Take & Create Kits for K-3rd grades
Available for take-home every Friday
Stop by the library on Fridays and pick up a Take & Create
Kit for kids in grades K - 3 to craft with at home. Each month we’ll
have a different theme that the kids will love. Bags can be picked
up at the library while supplies last and are free.
Friday, April 2nd: Make a Bird Feeder
Friday, April 9th: Magic Jumping Coin
Friday, April 16th: DIY Wind Chimes
Friday, April 23rd: DIY Suncatcher
Friday, April 30th: Plant a Sunflower
Kits are also available for Curbside Pickup by calling (307) 367-4114.
Live on our Facebook page
Ms. Michelle broadcasts Storytime Live with stories, songs and
more for children aged 0 - 5 every Wednesday morning at 11 am on
our Facebook page. On the last Wednesdays of the month, we will
have Baby and Me, a special storytime designed for children aged
0 - 2 but fun for everyone.
Monthly Storytime kits at the library
We have accompanying Storytime kits with themed crafts and songs
for the month. The bags 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. Available
for pickup in the library or curbside upon request while supplies
Here's a peek of our Storytimes for April:
Wednesday, April 4th: Rainbows
Wednesday, April 14th: Yoga with Jenn
Wednesday, April 21st: Earth Day
Wednesday, April 28th: Tails and Tales
No Storytime Live in May but we will resume this summer with
outdoor, in-person Storytime!
You do not need a Facebook account to watch, only to interact with
Never miss a Storytime... sign up for Storytime reminders! Simply
text @sclstories to
81010 and receive
a weekly text from Ms. Michelle.
the Pinedale Library on Facebook
May the Fourth Be With You: A Teen Room Celebration
Tuesday, May 4th
4 - 6:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Teen Room
Teens and tweens are invited to come check out and celebrate our
new Teen Room, now located in the library's new wing. It was designed
specifically with tweens' and teens' needs for study space, connectivity,
privacy in mind. The theme is May the Fourth Be With You (Star Wars
Day) so expect fun snacks and galactic merriment!
this event on Facebook
Individualized, Themed Grab & Go Bundles for Curbside
Introducing Grab & Go Bundles, an easy new way for you to skip
library browsing but still bring home a bunch of items you're interested
in! Simply fill out a quick form to request a themed Grab &
Go Bundle of what you're interested in. Each Grab & Go Bundle
contains 3 - 10 items selected especially for you and will be available
for quick outdoor, contact-free Curbside Pickup any time the library
a Grab & Go Bundle for Curbside Pickup
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
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.
Take-home kits for kids in grades 4 - 12
Available for pickup on Fridays during April
Kids in grades 4 - 12 are invited to take free home kits designed
to bring out your inner magician. Wow your friends and family with
amazing tricks! Kits are free for pickup beginning on Fridays in
April while supplies last.
Friday, April 2nd: Levitating Card
Kit contains a deck of cards and fishing line.
You will need: Tape.
instructions (link active April 2nd)
Friday, April 9th: Invincible Thumb
Kit contains cloth, cork, push pines and magic wand.
You will need: Scissors.
video instructions (link active April 9th)
April 16th: Disappearing Cups
Kit contains 3 cups and pom poms.
instructions (link active April 16th)
April 23rd: Magic Scarf
Kit includes paper bags and a scarf.
You will need: Scissors and scrap paper.
instructions (link active April 23rd)
April 30th: Magic Ribbon
Kit contains envelopes and ribbons.
You will need: Scissors.
View video instructions (link active April 30th)
Kits are also available for Curbside Pickup by calling (307) 367-4114.
Springtime Storywalk: Rain Before Rainbows
Now through April
Our corner of the world will look like winter for a while longer
but you can enjoy a touch a spring and renewal with our new storywalk
outside the Pinedale Library. Rain Before Rainbows, written
by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and illustrated by David Litchfield is
a beautifully illustrated picture book about finding optimism in
the darkest of places. The book is geared toward young readers but
its colorful illustrations and uplifting message can be enjoyed
by anyone. Follow the story on your next visit to the library!
Tails and Tales: A 2021 Kids' Summer Reading Adventure
Begins Tuesday, June 15th
Bring on Summer 2021! Our animal themed Summer Reading Program
begins Tuesday, June 15th and is filled with fun activities like
a Safari Scavenger Hunt, Animal Bingo and of course reading for
prizes! We'll also have outdoor Storytime, and special return visits
from Scales and Tales Utah and Teton Raptor Center. There will also
be an opportunity for kids to enjoy a music workshop with 2021 Soundcheck
Summer Music Series performer Jackie Venson. Summer reading bag
pickup will begin on Tuesday, June 15th, and the fun lasts all the
way until June 31st. Watch for more details coming soon!
Tails and Tales: Summer Reading for grades 6 - 12
Begins Monday, June 14th
2021 Summer Reading is coming for tweens and teens in grades 6
- 12! Earn chances for sweet prizes like a flying drone, guitar
kit, mini projector, telescope or a Nerf Action Blaster just for
reading and doing activities this summer. Registration and bag pickup
begins June 14th!
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