A cooperative effort on the part of the General Federation of Farmington Women's Club and the Farmington Public Library Foundation has provided the Farmington Public Library with the development of the "Baby's First Library Card".
This program emphasizes to mothers of newborns the importance of reading to the very youngest member of the family and brings together the key elements for a child's future success as a gift: a beginning board book, to be read by the mother, a first library card to be redeemed when the child is old enough for a real card - something great for the scrapbook!
The bookmark, that includes an invitation to visit the library, is distributed at San Juan Regional Medical Center and Shiprock Medical Center / OB-GYN Departments for new mothers. You can also stop by Youth Services and ask us for a board book for your new baby.
The primary purpose of the library service is to introduce parents to the library as a parenting information center and to demonstrate the ways of sharing book and nonbook materials with very young children.
You can find a collection of board books in the Farmington Public Library children's collection. Board books are recommended for use with 6-18 month old children and are an excellent way to introduce the younger child to books.
The Farmington Public Library invites you and your child to participate in Story Time, reading programs and other educational activities offered throughout the year. Register for the e-newsletter.