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The Farmington Public Library at the Bayless Power Library in partnership with 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.

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Power Library
Summer Schedule

Kindergarten to Grade 1..... 10am - 10:45am
Grade 2 to Grade 3 ...... 10:45 to 11:30am
Lunch... 11:30am to 12:30pm
Grade 4 and up 12:30pm to 1:15pmtshirt
All ages 1:15 to 2:30pm

SR 2015 Participation Pie Chart

Pick up "Jolt Your Journey" summer reading t-shirt if you read and logged 15 books this summer at the club.

Power Library
School Year Hours

Monday through Thursday ..... 3pm to 6pm
No School Days (Follow FMS calendar)
                    10am to 3pm

Live Homework Help
Power Hour
Get a Farmington Public Library Card

(505) 566-1202 - Farmington Public Library Staff

Contact: Flo Trujillo, Youth Services Coordinator


Winter Reading


Ages 0-100… Open to all!Pete the Cat

Register Online!
November 21, 2015 to January 5, 2016

Log books and win prizes. Youth (ages 3 to 12) that register, read and log books will be randomly selected,just like during summer reading.

Winners will be posted in the Library Laboratory beginning at the Winter Solstice celebration on Tuesday, December 22 2015. Meet Pete the Cat after Story Time and after the Winter Solstice celebration! All prizes must be picked up by Saturday, January 10, 2016.



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:


December Tech Wednesday

Tech Wednesday @ Power Library

On Wednesday's from 4-5:30. Children can learn and use a different technology each week.

December Technology

Brush Robots- December 2nd

Snap Circuits- December 9th

Makey Makey - December 16th

Lego Mindstorms - December 30th


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Register an event today for NM Afterschool!

October 23, 2015 (Power Library Closed)
Multipurpose Room @ Farmington Public Library

10am to 12noon
2pm to 4pm


Lights On Afterschool

Ashley Parker, San Juan County poster winner of 2015 Lights on Afterschool Poster!

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.

State-by-State Afterschool Progress Reports and Consumer Guides

How does your state measure up? Sponsored by jcpenney, our new State-by-State Afterschool Progress Reports and Consumer Guides assess state efforts to keep the lights on after school, with resources to help you find and support afterschool in New Mexico Afterschool.

Power Hour LogoAbout the Bayless Power Library

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.

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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:

  1. Decorate a file folder Portfolio and keep it with you during Power Hour
  2. Participate in Power Hour Activities
  3. Make sure you get your points for completed homework and reading.
  4. Use the monthly Power Hour Chart to track and add up your Power Hour Points
  5. 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 @


Teen Zone

MayorTweens 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.

You think THAT’S a secure password?


You’d better check it at Password Meter: here at Microsoft’s password checker: or… maybe you don’t care whether it’s secure or not. 

You just want to see how long it would take a hacker to figure it out:

Teens and Cell Phones

Today, many young people use mobile technology to communicate with friends and family. Whether using a smart phone, gaming device, tablets or other mobile devices, kids and teens should know how to use them appropriately. Read our tips for parents and start a discussion with your children about proper cell phone etiquette.

Eight-grader Margarite shared a nude photo of herself with her boyfriend. Her private message quickly made the rounds within her school and community. How would you handle this situation if it occurred in your community?

CYBER SAFETYInternet Safety
Internet SafetyWe 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 the games that were geared towards helping children learn what is safe to do online.



2101 Farmington Ave
Farmington, NM 87401

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

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