Wednesdays until November 18th
Our Facebook page
Ms. Michelle broadcasts Storytime Live on Wednesday mornings until
November 18th on our Facebook page.
Pick up monthly Storytime kits at the library
This year we have accompanying Storytime kits with themed crafts
and songs for the month, all in a cute reusable bag that your child
can decorate. The bags will 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.
October storytime bags are available now.
Here's a peek at topics we'll be focusing on this fall:
October 21st: It Feels like Autumn
October 28th: Slightly Spooky Storytime
November 4th: Stars in the Sky
November 11th: No Storytime: The library is closed for Veteran's
November 18th: We are Thankful!
Never miss a Storytime... sign up for Storytime reminders! Simply
text @sclstories to
81010 and receive
a weekly text from Ms. Michelle.
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Take and Create Kits for K-3rd grades
Available every Friday through November 20th
New this fall! Just because things feel different right now doesn't’t
mean creativity has to stop! Stop by the library and pick up a Take
and 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.
During October, the theme is Falling Leaves and Spooky Things!
October 2nd: Leaf Sunflower Craft
October 9th: Fall Button Branch
October 16th: Fall Leaf Suncatcher Collage
October 23rd: Pumpkin decorating!
October 30th: Halloween Popsicle Stick Catapult
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:
Fractured Fairy Tales
Things That Go
Under the Sea
Kids... Read the best books and vote on your favorite!
Voting open until mid March 2021
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
the Grades K-3: Buckaroo Book Award nominee list
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 2021. One
vote per child.
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.
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.
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
Kids and teens 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 of all ages 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
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.
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
the Pinedale Library catalog
October Fall-tastic Take & Make Kits
Available Fridays in October
The Teen Room
Teens and tweens, it's time for cozy fall days and spooky nights!
These free activity bags will be available for pickup (while they
last) every Friday in October in the Teen Room. These kits are ideal
for grades 4 - 12.
October 2nd: Frightful Felt Monster
Kit includes scissors, embroidery thread and needles, felt,
October 9th: Cozy Fall Candle Holder
Kit includes glass candle holder, scented candle, washi
October 16th: Halloween Tea Light
Kit includes electric tea light, ping pong ball, Sharpie
October 23rd: Autumn Yarn Art
Kit includes orange push pins, yarn, foam circle
October 30th: Spooky Wooden Painting
Kit includes paint set, wood cut-outs, glitter
Children and teens are welcome back into the Libraries
Must be accompanied by an adult
We are pleased to now welcome back our patrons aged 18 and under!
As part of our phased return to normal services with guidance from
Sublette County Public Health, children and teens will be 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
the Pinedale Library catalog
Youth Service Specialist Liz Palmer serves as Young Adult
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!
the Young Adult Awards Finalists — Fiction & NonFiction
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.
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.
Sublette BOCES website