Monday, June 15, 2015

2015 Annual Conference Call for Proposals
Help guide the conversation as we gather in Albuquerque to “Create Connect Transform” ! Have you implemented new services or technologies at your library? What challenges are you facing?  Do you have practical tips and ideas to share with your colleagues? We welcome proposals that can inspire, encourage and teach us new and exciting way.

Sunday, June 7, 2015


2015 Latino Children's Summer Reading Programs for Groups
June 1-August 10, 2015

This summer, libraries, schools, and community groups such as summer reading camps, Scout troops, Boys and Girls clubs, and community recreation centers can participate through a specially designed program.

The L4LL basic Summer Reading Program is for infants to young adults and features our curated recommended reading lists of Latino children's literature in English and Spanish, a reading pledge, reading log, and certificate of achievement.The L4LL DIY Summer Reading Camp is for children ages 6-12. This program is specifically designed to boost literacy skills such as reading comprehension and writing through 10 themed (Art, Music, Poetry, Food, Folklore, Sports, Summer, Familia, Nature, Heritage & Immigration) literacy modules that each feature 6 literacy activities.  This year​ ​we're proud to ​includ​e​ activities written or illustrated by​ award-winning Latino children's author​s and illustrators.  Visit

Our Mission
 Hispanics significantly underachieving in school, beginning with basic reading, galvanized L4LL to develop the first, nationwide, online
children’s summer reading program specifically designed to reach, engage, and raise the literacy rates of Latino students and their families.

Opportunities are available for you, your organization, and company to join our mission today to raise literacy rates and invest in our tomorrow of educational and professional achievement. Your commitment will help us improve lives through improved literacy, one student and one family at a time.

New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge

The 2015 New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to stopping the "summer slide" by encouraging our New Mexico students to read more books over the summer break. Reading is the foundation for learning, and when our students read well, they are better positioned to succeed academically, in the workplace and in life.

Click on the buttons below to download and print a reading log for each challenge.

Reading Challenge Rules

New Mexico State Library Reading Program  "Every Hero Has a Story"

The New Mexico State Library proudly supports summer reading programs at public libraries throughout the state. As a member of the Collaborative Summer Library Program, NMSL sponsors public libraries membership to join in this national consortium. The 2015 theme is superheroes, with these slogans:
  • Children: Every Hero Has a Story!
  • Teens: Unmask!
  • Adults: Escape the Ordinary
News and updates:
Be sure to visit the Hitchhiker for the latest information.
Farmington Public Library #Jolt Your Journey
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REGISTER ONLINE, complete the reading program and receive a summer reading t-shirt sponsored by the Farmington Public Library Foundation.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Fiesta “Celebrando el 2015”

McCormick Fiesta! - Farmington, NM

        Everyone is invited to attend our annual McCormick Fiesta  “Celebrating 2015”.  We will have 2 presentations on Wednesday, May 20th.  One will be at 9am and the other one at 6:30pm.

        For the evening performance, students need to be at school at 6:00 p.m.  A bell will ring for the students to report to the gym then to their classrooms.   

        Only staff and students will be allowed in the building.  

        First, second and third graders need to be picked up at the gym after their dance.

         There will be bleachers provided by the City parks,  you can bring your own chairs and blankets to sit on.  Donít forget your sunscreen/umbrellas depending on the weather.
Food sales by “Mr. Fries” begin at 4pm.

Please come and join us!

        Fiesta de la Escuela McCormick

        Todos están invitados a la fiesta anual de nuestra escuela, “Celebrando el 2015”.  El miércoles, dia 20 de mayo, habrá 2 presentaciones. Una a las 9:00 de la mañana y otra a las 6:30 de la tarde.
        Los estudiantes necesitan regresar a la escuela a las 6 de la tarde. Cuando timbre la campana ellos necesitan entrar por el gimnasio a sus salones donde se prepararan para su bailable.
        Solo los estudiantes pueden entrar a la escuela.

Los estudiantes de kínder, 1ro, 2do y 3er grados necesitan ser levantados en el gimnasio después de su bailable.
         Traigan sillas o cobijas para sentarse y que no se les olvide la crema para el sol o una sombrilla para la lluvia!

Las ventas de comida comenzaran a las 4pm.
El menú y los precios se encuentran atrás de este papel.


Digitalia ebooks

Digitalia, a REFORMA member, owns two book stores in Barcelona and can provide Spanish language print books as well as ebooks for purchase. If you have year-end money you may want to consider Digitalia.

Ray Cravy
Director of Sales
708 Third Avenue. Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10017 USA
Cell: 720-600-3317
Tel: 1 212-209-3980
Fax: 1 347-626-2388

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Building STEAM with Dia - New Mexico

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez
El Dia De Los Ninos-El Dia De Los Libros

Proclamation April 30, 2015

Register your Día event Every Day is Children's Day

Use our interactive map to search for New Mexico


April 30 from 3:30pm - Story Time
4:00 to 5:30pm - BOOK FIESTA

Story Time (Technology)
Mango Languages Database & downloadable E & Audio Books

Library Laboratory (STEAM)

Make a mini pinata (art)
Bingo Scavenger Hunt (math)
Book Fiesta Birdhouse "Birds" from around the World (science)
Battleshot Multicultural Books (similar to Battleship) (STEAM)
Lego Poetry Wall (engineering)

Download the PRESS KIT
Building STEAM with Día Book List

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What's Día? ¿Qué es Dia?

El día de los niños, El día de los libros/Children's Day, Book Day
April 30th & every day of the year

Día means "day" in Spanish. In 1996, Santa Fe author and Día founder, 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." 

¡Celebramos! en Nuevo Mexico
2015 Día proclamation by Governor Susana Martinez

       Receive complimentary stickers, buttons

Use interactive map
to search for events in your area

Download the PRESS KIT
Building STEAM with Día Book Lists