Farmington Public Library
Farmington Public Library


Youth Services



Diversity is woven into every storytime, no matter what the topic.  Toddler through preschool children learn some of the basic concepts underlying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the storytime library laboratory projects.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
10:30am to 11:15am


Youth Services Desk

Pledge of Allegiance

10:30am - Make a storytime name tag and line up
Storytime Room: Toddler (age 0-3) with parent/guardian
Library Laboratory: Preschool (age 3-5) for hands-on literacy activities

10:50am - Groups are rotated from storytime room to library laboratory
Storytime Room: Preschool (age 3-5)
Library Laboratory: Toddler (age 0-3) with parent/guardian

3:30pm (all ages welcome)

No activity, except special events - followed by a family movie at 4pm


September 25, 26, 28, 29
Leaf Man by Lois Elhert

Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one's quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows.

Identify leaves and make a Leaf Man.  Learn about colors and make leaf rubbings in the storytime library laboratory. 
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October 2, 3, 5 & 6
Elmer by David McKee


Elmer is a brightly-colored patchwork elephant with a cheerful disposition. He enjoys chuckling with the other, normal elephants, but soon he begins to wonder if his friends might be laughing at him rather than with him. What can Elmer do to be less conspicuous?

Create Lego patchwork, just like Elmer!


October 9, 10
(No storytime October 12 & 13)
I Love Bugs! by Emma Dodd

 “I love springy jumpy leapy bugs / and slimy crawly creepy bugs,” exclaims this book’s adorable narrator. Which bugs are his favorite? Which bugs are the best? Join us at storytime to find out the answer to these questions and much more information about our creepy-crawly friends.   

Identify bugs in amber and create a Lego maze for our robotic bugs! 


The library follows the Farmington Municipal School Calendar
Check Library Events Calendar for Schedule and Updates


Early Release on

September 25

Celebrating BANNED BOOKS WEEK (Sept. 24-Oct. 1) and STEM activity

"Where The Wild Things" Movie and Snack @ 2pm
Maurice Sendak Banned Books Storytime Preview @ 3:30pm




Early Release on October 9
Movie and Snack @ 2pm
Storytime @ 3:30pm FIRE SAFETY (visit from Firefighters)


Early Release on

October 23

Movie and Snack @ 2pm
Storytime @ 3:30pm SCARY


STORIES (from the juvenile easy collection) followed by a STEM activity

Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting
Can’t Scare Me by Ashley Bryan
Can You Make a Scary Face by Jan Thomas
Snacks and STEM Fun in Youth Services and Teen Zone! 
Local afterschool organizations can register an event. NM Facts on Afterschool.
Proclamation from Governor Martinez

October 19 from 4 to 5pm
regular storytime @ 3:30pm

October 20 (No School Day)

Halloween Puppet Show and Tippy Toe Parade
10:00am and 2pm

Minecraft from 10am to noon & 1pm to 2pm


Four Corners Storytelling Festival
Friday, October 13, 2017
Berg Park (see online schedule)


Youth Storytellers will emcee the event for the professional tellers and also tell their own stories at noon in the Animas and San Juan Tent on Friday, October 13.  The event is free.  School groups must register online to attend the sessions.



Deadline (all competition levels): January 12, 2018

Level 1: Grades 4, 5 and 6

Level 2: Grades 7 and 8

Level 3: Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12

Sponsored by the New Mexico State Library in cooperation with The Center for the Book at the Library of Congress and Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Letters About Literature 2018 is a writing contest designed to promote reading and thoughtful writing by encouraging young readers to read a book and then write a letter to the author explaining how his or her work shaped their perspective on the world or themselves. This is the sixth year New Mexico State Library has sponsored the competition.

Readers in grades 4-12 write a personal letter to an author describing their personal reaction to a book, story, or poem. Students may write about works of fiction or nonfiction. The letters are sent to the Library of Congress for initial sorting and then sent to the New Mexico State Library for judging.  New Mexico state judges will select the top letter writers in New Mexico, who then advance to the national competition.

Please see the Letters About Literature participation guidelines with entry form and note that the “How to Enter” and the “How to Submit” instructions have changed, as have the elimination criteria.  Please read the entry form instructions carefully before your students begin reading and writing.

YouTube to find books in the Juvenile Collection

           Find Juvenile Easy and Fiction Books

           Find Juvenile NonFiction Books

           Find books in the Teen Zone


1000 Books Before Kindergarten    1KB4K

1KB4K Reading Program for every child from infant to Kindergarten. Does reading 1,000 books seem overwhelming?  Try it!

- 3 books a day for 1 year = 1,095 books

- 1 book a day for 3 years - 1,095 books

Program Instructions for IKB4K
Program Instructions (Spanish/Español)

Books Your Child Should Hear Before Kindergarten


Award Book Links for Kids

Cool Links for Kids      


Youth Services Program Statistics

Storytime YTD Stats

Prime Time YTD Stats

Summer Reading Pie Chart

Summer Reading YTD Stats

If you logged Accelerated Reading book, you can print them on your Summer Reading Account

Queens Library Science Fair Handbook

Very helpful for kids doing science projects

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There is a possibility that photographs taken of you and your family might be used by the Farmington Public Library for publicity. Please inform us at the program if you do not want your photo taken.

Existe la posibilidad de que fotografías tomadas de mí y mi familia sean utilizadas con el propósito de publicidad por la Biblioteca. Infórmenos por favor en el programa si usted no desea su foto tomada.








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