Owl in a Straw Hat is a masterfully written children’s book by New Mexico’s favorite storyteller Rudolfo Anaya. It is a delightful tale about a young owl named Ollie who lives in an orchard with his parents in northern New Mexico. Ollie is supposed to attend school but prefers to hang out with his friends Raven and Crow instead. Ollie’s parents discover he cannot read and they send Ollie off to see his grandmother, Nana, a teacher and farmer in Chimayó. Along the way, Ollie’s illiteracy causes mischief as he meets up with some shady characters.
Join us as we read about Ollie’s misadventures on the road to Wisdom School, and the greatest lesson he learns – the value of knowing how to read!
The Santa Fe Public Library 2019 Summer Reading Program:
“A Universe of Stories”
May 20 – July 21, 2019
Registration begins May 20, 2019
The Santa Fe Public Library presents “A Universe of Stories”, the Library’s annual children’s Summer Reading Program. Enter and participate for the chance to win a bicycle!
8 weeks of FREE programming will include: Music, folk art, wildlife, and more! Live theatre, opera, crafts to enliven the astronomer in you, and talking puppets are all a part of this year’s exciting Summer Reading extravaganza! All programs are FREE.
Toddlers and children ages 0 through 12 are eligible to participate in the 2019 “A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program. Children may read on their own or parents or caregivers may read to their children. They can read their own books or library books.
Register your child in your branch library’s children’s room to receive your first log. Return your weekly log to the children’s library where you registered. Children must read six picture books or six chapters of a book and record the titles on their log. When you return your log to the library, you are eligible for a prize and can earn chances to win a new bicycle.
All children who participate in the summer reading program are invited to a party at the end of the 8 week program at their library branch. Children will receive a certificate showing their reading accomplishment and there will be drawings for bicycles.
Registration begins Monday, May 20th at all three libraries. For more information check santafelibrary.org or contact the library nearest you:
La Farge Library, 1730 Llano Street, 955-4863
Main Library, 145 Washington Ave., 955-6783
Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr., 955-2828
Sponsored by the Santa Fe Rotary Club and the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.
Visit the Santa Fe Public Library on the web at www.santafelibrary.org.
Due to staff shortages, we will not accept new Interlibrary Loan requests during the month of May. We will process all requests made in April and will make them available to patrons in May. ILL books due in May must be returned by their due dates.
Please note that starting in June, each patron may submit a maximum of 3 Interlibrary Loan requests per month. We apologize for the inconvenience and will begin accepting Interlibrary Loan requests again on June 1, 2019.
The Santa Fe Children’s Chess Club meets every Wednesday evening at the Main Library from 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM in the Community Room.