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tPick up your t-shirt!
All t-shirts must be picked up
by September 4, 2015

Log in to Summer Reading
to print books read

Wear your summer reading t-shirt and take a list of books to your school that you read during the summer months. If you listed books as accelerated reading, you may get credit for reading during the summer.

SR 2015
Participation Pie Chart

Snoopy is Honorary Chair for
Library Card Sign-up Month 2015!

Check Library Events Calendar
for Snoopy Appearances @ the library throughout the month of September!

Story Time begins September 21, 2015 

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Story Times for Toddlers and Preschoolers meets their unique developmental needs through various titles based on a theme and literacy activity that boost cognitive skills, pattern recognition, fine motor skills and focus on aspects of STEM and Common Core. ECRR is framed by five practices and is based on the following principles:

  • Reading is an essential life skill
  • Learning to read begins at birth

Participants get a nametag and line up at the Youth Services Desk.
The twenty minute morning session begins at 10:30am with Toddlers (0-3) at Story Time and Preschool (3-5) engaged in enrichment activities in the library laboratory.  Parents are encouraged to stay with Toddlers and Preschoolers can venture on their own.

The morning session begins at 10:30am and ends at 11:15am.  The unique Story Time prepares participants to rotate from one session to the next, just like they do in school.  Check the Library Events Calendar for sessions.



Old School Read-a-Long Challenge
Think the Wimpy Kid fans in your life know everything there is to know about the books? It’s time to put them to the test! Wimpy Kid fans from around the world are being challenged to read the entire series between September 1 and October 17. Everyone who successfully completes the challenge will be entered for a chance to meet Jeff on the Old School book tour!



Listen to library staff as they share a tutorial on finding books in library's Youth and Teen Collections!

Merle shares how to find Juvenile Easy & Fiction Books
Audrianna shares how to find Juvenile NonFiction Books
Melanie shares how to find books in the Teen Zone


Four Corners Storytelling Festival

Teachers, Educators and School Groups & Organizations must register online to attend the outdoor festival at Berg Park on Friday, October 9 on the Library Events Calendar. Space is limited. 

Space is limited for the Friday event.  No registration is required for Saturday, October 10 and groups are welcome to come. FCSF schedule and meet the professional and youth storytellers.


Nancy Bo Flood

Monday, November 2
Author Nancy Bo Blood

Library Adventures

Register at Library Events Calendar
Groups that register will receive books to have signed by the author.
Congratulations to the author winners at the Teacher Orientation!
      McCormick Elementary
      Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Community       School, Ojo Amarillo Elementary
Monday, November 2
Author Nancy Bo Blood

Farmington Public Library @ 5:30pm
Multipurpose Room
Cowboy Up! by the Nancy Bo Flood


This smooth blend of prose narrative and free verse introduces the rodeo. Clearly written descriptions of sights and sounds common to rodeos large or small, along with vivid evocations of each event’s speed and skill, are all tinged with clouds of dusty drama.,204,203,200_.jpg

For the Navajo people, the new year begins in October, when summer meets winter. In November, there are string games and stories; in April, planting of corn, beans, and squash; and in July, rodeos and monsoon rains. Follow Coyote through the year, and explore how the Navajos observe the rites and passages of each month.,204,203,200_.jpg

This children’s picture book tells the story of one multigenerational Navajo family that works, plays, eats, sleeps and shares their lives together in around their family hogan. The Navajo Hogan is more than just a place to live for traditional Navajo families. It is a traditional home where harmony exists. Long ago, Great Grandfather built a hogan for his family as an important aspect of the Navajo way of life.

Water Runs Through This Book

Water Runs Through This Book “New Release”

This book and the photographic images presents a sense of wonder and mystery about water, presenting unusual information that is essential to life – from birth to death.

Water Runs Through This Bookis written for readers, young and old, “green or not yet green” who are interested in participating through art or action to increase water awareness and water conservation.



Tween LEGO Zone in the Laboratory
Tuesdays at 4pm-5pm (Begins Sept. 22)
Ages 6-12

Explore and show off building skills with LEGOs provided by the library.  Make to learn and learn to make Lego Mindstorms and Lego Education with the library staff.


Guys Read Charter
Saturday, September 19

11am in Youth Services in the Teen Zone

“Bug Investigation”
with Warren from Reptile Education Outreach
Afterschool Alliance
No School Days & Holiday Time


No registration for organizations, afterschool groups coming to the library during no school days.  The library follows the Farmington Municipal School calendar.

October 23, 2015
Multipurpose Room


10am to 12noon
2pm to 4pm

Host an event in San Juan County

Connected Learning: A free webinar and informational videos!

Scholastic: A blog post from a teacher on Minecraft as an assignment tool.

MinecraftEdu Resources Page: A whole slew of resources, articles, blogs, and lesson plans!

Check Library Events Calendar for dates


So, what is it with Minecraft? A construction game (using laptops) in which players mine, break, build, and manipulate various types of blocks in a 3-dimensional environment.” At the library, we want to take it so much further than this. Instead of looking at kids and teens as being “obsessed” with the game, see them as engaged instead. Kids who play Minecraft are creating entirely from their imagination, in a self-directed manner, using elements of design and complex computing skills, in a virtual world with little to no violence and in which working together and sharing is more beneficial than not. Starting to sound a little better?


Many of the youth programs are youth-led and designed by our youth staff.
Consider volunteering your time and/or applying for a summer position!


Teacher OrientationTeacher Orientation on Thursday, August 6 @ the library!
Register early for next year scheduled for Thursday, August 4, 2016

  Teacher Orientation
Teacher Orientation   Teacher Orientation

Bayless Power Library
Library Adventures Handouts
ECRR Handouts

There is a possibility that photographs taken of me and my family at the program will 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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