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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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)

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

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

Have you ever wondered what happens at the library when it’s closed? We will share our secret world with your stuffed animal friends at our Stuffed Animal Sleepover! When you bring your friend to stay the night you will need to sign a permission slip, then you and your friend can listen to a bedtime book and say good night. ...

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

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

Have you ever wondered what happens at the library when it’s closed? We will share our secret world with your stuffed animal friends at our Stuffed Animal Sleepover! When you bring your friend to stay the night you will need to sign a permission slip, then you and your friend can listen to a bedtime book and say good night. ...

A Christmas Carol Read Aloud (RSVP Required for Readers)

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

Usher in the spirit of the season by participating in the community read aloud of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. We will read the entire story from start to finish. All are invited and encouraged to attend–individuals, families, book clubs, and groups–and participate by reading a portion of the book. All reading levels are welcomed! Even if you ...

StoryWalk® Sunday

Willow Room 2200 Pioneer Ave - 1st Floor, Cheyenne, WY

Let us take you on a guided tour of our new StoryWalk® title for December: May Your Life Be Deliciosa by Michael Genhart. We will meet in the Willow Room, but the StoryWalk® will be outside, so dress for the weather! Afterwards, we will have snacks and crafts in the Willow Room. If you can’t make it to the StoryWalk® ...

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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: December 5: Block Party December 12: Light 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)

K–2 STEAM: Gingerbread Houses (RSVP Required)

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

Show off your architectural skills with graham cracker gingerbread houses! We’ll provide all the building materials, you provide the creativity! Click the link below to reserve your spot. (Grades K–2; Early Literacy Center) Click Here to RSVP

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Yoga Together

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

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

Pokémon Jr.

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

Grab your cards, grab your friends, and join us for Pokémon Jr.! We will be playing the fun and exciting Pokémon Trading Card Game or PTCG! (Grades K–8; 2nd Floor)

Cuentos y Amigos (Spanish Storytime)

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

Wednesday, December 14 miércoles 14 de diciembre 6–7pm Join us for a special Spanish/English storytime in collaboration with the Cheyenne Hispanic Festival. Come enjoy special stories, songs, snacks, and a craft in Spanish and English! Presentaremos una hora de cuentos en español. ¡Disfrute de cuentos especiales, canciones, meriendas y manualidades - en español y en inglés! (Children & Families/niños y ...

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Virtual Tales Together (RSVP Required)

Virtually via Zoom from the comfort of your own home!, 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. (Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; Live via Zoom) Click Here to RSVP

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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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Ready Readers

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

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 2023. (Ages 4–5; Sage Room)

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)

Brown Bag Book Club (RSVP Required)

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

Book club will meet once during the month of November and twice in December. We will chat about the book, do some fun activities, and enjoy a delicious treat! Participants can bring a “brown bag” meal and drinks will be provided. We will be reading The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. Participants in grades 4–6 can pick ...

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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)

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Yoga Together

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

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

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Winter Break Binge Bundles

2nd Floor Teen Desk 2200 Pioneer Ave, Cheyenne, WY

December 19–20 Library Hours The weather outside is frightful, so bundle up inside with our Binge Bundles! Choose from a variety of themed bundles containing movies, books, and snacks. Pick your bundle from our online list of themes and check out your bundle December 19–20. Reserve your bundle by visiting lclsonline.org/binge-bundles/ or by calling the library at 307-634-3561 beginning December ...

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Winter Break Binge Bundles

2nd Floor Teen Desk 2200 Pioneer Ave, Cheyenne, WY

December 19–20 Library Hours The weather outside is frightful, so bundle up inside with our Binge Bundles! Choose from a variety of themed bundles containing movies, books, and snacks. Pick your bundle from our online list of themes and check out your bundle December 19–20. Reserve your bundle by visiting lclsonline.org/binge-bundles/ or by calling the library at 307-634-3561 beginning December ...