Kids News

APRIL 2013

What's Día?

El día de los niños, El día de los libros/Children's Day, Book Day April 30th & every day of the year

Día means "day" in Spanish. In 1996, New Mexico author Pat Mora learned about the Mexican tradition of celebrating April 30th as El día del niño, the day of the child. New Mexico author Pat Mora thought, "We have Mother's Day and Father's Day. Yes! We need kids' day too, but I want to connect all children with bookjoy, the pleasure of reading." Every year, across the country, libraries, schools, community organizations, etc. plan culminating book fiestas creating April Día celebrations that unite communities.

  • Register for 2013 summer reading @ your library on April 30th!
  • Make plans to attend one of the wonderful celebrations near you!

Farmington Public Library @ 3pm "Multicultural Passports with Books"
Bayless Power Library (Boys & Girls Club members only) @ 3pm "Tasty Poems" Dig Into Reading
Shiprock Branch Library @ 10:30am "Connecting Books & Art"
MTAC (teens only) on April 4th @ 7pm "Fiesta De Libros"

April 1, 2, 4, 5

Oh No!

  • Oh No, Little Dragon!
  • Time Out for Monsters
  • Whoa, Baby, Whoa!

April 8, 9, 11, 12

Any Questions?

  • Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
  • Walking Through the Jungle
  • Yes Day

April 15, 16, 18, 19

Read It, Don't Eat It!

  • Wonderful Book
  • Maisy Goes to the Library
  • Read It, Don't Eat It

April 22, 23, 25, 26

Tails, Wings, Noses and Toes

  • Who's Who
  • Pouch
  • From Head to Toe

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 the iPad. Limit 8 participants on electronic equipment. Valid library card required for access to the database.


Thursdays @ 5:00 - 5:30pm

April 4

  • Bunny Mask & Movie "HOP"

April 11

  • Lacing Rainbow & Movie "CARS"

April 18

  • Rain stick & Movie "OPEN SEASON 3"

April 25

  • Recyclable Flower & Movie "WALL-E"

Indiana Bones on April 16 @ 5:30pm

Combining archeology, action, adventure, ancient legends, mythology and folklore, Indiana Bones thrills and educates his listeners. With the use of artifacts, fossils, puppets and a crack of his bull whip, Indy leads the audience on a journey through time.

Guys ReadFriday, April 5, 12, 19 @ 4:00 - 4:45pm


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

This month, we want to hear from the adults on the books they read as a young boy! We will make a healthy snack and on the 19th make a "specialty" sundae at our event! Planned is a scavenger hunt for our favorite books!


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; 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.

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

  • April 1, 2, 4, 5.............The Empty Pot
  • April 8, 9, 11, 12 ........The Art Lesson
  • April 15, 16, 18, 19...."L" is for Library
  • April 22, 23, 25, 26....Pug and Doug


Gasp Tuesday, Movie & Gaming

4:00pm – 5:30pm


  • April 2 - Dumbo & Mario Party 8 (Wii)
  • April 9 - Bee Movie & Super Mario Bros (Kinect)
  • April 16 - Jungle Book & Just Dance 3 (Wii)
  • April 30 - Pinocchio & Mario Kart (Kinect)