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Reading Therapy Dog Visits
Mondays 11 - 12 pm
Thursdays 4 - 5 pm
The Pinedale Library
Sign up for a 15 minute session today

Reading therapy dogs can help children read better because for them it can be easier to practice reading aloud with a dog rather than in front of classmates or parents — it helps them gain confidence without fear or embarrassment of making mistakes. We've invited Peggy Weber and her certified reading therapy dog Rosie to visit the library and sit quietly while children read aloud to her. Rosie has been certified as a reading therapy dog through Teton County Pet Partners, the local chapter of the national organization Pet Partners

Peggy and Rosie will be available on Mondays from 11 am until noon and on Thursdays from 4 pm until 5 pm. Sign up your child to read with Rosie for one 15 minute session. Please call the library at (307) 367-4114 or stop in to the Children's Room to reserve a time slot.

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Local Geology Rocks: program for elementary school aged homeschoolers
Tuesday, March 10th
2 pm
The Lovatt Room
Registration required

Jim and Leanne Gray of the J L Gray Rock Shop in Big Piney will speak with elementary aged homeschoolers about rock and fossil identification with an emphasis on rocks here in Sublette County. There will also be fun with geodes and Wyoming fish fossils for the kids to take home. Each child is encouraged to bring one rock from home (preferably a local rock) which Jim will identify. They will also have information about their rock club and their rock shop. Homeschooler siblings are welcome.

Registration is required for this program. Call Michelle at the library (307) 367-4114 or email her at mhumber@sublettecountylibrary.org to register your child(ren).

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Grow With Me: Early Childhood Parent/Child Workshops
Tuesdays from March 24th until April 14th
10 - 11:15 am
SCSD #1 District Administration (BOCES) Building, 665 N. Tyler Ave. in Pinedale

Children ages birth to five and a caregiver are invited to enjoy an informal hands-on play workshop featuring a variety of fun, child-directed learning stations and closing circle time/lapsit on four Tuesday mornings in March and April. Resources about parenting and child development topics will be available for caregivers to take home; there will not be formal presentations. Area experts will be available to answer any questions privately in this relaxed setting while the children play. The workshops and play stations will loosely resemble the following themes:

Tuesday, March 24th: Early Literacy and Child Development
Jennifer Zook and Sublette County Library Children's Specialist Michelle Humber will be available with information about general child development and encouraging early literacy in your child.

Tuesday, March 31st: Speech, Hearing, and Language Development
Jeanne Raney, speech pathologist at Pinedale Elementary School will be available with resources on speech, hearing, and language development and can answer any questions about your child's speech development.

Tuesday, April 7th: Mindful Parenting
Dana McGuire, MA, PPC at High Country Behavioral Health can advise on the benefits of parenting mindfully and mindfulness techniques.

Tuesday, April 14th: Music and Your Child
Tiger Robison, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Wyoming will be available to answer any questions about how music affects the growing child and how to introduce music to your child.

These workshops will take place at the Sublette County School District #1 administration (BOCES) building located at 665 N. Tyler Ave. in Pinedale. Participants should enter the building though the North (BOCES) entrance and follow the signs.

The Grow With Me workshops are a free program presented in partnership between Sublette County School District #1 and the Sublette County Library. No signup is required. For questions, contact Michelle Humber at the Pinedale Library: (307) 367-4114 or email mhumber@sublettecountylibrary.org.

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Music for Early Childhood Caregivers: A Hands-On and Practical Guide for Professionals
with Tiger Robison, Ph.D.
Monday, April 13th
6 - 8 pm
The Lovatt Room
Dinner provided

In this opportunity specifically for early childhood education professionals, Tiger Robison, Ph.D. and Assistant Professor of Music Education University of Wyoming will lead a hands-on teacher training about music in early childhood. Participants will work through traditional songs, rhymes, and games by practicing on baby dolls and teddy bears (provided). The age groups will be pre-birth to infant, toddler, and then preschool. A full, complimentary, original folder of digital resources will be available. Dinner will be provided during the presentation, and STARS points can be earned.

Tiger Robison is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Wyoming, where he teaches courses in elementary general music methods, aural skills, world music, and supervises student teachers. Dr. Robison earned a Ph.D. in music education from The Hartt School, University of Hartford, a M.S. in music education from Central Connecticut State University, and a B.M. in music education at The Hartt School. Additionally, Dr. Robison holds level certifications in Orff, Kodaly, and First Steps in Music methodologies.

What to read

Vote for your favorite book
Voting open until mid March 2020

Children in grades K - 7 across Wyoming are invited read great books and determine which one they think is the best! Stop by the Pinedale Library's Children's Room for a voting card and to get started reading this year's Buckaroo Award or Indian Paintbrush Award nominees. Voting is open until mid March! One vote per child.

Grades K-3: Buckaroo Book Award nominees
Grades 4-6: Indian Paintbrush Book Award nominees

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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.

Baby and Me is every Wednesday morning at 10:15 am in the library's Storytime Room. Preschool Storytime follows at 11 am.

View the Sublette BOCES website

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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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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.

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Reading to 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. You do not need to turn anything in, but the kids will get to have their photo on our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten bulletin board when they read 100 books, will receive a sticker for every 100 books, and will receive a book gift to keep when they reach 1000 books.

Get started fostering a lifelong love of reading today... pick up book logs in the Children's Room or download the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app to keep track digitally.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten for iPhone

1000 Books Before Kindergarten for Android


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

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Summer Reading, Storytime, Snapshot Day, our super readers and winners... View pictures of our recent kids' events at the library.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Baby and Me Story Time and Preschool Storytime
Wednesday mornings
The Pinedale Library Storytime Room

Baby and Me (ages 0-24 months) is held every Wednesday at 10:15 am. Preschool Storytime is held every Wednesday at 11 am in the Storytime Room. Siblings are welcome.

February 26th: No Storytime

March 4th: Read Across America
March 11th: Wear your green! (St. Patrick's Day)
No Storytimes on March 18th (Spring Break)
March 25th: Let's Make Music!

April 1st: April Fool's!
April 8th: Raindrops
April 15th: Sensory Storytime
April 22nd: Earth Day
April 29th: Day of the Children

May 6th: End of Storytime Party

We use a text service to send reminders to Preschool Storytime and Baby & Me patrons. To learn about this free service, follow this link and choose Option B. Or simply text the message @2c8k7d to the number 81010. Contact Michelle Humber with questions, mhumber@sublettecountylibrary.org

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Stories, Snacks & Shenanigans
2:30 - 3:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Story Time Room

K - 5th grade kids can drop in every Friday afternoon for a healthy snack with indoor and outdoor reading-themed activities like building snow forts, scavenger hunts, and more! This is a fun way to encourage young or hesitant readers to enjoy books more while winding down the school week with exercise and fresh air. Don't forget hats and mittens for outdoor conditions!

February 21st: Stone Soup (We'll make soup with the kiddos and then eat it!)
February 28th: Indoor coloring and an audiobook

We will not meet on March 6th, 13th, or 20th (School is out on all of those days)
March 27th: Snow fort fun (Wear your warm clothes... if the weather is really not cooperative we will do an indoor activity instead!

April 3rd: Find a Rainbow
We will not meet on April 10th
April 17th: Recycled materials fun (It's Earth Day!)
April 24th: Kite making

May 1st: Dogman escape room!
May 8th: End of Stories, Snacks & Shenanigans party

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Anime Club
3:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Teen Room

Teens in grades 6 - 12 are invited to our new Anime Club on Tuesday afternoons. Snacks will be provided!

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Tween Tinkers
4 pm (new time!)
The Pinedale Library Teen Room

Kids in grades 4 - 6 are welcome to join us for crafting, science experiments, culinary exploration and other creative activities. Snacks provided.

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Teen Takeover
1:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Teen Room

Come to the Teen Room for a new activity every week, or to just hang out! From art to science experiments, we'll do it all. This program is designed for grades 7-12. Snacks provided.

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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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