Thursday, April 3, 2014

NM PROCLAMATION for El Dia De Los Ninos / El Dia de Los Libros

2014 Original Proclamation available for download at:


Register DIA
NM Dia

Diversidad en acción  LIBROS
 Noche de Centos sponsored by New Mexico Library Foundation winners:

 Rio Grande Education Collaborative at
Chamiza Elementary School, Albuquerque NM
Wednesday, May 7

Hatch Public Library, Hatch NM

Tuesday, June 3

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, who along with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Assoc. Chavez’s birthday is March 31st and it’s celebrated in several southwestern states intended to honor his life and work. With a new movie breaking about Chavez, it is a good time to be reminded of a couple older University of New Mexico Press titles on the topics of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and the migrant farm worker:


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

El día de los niños, El día de los libros/Children's Day, Book Day

April 2014 Book Fiestas for Día: Children's Day, Book Day

Día (El día de los niños, El día de los libros/Children's Day, Book Day) is a daily commitment to link children and books. Every year, hundreds of April culminating book fiestas are held across the country in libraries, schools, parks, and community organizations. A goal for these events is creating April Día literacy celebrations that unite communities. Register your Día events in the National Program Registry, a database for capturing and sharing program information. This registry is not limited to Día programs at libraries.

Official Dia Page
New Mexico Dia Events

Register a Dia event for an opportunity to win NOCHE de CUENTOS at your library sponsored by REFORMA De Nuevo Mexico and the New Mexico Library Foundation, Inc.  

Selection will be made from the registered Dia event  by March 31, 2014.  Register early and receive complimentary stickers and bookmarks that celebrate Dia (while supplies last).

If your library is chosen as a site for NOCHE de CUENTOS:

REFORMA NM will contact you (person registering Dia event) by April 4th
Select and date and schedule NOCHE de CUENTOS @ your library
REFORMA NM will contract Storytellers of New Mexico to provide a Spanish storyteller
NOCHE de CUENTOS must be scheduled between April 30 and July 31, 2014

For more information please visit the blog, join us on Pinterest and become a Facebook friend, too!
Thank you, New Mexico State Library!

Pura Belpré Award

The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate.

2014 Author Award Winner  

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg MedinaYaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, written by Meg Medina and published by Candlewick Press 
Piedad “Piddy” Sanchez’s life is turned upside down when she finds out that Yaqui Delgado wants to kick her ass. While struggling to deal with the threat on her own, Piddy is forced to explore her identity, her culture and the role of others in her life. Meg Medina writes a powerful story about bullying and resilience. 
“Meg Medina tackles the delicate subject of bullying with a masterful skill that uses the perfect combination of strong characters, suspense and vivid imagery,” said Tobar.

2014 Illustrator Award Winner

Nino Wrestles the World by Yuyi MoralesNiño Wrestles the World, illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales and published by Roaring Brook Press.
Presenting Niño! Our underdressed lucha libre hero defeats almost all comers. Yuyi Morales’ clever use of fonts, text bubbles, word art and vibrant illustrations energizes this world-class wrestling match. The book was written by Yuyi Morales and published by Roaring Brook Press.
“Yuyi Morales does it again with the rollicking story of Niño, a boy who battles icons from Mexican popular culture in the lucha libre ring,” said Pura Belpré Award Committee Chair Ruth Tobar. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

RNM Meeting

Join Adobe Connect RNM Meeting

Meeting Name:  REFORMA de Nuevo Mexico
               Summary: First business meeting of 2014

Invited By: Jose Aranda ([agenda items welcomed]

When:          Monday 10 February, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Time Zone:    (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Conference Number(if needed):  575-528-7261

To join the meeting:

REFORMA de Nuevo Mexico
Active Status on National REFORMA
AdobeConnect NMSU  575-528-7261

Monday, February 10, 2014 @ 1pm MST


1.       Welcome and Introductions
a.       Comments last official board meeting minutes
b.      (Officially) September 18, 2013 (Adobe Connect from NMSU

2.       Bylaws – corrections and approvals

3.       Treasurer’s Report   
a.       Membership status Report

4.       New Business
a.       Noche De Cuentos Grant
b.      El Dia de Los Ninos
c.       Mid-Winter ALA Conference
                                                              i.      Mid-Year Report
                                                            ii.      ALA in Las Vegas, NV
d.      NMLA – no date set
e.      Collection Development for bilingual materials

5.       Officers update
a.       President – Monthly meetings with REFORMA
b.      Vice President --  
c.       Secretary/Treasurer – Funds
                                                              i.      Moving of Library Director from Las Cruces?

6.       Communication
a.       NOCHE de Cuentos article to Hitchhiker
b.      Membership Recruitment article to New Mexico Hitchhiker
c.       Blog
d.      Reformanet
e.      Sandra Rios Balderrama (
SKYPE:  reformaofficemgr  209-379-5637 
REFORMA National: PO BOX  4386, Fresno, CA  93744

7.       Other Business
a.       Procedure for reimbursement or payments
b.      Is the attached form valid?
8.       Adjournment