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.
WINTER READING PROGRAM
Ages 0-100… Open to all!
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:
HOW TO GET A LIBRARY CARD.
|December Tech Wednesday
Tech Wednesday @ Power Library
On Wednesday's from 4-5:30. Children can learn and use a different technology each week.
Brush Robots- December 2nd
Snap Circuits- December 9th
Makey Makey - December 16th
Lego Mindstorms - December 30th
Register an event today for NM Afterschool!
LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL RALLY EVENT
October 23, 2015 (Power Library Closed)
Multipurpose Room @ Farmington Public Library
10am to 12noon
2pm to 4pm
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
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About 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.
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
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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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?
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.