Kids News

August 2013

Teachers, Homeschool, Daycare Providers

Teacher Orientation
Thursday, August 1

Online Registration Required

Scheduled in the Farmington Public Library
Multipurpose Room

11:00am to 11:45am

Youth Services "Library Adventures"

11:45am to 12:15pm

Adult Services "Databases"




Final Questions, Prizes, etc.


Back to School

Back to School Celebration & Summer Reading T-shirts

Monday, August 5

Pick up summer reading t-shirts & incentives T-shirts available for pickup through September 6 at the library you registered and logged your books for 2013 summer reading.

10am to noon
"Every Child Ready to Read" Centers

Eli, Youth Magician

2pm to 4pm
"Magic" Workstations


The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Farmington Public Library Foundation.

Fall Story Time

Beginning September 23 to December 6, 2013
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday @ 10:30am

Farmington Public Library uses the Every Child Ready to Read practices from the American Library Association to help parents in their critical role as their child's first teacher. Current research on early literacy indicates that it is never too early to prepare children for success as readers. Bring your child to Story Time and enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and movement activities. Learn fun and easy ways to help your children gain the skills they need to start school - Ready to Read.

FIND GREAT BOOKS using the Online Card Catalog where you can find a booklist for the Every Child Ready collection available at the Farmington Public Library.

23 de Septiembre @ 2pm a Deciembre 6, 2013

Ayuda a tu hijo estar listo para leer. El proceso de aprender a leer comienza antes de que los niños vayan a la escuela. Desde pequeños, aprenden el idioma y otras destrezas importantes previas a la lectura. La creación de destrezas para la alfabetización a edad temprana les facilita la lectura una vez que comiencen a ir a clases.


Computers 4 Kids"PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science Databases
Thursday, September 19 @ 4pm
Library Laboratory (grades 2 to 6)

Use an iPad; Kindle Fire; Color Nook; Samsung Galaxy
or bring your school laptop!

SCIENCE FAIR and other online resources that promote digital literacy and 21st century learning skills, while offering research, report, and homework help. Learn how to access this valuable resource on our mobile devices or bring your school issued laptop. Navigable by students in grades 2-6, including special needs students.


Arts in Afterschool "Celebration"
Thursday, September 24 @ 4pm
Multipurpose Room

Details in the September E-newsletter and September Library Events Calendar!

Bayless Power Library

Tips for Parents on Social Networking

  1. Learn about social networking and establish a social networking profile. If you are comfortable with social networking, it will be easier to talk with your child about it. Also, if you have a profile, you can "friend" your child and watch what she does online.
  2. Check your child's online profiles. "Friend" him and then regularly check to see what he's posting. If you see something that makes you uncomfortable, talk with him about it.
  3. Make sure your child's profile is age appropriate. The most popular social networking site is Facebook.
  • How many teens have been victims of cyberbullying?
  • What's the legal age for kids to use Facebook?
  • How often do teens give out personal information online?

Find answers to these questions and more at You'll also find helpful tips, discussion cards, and other resources to start the conversation about internet safety with your kids. And use #CyberSafe to join in on social media.

Become a cyber smart parent today, and give your kids a #CyberSafe future!


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

    Book Sale

The Farmington Public Library's annual book sale will be held in the Library's Multipurpose Room Saturday, September 7th through Wednesday, September 11th during regular Library hours.

Saturday, September 7 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, September 8 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday, September 9 through Wednesday, September 11 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM


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 and computers offered by the Shiprock Branch Library are FREE with a valid library card!


Check the Shiprock Library Events Calendar for updates.
Monday - Friday open from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday.

AUGUST 1 (Thursday)
Shiprock Branch Library CLOSED (staff training in Farmington)

AUGUST 5 (Monday)
Pick up summer reading t-shirts in Shiprock if you registered and read 15 books beginning on August 5, 2013 at 10am to 6pm. T-shirts will be available through September 6, 2013 at the Shiprock Branch Library.


Check the Shiprock Library Events Calendar for updates.
Monday - Friday open from 1pm to 6:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Every Child Ready to Read @ your library

Pick up a free Navajo/English Fingerplay book beginning September 3 at the Shiprock Branch Library or download a copy.

Fall Story Time schedule coming in September E-newsletter