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Every Child Ready To Read Story Time

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(Schedule is subject to change)


Story Time with Activity at 10:30am
Story Time (all ages) at 3:30pm


Fire Ranger & Smokey Bear!
Monday, October 5, 2015 "Fire Safety"
10:30am Story Time

It's Fire Prevention Month! Learn more about fire safety with a the Clifford the Firehouse Dog story time with the fire ranger. Meet Smokey Bear and do an activity following the session.

No Story Time the rest of the week – Visit us at the Four Corners Storytelling Festival on Saturday, October 10 @ Berg Park!


Magic Tree

October 12, 13, 15 & 16
"Fall into Story Time"

Brrr… it's cold outside. Come to story time and warm up with these seasonal stories. Children will learn about weather and the changing seasons

Pete the Cat

October 19, 20, 22, 23
"Construction Destruction"

Clunk! Whack! Thud! Workers use all kinds of trucks and tools to get the job done.

Join us for Story Time and dig into these books


October 26, 27, 29, 30
"Halloween Heroes"

A superhero must ALWAYS respond to a call for help. We're calling on you to join us we respond to these calls.

Don't forget to wear your Halloween costume for the Halloweenlibrary STORY TIME PARADE!

Pick up a Halloween treat in Youth Services at the library on Saturday, October 31! Open hours, only.


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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!

Find us at


  • 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
    My Lucky Day Puppet Show with library staff

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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