that 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 consists 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
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.
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.
Take & Makes
Pinedale Library Young Adult Room
While our Young Adult Librarian, Jakobi, is on leave, take and make kits will be available for pick up in the Teen Room every Monday. There will be printed instructions and YouTube video tutorials. Limited bags per activity are available, so come grab one while they last!
Indian Paintbrush Book Awards
For Grades 4-6
Kids in grades 4-6! Read and vote for your favorite books for the Indian Paintbrush Book Award. The nominees are:
Ali Cross by James Patterson
The Aquanaut by Dan Santat
Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett
Odder by Katherine Applegate
A Rover's Story by Jasmine Warga
Stay by Bobbie Pyron
Torpedoed by Deborah Heiligman
The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
Wreck at Ada's Reef by Michael D. Biel
Voting slips are available at the library desk! Find out more at this link.
Buckaroo Book Awards
For Grades K-3
Kids in grades K-3! Read and vote for your favorite books for the Indian Paintbrush Book Award. The nominees are:
Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall
Knight Owl by Denise Christopher
No Nibbling! by Beth Ferry
Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself by Matthew Gray Gubler
Witch Hazel by Molly Idle
Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes
What is Given from the Heart by Patricia C. McKissack
Powwow Day by Traci Sorell
The Bug Girl (A True Story) by Sophia Spencer
Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes & Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs by Melissa Stewart
Voting slips are available at the library desk! Find out more at this link.
Teen Advisory Board
3:30 - 4 pm
The Pinedale Library Teen Room
All teens and tweens... go ahead and boss us around! Tell us what
you want to see in the Library:
• books • other materials • events
Show up to say your piece! Teen Advisory Board will meet occasionally
- call the library (307) 367-4114 or stop in to the Teen Room for
Outdoor Story Stroll: Winter is Here by Kevin Henke
On display now
Boyd Skinner Park in Pinedale
Visit our outdoor Story Stroll! The story begins at the Shanley Ave.
entrance to Pinedale's Boyd Skinner Park and meanders for 1/2 mile
along Pine Creek. This project was made possible by grant funding
from Sublette BOCES and incredible support from the Town of Pinedale.
Amazon Fire HD 10 tablets for kids available for check out
Now you can check out an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet for kids! Access
child-friendly apps, games, and books with these tablets preloaded
for kids 3 - 7 yrs of age, or for kids 8 - 12 yrs of age. Tablets
come with protective casing and charging component, and children
are not able to make purchases or access non-child friendly items.
Fire HD tablets check out for 3 weeks. A parent must be present
for check out.
STEAM Kits available for checkout!
We have STEAM kits that you can take home and explore with! From
dinosaurs to the universe, kids can learn all about the science,
technology, engineering, arts and math world around us, right at
home. Checkout is for 7 days for one kit per visit, no renewals.
Parent/guardian must be present. Take home one of these kits today:
A tremendous thanks to the Wyoming State Library for providing
funding to Wyoming libraries for these kits.
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
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.