Saturday, February 28, 2015


Stand Up for Kids Save the Date Logo
Save the Date!
Stand Up For Kids: A Night of Comedy Benefitting NM Voices for Children
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 6:30pm
African American Performing Arts Center Theater
More information about comedians and tickets coming soon!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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

Parents and children working together to develop a book using magazines to create illustrations for a bilingual storybook and nonfiction book.

Día means "day" in Spanish. In 1996, author Pat Mora learned about the Mexican tradition of celebrating April 30th as El día del niño, the day of the child. New Mexico author Pat Mora thought, "We have Mother's Day and Father's Day. Yes! We need kids' day too, but I want to connect all children with bookjoy, the pleasure of reading." Every year, across the country, libraries, schools, community organizations, etc. plan culminating book fiestas creating April Día celebrations that unite communities.

Author Roman Herman Martinez

Northwest New Mexico author shares personal experience and stories with ENLACE to inspire participants to write their own stories. Martinez is the bilingual author of _La Cebolla: Dignity y Chamiz. La Cebolla depicts many of the experiences that have been so pertinent to the attitudes and styles have, are, and will continue to influence the lives of those who know who they are. As individuals, what we remember may be different, but the foundations have been the same for several centuries. The grief, joy, and acceptance of our existence both internal and external are dependent on the grace and mercy of God.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

El día de los niños, El día de los libros/Children's Day, Book Day & NM Land of Enchantment Book Award

El día de los niños, El día de los libros/Children's Day, Book Day
Ałchíní Baa Hózhóogo Bee E'e'aah Naaltsoos Wólta' Bee E'e'aah

April 30th and every day of the year!

Use our interactive map to search for events in your area. To access information about past events, scroll down below the map to use the drop-down options. Find out how others across the country celebrate literature, culture, and family!
Register your Día event now. Receive complimentary stickers, buttons, and bookmarks (while supplies last).

Download the PRESS KIT & Building STEAM with Dia Booklists

Vote for Land of Enchantment Book Award and use REFORMA in the title of the selection, you will be entered in random drawings by RNM to be given away on April 30.

K-Grade 12 can Participate in the Land of Enchantment Award book selection by reading three books and voting online, you may be selected a random winner. Check the Library Laboratory on April 30, to see if you are a winner at the Farmington Public Library, in Farmington, NM!  Must have read the three books.  Voting is open until April 27, 2015.  Read & Vote online for only three books. 

Southwest Collection

New Mexico State Library 

Southwest Collection Resource

The Southwest Collection is a rich and extensive resource  for information on New Mexico state history, geography, culture, ethnology, government, and economics.  The Southwest Collection is complemented by the State and Federal Documents collections of the New Mexico State Library and the New Mexico State Archives, all located within a single facility.  Frequent research topics in the Southwest Collection include: the history of New Mexico places and families, railroad history, mines and mining, New Mexican writers, land grants, Santa Fe neighborhoods and buildings, Indian pueblos and reservations, farming and ranching, and Western trails.

 ¡Bienvenido al sitio de la Colección Suroeste de la Biblioteca del Estado de Nuevo México!  Se habla español.
     Nuestra parte de la biblioteca, que queda en el primer piso, es una colección especial para la historia y cultura de Nuevo México y la región suroeste de los Estados Unidos de América. También tenemos información sobre la frontera sur de los EE.UU., sobre México, y sobre los primeros pueblos de ambos países. 
     Si podemos ayudarle con cualquier pregunta acerca de esta región, nos puede llamar al (505) 476-9790, entre las horas de mediodia y 5:00 p.m., lunes a viernes.  (Estas horas abreviadas son temporales, mientras tenemos una falta de personal.)   Se puede tambien enviar su pregunta por correo electrónico a:¡Le esperamos aquí!