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The Big Piney Library

Mon. — Thurs. 10 am - 8 pm    Fri. 10 am - 6 pm & Sat. 10 am - 5 pm   

Coming up

Take & Create Kits for K-3rd grades
Available for take-home every Friday

Stop by the library 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.

March 5th: Leprechaun Trap

We are taking a quick craft kit break during the rest of March while we plan our
“Tails and Tales” themed Summer Reading Program! Craft kits return April 2nd.

Want to send the kids in by themselves to grab a kit? Take advantage of our Chaperone Service. Kids can enter the library when accompanied by a library staff member. Call us ahead of time or even from the parking lot and we will happily escort them inside, select their kit or library materials, and escort them back outside: (307) 367-4114.

Kits are also available for Curbside Pickup by calling (307) 367-4114.


Coming up

Storytime Live
Wednesdays
11 am
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 last.

March 5th: It's Read Across America week!
March 10th: The End of the Rainbow
(St. Patrick's Day)
March 17th: No Storytime
March 24th: No Storytime

March 31st: Baby and Me

You do not need a Facebook account to watch, only to interact with Ms. Michelle.

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

Follow the Pinedale Library on Facebook


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Individualized, Themed Grab & Go Bundles for Curbside Pickup

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 is open.

Order a Grab & Go Bundle for Curbside Pickup


Coming up

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:

Bugs
Dinosaurs
Fractured Fairy Tales
The Classics
Feel Good
Bedtime
Things That Go
Under the Sea
Fantasy Creatures


Coming up

Kids... Read the best books and vote on your favorite!
Voting open until Thursday, March 11th

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 Thursday, March 11th. One vote per child.


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.


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.


Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
March Mystery
Take-home kits for kids in grades 4 - 12
Available for pickup on Friday, March 5th

Kids in grades 4 - 12 are invited to take home kits inspired by the Among Us game and space lovers. Make your own crewmate or imposter keychain. Kits are free for pickup beginning on Friday, March 5th while supplies last.

We will take a short break from offering weekly kits while we plan our fun summer reading program for teens. Themed kits will return in April!

Currently kids and teens under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Middle and high school students are allowed to use the Teen Room to study after school. Learn about our daily Study Hall.

Want to send the kids in by themselves to grab a kit? Take advantage of our Chaperone Service. Kids can enter the library when accompanied by a library staff member. Call us ahead of time or even from the parking lot and we will happily escort them inside, select their kit or library materials, and escort them back outside: (307) 367-4114.

Kits are also available for Curbside Pickup by calling (307) 367-4114.


Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Study Hall for Middle and High School Students
Mondays - Thursdays
3:45 - 6 pm
The Teen Room

In response to a growing need for middle and high school students to have indoor community space for studying, we have adjusted our current policies to welcome them back into the library without adult accompaniment. At this time we are pleased to offer "Study Hall" time for middle and high school students in our Teen Room. Up to 10 are now welcome in the Teen Room to do homework and study for exams after school, Mondays through Thursdays from 3:45 pm until 6 pm. The room will be supervised by a library staff member. Please note the following:

• Masks are required
• No teen room computers are available
• No food is allowed
• Students must practice social distancing


News

Children are welcome in the Libraries
Must be accompanied by an adult

As part of our phased return to normal services with guidance from Sublette County Public Health, children are 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

Library staff is happy to escort your child in to the library to select materials. Learn about our Library Chaperone services (below).

Middle and high school students are welcome to use the Teen Room as "Study Hall" space Mondays through Thursdays from 3:45 - 6 pm. Learn more about our Study Hall.

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News

Library Chaperoning
Pinedale Library

Kids 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 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.

Middle and high school students are welcome to use the Teen Room as "Study Hall" space Mondays through Thursdays from 3:45 - 6 pm. Learn more about our Study Hall.

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

Search the Pinedale Library catalog

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
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 months.


Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Thousands of e-books and e-audiobooks added to cloudLibrary for kids and teens

The Wyoming State Library recently announced that thousands of e-books and e-audiobooks had been added to cloudLibrary for kids and teens to make use of in response to the pandemic. Now, the State Library has announced that even more are now available. In late December, an additional $750,000 in cloudLibrary purchases were made to provide additional downloadable materials for young readers. In total, nearly $1 million has gone into providing nearly 50,000 digital items to keep K-12 students across Wyoming reading and learning at home.

Access the cloudLibrary collection here

View info about getting started and troubleshooting


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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Ongoing at the Big Piney Library
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


 
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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