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October 2013

Four Corners Storytelling Festival
Youth Storytellers

Samantha, Olivia, Kiran, Ben, Kaleb and Laressa are practicing their storytelling and emceeing duties when they host their FIELD TRIP DAY at the Four Corners Storytelling Festival on Friday, October 11, 2013. Four Corners Storytelling Festival schedule with professional storytellers, Motoko, Bil Lepp, Consuelo Samarripa, Tim Tingle and Kim Weitkamp.

Youth Tellers

Parents can help even very young children learn these skills by incorporating five practices into everyday life:

September 23 to December 6, 2013
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday @ 10:30am
(Library Events Calendar for details and updates to the schedule)


September 30, October 1, 3, 4 Good Night, Sleep Tight"
October 7 & 8 "A Taste of Fall"
No story time on October 10, 11
Join us at the Four Corners Storytelling Festival
October 14, 15, 17, 18 "Somebody's Hero"
October 21, 22, 24, 25

"Animal Fair"

October 28, 29, 31, November 1 "Monster Mash" Wear your Halloween costume for the library parade!

Hands-on activities in the Library Laboratory follow the ECRR story time!

  • Learn words & see letters -- know the names of things, alphabet,
  • Hear sounds -- notice and play with the small sounds in words
  • Love books -- see books as useful and fun and to check out
  • Use books -- notice print everywhere and understand the concept of moving from the top of a page to the bottom of a page, and scanning left to right (sequencing)
  • Tell stories -- understand the narrative and retell the story with the sequences of events - youth may retell their story and activities shared in story time to the toys at home


Computers 4 KidsThursday, October 24 @ 4pm
Library Laboratory (grades 2 to 6)
Use an iPad; Kindle Fire; Color Nook; Samsung Galaxy or bring your school laptop.

Want to learn a new language? Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

Need help with your homework? LIVE HOMEWORK HELP is "live" one-to-one online help, 7 days a week from 4 – 10pm in English and En Español.

Lights on Afterschool

Library Laboratory on
October 17 @ 4pm

GLOW IN THE DARK Ring Toss, Tic Tac Toe & Cup Stacking!

Governor Susana Martinez issued a proclamation to celebration the 14th annual Lights ON Afterschool nationwide event that call attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on and doors open. Farmington Public Library is proud to be a Lights On Afterschool National Supporting Organization.

Too many children - 15.1 million—are missing out on afterschool opportunities. Participate in Lights On Afterschool and help call attention to this important issue. Lights On Afterschool is a project of the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to afterschool programs.

3rd Saturday of the Month @ 11am
October "Safety" - October 19

Wanted! A bunch of guys!

(Ages 9-12)

dads, little brothers, uncles, cousins, etc. welcome, too!


Recommend guys favorite books for our collection and to get other boys to read. Sign our national charter!

Research shows that boys are having trouble reading, and that boys are getting worse at reading. No one is quite sure why. Some of the reasons are biological. Some of the reasons are sociological.

National Bullying Prevention Month

Promote a culture of tolerance and acceptance among both adults and young people. Youth Services has a collected a diverse range of resources to help teachers, librarians, administrators, and parents start crucial discussions and create safer, more supportive school environments for kids. Help us promote an anti-bullying culture in our community and read one of the books.


Readers in grades 4-12 write a personal letter to an author describing their personal reaction to a book, story, or poem. Students may write about works of fiction or nonfiction. Entries in Spanish will be accepted and translated for the New Mexico judges. State judges will select the top letter writers in New Mexico, who then advance to the national competition. Please visit to learn more about the contest.

Coming in November
Ingrid Law

Register online for Writing Workshop:
Wednesday, November 13 @ 6pm (space is limited)

An evening with Ingrid Law on Thursday, November 14 @ 6pm
(no registration required)

Coming in December

Make. Do.YOUTH MAKER FAIR—Start preparing ideas!

Create and develop a projects based on your own innovative and experiment interests, crafts and ideas. Youth ages 8-19 can be a part of the first indoor YOUTH MAKER FAIR at the library on Saturday, December 28 from 1pm to 4pm. The focus is on exhibition, not competition, anything that's cool is fair game. Organizations are encouraged to participate. Application and information is available on the website at

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. (505) 566-1202.

The Power Library is open from 3pm to 6pm on Monday through Thursday. During no school days, the club is open from 10am to 3pm. Club Tech is scheduled on Tuesdays at 4pm and participants learn about digital art on the club's computers.

Researchers tell us programs like these help combat kids' summer learning loss, keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families. (505) 566-1202

Participants have started their portfolios and this month will add information they have learned during National Bullying Prevention Month at the club. Club members take care of their own portfolios and update them monthly on the power hour chart.


Monday to Friday
2:00pm to 6:00pm

(Closed Saturday and Sunday)

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.


Every Child Ready to Read @ your library

October 1st & 3rd - "Hey Presto!"
October 8th & 10th -"Duck Sock Hop"
October 15th & 17th - " Leaf Man"
October 22nd - 24th - "Day and Night"
October 29th & 31st - "Ghost in the House"

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

Bring this card when visiting the library. With each visit get up to four (4) punches to earn
FREE Snakes for MOVIE DAY.

October 4th - The Hobbit
October 11th - The Croods
October 18th - Tron
October 25th - Hotel Transylvania


Monday and Wednesday
3:00pm – 5:00pm [You MUST have a library card in good standing.]

October 2nd: Cabela's Big Game Hunting (Wii)
October 7th: Mario Kart (Wii)
October 9th: Kinect Adventures (Kinect)
October 14th: Just Dance 4 (Kinect)
October 16th: Wii Play (Wii)
October 21st: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
October 23rd: Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
October 28th: Mario Party 8 (Wii)
October 30th: New Carnival Games (Wii)

Youth Day @ Shiprock Fair

The Shiprock Branch Library staff will be distributing tickets at the Shiprock Fair during YOUTH DAY. Bring the numbered ticket to the Shiprock Branch Library to see if "YOU ARE A WINNER" and receive your prize. If you don't win, even if you do, you can still enter into a drawing for $100 gift card to be given away on Friday, October 18 at 4pm. For more details check with the Shiprock Branch Library staff.