Kids News


Dia de los Muertos
A Celebration of Life

At the beginning of the month of November, people in Latin America and people of Latin American heritage celebrate Los Dias de los Muertos, or the Days of the Dead. The mixing of beliefs occurred when the Spanish conquistadors arrived in Mexico in the 16th century.

Currently celebrated in various forms in several Hispanic countries and in America by people of Latin American heritage, Los Dias de los Muertos offers an annual opportunity for families to recollect and celebrate the memories of relatives and friends in their design and decoration.

On Thursday, November 1, GASP will provide "sugar skulls" - not to be eaten - as an often humorous activity of the skeletons to decorate and take home. Look for the Los Dias de los Muertos display!

It's Story Time

10:30am and 2pm

November 1 & 2
Halloween Story Time with Tippy Toe Costume Parade
Wear Your Halloween costume!

  • That Pup!

November 5, 6, 8, 9
Dreams and Daydreams

  • Fly, Blanky, Fly

November 12, 13, 15, 16
Tap Your Toes

  • Hilda Must Be Dancing

November 19 & 20
(Closed for Thanksgiving)

  • 10 Fat Turkeys

Tuesdays at 2pm -- Martes a las 2pm

November 6
Pinatas and Smiling Skeletons

  • Fiesta


November 13
Gracias, Thanks

  • Dora's Thanksgiving

Craft -Aprons

November 20
Too Many Tamales

  • Too Many Tamales

Craft – Make a Placemat

November 27
Sweet Dreams, Dulce Suenos

  • Siesta


Computers 4 KidsTuesdays @ 4pm

Bring your school issued laptop or use one of ours! Also available is the Kindle Fire and Color Nook. Learn all about PowerKnowledge Life Science (grades 3-6) and PowerKnowledge Earth and Space Science (grades 3-6) and Live Homework Help database!

Limit 8 participants. Valid library card required for access to the database.


November 1

CRAFT: Dia De Los Muertos "Sugar Skulls"

MOVIE: The Secret of the Wings

November 8

CRAFT:Decorate Your Own Potholder

MOVIE: Pocahontas

November 15

CRAFT: Decorate Your Own Apron

MOVIE: Pocahontas 2

November 29

CRAFT: Create Your Own Dreamcatcher

MOVIE: The Secret Life of Arrietty

All groups must register online for the day up to two weeks in advance.

Questions? Email Library Adventures at: Or call (505) 566-2200 for more information. Go to the Calendar Schedule to register online for a Library Adventure!

Register online for the day available on the Shiprock Library Events Calendar

Every Child Ready To ReadShiprock Branch Library uses the Every Child Ready to Read practices from the American Library Association to help parents in their critical role as their child's first teacher. Current research on early literacy indicates that it is never too early to prepare children for success as readers. Bring your child to Story Time and enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and movement activities. Learn fun and easy ways to help your children gain the skills they need to start school - Ready to Read.
It's Story Time

Monday, Thursday & Friday

10:30 am & 2:00pm
2:00pm is Bilingual (Navajo)!

November 5 - "Where Teddy Bears Come From" Story Time

November 12 –"Seasons" Story Time

November 19 - "The Perfect Thanksgiving" Story Time

November 26-"The Teddy Bear" Story Time

Bilingual Story Time is introducing the Navajo Language.

It is an excellent experience in both languages for monolingual and bilingual children. Kids of all ages have the opportunity to learn colors, numbers and letters with reading and language using the Every Child Ready to Read model.

Guidelines for Storytime

  • Be playful: Please join in and show your child that storytime is fun. The time to visit with other adults is before or after storytime.
  • Distractions: Arriving late is sometimes impossible to avoid, but please enter the room with as little disruption as possible. Toys and food should be put away, and phones should be turned off or set on vibrate.
  • Those bad days: Remember, we all have bad days. If your child becomes upset, please step out of the room to "regroup," then quietly return.
  • Those insecure days: Please be patient with your child if he or she wants to observe instead of joining in. We completely understand that for some children this will be their first group experience in the library, and that it may take a few visits for them to feel comfortable.
  • Check out books: An important part of the storytime experience for children is checking out books to read or share at home. Children of any age may have their very own library card. We believe the age a child gets their own card is the parents' decision.
  • School Groups and Daycare Providers: Library Adventures is available for school and daycares and must be scheduled online.

Library Events Calendar

Great After School Programs

4:00 - 5:30pm
Every Tuesday!

Join us for fun activities!

November 6- Craft "Potholders Glitz"

November 13– Craft "Artful Aprons"

November 20 – Craft "Weaving"

November 27 – Craft "Create a Dream Catcher"

Every Third Thursday of the Month
Kids Movie and Gaming!

Ages 8-12

November 15 at 4:00PM
Movie: "Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World"
Game: "Mario Kart"

Family Literacy Program

Getting involved in your child's Literacy Learning
Join us every furth Thurday of the month from 4:00 - 5:30pm

November 29 - Craft Time

For more information on the Shiprock Branch Library programs, call at (505)368-3804. Located in the Boys & Girls Club of the Navajo Nation (across from the Shiprock Hospital)