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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

Library Playhouse
Thursday afternoons
The Pinedale Library Storytime Room

Introducing Library Playhouse, a new informal program for elementary school aged kids to drop in on after school Thursdays and enjoy board games, Legos, movies with popcorn, dominoes, crafts and more! Each week will feature different themes or activities for kids to enjoy some downtime with as the school week winds down.

Thursday, February 3rd: Minecraft Lego kits: The Coral Reef and the Warped Forest!
Thursday, February 10th: Love bugs craft!
Thursday, February 17th: Cardinal craft!
Thursday, February 24st: Dominoes... who can make the longest domino line?


Coming up

In-person Storytime
Wednesday mornings
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Storytime with Michelle will be held on Wednesday mornings in the library's Lovatt Room. Siblings are always welcome.

Baby and Me
Wednesdays at 10:15 am

Simple stories, songs and fingerplay for our littlest library lovers aged 0 - 2, with a caregiver!

Preschool Storytime
Wednesday at 11 am

Themed stories, songs and social time for toddlers and preschoolers aged 2 - 5, with a caregiver!

We will have Yoga Storytime with Jenn featuring stories and gentle stretches on the last Wednesdays of the month. Wear comfy clothes and spread out on our rugs!

Here's a peek of topics we'll be enjoying:

February 2nd: Groundhog day
February 9th: Valentine's Day Celebration
February 16th: Storytime is for the Birds
February 23rd: Yoga Storytime with Jenn

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


Coming up

Winter Storywalk
Going on now
Outside Pinedale Library

JANUARY 8TH UPDATE: A moose has damaged part of our storywalk!
We are attempting to repair one of the pages damaged but in the meantime there is no longer lighting along the walk.

Walk the path of our winter storywalk, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening outside the library. It is a beautifully illustrated picture book of Robert Frost's classic poem. Handmade ice globes will line the storywalk. It's a fun nighttime holiday activity for the whole family!


Coming up

Kids... Read the best books and vote on your favorite!
Voting open until mid March, 2022

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 2022. One vote per child.


Coming up

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 way.

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.


Coming up

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!


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.



News

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

Winter Break Reading Challenge
Now through through Monday, January 31st
The Pinedale Library

While stopping in to view the Winter Storywalk, pick up a Winter Break Reading Challenge sheet... adults, kids and teens can each complete a reading challenge for the chance at a prize! Sheets must be returned to the library by January 31st.

Featured event

Youth Service Specialist Liz Palmer serves as Middle-Grade Literature Awards Juror

We're proud to announce that Pinedale Library's own Liz Palmer has served as a Juror determining the winners of the 2021 Excellence in Graphic Literature Middle-Grade Awards. The 2021 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Advisory Board and Juries are composed of diverse and experienced professionals from across the country whose knowledge and experience span the publishing, library, and education industries. Liz served previously in 2020 as a Young Adult Awards Juror. This year, Liz reviewed and helped determine this year's award for middle-grade literature. Congrats Liz, and thank you for continuing to expand your knowledge of the "best of the best" materials for our teen and tween readers!

View all of the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards 2021 Winners

See all the 2021 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 year. 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.

Featured event

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Comic Books & Graphic Novels in OverDrive!

Up to 3,000 comic books and graphic novels for kids and teens are now available through our OverDrive collection, thanks to the Wyoming State Library's recent use of federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Library staff are happy to help get you started downloading free materials to your device.

Browse the comics and graphic novels in OverDrive

Download the OverDrive® app


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.


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

Featured event

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


Ongoing at the Big Piney Library
Grab and Go Stories for home storytime with pre-readers
Available for checkout

Our weekly Wednesday Storytime is on a holiday break until January 5th.

In the meantime, 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:

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


Ongoing at the Big Piney Library
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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