Kids News

MARCH 2013

Saige Copeland, American Girl

Saige Copeland, the newest American Girl is featured in two new books by Jessie Haas. Saige loves spending time on her grandmother's New Mexico ranch, riding horses and painting. When Saige's school decides to cut art classes, she faces losing her favorite subject. So when her grandma organizes a "save the arts" fundraiser and parade to benefit the school, Saige jumps on board. Unfortunately, her grandma is injured in an accident, which creates bigger changes for Saige than just her classes at school.

Find out how Saige deals with these challenges and read all about other American Girls in the library's juvenile fiction collection!

March 15 @ 3pm for girls

Learn "How to Draw a Horse" and "Hot Air Balloon Craft"

Guys Read
March 15 @ 3pm for boys

The Cat in the Hat

Saturday, March 2 @ 2pm

  • Story time in English and Spanish with fun activities!

Meet the Cat in the Hat!

March 4, 5, 7, 8

Imagination Station

  • On My Way to the Bath
  • Nighttime Ninja
  • Faster! Faster!

March 11-15

Go Green! with different spring break activities each day. See the schedule below for more information.

March 18, 19, 21, 22

Cool Tools

  • Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop
  • Building a House
  • First the Egg


March 11

11 am and 1 pm Story Time and Puppet Show

  • Snip Snap! What's That?
  • Jack and the Beanstalk puppet show

11:30 am - 1 pm Crafts

  • Basket Weaving, Cupcake Filter Flower, and Bendable Monkey

1:30 pm Movie

  • Peter Pan

3 pm Bilingual Story Time

  • ¡Vamos A Contar! Let's Count!

March 12

11 am and 1 pm Story Time and Puppet Show

  • Stuck
  • Jack and the Beanstalk puppet show

11:30 am - 1 pm Crafts

  • Bumble Bee and Clothespin Airplane

1:30 pm Movie

  • Bee Movie

3 pm Bilingual Story Time

  • Twas the Night Before St. Patrick's Day/ La Noche Antes Del Día De San Patricio

March 13

11 am Story Time and Puppet Show

  • Out of the way! Out of the way!
  • Jack and the Beanstalk puppet show

11:30 am - 1 pm Crafts

  • Dream Catcher, Painting with Tissue Paper, and Frog

1 pm Author Visit

  • Uma Krishnaswami, author of Out of the Way! Out of the Way! talks about the inspiration for her book. Uma was born in India and moved often when she was a child, so books became her friends. She remembers writing her very first story in green crayon on a wall in her home. "I have no idea what it was about, but I do remember it had ducks in it," she said. Uma now lives in New Mexico and travels often to India. Some of her stories are set in the United States, and some in India.
  • The first 25 people to show up for Uma's author visit will receive an autographed copy of Out of the Way! Out of the Way!

March 14

11 am and 1 pm
L'Eau Theque Productions presents Tales of Ambition and Dreaming Big

  • L'Eau Theque Productions presents an interactive telling of two folk tales. The 45-minute show is appropriate for participants of all ages.

11:30 am - 1 pm Crafts

  • Butterfly, Chalkboards, and a Lady Bug

March 15

11 am and 1 pm Story Time and Puppet Show

  • The Wide-mouthed Frog
  • Jack and the Beanstalk puppet show

11:30 am - 1 pm Crafts

  • St. Patrick's Day Mobile, Leaping Leprechaun, and Rainbow Bracelet

1:30 pm Movie

  • Alice in Wonderland

3 pm

  • American Girls "Tea Party"
  • Guys Read

Check it Out!
Belle's Challenge, by Connie Gotsch

Available in the youth services fiction collection, is the final book written by Connie Gotsch, who passed away in July 2012.

Connie Gotsch based the character of Belle on her dog Kiri. This is the final book in the Belle series. Connie was a resident of Farmington and worked for San Juan College as program director for KSJE Public Radio for the Four Corner. In that role, she hosted the award-winning morning classical music show, "Roving with the Arts," and produced a segment for authors called "Write on Four Corners." She loved classical music and opera, and did many radio interviews with famous musicians. In cooperation with the Farmington Public Library, she created the story time program, "Cuentos Hahne and Tales" for kids and kids at heart. Cuentos, Hahne and Tales is still available on KSJE as a downloadable story session for classrooms. Her writing earned awards on both the state and national levels.

Computers 4 Kids

Tuesdays @ 4pm

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.


March 7

  • Craft: Picture Frames
  • Movie: Ponyo

March 21

  • Craft: Transforming Caterpillar
  • Movie: Madagascar

March 28

  • Craft: Bird Kite
  • Movie: A Bug's Life

"Letters to Lions"

Lions are in danger of extinction across Africa. Filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert recently invited kids to help save lions! These are just a few of the letters to lions the Jouberts will deliver to African leaders to let them know how important lions are to kids everywhere. Learn how you or the kid in your life can send a letter to a lion!


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.

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

Library CLOSED ON March 29, 2013

  • March 4- 8: "Puppy Love"
  • March 18-22: "Fun with Kitties"
  • March 25-28: "Best of Friends"


Gasp Tuesday

4:00pm – 5:30pm [AGES 13-19]

Check the Shiprock Library Events Calendar for more information.

March 5

  • Craft: Picture Frames
  • Movie – "101 Dalmatians;"
  • Wii Game – New Carnival Games

March 19

  • Craft: Transforming Caterpillar;
  • Movie – "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted;
  • Wii Game – Super Mario Bros.

March 26

  • Craft: Bird Kite;
  • Movie – "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure;"
  • Kinect Game – Just Dance 4

Spring Break

March 11 to March 15 - "Collage of Events"

Story Time @ 11am Crafts from 11:30am to 1pm (walk in anytime) 1:30pm Family Movie

Monday, March 11

  • Craft: Mustache Mugs and Dream catchers
  • Movies: "The Lorax" (2012) and "Madagascar Escape 2 Africa"
  • Board Games!

Tuesday, March 12

  • Craft: Duct Tape crafts and picture frames
  • Movies: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and "Cars 2"
  • Games - Bowling (Kinect)

Wednesday, March 13

  • Craft: Princess crowns, hats and shields
  • Movies: "Stuart Little" and "Over the Hedge"
  • Games - Just Dance 4 (Kinect)

Thursday, March 14

  • Craft: Coffee filter flowers and sun catchers
  • Movies: "Monster Vs. Aliens" and "Mega Mind"
  • Games - Mario Kart (Wii)

Friday, March 15

  • Craft Collage
  • Movies: "Rio", "Tangled", "Toy Story 3", "Puss in Boots" and "Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs"
  • Games - Super Mario Bros. (Wii), Just Dance 3 (Wii), Dance Central (Kinect) and Adventures (Kinect)

Teen Thursday
Movie and Gaming

4:00pm – 5:30pm [AGES 8-12]

  • March 7:
    • Movie – "Lord of the Rings- Return of the King"
    • Game – Super Mario Bros. (Wii)
  • March 21:
    • Movie – "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
    • Game – Wii Ski and Snowboard (Wii)
  • March 28:
    • Movie – "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
    • Game – Just Dance 4 (Kinect)

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!