Farmington Public Library
Farmington Public Library


Youth Services



Summer Reading Registration

Summer Reading Brochure

Register for the library summer reading program
Read and log 15 books beginning June 1 and help us reach 1,000,000 books read!

Very special thanks to:

Texas Roadhouse for providing coupons for a free kid’s meal and the “boot stompers” for celebrating with us during the Reading Roundup.

Freddy’s Steakburgers for providing coupons with “You’re a Super Reader” for a free cone or dish. 

Olive Garden for providing coupons to be redeems with the purchase of an adult dinner entrée for a free kid’s meal. 


Youth Services selects random winners during the summer months from registered patrons who have logged books read.  The weekly winners vary from 30 to 50 per week and displayed in the library laboratory.  We are grateful to offer merchant coupons from our community.  All of the prizes must be picked up by August 4.  All remaining prizes will be given on a first come, first serve when picking up the summer reading t-shirt on August 7.



August 7         

A Reading Odyssey from 10am to noon (walk-in anytime)

Pick up a summer reading t-shirt for registering and logging books
read this summer.  In addition, while they last, pick up Solar Eclipse
safety glasses and other wonderful incentives. Youth Services will
provide an eclipse display area, with books and handouts
beginning August 1 to August 21, 2017.
 T-shirts must be

picked up by September 1, 2017.




Monday Storytime
10am & 2pm

June 19     License to Read “If I Built a Car”         
June 26     Reading Rocks “Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks”

July 3        Where in the World     
July 10      Creature Features

July 17      Avoid Extinction... Read    
July 24     Big Dogs Read


Tuesday Crafts/Science/Family Movie

10am to noon (walk in anytime)

June 20             Gliders, Planes, Cars
& WOW (see below)

June 27             Shakers, Dancing, Zumba

July 4                 CLOSED

July 11               String Art, Dot-to-Dot, Tie Dye, Mosaic

July 18               Dino Dig, Volcanoes, Dino Stamp & ZTU

July 25               Pet Tangrams, Origami Dog, Pet Rock



     Thursday Entertainment @ 10am & 2pm

      June 22             Ventriloquist, Meghan Casey & at 5:30pm
      June 29             Hampstead Stage “Beauty and the Beast”

      July 6                 Dragons Are Too Seldom with Markie Scholtz
      July 13               No Strings Attached with Matt & Vanessa

      July 20               Museum of Natural History

      July 27              Yo-Yo & Magic Fun with Luke RennerImage result for dragons are too seldom



Tweens (8-12 years) groups welcome

Friday @ 10am                                                                                                                     

June 23             Project Lego & Lego Mind-storm
June 30             Rocks & Minerals

July 7                 Mindflex and Optical Illusions
July 14               Build a Cube World - Minecraft  

July 21               Photo Booth
July 28               Technology Special Effects with Luke Renner

Attention! Youth Storytellers

Youth Storytelling Workshops (ages 8-16)
Wednesday, June 21 & 28 and July 12 & 19 from 1-2:30pm

Youth Storyteller Registration (bring with you to the workshop)

  • Workshop is for youth interested in practicing to tell stories

  • Bring a story and/or a book you want to learn to tell

  • Tell at the (FCSF) Four Corners Storytelling Festival on October 13, 2017

  • Youth Storytellers interested in telling at the festival, must attend two sessions

  • Guests are welcome to learn storytelling techniques (storytellers will practice stories)

Tuesday, June 20 from 10am to noon

Wonders on Wheels (WoW) is a mobile museum that travels to schools and libraries statewide bringing a free museum exhibit and educational program from New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.  Each year WoW will have a new museum exhibit from one of our 9 State Museums to travel to New Mexico’s rural schools and libraries around the state. The featured exhibit features authentic fossils from the vast internationally renowned paleontological resources held by the New Mexico Museum of Natural Hisotry and Science (NMMNHS) in Albuquerque. 

The WoW exhibit and curriculum offers a glimpse into the life os Seismosaurus, and Coelophysic - the State dinosaur of New Mexico.  In this exhibit, children will learn how fossils were formed, and what paleontologists do, what dinosaurs ate, how they lived, and their habitat combined with an educational curriculum that meets statewide and national standards.

Tuesday, July 18 from 10am to noon

ZTU is coming to Farmington Public Library

ABQ BioPark Zoo’s Zoo to You education and conservation focused program is sponsored by the New Mexico BioPark Society.  This program travels throughout New Mexico on a year-round basis, and we welcome everyone to stop by and learn more about some of the animals and activities they will offer during the center-based Tuesday program from 10am to noon.






Register an event for the July 22

Pallet Throwdown 4 & Make.Do Fair
11:00 to 1:00 PM

Please support New Mexico Libraries by taking time to do the
New Mexico State Library Parent Survey



Print the PDF survey English

Print the PDF survey in Spanish

Drop off the paper surveys in Youth Services @ Farmington Public Library
or mail to:

Deanne Dekle
New Mexico State Library
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Random winners will be selected from (paper & email entries)

The June submissions on July 1 and for the July submissions on August 1. 

All Paper Surveys will be entered for a gift card – include your name and phone number.

All email entries … you must also email your name and phone number.


2017 New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge

Free reading program dedicated to stopping the "summer slide" by encouraging our New Mexico students to read more books over the summer break. Reading is the foundation for learning, and when our students read well, they are better positioned to succeed academically, in the workplace and in life.



Coming September 2017

The library follows the Farmington Municipal School Calendar
Check Library Events Calendar for Schedule and Updates
Schedule is subject to change (returns in September)

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

10:30am --Line up at the Youth Services Desk for a name tag
Storytime Room: Toddler (age 0-3) with parent/guardian
Library Laboratory: Preschool (age 3-5) for hands-on literacy activities

10:50am -- Rotation
Storytime Room: Preschool (age 3-5)
Library Laboratory: Toddler (age 0-3) with parent/guardian

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Afterschool @ 3:30pm

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

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.


Quick Links for Kids



Book Links for Kids

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

  • 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


  • Download and bring your log to storytime and/or youth program.
  • Read 15 books and receive a free book.
  • Read 100 books and receive $5.00 gift card.
  • Log books for summer reading, too!

Youth Services Program Statistics

Storytime YTD Stats

Prime Time YTD Stats

Summer Reading Pie Chart

Summer Reading YTD Stats

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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