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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Blood Pressure Cuffs for Checkout
The Pinedale and Big Piney Libraries

Sublette County Libraries are committed to building and supporting strong, healthy communities. Self-measured blood pressure monitoring kits are now available for checkout at the libraries in Pinedale and Big Piney. This is being done through a collaborative pilot project among the Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) at the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program, and the Sublette County Libraries.

The kits, available in both English and Spanish, include an automated home blood pressure cuff; blood pressure log books; educational materials from the American Heart Association; information on what blood pressure is; and ideas for healthy lifestyle changes. The kits also include a Sublette County resource directory and referral resources to the Wyoming Cent$ible Nutrition Program and the Healthy U chronic disease self-management program.

While self-measured blood pressure is not a substitute for regular visits to primary care physicians, it is a way for individuals to see and track their numbers, giving them more information that can be communicated to their doctors. In Wyoming, 30.7 percent of adults have been told that they have high blood pressure, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program.

The loan period for the kits is three weeks. Blood pressure kits will be automatically renewed, up to two times, if there are no holds on the item.

View more details about the program

Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Free Tax Preparation at Teton County Library
Available by appointment on select days and times through April 8th

Due to a shortage of volunteers, the Sublette County Libraries are unable to offer free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax preparation this year. However, Sublette County residents who qualify are encouraged to use free tax preparation services at the Teton County Library, located at 125 Virginian Lane in Jackson, WY. Document drop off and tax preparation by appointment is available at the Teton County Library on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through April 8th, 2023.

If you qualify for free tax preparation, you may make an appointment to drop off your documents at Teton County Library and gather them when you have been notified that your completed tax return is ready for pick up. If you do not have an appointment, the service will be available first-come, first serve basis. Please note the following qualifying income guidelines and additional information:

* Income limit guidelines:
Single: less than $72,000
2 persons: less than $82,300
3 persons: less than $92,600
4 persons: less than $103,000
5 persons: less than $111,000

What we prepare:
• efile
• Economic Stimulus Payments
• Tax credits
• Self-employed, without employees
• Itemized deductions
• Stocks and bonds
• Retirement income
• Uber, Lyft, etc.

Not available for:
• Very complex returns
• Rentals
• Farming/Agriculture
• Depreciation
• Foreign income
• Bitcoin sales

How to Utilize Drop Off & Pick Up Tax Preparation Service at Teton County Library

1. Pick up an Instructions & Intake Packet from Pinedale or Big Piney libraries.
2. The phone number and contact info for scheduling an appointment are in the Instructions & Intake Packet. You must complete the paperwork in the packet before you arrive at your appointment.

View the appointment schedule for services in your Information & Intake Packet available at the Pinedale and Big Piney libraries, or below:

View VITA appointment schedule for service at Teton County Library

3. Bring your photo ID and Intake Packet with your documents to the Teton County Library at your appointment time. An IRS certified VITA Intake Volunteer will collect your documents and contact info. An IRS certified VITA Tax Preparer will complete your tax return. You will receive a phone call when your tax return is complete or if
there are questions.
4. Pick up your documents at the Teton County Library and sign your completed return.

What documents you need to bring:

• Government issued photo ID
• Social security cards or ITIN letters for taxpayers and dependents
• Prior year’s tax return (bring copy)
• All W-2, 1095 (health insurance) and 1099 forms for the tax year
• Bank account numbers for direct deposit
• Evidence for deductions such as mortgage interest, property taxes, charitable contributions and medical expenses
• Receipts for child care expenses, and the provider’s tax ID number

Instructions & Intake Packets with complete info and the number to call for your appointment are now available for pickup at the Pinedale and Big Piney libraries.

Big Piney Library event

Not Your Mother's Book Club
Monday, March 27th
5:30 pm
The Big Piney Library Community Room

Our March book club selection is Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff. The March meeting location is the library's Community Room.

Book description:

Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoff unleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War IIrescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S.military personnel into a land that time forgot. Fans of Hampton Sides’ Ghost Soldiers, Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor, and David Grann’s The Lost City of Z will be captivated by Zuckoff’s masterfully recounted, all-true story of danger, daring, determination, and discovery in jungle-clad New Guinea during the final days of WWII.

Learn more about the book and its author

Books are available for anyone to take home from the library's front desk while supplies last.

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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Borrow a Roku® streaming device for home use: Enjoy streaming Netflix, Disney+, and HBO Max™
Kit available at the front desk

We are so excited to share that the Big Piney Library is now offering a borrowable Roku® Stick Kit. The Roku Streaming Stick is a small device that plugs into your TV's HDMI port and delivers streaming content via the internet. You can access of thousands of exclusive movies and shows from services such as Netflix, Disney+ and HBO Max™! Our Roku Stick Kit includes necessary cables, remote and instructions, and can be borrowed for 7 days (no renewal).

The Sublette County Libraries offer the Roku Stick Kit for loan as an extension of the Libraries' DVD collection. Only patrons aged 18 or older with a Sublette County library card can check out the Roku Stick Kit.

The loan period is 7 days with no renewals. Failure to return the Roku Stick Kit and accessories within 6 weeks after the original due date will result in a charge to the cardholder’s account of $65.00.

Borrowers may not download or delete any titles, accounts, or content from the Roku. The Roku Stick Kit is pre-associated with select accounts and content, in accordance with the library’s collection policies. The Libraries are not responsible for any costs incurred while borrowers use the equipment. Some material available through streaming services may not be suitable for children, and adult supervision may be required.

The Libraries are not responsible for clearing stored data from the Roku Stick after it is returned, and is not responsible for personal information left on the device.

Borrowing Information
A borrower should have these technical requirements at home to use a Roku:
• Wi-Fi
• A TV with an HDMI port

A borrower must sign a Statement of Responsibility. After checking out the Roku, the
borrower will receive a Roku Stick kit with:
• The Roku Kit Case
• The Roku Remote
• The Power Adaptor Plug
• The Roku’s USB Power Cable
• The Roku Stick
• The Roku’s USB Power Extender Cable
• A Roku How-To Guide

More info about the Roku Stick Kit

Call the Big Piney Library at (307) 276-3515 with any questions.

Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Wyoming Talking Books
Free library services for people with visual, physical, or reading disabilities

It’s estimated that over 18,000 people in Wyoming are unable to read regular print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities. If you’re struggling with such an impairment—whether your condition is permanent or temporary—you qualify for The Talking Books Program, a service of the Wyoming Department of Education.

All library materials are sent and returned through the mail free of charge. Materials can be ordered from large print catalogs, online, or through a trained reader’s advisor. For more information, contact Brenda Ariosto at the WY Dept. of Education: (307) 265-8818 | brenda.ariosto@wyo.gov. After registration, library materials and services are available through the Program for the Blind and Disabled at the Utah State Library.

View a brief brochure

Email Brenda Ariosto at the WY Dept. of Education for more info

Learn more about Vision Outreach Services at Wyoming Department of Education

Visit the Program for the Blind and Disabled at the Utah State Library website

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

On-Site Services at Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center
Select Wednesdays of the month
11 am until 1 pm

The Big Piney Library offers on-site service to the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center twice a month on select Wednesdays from 11 am until 1 pm. Tawnya and Jen bring an assortment of books, magazines, audiobooks and DVDs for you to browse and check out. If you dont have a library card, one can be issued to you. We are happy to bring you any specific library items and return any items you are done with to the library as well. A returns bucket is located at the senior center for your convenience in between our visits.

Call the library to find out when we will be making our next visit: (307) 276-3515.

If you would like to use your electronic device to access our downloadable items — free ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines — bring your device to us and Jen will help you get set up or troubleshoot any issues.

If would like us to bring specific library items over, please contact the Big Piney Library 307-276-3515 or email Tawnya tmiller@sublettecountylibrary.org.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

12 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

The library's Board of Trustees alternates meetings between Pinedale and Big Piney generally on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Forthcoming meetings are announced on the library's home page. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact the library at (307) 367-4114.

Learn more about the Library Board of Trustees

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Quarantined? We can deliver.
Contact-free outreach from Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

The Sublette County Libraries are able to deliver library materials to those at home in isolation or quarantine... simply let us know what materials we can bring right to you, free of charge. A library staff member will check out your desired materials to your library account and discreetly deliver them to your doorstep — no contact required. We are happy to travel out of town to deliver to you — if you live outside of Pinedale or Big Piney we will try our best to accommodate you.

Contact Tawnya Miller at Big Piney Library, (307) 276-3515

Search the Big Piney Library catalog

How to search for an item

How to place a hold

Decide what DVDs to watch next

Image of 1940s book woman on horseback in Kentucky, from the Goodman-Paxton Photographic Collection, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

No-Contact Curbside Pickup
The Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec

Reserve. Park. Grab your bag. Be on your way! The Sublette County Libraries offer no-contact curbside pickup service anytime the library is open. Place a request for library materials you'd like to take home. Your items will be gathered, checked out to your library account, and bagged for you. We'll contact you when your bag is ready to pick up outside the Big Piney Library at Big Piney Rec anytime during our open hours.

There are three ways to request items for pickup:

• Place holds using our online library catalog and your library card. (This is the preferred method!)

Search the Big Piney Library catalog

How to search for an item

How to place a hold

Decide what DVDs to watch next

• Email Big Piney Library: BPBranch@sublettecountylibrary.org

• Call Big Piney Library (307) 276-3515

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.

Sublette County Library  |  155 S. Tyler Ave.  |  P.O. Box 489  |  Pinedale, WY 82941-0489  |  (307) 367-4114  |  (307) 367-6722 fax
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