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.

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Tales Together

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

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)

Tween Tasters

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

Children in grades 3–6 can join us each month for a fun food-related activity such as food-themed parties, taste-testing challenges, edible science experiments, and more. This month, it’s time to take your taste buds on an adventure and ask yourself the ultimate question: “Will it s’more?” Try an assortment of unique variations of your favorite camping snack to determine if ...

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Tales Together

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

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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Ready Readers

Sage Room - 2nd Floor 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY, United States

Do you have a preschooler who will be going to kindergarten? Come join us! We will be reading books, singing songs, working on fine motor skills, and more to help get your child ready to jump into school! This event is designed for preschoolers going into kindergarten in the fall of 2024. (Ages 4–5; Sage Room)

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Adventure Club

Cottonwood Room 2200 Pioneer Ave - 1st Floor, Cheyenne, WY, United States

Summer is the perfect time to make new friends! Come to the library Wednesday afternoons in June and spend time making fun summertime crafts, meeting new people, and planning many great adventures together.     (Grades K–6; Cottonwood Room) Adventures by Date June 5: Friendship Bracelets June 12: Plant a Garden June 26: Bubble-Palooza!

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Tales Together

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

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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Book Babies (RSVP Required)

Sage Room - 2nd Floor 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY, United States

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.  Spaces on Thursdays are limited, so click on a link below to RSVP. (Ages Birth–24 Months) Click Here to RSVP for Thursday, June 6 Click Here to ...

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Choose Your Own Adventure Club

Sage Room - 2nd Floor 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY, United States

Calling all adventurers! Join us as we read and choose our own adventure together! No need to read the book ahead of time. We will also make crafts, chat about what books we are reading, and do other fun things! This event is for children in grades K–2. (Grades K–2; Sage Room)

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Book Babies

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

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)

Tales Together Outside—With Chalk!

Performance Park 2200 Pioneer Ave., Cheyenne

Join us outside on the Performance Park platform for a special, outdoor version of Tales Together. Then, have fun playing with our sidewalk chalk! We will also have popsicles!           (Children & Families; Performance Park)

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Chess Club

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

Our summer youth Chess Club is back! Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, all are welcome to learn moves and strategies, and to just have fun! Children and teens in grades 2–12 are welcome to participate.          (Grades 2–12; Early Literacy Center)

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Tales Together

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

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, United States

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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Ready Readers

Sage Room - 2nd Floor 2200 Pioneer Ave - 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY, United States

Do you have a preschooler that will be going to kindergarten? Come join us! We will be reading books, singing songs, working on fine motor skills, and more to help get your child ready to jump into school! This event is meant for preschoolers who will be going into kindergarten in the fall of 2024. (Ages 4–5; Sage Room)

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Adventure Club

Cottonwood Room 2200 Pioneer Ave - 1st Floor, Cheyenne, WY, United States

Summer is the perfect time to make new friends! Come to the library for an afternoon making fun summertime crafts, meeting new people, and planning many great adventures together. (Grades K–6; Cottonwood Room)

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Book Babies

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

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)

Saturday STEAM

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

Children in grades 3–6 can join us each month as we explore a variety of STEAM topics (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) with crafts, games, experiments and more. This month, make your own kite out of a paper plate to fly in the “Wyoming Wind” throughout the summer. Let’s go fly a kite! (Grades 3–6/Ages 8–12; Early Literacy Center

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Chess Club

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

Our summer youth Chess Club is back! Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, all are welcome to learn moves and strategies, and to just have fun! Children and teens in grades 2–12 are welcome to participate.          (Grades 2–12; Early Literacy Center)

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Chillville

2nd Floor Study Room 2200 Pioneer Ave, Cheyenne, WY, United States

We know that large events at the library can be overwhelming! We would like to invite children with sensory needs and their families to take advantage of Chillville. This special area will have items such as fidget devices, bubbles, a sound machine, and more. Stop by the Ask Here desk on the 2nd floor to ask to use the space, ...

Magic Between the Pages – An Adventure in Reading

Cottonwood Room 2200 Pioneer Ave - 1st Floor, Cheyenne, WY, United States

Veteran performer Kyle Groves will take the audience on adventure in reading exploring topics such as “The History of The Traveling Medicine Show”, “Where in the World Can We Go? A look at Geography,” and of course, no adventure would be complete without stepping right into a fairy tale. You might even get to learn how to do a magic ...