Farmington Public Library
Farmington Public Library


Youth Services



Parents, Educators and Caregivers

Register for Every Child Ready to Read Workshop

Monday, December 4 in the Library's Multipurpose Room

11:00 am – Tour

(Storytime parents can join us at 11:30am)

 11:30am to 12:30pm – ECRR presentation and light snack


Register and learn about Every Child Ready to Read. Light lunch snack and preschool activities.   ECRR is a turn-key research-based early literacy education program for parents and caregivers. The program provides the tools and strategies to provide quality parent education and put library resources into the hands of parents. The goals of ECRR are to change practices in our field around parent early literacy education, resulting in improved early literacy skills in very young children, and to educate parents on how to nurture early literacy skills in their children and successfully become their child’s first teacher.




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.   Check the library events calendar for Thursdays at 3:30pm for scheduled sign language storytime



Meet at the Youth Services Desk

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


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


Afterschool Storytime @ 3:30pm (all ages welcome)

No activity, except special events



November 20-22, 2017     

Storytime @ 10am
"The Family Book" by Todd Parr

10:30am to noon in the Youth Services area
Followed by Thanksgiving crafts and activities


November 27, 28, 30 and December 1

Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda

Winter has finally arrived, and Bunny needs your help skiing. Can you help shake down the snow? What about tilting your head to help Bunny make it down the slope? There’s nothing Bunny can’t do with your help!

Identify artic animals, make fake snow, and see if you can get a hole-in-one during our snowball toss activity. 


Motor activities, songs, and multicultural Storytime.










10am to 1pm
Minecraft in the Library Laboratory (ages 8-12) 

Valid Library Card required - see Youth Services Desk


11am Thanksgiving Movies
& popcorn snack in Storytime room

Monday & Wednesday
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving
(movies subject to change)

Tuesday - Ratatouille

Explore  and learn about STEM Culture of New Mexico History with the STEM to Read Hands-on Trunks, provided by the New Mexico State Library






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

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


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

Award Book Links for Kids

Cool Links for Kids      













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