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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Wyoming Book Awards Beanstack Challenge

Virtually via Beanstack 2200 Pioneer Ave, Cheyenne, WY, United States

It’s almost time for the Wyoming Book Awards! Wyoming has three book awards to give out and we need you to decide which books deserve them! Read at least three of the ten nominated books in your age category and vote for your favorite in our Beanstack challenge. Keep reading from the nominee list to earn more tickets to enter ...

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Scavenger Hunt

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

Do you love Dr. Seuss and enjoy the scavenger hunt here at the library? Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and Read Across America Day with a special scavenger hunt! This hunt will only be available for three days, so make sure to come in before it is gone! (Children & Families; 2nd Floor)

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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)

K-2 STEAM

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

Children in grades K–2 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, we’re testing our engineering skills with egg catapults and exploring our artsy side by experimenting with the colors of the rainbow. Come join us for a fun Spring/St. Patrick’s Day ...

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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 meant for preschoolers who will be going into kindergarten in the fall of 2024. (Ages 4–5; Sage Room)

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Play Together

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

Come enjoy a few stories on Active Play, then play together while we make our own obstacle course! We will have fun prompts on getting the most out of active play, as well as ideas for how to play at home. (Ages 18 Months–5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

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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; Early Literacy Center)

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Play Together

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

Come enjoy a few stories on Active Play, then play together while we make our own obstacle course! We will have fun prompts on getting the most out of active play, as well as ideas for how to play at home. (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)

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, get ready for St. Patrick’s Day and make your own Shamrock Pie in a Cup! (Grades 3–6/Ages 8–12; Early Literacy Center)

Yoga Together

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

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

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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 meant for preschoolers who will be going into kindergarten in the fall of 2024. (Ages 4–5; Sage Room)

Beaks at the Beach (RSVP Required)

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

Discover how bird beaks tell us about what a bird eats and make a finger puppet of a black-crowned night heron (celebrities we can see at Lion’s Park!) This program is presented in partnership with Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Chapter.  Space is limited so click on the link below to reserve a spot! (Grades Pre-K–2; Early Literacy Center) Click Here to ...

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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; Early Literacy Center)

Yoga Together

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

Come and experience stories, stretching, and fun with a special early literacy class. This month’s theme is Space. (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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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 meant for preschoolers who will be going into kindergarten in the fall of 2024. (Ages 4–5; Sage Room)