Kids News


Happy Chinese New Year

Year of the SnakeFebruary 10 marks the first day of the Chinese New Year, one of the most important traditional Chinese holidays. It is a time of celebration because it is considered to be the end of winter and the beginning of spring. In fact, in China the holiday is sometimes called the Spring Festival.

The celebration of Chinese New Year lasts fifteen days. People take time off of their everyday lives to watch parades and fireworks, dance, play games, and feast on special New Year's food. Everyone hopes for good luck in the new year.

The Chinese calendar has a twelve-year cycle, and each year is ruled by an animal from the Chinese zodiac. This year, 2013, is the year of the snake. People born in a year with this sign are believed to be wise, quiet and charming.

To learn more about the Chinese New Year, come check out the library's non-fiction collection, or take a look at the CultureGrams database available through the library's website.

Farmington Public Library CLOSED ON FEBRUARY 16, 17 & 18, 2013

February 4, 5, 7, 8

I Wish

  • Make a Wish Bear
  • I Want a Pet!
  • Fish Had a Wish

February 11, 12, 14, 15

Me and You

  • What If Your Best Friend Were Blue
  • Me & You
  • Plant a Kiss

February 19, 21, 22 (Closed February 18)

Mind Your Manners

  • Oh No, George!
  • Llama Llama Time to Share
  • Dinosaurs Don't, Dinosaurs Do

February 25, 26, 28, March 1

Out and About

  • •Mr. Gumpy's Outing
  • Let's Go For a Drive!

La HOra De Cuentos Bilngue

Saturday, February 9 @ 2pm Valentine's ABC Celebration

Saturday, February 23 @ 2pm Groundhog Celebration

Guys Read

Saturday, February 2 & 23, 2013
11:30am to 12:30pm
(lunch snack provided)
Library Laboratory

Dads, brothers, big brothers welcome!

"Our mission is to motivate boys to read by connecting them with materials they will want to read, in ways they like to read."

The Youth Services department at the Farmington Public Library has started a GUYS READ Field Office. GUYS READ is a web based literacy program founded by Jon Scieszka to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers. Our charter will meet using GUYS READ recommended books. Each week, we will add our own reviews and lists while exploring books you like to read!

GUYS READ takes several initiatives to motivate guys to read. What boys like to read is not often the same as what they are required to read. Literacy fiction is the mainstay of required school reading. Yet boys often prefer non-fiction, humor, information, comics/graphic novels, and more humor. Mayor Tommy Roberts will stop by for a visit in February!

The program will be organized and facilitated by Byron Tsabetsaye, a Youth Services Technician at the Farmington Public Library and an AmeriCorps Alumnus.


Computers 4 Kids

Tuesdays @ 4pm

Mardi Gras Celebration on February 12, 2013 at the computer 4 Kids program!
Additional participants for this day, only!

Bring your school issued laptop or use one of ours! Also available are the Kindle Fire and Color Nook and some introduction to iPAD. Limit 8 participants on electronic equipment. Valid library card required for access to the database.


  • February 7—Chinese New Year! Year of the Snake!
  • February 14— Valentine Water Globe Craft
  • February 21— Presidents' Day Flag
  • February 28— Sandpaper Art

Youth Services website for Library Events


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

Shiprock Library Events Calendar
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!

It's Story TimeMonday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday @ 10:30am and 2pm

Library CLOSED ON FEBRUARY 18, 2013

  • February 4th- 8th "Lovabye Dragon"
  • February 11th-15th "Valentine's Surprise"
  • February (closed 18) 19th-22nd "Stay Awake, Bear"
  • February 25th-March 1st "Bear's Loose Tooth"


Teen Movie and Gaming

4:00pm – 5:30pm [AGES 13-19]

  • February 14th: Movie: Footloose(2011)
  • Game: Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (wii)

Teen Reel Readers

4:00pm – 5:30pm [AGES 13-19]

February 28th: Pride and Prejudice

Youth Movie and Gaming

4:00pm – 5:30pm [AGES 8-12]

  • February 21st: Movie: Phineas & Ferb the Movie
  • Game: Just Dance 4