Farmington Public Library Youth Services

Youth Services


The Tale of the Tiger Slippers Bus Tour with Jan Brett

An estimated 350 books were sold by Maria’s Bookshop for Jan Brett’s 23-city National Bus Tour for The Tale of the Tiger Slippers on December 11, 2020. KSJE promoted the event with a live feed from Jan Brett’s tour bus and the Farmington Municipal School promoted the event and sponsored literacy hands-on projects and took pictures with Hedgie the Hedgehog.  Jan Brett read the story, “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers” and illustrated a tiger from the story to the 460 participants at the library. Jan Brett met and autographed books and the first 100 families received a signed autographed poster. Miss New Mexico Latina, Valeria Marquez purchased “Mermaids” and a young fan, drew a picture of Hedgie the Hedgehog that Jan Brett signed for her.


Thinking Money for Kids
Farmington NM Public Library
Thinking Money for Kids is a new multimedia experience for children ages 7 to 11, as well as their parents, caregivers and educators. The interactive exhibit uses games, activities, and a fun storyline to help children understand what money is, its function in society, money choices, and money values, such as fairness, responsibility and charitableness. Exhibit is scheduled for February 21 to March 19, 20


Science Fair without Tears

The Farmington Public Library comes to your rescue, even when it’s the night before a project is due and the tears start to flow! Our online catalog, found at, now includes a link to Science Fair content, including:

Pre-selected titles from the library’s collection

Online Resources

Links to other reliable information

Science Fair without Tears Farmington NM Public Library

More about Online Resources

The PowerKnowledge titles are award-winning resources specifically geared toward learners in grades 3-6, and they promote digital literacy as well as contemporary and traditional research skills, all of which are invaluable learning tools for 21st-century learners.
In addition to hands-on science fair projects, experiments, and activities, these databases give students the tools to gather, describe and use information to understand the natural and designed world.
Science Online Farmington NM Public Library
This acclaimed database was developed for K-12 and facilitates STEM research and learning with assets that encourage users to find the information they need, evaluate it, and apply it. You will find expansive reference coverage of the full range of scientific disciplines. Science experiments and activities are indexed by grade, subject, and time required – great for science fairs!

No School Days and Holiday Time Farmington NM Public Library
The Farmington Public Library Youth Services scheduled no school days, early release and holiday time programs using the Farmington Municipal School Calendar from September to May.     


No School days schedule

10am      Minecraft until noon
10:30am Storytime followed by activities until noon
11am      Movie in Storytime room
1pm        Girls Who Code

Early Release Day (Monday) schedule

Storytime (all ages) @ 2:00pm
I Can Read Series Book Club, using Level 1 and Level 2 books (ages 5-8) @ 2:00pm
Visit the library events calendar for events.

girls who CODE Farmington NM Public Library Girls Who Code is an introductory hands-on program Participants work on the touch screen then proceed to the laptops to create their own Scratch Project.  Everytime the participant attends, they can login in and continue on their boards.

Consider visiting the Girls Who Code website and sign up to continue projects at home.  Parent or guardian must provide an email address and login to SCRATCH.  VIEW IMPACT PROJECT created at the Farmington Public Library 
Search for fplgwcproject and select Studios 

Minecraft Farmington NM Public Library
Minecraft Farmington NM Public Library
Minecraft is scheduled in the Library Laboratory during no school days at 10am to noon.  Minecraft is monitored by the staff who assign the game projects, using various themes. Valid library card is required.

Dewey know how to find to books? With library staff

Locate Juvenile Easy and Fiction Books in Youth Services (YouTube)
Locate Juvenile NonFiction Books in Youth Services (YouTube)

Locate Graphic Novels in the Teen Zone (YouTube)


1,000 Books before Kindergarten

1KB4K Reading Program for every child from infant to Kindergarten.
Does reading 1,000 books seem overwhelming? This is a self-guided program.
3 books a day for 1 year = 1,095 books
1 book a day for 3 years - 1,095 books

Downloadable PDFs Program Instructions for IKB4K
Program Instructions (Spanish/Español)
Books Your Child Should Hear Before Kindergarten


Summer Reading Statistics

Registration for the Summer Reading Program coming in March 2019
Storytime YTD Stats

Prime Time YTD Stats
Summer Reading Pie Chart
Summer Reading YTD Stats

  • AR BookFinder
    Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with this free online tool
  • Lexile
    Lexile measures help your child grow and improve reading skills





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