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Every Child Ready To Read Story Time

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Toddler to Preschool
10:30am followed by Activities

All Ages
3:30pm (all ages welcome)


black rabbit

springFebruary 2, 2015
The Black Rabbit
         Groundhog Day winter

There’s a mysterious black rabbit following him as rabbit tries to run and hide.  Who is the legendary Punxsutawney Phil?  Find out in story time take home the Groundhog News!
FPL Groundhog News


February 3, 5, 6, 2015

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Five Little Monkeys Reading in the Bed

The classic counting book where monkeys fall of the bed and mama calls the doctor. “Just one more” story that promotes dance, games and fun for participants!

Pete the Cat

February 9,10,12,13

Pete the Cat Valentine's Day is Cool
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses

Bring valentine cards for your story time friends (optional)

Pete thinks about how special each of his friends are and sets to making the perfect cards to celebrate them. Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy! Increase vocabulary and communication skills at this story time!

Sheep in a Jeep

February 17, 19, 20
Closed February 16

Celebrate Chinese New Year
"The Year of the Sheep"

The fun-loving pack has returned, and they're raring for a rugged adventure. A good hike is just what the stars of Sheep Out to Eat, Sheep on a Ship, Sheep in a Shop, and Sheep in a Jeep need! Pre-reading concepts of rhyme, rhythm and repetition!


February 23, 24, 26, 27

Lola at the Library
Three Little Kittens

Join Lola in this cozy celebration of books and the people who love them followed by the charming classic story of three careless kittens who lost their mittens but they always manage to correct their mistakes. Book sharing fun!


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Videos of rhymes and songs, instructions and suggestions for do it-at-home crafts and literacy tips, and a list of all the books we read so you can check out your family’s favorite stories!

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  • Line up in front of the Youth Services Desk
  • Make a name tag
  • 10:30am Toddlers age 0-3, with parent,
    • Proceed to story time room for ECRR Story Time that meets their unique developmental needs – various titles on the theme
  • 10:30am Preschool age 3-5, proceed to Library Laboratory
    • Literacy activities that will boost cognitive skills, pattern recognition, fine motor skills and focus on aspects of STEM and Common Core
  • Twenty minute Story Time sessions & Twenty minute Activity sessions
  • Rotation between the groups at 10:50
  • Sessions end at 11:15am
  • Walk back to Youth Services Desk
  • Check out books
  • 3:30 pm: All ages, ages 0-3 with parent or adult,
  • Proceed to story time room for ECRR Story Time with books and activities that enrich and entertain all ages.
  • Session ends at 4:00pm
  • Walk back to Youth Services Desk
  • Check out books and other library activities
  • Schedule is subject to change… check Library Events Calendar

Teaching parents and other caregivers how to support the early literacy development of their children is the basis of Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library®

ECRR is framed by five practices and is based on the following principles:


ECRR is applied to Library Adventures and PRIME TIME Family Reading Time.  Age appropriate literacy with a focus on math and science will boost cognitive skills, pattern recognition, fine motor skills and focus on aspects of STEM and Common Core

Introduction to the natural language also includes the use of the library’s database used in the activity lab.  ECRR provides a new format when using the e-book and audio book downloadable collection with young reader.

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Farmington Public Library uses the Every Child Ready to Read practices from the American Library Association to help parents in their critical role as their child's first teacher. Current research on early literacy indicates that it is never too early to prepare children for success as readers. Bring your child to Story Time and enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and movement activities.  Learn fun and easy ways to help your children gain the skills they need to start school - Ready to Read. 

   Guidelines for Storytime

  • Be playful: Please join in and show your child that storytime is fun. The time to visit with other adults is before or after storytime.
  • Distractions: Arriving late is sometimes impossible to avoid, but please enter the room with as little disruption as possible. Toys and food should be put away, and phones should be turned off or set on vibrate.
  • Those bad days: Remember, we all have bad days. If your child becomes upset, please step out of the room to "regroup," then quietly return.
  • Those insecure days: Please be patient with your child if he or she wants to observe instead of joining in. We completely understand that for some children this will be their first group experience in the library, and that it may take a few visits for them to feel comfortable.
  • Check out books: An important part of the storytime experience for children is checking out books to read or share at home. Children of any age may have their very own library card. We believe the age a child gets their own card is the parents' decision.
  • School Groups and Daycare Providers:  Library Adventures is available for school and daycares and must be scheduled online. 


Partnership with the Farmington Public Library through a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation


2101 Farmington Ave
Farmington, NM 87401

Mon-Thu: 9am to 9pm
Fri-Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sun: 1pm to 5pm

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