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In November: Pay Overdue Fines by Donating Food

November 01, 2014

How It Works! image
Through November, library cardholders may clear overdue library fines by bringing non-perishable food items to the library to be donated to the Jackson Cupboard. *The amnesty program applies only to late fines and does not include fees for lost or damaged library materials or other library fees.

Who Benefits
Food donations may include sealed, store-purchased jars, cans or pastas. The Jackson Cupboard, located on the campus of St. John’s Episcopal Church, provides essential and nutritious food for community members in need. The Library has been partnering with St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Cupboard since 2013 to offer free, nutritious snacks daily to children at the library after school and during the summer.

For information, contact: Adult Services Manager Adam Van Sickle, 307-733-2164 ext. 257, .

Learn More About Our Addition & Renovation

August 11, 2010

Have a Question About the Library Addition and Renovation?

Check out these opportunities to learn more about the library’s project on the August 17 SPET (Specific Purpose Excise Tax) ballot:

Check out the library’s website: anytime. Lots of info and short videos highlighting the library renovation and addition. See frequently asked questions about how the SPET works.

Stop by the library: See the library 3-D architectural model and plans booklet, material samples and other project information. Also check out the lobby SPET display about all 11 projects and the ballot with frequently asked questions about the SPET, absentee voting and polling locations.

Ask Us!: Feel free to ask us about our project or the Specific Purpose Excise Tax; we’d be delighted to answer your questions. 

Contact: Deb Adams, Library Director, 733-2164 ext. 128.

Library Friday Nights For Teens

Location: Library Main Room

6-8 p.m.
Grades 6 to 12. The library hosts teen gaming in a safe and social environment, emphasizing team play and civility. Bring your mad skillz for Call of Duty II.  Location: Library Main Room. Free. Teen Program Coordinator, Steve Whisenand, 733-2164 ext. 247, . In Spanish & English.

Alta Wednesday Storytime

Location: Alta Branch Library

imageAges 2 to 5. Every Wednesday from 11:15-11:45 a.m. Children and their caregivers are invited to join the Alta Branch Library for interactive stories, songs, arts and crafts. Location: Alta Branch Library, 50 Alta School Road, Alta, WY 83414. Free. 307-353-2505, .

Alta Library Book Club: One World, Many Stories

Location: Alta Branch Library

Meet the third Thursday of each month to discuss books exploring the myriad of cultures within the U.S. and around the world. New participants always welcome; no sign-up required. Members take turns bringing snacks. Location: Alta Branch Library, 50 Alta School Road, Alta, Wyoming. Free. 307-353-2505, .

Design Thinking Workshops

November 12, 2014
Location: Teen Wing

4:30 to 6 p.m.
For students in grades 6 through 12.

Participants may attend as many of the workshops as they are interested in, need no particular background or experience and do not need to register to participate.

Design Thinking: Core Concepts

What is design thinking and what can it do for you? Learn about the JHHS FabLab and participate in developing your own designs.

Prototyping Process: Thinking Through Making

Prototyping ideas is a fun way to communicate concepts and designs. Experiment with techniques to test your ideas.

Digital Fabrication: Tools and Techniques

3D printers, laser cutters, and milling machines! Technology is becoming accessible to everyone, including you. Learn about where and how to use this equipment.

Installation: Pragmatics and Possibilities

The JHHS FabLab developed a project for the library’s Teen Wing, improving the space for everyone. Learn about their process and final product, and make your own design.

Building STEAM at Teton County Library
Design Thinking Workshops, facilitated by Jackson Hole Public Art (JHPA) Artist-in-Residence Bland Hoke, are the public component of Building STEAM, a collaboration between JHPA, pARTners and the Teton County School District. These workshops run parallel to Building STEAM’s first project, an installation in the Teen Wing of the library.

image“Design thinking,” explains Hoke, “is a problem-solving process that can be applied to many different situations or issues. It blends creativity with methods to dig deep into a problem space and uncover innovative solutions.”

With Building STEAM, Hoke, a native-Jacksonite and graduate of the MFA Transdisciplinary Design in the School of Design Strategies program at Parsons in New York City, has developed a curriculum for students in Jackson Hole High School’s Digital Fabrication Lab (FabLab), as well as associated projects that provide practical experience through the lens of public art. Students participate in the entire design process, from defining a problem, empathizing with users, ideating solutions and prototyping their ideas to delivering a final project.

The Building STEAM project for Teton County Library is funded by the Teton County Library Foundation with support from: Walton Donor advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, a Center of Wonder C3 grant, Peter and Susan Ordway, and the Newton Family Foundation. Project administration provided by Jackson Hole Public Art.

Gallery Exhibit: Grand Teton Region Photographs, 1957-1961

October 01, 2014
Location: Gallery

Phil and Jan Sultz first came to Jackson Hole in 1957 to work for Grand Teton National Park where they managed a fire lookout atop Blacktail Butte. For the next three summers, Phil worked as a park ranger. During the summers of 1961 and 1962, they lived at the historic John Moulton ranch on Mormon Row, known colloquially as “the pink house.”


Phil’s professional training as an artist allowed him to see the aesthetic and practical architectural values laid out by early homesteaders. He began to feel inspired from this unique vantage point and began to photograph the daily activities surrounding these structures and the people who still lived in them.

His photographs are now on view through November 30, in the Library Gallery in an exhibition presented by the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Teton County Library. 

For more information, contact Education and Program Manager, Oona Doherty, 733-2164 ext. 135, .

Friends Home Page

Friends Book Nook Sales!
Own a Stieg Larsson?  Own a Wally Lamb?  Own an F. Scott Fitzgerald?

Visit the Friends Book Nook and purchase a work by your favorite author!

The Friends Book Nook, The Teton County Library Friends’ ongoing book sale is located in the lobby of the Library.

The Friends Book Nook offers a wide variety of gently used books for sale. Enjoy a cup of coffee with a Book Nook volunteer as you browse the shelves for your favorite titles. Offerings span from fiction, biography, cookbooks and sports to politics and books for children and young adults. Spanish books are also available. Visit the Volunteer Picks shelf to see what neighbors are reading.

Mon-Thurs, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays

Book Donations can be made at the Teton County Library, 125 Virginian Lane during regular library hours. Volunteers in the Friends Book Nook or staff at the library Main Desk can assist you with your book donations.

Volunteer opportunities are available in the Friends Book Nook. Please contact Community Programs Coordinator, Lokey Lytjen, 733-2164 ext. 255 or .