Farmington Public Library


Youth Services

Farmington Public Library

Sponsored by the Farmington Public Library Foundation



Register for "Wild About Reading"

More Information Links

Monday @ 10am & 2pm

June 18             Play and Pretend
June 25             Around the World

July 2                 Rhythm, Beat, Rinse, Repeat
July 9                 Sounds of Science

July 16               Shake, Rattle, & Things That Go
July 23               Musical Storytelling Concert

July 30               Make Some Noise

Tuesday @ 10am to noon (walk-in anytime)

          Science, Crafts in Multipurpose Room
          Movie in Storytime Room & Minecraft in the Lab


June 19             Explora STEM Centers

June 26             Air Guitar, Sound Effects,
                           Pin the Hair on Elvis
July 3                 Hoops, Jingles, Name That Tune
July 10               Science of Sound

July 17               Rain Stick, Spoons, Musical Book
July 24               Castanets, Popsicle Harmonica, Kazoos

July 31               Dancing Oobleck, Echolocation

Thursday @ 10am & 2pm

June 21             Beatbox, Hip-Hop and Rhymes
June 28             American Folktales & Songs
July 5               
  Good Gang Music Factory
July 12               Cultural Interactive Music

July 19               Polkaboom
July 26               Puppets Rock

Friday @ 10am (ages 8-12)

June 22             Line Dancing & Thriller
June 29             Meghan Casey Ventriloquist Puppets
& 2pm

July 6                 Bling, Bling Recorder Fun
July 13               Lip Sync Battle

July 20               Just Dance Challenge
July 27               Sound Mixing with Mike

Special Events

Thursday, June 21       
7:30pm to 8:30pm (outdoor event)

Good Night, Baby Moon & Good Night Moon

Summer Solstice bedtime story, lullabies & snack
Bring a blanket & meet “Pat the Bunny”


Friday, June 29       10am & 2pm                  
Meghan Casey Ventriloquist Puppets

Girls Who Code(for girls ages 8-12)

Learn about Girls Who Code and identify the issue your Club will address together.  Learn new coding skills.  Create an Impact Project.

              Library Laboratory

              Tuesday, June 19, 26, July 3, 10 @ 2pm

              Thursday, June 21, 28, July 5, 12 @ 2pm

Coding Immersion Camp (free)
August 8-15th from 10am to noon

 - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Youth Storytelling Wednesday Workshops (ages 8-16)
Wednesday, June 20 from 1-2:30pm
Wednesday, July 18 from 1-2:30pm

  • Workshop for youth interested in telling stories at the Four Corners Storytelling Festival on Friday, October 12, 2018
  • Bring a story and/or a book you want to learn to tell
  • Youth Storytellers interested in telling at the festival, must attend one session
  • Youth Storytellers will record stories at San Juan College on KSJE 90.9 on July 30


Thank you for celebrating the National Library Week, Week of the Young Child and Children's Day/Book Day in April at the Farmington Public Library by reading "Where the Wild Things Are" in the Maurice Sendak Exhibit!
Nate Duckett, Farmington Mayor Rob Mayes, City Manager Linda Rodgers,
District 1 City Councilor


Janis Jakino,
District 4 City Councilor
Jeanine Bingham-Kelly, District 3 City Councilor Sean Sharer, District 2 City Councilor

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.  Visit the library events calendar for events.
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
Downloadable PDFs

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)


The Big Read

The BBC's Big Read began the search for the nation's best-loved novel, and asked you to nominate the top 100 favorite books.

  • Here are the results from number 1 to 100 in numerical order!  How many did you log this summer?  How many have you read? 


2018 New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge

The 2018 New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge is a 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.

CONTEST RULES: Participants must be a New Mexico resident entering elementary school in the 2018-2019 school year or ages 5-12 by September 1, 2018. All completed forms/essays must be submitted, postmarked by July 31, 2018. Only one submission per student will be eligible for prizes. Grand prizes are selected by random drawing. Eligibility requirements will be verified for all grand prize winners.


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





Newsletter Sign Up


Farmington Public Library ~2101 Farmington Ave. Farmington NM 87401 ~ 505-599-1270