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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

Pete the Cat

ONLINE REGISTRATION Log books and win prizes
November 21 to January 5, 2015


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November 16, 17, 19, 20
“Shake Your Sillies Out”

Feeling wild and crazy? Come to story time and shake your sillies out.

No School Days and Holiday Time
10am with an activity!

Monday, November 23         “MMMMM….Good”
Tuesday, November 24         “A Way of Life”
Wednesday, November 25   “Feeling Thankful”
The no school days Story Time is for all ages!

Llama Llama Home with Mama

November 30, December 1, 3, 4
“Sniffles and Sneezes”

Feeling yucky with a tiny sneeze?
Sniffle, sniffle, Tissue, please!
Feeling under the weather?
Come to the library, check out book, and feel better.

ALL AGES! – Story Time Room

Monday, December 21 for all ages @ 11am
"Bundle Up... It's Winter!"

BRRRR…. It's getting colder outside. Bundle up and come to Story Time to hear a cozy book to warm a cold winter day. .


Winter Solstice Celebration
Tuesday, December 22 for all ages @ 11am!
"C is for Christmas"

"Santa is Coming to New Mexico" #joltyourjourney It's Christmas Eve, Have you been good? Santa's packed up all the presents and is headed your way! With the help of a certain red-nosed reindeer, Santa flies over the Hot Air Balloon Festival, Carlsbad Caverns, Taos Pueblo, Smokey Bear Statue, White Sands, New Mexico Museum of Space History, Rio Grande Botanic Gardens and more!

  • 11am-Start the celebration with Pete the Cat Story Time
  • 11:50am-Winter Solstice Celebration
  • 12 noon- Winter Solstice and meet Pete the Cat

Check the Library Laboratory to see if you are a random winner for the "Reading is a Gift" Winter Reading Program.


December 22 @ 11am
Ages 8-up Story Time -- Teen Zone @ 11am

"Season of Renewal" and "A Child's Christmas in New Mexico, 1944"

Mexico, 1944" Anaya's narrative of Christmastime in his native state, recounts traditions that continue in New Mexico to this day, including the reenactments of revered Nativity stories Los Pastores and Las Posadas and family traditions of Misa del Gallo (Midnight Mass) and Mis Crismes (the phrase called out by children as they visit their neighbors to receive traditional gifts of candy, nuts, and fruit, much as trick-or-treaters do on Halloween).

Finally, in "A Child's Christmas in New Mexico, 1944," Anaya presents readers with a poem in which he recalls his boyhood wonder and excitement at the Christmas family traditions, which are now bittersweet memories. Participants will receive a demonstration on how to make Farolitos / Luminarias!


Wednesday, December 23 @ 11am
"Reading is a Gift"

"A gift should be big,
And a gift should be bright.
And a gift should be perfect-
Guaranteed to bring delight."

Join us for story time to hear these favorite stories. Don't forget that the best gifts of all come straight from the heart.

Preschool to Grade 2 -- Story Time Room

Closed on December 24, 25, 26 & 27 and open on Monday, December 28


Monday, December 28 @ 11am
"Let it Snow!"

From snowball fights and skiing to fort building and snowman, winter is for snow. Come and celebrate the wonders of winter at story time.


Tuesday, December 29 @ 11am
"The Polar Express"

Put on your imagination hats and book a ride on The Polar Express. We will travel and journey to snow covered lands.


Wednesday, December 30 @ 11am
"Winter Fun"

Who says you can't have fun in the winter? Join us in story time for some snowy fun.


Thursday, December 31 @ 11am
"Start off with a Good Book"

There's nothing better than starting the New Year off with a good book. Join us for story time to hear these favorite stories. After story time, load up with some of your own favorite books.


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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.

ecrr book Finger Play Navajo Finger Play Spanish

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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