Kids News


Happy 75th anniversary, Caldecott Medal!

This year the is the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, which honors the artist of "the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children" published during the previous year. The medal is named for 19th century illustrator Randolph Caldecott, whose illustration style has greatly influenced many children's illustrators through the years.

Although the use of bright colors has become common in children's books today, many of Caldecott's own illustrations didn't have much color. And in the 75 years since the Caldecott award was established, only eight Caldecott Medal books have been illustrated in black and white. Black-and-white illustrations give the viewer a chance to see how artists use various visual elements to achieve different effects.

Whether the illustrations are black and white or color, Caldecott Medal books are a wonderful way to share art with children. Find a full list of Caldecott Medal winners and honor books here, and come check some out from Farmington Public Library!

The illustration above is from Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes,
winner of the 2005 Caldecott Medal.

Family Story Time

January 2, 3, 4

11am on January 2… The Mitten & Activity
11am on January 3… Froggy Gets Dressed & Activity
11am on January 4… Bear Snores On & Activity

1pm on January 2… Stone Soup
1pm on January 3… Señorita Gordita
1pm on January 4… Chiilgai, Na'nilkaadii/White Nose the Sheep Dog

Crafts from 11am to 2pm
Movie @ 2pm

Story Time starts February 4, 2013
GaSp starts February 7, 2013
Youth Services website for Library Events

January 2, 3, 4 @ 3pm in the Library Laboratory!

January 2… Dancing Raisins
January 3… Chemiluminescense - Cool Light
January 4… Making Things Glow in the Dark

Math Challenge @ the library!

What is the longest paper chain you make using one sheet of 12"x18" construction paper? Pick up a sheet and give it a try at home or at the library!

Tuesday, January 29 at 4pm
Multipurpose Room

  • Pin the Pie on Amelia Bedelia!
  • "Run over" the tablecloth with an iron!

Happy 101st Birthday,
New Mexico!

Find Great Books on the library's card catalog "MY LIBRARY 24/7" from New Mexico authors.

Recently released is "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" a fanciful story of how this beautiful flower got to the Southwest, from award-winning author Rudolfo Anaya. The bilingual tale for young readers age 4 and up, with illustrations by award-winning artist Nicolas Otero and translated by award-winning author Nasario García, depicts the multi-cultural heritage of the southwest. Available in the Juvenile non-fiction area at the main library.


The Shiprock Branch Library is open to the public. We are located on Hwy. 491 North across from the Northern Navajo Medical Center. Our door is on the east side of the Shiprock Boys & Girls Club building. All programs offered by the Shiprock Branch Library are FREE.

Get a library card! Use the computers at the library. Check the Shiprock Library Events Calendar.

Hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday Through Friday and we are closed Saturday and Sunday.

Library Adventures at the Shiprock Branch

School or Class Visits and Field Trip Policy

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


  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday @ 10:30am and 2pm
  • Crafts and movie on Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
  • Teen Book & Movie @ 4pm