Kids News

June 2013

Dig Into Reading Summer Reading

The State Library works with New Mexico Public Libraries to sponsor and support the Summer Reading Program (SRP). There were over 65,800 children and youth participants during the summer of 2012. The circulation of juvenile materials from participating libraries for June and July totaled 379,661. Farmington Public Library youth registered online and logged books read. Summer Reading Research .

Please take a moment to take the State Library 2013 Summer Reading Parent Survey.

  • As a result of participation in the SRP, parents of SRP attendees reported:
  • 80.7% reported their children's enjoyment of reading increased and use of the library increased;
  • 70.4% believed the program increased their children's reading skill;
  • 76.1% said their children read more as a result of the program;
  • 58.8% of parents reported their children's socializing skills increased;
  • 56.5% reported improvement in verbal communication skills; and
  • 95.9% of respondents will continue to bring their children to the library this fall.

San Juan County Schools Summer Reading Data.

Dig Into Reading
Register online at infoway.org

Register using your library card (user name) and PIN (password). If you do not have a library card, register and update your file later.

  • Click Sign Me Up, register and Save.
  • Record or Login books read beginning June 1; Add/View log; and Save.
  • Last day to register and log in books is July 31, 2013.
  • Daycare Providers and Summer Youth, please call (505) 599-1273

Summer Reading programs are available to the public free of charge. Space is limited for the multipurpose room, but additional programs and walk-in programs are scheduled. REGISTRATION IS NOT NECESSARY to bring a group to attend a program. Summer Reading Brochure

ABOUT MONDAYS
@10am & 2pm

Kids, submit vacation photos of your favorite U.S. landmarks to be included in a slideshow on July 1! Email digital photos to youthtours@infoway.org by June 17.

Photos will be used for the story time slideshow only, and not for library print or online marketing.

June 3

  • Story Time Theme: Books Are Sprouting Up
  • Books: Out of the Egg by Tina Matthews
    Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
    The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

June 10

  • Story Time Theme: Go Deep Into Reading
  • Books: I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
    Sailor Boy Jig by Margaret Wise Brown
    This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

June 17

  • Story Time Theme: Be a Bookworm
  • Books: Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth
    What the Ladybug Heard by Julia Donaldson
    Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

June 24

  • Story Time Theme: Burrow into a Book
  • Books: What a Treasure! by Jane Hillenbrand
    The Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers
    Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid

ABOUT THURSDAYS
@10am & 2pm

June 6
CINDERELLA

Arizona Puppet Theater: The girl - the guy - the glass slipper! Everybody's favorite fairy tale comes to life with elegant hand puppets, special effects and plenty of laughs. Great Arizona Puppet Theater's CINDERELLA won the UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence - the highest honor for American Puppetry. It's so good, even BOYS like it!

June 13
"Who's In That Shell?"
Authors Anita Elco and Katherine Stelmach

A fun story of five hermit crabs that are chosen as class pets in an elementary classroom and who learn through trial and error how to co-exist in their crabitat.

WIN A HERMIT CRAB and "NAME THE CRAB"
(Parental permission will be required)

June 20
Farmington Public Library "Dance Party"

Dance together GANGNAM, MACARENA, CHA-CHA, SLIDE and more! Then indoor "take a hike" exercise to keep moving! Lots of fun!

June 27
"Rhythm Journey"
Dan Egger-Belandria
Encore performance at 6pm!

World Rhythm Synergy is a high-energy bilingual multicultural program using percussion instruments from throughout the world.

From Africa to the Caribbean; South, Central and North America, musical field trip summer reading participants will learn some history and folklore.

ABOUT FRIDAYS for Tweens (8-12 years)
@ 10am

Summer is the perfect time to read for the fun of it, and the library Tween Summer Reading Program is the perfect way to do it. The Summer Reading Program motivates and rewards readers while also offering fun and educational programming! Indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) hands-on creativity, teamwork and leadership programs.

  • June 7-Picture Races
  • June 14-Catch Phrase and Other Board Games
  • June 21-Outdoor Games
  • June 28-Mad Libs

Bayless Power Library
Farmington Public Library partnership with
Boys & Girls Club of Farmington

AWARDS FOR AFTERSCHOOL @ Bayless Power Library

The Farmington Public Library at the Bayless Power Library assists the Boys & Girls Club of Farmington with the educational component that aims to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time and are ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career. Researchers tell us programs like these help combat kids' summer learning loss, keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families.

On behalf of the Bayless Power Library and the Farmington Public Library, we would like to recognize Talia Smith for her participation in the national event for LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL in October. Talia submitted artwork about the importance of afterschool programs in the community that was submitted to the National Afterschool Alliance.

On behalf of the Bayless Power Library and the Farmington Public Library, we would like to recognize Devan Edwards for POWER HOUR. POWER HOUR POINTS are recorded by club members in their portfolios that recognizes engagement in homework, becoming a self-directed learner of technology and making minutes count during the afterschool hours.

On behalf of the Bayless Power Library and the Farmington Public Library, we would like to recognize Matthew Wilinkous for reading 15 books and completing "DREAM BIG" summer reading program. Matthew participated in the academic enrichment and school engagement of reading during the summer months.

About the Bayless Power Library

The Bayless Power Library, a branch of the Farmington Public Library, is located in the Boys & Girls Club of Farmington. It is staffed by the Farmington Public Library Youth Services and provides the educational component for the Boys & Girls Clubs using high-yield programs during afterschool and no school days.

Library cards are issued at the Farmington Public Library and club members can check out reading materials. Books can be returned to the main library or the club. HOW TO GET A LIBRARY CARD.

Additional educational programs are offered to help build reading proficiency and reduce "summer set-back." Standards are set high, and peer support among members creates an atmosphere focused on excelling. Our Kids Read is the first thing you see when you enter the Boys & Girls Club of Farmington.

 

Located on Hwy. 491 North across from the Northern Navajo Medical Center, the 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.


Summer Reading

SUMMER READING Story Time & Craft Activity
Monday at 10am and 2pm

  • June 3 - Books are Sprouting Up (Garden) with the Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • June 10 - Go Deep into Reading (Beach) with Rainbow Fish
  • June 17 - Be a Bookworm (Bugs) with the Teddy Bear's Picnic
  • June 24 - Burrow into a Book (Animals) with If you Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • July 1 - National Treasures (Folklore) with Wolf's Coming
  • July 8 - Groundbreaking Reads (Construction) with I Stink
  • July 15 - Rock Your World (Rocks) with Hugless Douglas
  • July 22 - Hole Lotta Reading (Space) with Mooncake
  • July 29 - Dig Into the Past (Dinosaurs) with Patrick's Dinosaurs

Tween (8-12 years)
Tuesday @ 10am to noon (walk-in anytime)

  • June 4 - Newspaper Pots
  • June 11 - Origami
  • June 18 - Decorate a Library Bag
  • June 25 - Mad Libs
  • July 2 - Library Scavenger Hunt
  • July 9 - Indiana Jones Party
  • July 16 - Chalk Art
  • July 23 - Make your own Bingo Game

 


Dig Into Reading Kids Entertainment
Wednesday at 2pm

June 12
"Who's In That Shell?"
Authors Anita Elco and Katherine Stelmach

A fun story of five hermit crabs that are chosen as class pets in an elementary classroom and who learn through trial and error how to co-exist in their crabitat.

WIN A HERMIT CRAB and "NAME THE CRAB"
(Parental permission will be required)

June 19
Farmington Public Library "Dance Party"

Dance together GANGNAM, MACARENA, CHA-CHA SLIDE and more! then indoor "take a hike" exercise to keep moving! Lots of fun!