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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Youth Chess Club

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

Chess Club is back for the summer! Whether you’re a beginner or a novice, all will be 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)

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 Fish. (Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

LEGO® Challenge

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

If you have the imagination, we have the bricks! We will have multiple challenges and activities to put your LEGO® building skills to the test. (Grades K–12; 2nd Floor)

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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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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)

Kindermusik®

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

Sing, sway, laugh, and play with skilled educator Laura Sutton. (Ages 2–5; 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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Youth Chess Club

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

Chess Club is back for the summer! Whether you’re a beginner or a novice, all will be 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

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

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 2022 (Ages 4–5; Sage Room)

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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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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)

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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)

Summer Movie Series: Deep

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

Join us all summer long as we watch an ocean-themed movie each month! August’s movie is Deep (rated PG). In 2100, when humanity has abandoned the earth, a colony of extravagant creatures still thrives in the deepest abyss of the ocean. Deep, an adventurous “dumbo” octopus, and his two friends must take a perilous journey to find a new home. ...

End of Summer Foam Party!

Performance Park 2200 Pioneer Ave., Cheyenne

Summer is over and it’s time to go back to school, so join us for one last hurrah! We will be playing outdoor games and sipping on lemonade as we enjoy the last rays of summer with a foam party! Prepare to get wet as we cool down with some water games and foam fun. Bring your lawn chairs, sunblock, ...

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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)