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.
Amber is the Tech Librarian in the Power Library where kids can check out books and participate in educational activities for Power Hour. Club members learn high-yield activities that compliment the classroom with science, math, technology and reading.
The Power Library is open from 3pm to 6pm on Monday through Thursday. During no school days, the club is open from 10am to 3pm. SUMMER HOURS: The club is open from 1 to 4:30pm. All club members register for summer reading and read and log fifteen
books. Club members participate in reading activities and technology
projects and visit the main library during the summer months.
Researchers tell us programs like these help combat kids' summer learning loss, keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families. Powerlibrary@infoway.org (505) 566-1202
Summer reading program statistics for 2014
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.
Powerlibrary@infoway.org (505) 566-1202.
The Power Library is open from 3pm to 6pm on Monday through
Thursday. The club is open during Spring Break and summer hours from 10am to 3pm.
Participants have started their portfolios and this month
will add information they have learned during National Bullying
Prevention Month at the club. Club members take care of their own
portfolios and update them monthly on the power hour chart.
Rube Goldberg Machine @ Bayless Power Library
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Lights on Afterschool!
October 23, 2014
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SUMMER READING @ THE BAYLESS POWER LIBRARY
Bayless Power Library has had a very full and exciting summer. This
summer we participated in the summer reading program with the theme of
Dig into Reading with 1,066 club members registering and reading 1,367
books. Each week we would have a literacy activity that was very
involved with the week’s theme.
Books are Sprouting up (Garden)
had the kids make a poetry garden. This was made with cut out flowers
and craft sticks that the children wrote poems on. We also planted a
real garden that has grown throughout the summer.
Go Deep into Reading (Beach/Ocean)
have a collection of preserved Sea life specimens that the children
enjoyed looking at. We also played a game called Skillastics. The
children liked playing the game because it is an active game.
Be a Bookworm (Bugs)
had a set of cutout bugs that we had the kids match to the name of the
bug. This got the kids interested in the different kinds of bugs. We
have a book that shows some of the things that Americans consider weird
things to eat. This book has a bud section that grossed out the children
much to their delight.
Burrow into a Book (Animals)
played a matching game that matched mothers of animals to their babies.
We also have an endangered animal’s puzzle that the kids really enjoyed
National Treasures (Folklore)
created an apple tree where the apples represent the favorite books or
story of each child. We also played a Fairytales and Folklore Bingo
Groundbreaking Reads (Construction)
have a Tanagrams set that the children put together into different
shapes. We have a exploration set that shows how machines work that the
children really enjoyed.
Rock Your World (Rocks/Music)
We used a poster to show the children the different rocks. We let the kids learn about music.
Hole Lotta Reading (Space)
have a scaled set of the solar system that we pumped up and had the
kids put the planets in order. We have a set of Space flashcards that
the kids enjoyed looking at.
Dig into the Past (Dinosaurs/Time Travel)
have a Dinosaur floor puzzle that the kids put together. We also have
some foam Dinosaur counters that we did counting and identifying
also had a guest come in to the library and do presentations on cyber
safety for all of the children. These presentations were well attended
and the children enjoyed the presentation that was geared towards
helping children learn what is safe to do online.
kids enjoyed all of the different activities that we were able to
provide them with. They also enjoyed reading and using the computers,
both of which are regular occurrences at the Power Library. This summer
was busy, but the kids enjoyed using the library.
AWARDS FOR AFTERSCHOOL @ Bayless Power Library
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.
About the Bayless Power Library
Library cards are issued at the Farmington Public Library and club 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.
Power Hour Points Program
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.
To Earn Power Points in the Bayless Power Library:
- Decorate a file folder Portfolio and keep it with you during Power Hour
- Participate in Power Hour Activities
- Make sure you get your points for completed homework and reading.
- Use the monthly Power Hour Chart to track and add up your Power Hour Points
- If your parents or teacher comes to the club, show your portfolio
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.
Wii Day and Movie Days
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.
Visit the Boys and Girls Club of Farmington website @ www.bgcfarmington.org
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tweens and Teens @ Club
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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