Kids News

AUGUST 2012

The Farmington Public Library will be closed to take the final steps in upgrading the e-library online catalog. We are very excited about the future possibilities this major upgrade will allow and appreciate your patience during this process.

Please note that the Farmington Public Library, the Shiprock Branch Library, and the Power Library at the Farmington Boys and Girls Club will be closed on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, August 15
  • Thursday, August 16
  • Thursday, August 23
  • Friday, August 24
  • Saturday, August 25

Library materials may be returned to the Farmington Public Library and the Shiprock Branch Library; however, late fees will not accumulate during these closures. Free dial-up internet access from home will not be interrupted by the upgrades. The library's online resources will not be available during these closures.

After this upgrade is completed there will be many new features available and we look forward to sharing them with you!

Farmington Public Library Orientation

Calling Teachers, Educators and Youth Providers!
August 2 from 11am to 1pm
(registration is required on Library Events Calendar)

  • Introduction to Library Adventures (school or class visits and field trip policy)
  • Summer Reading and Four Corners Storytelling Festival
  • Lunch on us • Presentation of Online Databases
  • Win a storyteller or author at your school! (must be present)
  • Hunt for Treasures… Lots of giveaways!

Dream Big Read

Summer Reading T-shirts!

Monday, August 6

Celebration begins at 10am!

Did you register for summer reading? Did you log your books? Did you know you can print a list of books read and note if they are accelerated reading? Well, pick up a Dream Big summer reading t-shirt beginning on Monday, August 6 through September 7, 2012 if you completed the summer reading program. Students can get a list of books read to take back to school and get points for accelerated reading.

Over 5,041 youth (1 to 12 years) registered online to read during the summer months logging 22,566 books. Data will be sent to all San Juan County schools detailing the total number of students that registered and logged in books. Some students participated in the Accelerated Reading challenge from their school and logged in books read to get a jump start on school! The report will be available on the Youth Services website on August 10 and linked to the library's September Kids Newsletter.

Thank you to the Farmington Public Library Foundation, McDonald's, Qdoba, Applebee's, Sonic, Wendy's and Chili's Restaurant for summer reading incentive coupons. For more information, call the library at (505) 599-1273, visit the library events calendar, or download a summer reading brochure for more details.

Parents please take a moment to fill out the survey for the New Mexico State Library about summer reading.

August 6 @ Your Farmington Public Library "DREAM BIG… READ" Back to School

10am

T-shirts!

11am Financial Literacy for Kids "Teach Children to Save Day"
The initiative of the American Bankers Association, Wells Fargo is committed to helping students, families, and our communities understand the importance of saving and providing them with educational resources and tools to be successful! Carey Montoya will provide the educational presentation along with some giveaways in the multipurpose room!
12 noon -2pm "Dream Big… READ!" summer crafts
New movie release in the Story Time room!
Favorite stories with library staff in the youth courtyard!
2pm Bilingual storyteller, Paulette Atencio at 2pm Cuentos from My Childhood: Legends and Folktales of Northern New Mexico
3-5pm Medical students from UNM will provide an educational and interactive discussion about the health issues impacting our community and the state of New Mexico. The UNM Medical students will be sharing basic preventive health tips, advice, and will be providing blood pressure and blood glucose checks.

CALLING YOUTH STORYTELLERS!

Youth interested in telling at the Four Corners Storytelling Festival in October can download and complete the Youth Storytelling form from the Youth Services website or pick one up in Youth Services at the Farmington Public Library before August 18, 2012.

No open auditions are scheduled and interested youth (parents and/or caregivers) can email or contact Flo Trujillo or call (505) 599-1261 for more information.

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 the hours afterschool and no school days.

The Farmington Public Library will require club members to have a Farmington Public Library card in good standing to use the computers at the Bayless Power Library.

Library cards are issued at the Farmington Public Library and will be required for computer use beginning Spring Break 2013.

Visit the Bayless Power Library in the club for an application or more information or the website HOW TO GET A LIBRARY CARD.

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

AFTERSCHOOL HOURS --- 4:00pm to 6:00pm
NO SCHOOL DAYS --- 10am to 3pm

(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.

Wii Day and Movie Days
Kids get an opportunity to play Wii educational games like "Oregon Trail" and have a day when the library shows an education film like "Reading Rainbow" during the week.

Visit the Boys and Girls Club of Farmington or contact the Power Library staff and the Power Library website.

Shiprock Branch Library will be closed on the following dates for system updates:

  • Wednesday, August 15
  • Thursday, August 16
  • Thursday, August 23
  • Friday, August 24
  • Saturday, August 25

Summer Reading T-shirts

Did you register at the Shiprock Branch Library for summer reading and logged in your books? Your t-shirt is ready for you beginning August 6 through August 12, 2012!


August 7 Bilingual storyteller, Paulette Atencio at 2pm Cuentos from My Childhood: Legends and Folktales of Northern New Mexico


Health and Wellness Series

Presented by Medical Students from UNM

July 27 and August 3
from 6-8 pm

Health and Wellness Series continues on Friday, August 3 from 6-8pm with Medical Students from UNM. The educational and interactive discussion about the health issues impacting our community and the state of New Mexico. UNM Medical Students will be sharing basic preventive health tips, advice, and will be providing blood pressure and blood glucose checks.

Shiprock Branch Library-July 27, 2012

Enter to win a cash prize by submitting a health related poster! Winners will be chosen August 10th.


The fall schedule begins September 17 with a full schedule of literacy fun for the whole family. Check the Shiprock Library Events Calendar for updates.

VISITS TO THE SHIPROCK BRANCH LIBRARY