About Sublette County
A Place of Unparalleled Beauty
The Sublette County Libraries serve a population of approximately 9,000 spread out over 5,000 square miles of untouched wilderness of unparalleled beauty. Sublette County is nestled among three major mountain ranges, the Wind River Mountains, the Wyoming Range, and the Gros Ventre Range. Its unchanged landscape and bountiful wildlife yields exceptional opportunities for hunting, fishing, mountain climbing and winter recreation. Pinedale, the county seat of Sublette County, sits at an altitude of 7,200 feet and is 80 miles southeast of Jackson Hole. It is a major outdoor recreation area with access to the Bridger Wilderness, White Pine Ski Area, the Green River, and 1,300 lakes with boating, fishing, snow machining, hiking, mountain climbing, and other outdoor pursuits. A large portion of Sublette County residents make their living from ranching, the oil and gas drilling industry, and from tourism. Pinedale has a vibrant arts community and most businesses are locally run small businesses, allowing for small town connection and rich quality of life.
There are two libraries in our system: the Pinedale Library and the Big Piney Library. Both libraries serve as the heart and vital community centers of their respective communities and are beautiful public spaces. The Pinedale Library is an architectural award winning structure: the main library is constructed of logs and the addition is built from environ-mentally conscious rammed earth — the first public building in the U.S. built from insulated rammed earth. Its spacious meeting rooms are used by everyone from local businesses to state agencies and hosts everything from baby showers to community meetings, dances to funerals. Recently renovated, the Big Piney Library is impressive, beautiful, and much loved by its patrons. Additionally, we have a mobile Little Library that is periodically transported to different locations across the county.
Learn more about the Pinedale Library’s 2009 addition, award winning in design and the first public building in the U.S. built from insulated rammed-earth walls.