Youth

ChessHeader3CroppedEarly Literacy Center (ELC) – Birth to 5 Years

The Public Library Association emphasizes the 5 early literacy practices (Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play) as keys to developing language and reading skills.  The ELC and My Library Place incorporate these activities in an interactive and fun environment.  Have fun and learn at the same time!

Read more about the ELC here.

Ready4K Texting Service

Parents across Wyoming, can now sign up for a new, free texting service that delivers fun facts and easy tips to their phones. Called Ready4K, the texting service shows parents how to boost children’s learning and get them ready for kindergarten.

Read more about the Ready4K Wyoming Early Literacy texting program here.

Educator Resources

Looking to bring a little something extra to the children within your care?  Whether it’s for a daycare, a Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts of America group, homeschooling, or additional classroom fundamentals, we’d love to help you help others!

Read more about our Educator Resources here.

Homeschool Resources

The Laramie County Library has a large number of materials on the topic of homeschooling, from selecting a curriculum to teaching cursive handwriting. We even have special topic bags that you can check out – complete with finger puppets, craft project ideas, books related to the topic, and much more.  You don’t have to go it alone – we’re here to help!

Read more about our Homeschool Resources here.

Teens & Tweens

There’s a place for the big kids on the 2nd floor. Tweens & Teens have their own locations, with various seating, technologies and materials. We also have age-appropriate programming for grades 3 – 12.

Read more about the Tween & Teen offerings.

Touch Tone Tales

Wild and wacky original stories from Charlie Williams, “The Noiseguy!” Call 307-638-2552 any time of day or night to hear a funny story. Stories changes weekly and are especially enjoyable for children ages 4 and older.

Tales Together Crafts

2nd floor 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

May 2–29 Library Hours Stop by the Ask Here desk on the 2nd floor to pick up a weekly craft packet to go along with the week’s early literacy classes. (Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; 2nd Floor)

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Guided Play

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

On Monday mornings, we invite you to come play with us! Each week we will feature a different playscape in the Early Literacy Center, along with suggestions of how to engage your child in guided play. (Ages 18 months–5 Years; Early Literacy Center) Guided Play Themes: May 2: Dress Up and Pretend May 9: Parachute Party May 16: Block Party ...

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Tales Together

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

Join us for an interactive early literacy class for preschool children and their caregivers. Practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement, and more! (Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

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Tales Together

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

Join us for an interactive early literacy class for preschool children and their caregivers. Practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement, and more! (Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

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Tales Together

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

Join us for an interactive early literacy class for preschool children and their caregivers. Practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement, and more! (Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

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Tales Together

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

Join us for an interactive early literacy class for preschool children and their caregivers. Practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement, and more! (Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

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Virtual Tales Together (RSVP Required)

2200 Pioneer Ave, Cheyenne, WY

Join us for a live virtual Tales Together via Zoom! During this interactive early literacy class, we will practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement, and more! RSVP below to receive an email with the Zoom link. Stop by the Ask Here desk on the 2nd floor to pick up a weekly craft packet to go along with the ...

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Tales Together

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

Join us for an interactive early literacy class for preschool children and their caregivers. Practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement, and more! (Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

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Tales Together

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

Join us for an interactive early literacy class for preschool children and their caregivers. Practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement, and more! (Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

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Sit, Stay, READ! Read to a Therapy Dog

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

Everyone loves to hear a story, even our four-pawed friends! Come in to the library and practice reading aloud to one of our community’s therapy dogs. We know you’ll have a furry good time! This event is presented in partnership with The Alliance of Therapy Dogs. (Grades K–6; Early Literacy Center)

Family Board Game Night (RSVP Required)

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

Bring the whole family to enjoy an evening of board game fun featuring a variety of new games and classic favorites. Sign your family up by clicking below! (Children & Families; Early Literacy Center) Click Here to RSVP

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Book Babies

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

Join us for a short early literacy class designed just for babies and their caregivers! Enjoy books, songs, lap bounces, and rhymes! Afterwards, babies can play with our educational toys while caregivers visit. (Ages Birth–24 Months; Early Literacy Center)

Storytime at the Paul Smith Children’s Village

Paul Smith Children's Village 616 S. Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne, WY

We’re taking storytime to the garden! Head on over to the Paul Smith Children’s Village to participate in one of our early literacy storytimes. (Ages 18 months–5 years; Paul Smith Children’s Village–616 S Lions Park Dr.)

Make a Splash with the Paul Smith Children’s Village

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

Come join us for a special event with our guests from the Paul Smith Children’s Village! This month we will be having fun with water in preparation for our Summer Reading Challenge. Water you waiting for?! (Children & Families; Early Literacy Center)

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Yoga Together

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

Come and experience stories, stretching, and fun with a special early literacy class. This month’s theme is Bugs. (Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

Tales Together Crafts

2nd floor 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

May 2–29 Library Hours Stop by the Ask Here desk on the 2nd floor to pick up a weekly craft packet to go along with the week’s early literacy classes. (Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; 2nd Floor)

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Guided Play

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

On Monday mornings, we invite you to come play with us! Each week we will feature a different playscape in the Early Literacy Center, along with suggestions of how to engage your child in guided play. (Ages 18 months–5 Years; Early Literacy Center) Guided Play Themes: May 2: Dress Up and Pretend May 9: Parachute Party May 16: Block Party ...

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Tales Together

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

Join us for an interactive early literacy class for preschool children and their caregivers. Practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement, and more! (Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

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Tales Together

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

Join us for an interactive early literacy class for preschool children and their caregivers. Practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement, and more! (Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

K-2 STEAM: Paper Airplanes

Early Literacy Center 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY

Let’s explore the science of flight with a paper airplane competition. Build and tweak airplane models to see which can go the farthest and which can fly the longest! (Grades K–2; Early Literacy Center)