Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Register an event for Dia... NM!

New Mexico libraries, schools, daycare, afterschool... register an event to celebrate Children's Day, Book Day - El Dia de Los Ninos/El Dia de Los Libros.

Go Santa Fe!   Go Farmington! 


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dia 2018

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

Dear Members of Día’s National Family,

Last April in DC and across the country, we celebrated Día's 20th Anniversary. Let's build on that excitement as we plan April 2017 culminating Día celebrations, another year of sharing bookjoy with all our children and their families—day by day, día por día, all children, all cultures, all languages. I hope you find this planning booklet helpful.

Gracias to our dedicated partners at the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) for maintaining their registry, a fine way for you to promote your event. I’m also so excited about ALSC’s new downloadable logos. This is a preview of what ALSC is creating. Yea ALSC!

Thanks to First Book for again coordinating the Mora Award, and to AFT and other partners for helping us promote this Día literacy initiative.

Join us in creating an annual Día tradition in your community, state and in our inclusive nation.

Together with Día!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

20th Anniversary of Tomás and the Library Lady

February is Library Lovers’ Month!

Illustration © Raul Colón from Tomás and the Library Lady. All rights reserved.Tomas and the Library Lady
The twentieth Anniversary of Tomás and the Library Lady? How is this possible? As I say in the Tomás section of my site, I had the pleasure and honor of knowing Dr. Tomás Rivera. What an inspiration as many of us work as he did to create an inclusive country, a true democracy. Onward together.  Pat


Thursday, January 19, 2017

NM Author & Storyteller, Joe Hayes


Grandpa's Hal-La-Loo-Ya Hambone!Grandpa's Hal-La-Loo-Ya Hambone!
by Joe HayesJoe Hayes' mother knew how to stretch the family's budget nearly as well as Joe streeeeeetches the truth.

Cinco Puntos News
Listen to a New Tall Tale from Joe Hayes Listen to a New Tall Tale from Joe Hayes
November 28, 2016

Lucky us! Lucky you! We get to send you another one of Joe Hayes’ really tall tales. Remember The Gum-Chewing Rattler? My Pet Rattlesnake? The Love-Sick Skunk?—those wonderful stretched-out stories that came straight up from Joe’s owl-eyed kid days in Arizona. If you want to hear Joe tell The Hal-a-loo-ya Hambone, click here.

18th Creating Cultural Harmony Conference

The 18th Creating Cultural Harmony Conference
“Celebrating Family Cultures and the Cultures of Families”

Friday, February 10, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center
Farmington, New Mexico

Please join us for a day of celebration and learning. This one day conference offers residents of the Four Corners and the State of New Mexico an exciting and fun day with presentations and celebrate our diverse cultures. In the landscape of our changing family structures, the conference will honor the cultural traditions that families have established and will look at new family structures and dynamics that are an integral part of our multi-cultural community. Please join us to learn more about our families and what contributes to family culture.