Newsletter for Kids
Let the Wild Rumpus Start
@ The Farmington Public Library!
Come to the Farmington Public Library for a celebration of the iconic author and illustrator Maurice Sendak!

The Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition is a collection of original works by Maurice Sendak. and is exclusive to one location in each state. The Farmington Public Library is the only place in New Mexico where you'll be able to see rare and exclusive works by Maurice Sendak.

Exhibit Dates:
Now thru April 22

Exhibit Hours:
Monday thru Thursday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

$1 for children under 18
$3 for adults
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
  • 10:30am to 11:15am
  • 10:30am --Line up at the Youth Services Desk for a name tag
  • Storytime Room: Toddler (age 0-3) with parent/guardian
  • Library Laboratory: Preschool (age 3-5) for hands-on literacy activities
  • 10:50am -- Rotation
  • Storytime Room: Preschool (age 3-5)
  • Library Laboratory: Toddler (age 0-3) with parent/guardian

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
  • Afterschool @ 3:30pm
  • No activity, except special events
Diversity is woven into every storytime, no matter what the topic. Toddler through preschool children learn some of the basic concepts underlying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the storytime library laboratory projects. 
March 12, 13, 15 & 16, 2017
Magical Creatures
Bear has loads of fun with his favorite fruits! He juggles them. He counts them. He balances them. But will he eat them? Join us to find the answer to this question as well as to hear many other bear stories.

Create a St. Patrick’s Day craft and put together unicorn alphabet puzzles.
Motor activities, songs, and multicultural storytime.
March 26, 27 & 29, 2017
Alligators and Crocodiles
In Snip Snap! What’s That? an alligator creeps up the stairs, closer and closer to three children. "Were the children scared?" You’ll have to join us to find out the answer to that question and many more bits of information regarding our scaly, green friends.

Alligator math activities and counting game.
Motor activities, songs, and multicultural storytime.
The Farmington Public Library Youth Services schedules no school day, early release and holiday time programs using the Farmington Municipal School Calendar from September to May. Visit the library events calendar for events.
Early Release on March 12
Movie and Snack @ 2pm
Storytime and Activity @ 3:30pm

Spend your Spring Break with the WILD THINGS!
March 19 to March 23

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Readers Theater Storytime & Sing-a-long with “Wild Thing” 10am
Featuring stories by Maurice Sendak and Mercer Mayer

Meet and Dance with “Wild Thing Rumpus” in the Library Rotunda at 10:30am

10:30am to noon in the Youth Services area
“Wild Thing” STEM activities  and crafts

Minecraft in the Library Laboratory (ages 8-12)
10am to 1pm 

11am in the Storytime room
“Where the Wild Things Are and other Maurice Sendak Books”

Movie & popcorn snack.
Wild About Reading!
The "Wild Rumpus" continues with our summer reading program!
Details coming soon.
“A Wrinkle in Time”
A Spring Break Activity @ the library!
Monday, March 19, Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21
@ 1pm – 2pm
(Tweens ages 8-12)
Read-a-loud the Newbery Medal Winner, A Wrinkle in Time on Monday and Tuesday and experience the epic adventure to find Meg’s missing father and save the universe! 

On Wednesday, receive a free “Wrinkle in Time” journal to create stories, travel galaxies, and write your next adventure.  While supplies last.  Priority given to participants who attended the Monday and Tuesday session. 
Guys Read “Music”
Saturday, April 7 @ 11:00 am
Guys 8-12 years

Research shows that boys will read, if they’re given materials that interest them. Our charter meets, dads, brothers, big brothers welcome, using GUYS READ recommended books. Favorite book presentation (bring one or check on out) at the hands-on session followed by deconstruction of a project and a light snack. 
Register NOW for Teacher Orientation, August 2 at the Farmington Public Library!
Teachers, educators, daycare providers, home school organizations: This is your opportunity to provide us with input about Library Adventures for the upcoming school year. Learn about all of the rescources the library has for your students, including online registration for Library Adventures, Live Homework Help and online databases and more! Prizes, giveaways, and a box lunch will be provided.

Online registration required. ORGANIZATIONS: Bring information and handouts to share at the gathering during the introductions.
Storytime tours the library during the Valentine Tippy Toe Parade!
Where the Wild Things Are DVD
Available in the Youth DVD Collection
Based on the book by Maurice Sendak
J DVD 791.4372 WHE
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Special features: Series of "Where the wild things are" shorts by Lance Bange:
"The absurd difficulty of filming a dog running and barking at the same time," "Crew pranks Spike," "Vampire attack: the Max Records short" and "The kids take over the picture."

Don't miss the film version of “Where the Wild Things Are” at the library on
Monday, April 2 @ 6:30pm

Children’s Day/Book Day
“El Dia de Los Niños/El Dia de Los Libros
Monday, April 30