AWARDS FOR AFTERSCHOOL @ Bayless Power Library
The Farmington Public Library at the Bayless Power Library assists the Boys & Girls Club of Farmington with the educational component that aims to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time and are ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career. Researchers tell us programs like these help combat kids' summer learning loss, keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families.
On behalf of the Bayless Power Library and the Farmington Public Library we would like to recognize Talia Smith for her participation in the national event for LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL in October. Talia submitted artwork about the importance of afterschool programs in the community that was submitted to the National Afterschool Alliance.
On behalf of the Bayless Power Library and the Farmington Public Library we would like to recognize Devan Edwards for POWER HOUR. POWER HOUR POINTS are recorded by club members in their portfolios that recognizes engagement in homework, becoming a self-directed learner of technology and making minutes count during the afterschool hours.
On behalf of the Bayless Power Library and the Farmington Public Library we would like to recognize Matthew Wilinkous for reading the 15 books and completing “DREAM BIG” summer reading program. Matthew participated in the academic enrichment and school engagement of reading during the summer months.
About the Bayless Power Library
The Bayless Power Library, a branch of the Farmington Public Library, is located in the Boys & Girls Club of Farmington. It is staffed by the Farmington Public Library Youth Services and provides the educational component for the Boys & Girls Clubs using high-yield programs during afterschool and no school days.
Library cards are issued at the Farmington Public Library and clubl members can check out reading materials. Books can be returned to the main library or the club.
Visit the Bayless Power Library in the club for an application or more information or on the website: HOW TO GET A LIBRARY CARD.
Services are exclusive for club members. Approximately 2,000 books are available for checkout with a Farmington Public Library card. The library has 10 computers available to club members. These computers are used for technology classes, Live Homework Help online database with a live tutor, online research, internet usage and provide a variety of educational games. The library also serves as a classroom for the day classes held at the club. During the summer, all club members are encouraged to read and participate in the summer reading program sponsored by the New Mexico State Library and the Farmington Public Library Foundation.
Additional educational programs are offered to help build reading proficiency and reduce “summer set-back.” Standards are set high, and peer support among members creates an atmosphere focused on excelling. Our Kids Read is the first thing you see when you enter the Boys & Girls Club of Farmington.
Each October, one million Americans and more than 7,500 communities nationwide celebrate the afterschool programs that keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. As spring gives way to summer, many afterschool programs here and across the nation are morphing into summer learning programs. And just as they do in the afternoons during the school year, these programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families.
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Members are able to earn "Power Hour Points" for activities they perform and complete in the library. Members keep track of points in assigned portfolios, in which they may keep all their completed assignments, writing, artwork, etc. At the end of each month all Power Hour Points are totaled. The members with the highest total from each age group receive a prize. The member with the most Power Points at the end of the school year receives special recognition and an award from the Power Library and Farmington Boys and Girls Club. Parents and teachers are encouraged to visit the Power Library and club.
Afterschool Hours are 4:00pm to 6:00pm, No School Days are 10:00am to 3:00pm (club may be closed during snow days, check hours)
The schedule is similar to what happens on a daily basis for club members, depending on the season. The library opens with an emphasis on "homework" and researching information for homework on the computers including using Live Homework Help, an online tutoring service provided by the Farmington Public Library.
Kids earn an opportunity to play Wii educational games by reading books during holidays and no school days. Educational films from the reading "Reading Rainbow" and "Bill Nye, the Science Guy" will be featured during holiday and no school days.
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TWEENS & TEENS @ Club The club is open to teens from 5pm to 6pm. The Farmington Public Library staff provide services for some projects. Congratulations to teen, Savannah who won the national Torani Syrup Art contest. Senator for New Mexico, Tom Udall and Farmington Mayor, Tommy Roberts presented her with an achievement certificate at the club. Farmington Public Library Afterschool is a back-to-back winner, for Torani Syrup Art.
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Puzzles, problem solving, counting with fun projects. Count the number of color "feet" and subtract the "blue" and add the "green" and multiply the "red" and what do you have... math fun! Here Senator Tom Udall receives a tutorial on math at the Bayless Power Library Afterschool program.
Using the library collection and online resources, club members are introduced into the various mediums of art and also learn origami, and other hands-on activities .
Zoo to You and learning about animals, plants, environment and getting club members to explore ideas for science fair activities.
Every day we read... but today we learn about the authors, award winners and provide booktalks and reader's theater. Youth storytelling is one of the skills the club members enjoy practicing for their talent night. "Poetry Breaks" and "Jokes and Riddle Breaks" are most fun.
As spring gives way to summer, many afterschool programs here and across the nation are morphing into summer learning programs. And just as they do in the afternoons during the school year, these programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families.
They do it by using the afterschool formula for hands-on, experiential learning. Working with community partners, programs give kids access to opportunities and experiences they might not otherwise have. Some give kids the opportunity to design and build robots or cars, for example. Others focus on the arts, letting kids dance and sing their way through the dog days of summer. Our program at Farmington Public Library, Boys & Girls Club Bayless Power Library and the Shiprock Branch Library offers an opportunity for kids to read throughout the summer months encouraged by fun activities.
Researchers tell us programs like these help combat kids' "summer learning loss." That's absolutely true, but we're careful to make sure we don't program out the fun!
This fall, as part of the looming budget fight, Congress will decide whether to expand, maintain, reduce or divert 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative funds, which in the past have supported afterschool and summer programs that offer the kinds of engaging learning opportunities not available during the regular school day. Such debates usually end up focusing on numbers. But when it comes to afterschool and summer learning programs, it's our kids and their education that'll be at stake.
New Mexico Afterschool Ambassador for the Afterschool Alliance