In the Zone News

MAY 2013

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Join us in the celebration of the 2013 issue of BLENDED ZINE @ the RELEASE PARTY on Friday, May 10 @ 7pm.

Local teen artists and Blended Zine volunteers will be recognized at the yearly social event for the teen publication for teens by teens.

Making a trip to the New Mexico Roundhouse? Blended Zine art can be viewed in the Lt. Governor, John Sanchez's office. We are grateful for his support of the youth in New Mexico.

If you are interested in becoming a BLENDED ZINE volunteer… teens meet every Wednesday @ 4:30pm in the Library Lab next to the Teen Zone @ the library.


The new MTAC logo was designed by Tristan Arthur for the 2014 year.

PowerTalk 21®—Start Talking!

It's that time of year again: prom, graduation, and soon, the start of summer vacation—all of which can be incredibly dangerous for teens because of underage drinking. MADD designated April 21st as PowerTalk 21 day and YIA would like to keep the conversation to talk with their kids about alcohol.

Alcohol kills more teens than all other drugs combined—and not just in car crashes. That's why this year's PowerTalk 21 theme is "Taking away the keys doesn't take away the risks." And later this month we'll announce a new analysis of data on deaths related to underage drinking.

Download the latest version of the Power of Parents® handbook for tips and tools to help you start the potentially lifesaving conversation about alcohol with your teens.

Watch the Power Talk 21 from MADD if you're not sure what to say.


San Juan County teens record volunteer and service learning hours online! The online record can be printed for documentation when filling out job applications, college applications, etc.

Over 1,300 volunteer hours were recorded online during 2012-2013 school year listing:

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  • Cancer Walk-a-thon
  • CAREER EXPO with Workforce at McGee Park
  • Art Selling Galleria
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Blended Zine
  • San Juan College
  • Tibbetts Middle School School Book Fair
  • High Desert Fine Arts Festival
  • Job Shadowing at Courthouse
  • Shiprock Branch Library
  • Mayor's Teen Advisory Council
  • Northwest New Mexico Arts Council
  • Youth Alliance
  • Peer –to-Peer Tutoring at Farmington High School
  • Salvation Army
  • Race to Educate Farmington High School
  • San Juan College Halloween Carnival at Civic Center
  • Service Learning Mentoring Aztec High School
  • Northwest Mid High School in Shiprock
  • Farmington Public Library
  • Youth in Action Sticker Shock

REGISTER TODAY for the summer Reading Program for teens!

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Ongoing Activities for teens in the Teen Zone!

New Movie Releases on Tuesdays @ 4pm, Music on the JukAnator & Teen Gaming Fix: Play PS3, Xbox 360, Wii or PS2 games in the Teen Zone! Video Games are available to Teens (13-19) who have a valid library card in good standing and meet the qualifications listed in the Teen Zone Gaming System Policy.

Gaming is available in the Teen Zone daily when the TZ is staffed. Games may not be available during Teen Zone or Youth Services program.


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.

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Register today for Summer Reading