Santa Fe Public Library

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Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program 2020 is Here!

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Track your reading with Beanstack and earn rewards! Readers of all ages are encouraged to participate!
Register the whole family for the Summer Reading Program at santafelibrary.beanstack.org starting June 1st to keep track of reading activities, earn digital badges, get chances to collect great prizes, meet community goals, and more!
Download the Beanstack App for easy access to your reading log.

SUMMER READING DEADLINE
KIDS AND ADULTS – Be sure to log all of your reading by Friday August 7th to earn all of your rewards!
TEENS – Earn virtual badges and one raffle ticket for every reading benchmark you reach. Teens can choose which available raffle they want to enter. There will be three raffles for June and three raffles for July for wonderful prizes.

GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH
Prizes include bikes, books, literary-themed gift boxes, gift certificates, and more!
For assistance with your reading log, call SFPL (Main Library: 955-6785; La Farge: 955-4860; Southside: 955-2810)

Got questions for the children’s librarians? We encourage children and youth to ask any and all questions via library@santafenm.gov!

 

Virtual Performances Every Week of Summer Reading brought to you by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library!

6/05 “Stories That Sing!” Santa Fe Opera Young Voices Performances: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpC_tIuyMGLjzxOGMjk6DzDoRSmtRE1JT

6/12 Science Tellers – Science Tellers combine experiments with storytelling to create a highly interactive program. As the story unfolds, they will use science experiments as special effects to make the story come to life! Video available on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou221WHmwX8&feature=youtu.be

6/19 Salida Circus – Whether it’s the Western Roundup, the Lost Circus, or the Lost Mermaid, children and their families will be laughing and clapping at this amazing circus, always focused on telling a story. Video available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/_n05tAWPpkQ

6/26 Rocky Mountain Puppets – Join us for the Great Fairytale Mythtree as Meghan and her puppet friend Aidan come across a glowing book wrapped with a lock but no key. Solving this mystery will be challenging and it will require everyone to use their imagination to stay out of danger. The last thing you’d want to do is follow a trail of marshmallows in the forest that leads to a gingerbread house… Video available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/R12YXK4P1Jc

7/3 Indiana Bones – Combining archaeology, action, adventure, ancient legends, mythology and folklore, Indy thrills and educates audiences with his unique storytelling abilities. Video available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/vGcpUOsqvC8

7/10 Peace Pets – Jojo Ulibarri is an animal conservationist. Her Peace Pets Exotic Animal Rescue program allows children and their families to learn about the animals she rescues, to reduce the fear of these exotic animals, and develop compassion for animals in need of rescue and rehabilitation. Playlist premieres at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 10 with a new video each following Tuesday at 9 a.m.: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpC_tIuyMGLgk2yj_cb_2_ykQMO5esYgk

7/17 John Bradley – John is a musical storyteller with years of experience with the Santa Fe Opera. He will be singing musical fairytales!

7/24 Matilde Machiavello – As a storyteller, Matilde believes in the ‘magic power of stories.’ Children and their families will spend a magical hour with her as she weaves stories to capture the imagination. Her stories are influenced by the magical realism of Latin America.

7/31 Flying Debris – A comedy variety show filled with stunts, tricks and magic. Children and their families will be laughing, smiling, clapping, and at times, helping him to perform.

More virtual storytimes brought to us by Eastern New Mexico University:

6/5: https://www.facebook.com/events/274535470586195/

6/19: https://www.facebook.com/events/4399421780099718/

Virtual Programs for Teens and Adults brought to you by Eastern New Mexico University

Find great talks and performances for adults every week at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ENMUReads/events/?ref=page_internal

Weekly Library Programs and Events/Crafts to Go –

Take and Make Craft Kits
June 9-13 – Fairy Houses
June 23-27 – Dragons
July 7-11 – Make-a-Book
July 22-26 – Amulets
Kits are available during our Curbside Pick Up hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday; 12-5:30 p.m.
While supplies last.

Backyard Astronomy Activities
Bilingual Books and Babies Videos
Storytimes in English and Spanish Videos
Music and Movement Videos

 

Mathemagical Times

 

This summer Math Amigos and the Santa Fe Public Library have teamed up to provide an exciting interactive program for children with storytelling and engaging math activities. Topics will include identifying even and odd numbers, rounding numbers, determining area and perimeter, understanding fractions, and geometry.

Designed to help reduce the usual summer slide of math skills, participants will listen to math-themed picture books read aloud and have the opportunity to discuss the stories and share how they solved the math mysteries. Children who participate in the e-learning sessions and complete activities for at least five books will be eligible for a raffle drawing of prizes.

Program starts Monday, June 22nd and videos and learning materials can be found at https://summersantafe.weebly.com/mathemagical-times.html

PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 CHILDREN WHO SIGN UP! . Please register your child here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6gglf0rxZfEvdUrvDNGQgK7G7R93mSCpSUr_VXbw_xfEYmg/viewform

 

Artscapades

The City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department is embracing social distancing in a new, fun program that encourages safe interactive art activities for youth (and the young at heart) during summer 2020. Starting in June, we will be releasing a public art curriculum focusing on pieces from the public art collection and using those artworks to tell stories that engage learning in art, science, and technology. Participants will have the opportunity to select from a variety of four curated public art tours that will provide informational online resources, fun activities, and problem-solving questions for students (young and old alike) to learn more about their public art collection.

Please visit summersantafe.com to learn more about activities and programs available to youth this summer.

 

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Curbside Pickup Service at SFPL

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Santa Fe Public Library now offers curbside pickup of library materials at all three locations. Hours for curbside service are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 12 (noon) – 5:30 p.m.

Additionally, outdoor book drops are open for returns at all three locations with the limited hours of Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The library is not responsible for materials returned outside of these designated times and patrons are responsible for any damage or theft that may occur from materials being returned after hours. All buildings remain closed to the public at this time.

Patrons can check out new materials by placing them on “hold” through the Library system’s online catalog catalog.santafelibrary.org (account log-in is patron’s last name and their library card number), and request the location where they would like to pick up their materials. Patrons can also call one of the Library branches for assistance with placing holds (Main Library: 955-6785; La Farge: 955-4860; Southside: 955-2810). Patrons without cell phones may also call these numbers to schedule a walk-up pickup appointment.

Returns are not accepted at curbside pickup; patrons must use the outdoor book drops when returning materials during the designated hours. Returned materials will be placed in quarantine for 3 days before being checked in. Patrons may return materials and still see them on their account for 3-5 days afterward due to this health precaution. Holds may also take longer to fulfill due to this procedure. Any overdue notices patrons may receive for library materials that have already been returned may be disregarded.

Once the hold becomes available, patrons will be contacted by email or phone call. Patrons will have 10 days from the time of notice to pick up their materials at their requested curbside pickup location.

Each branch has dedicated parking spaces for patron pickup with numbers assigned. Once there, patrons are asked to call the phone number listed on signs to let staff know they’ve arrived. For confirmation, patrons will be asked to provide their name, date of birth, and library card number to verify their identity. All items will be bagged and brought out to their assigned parking space. Patrons must remain in their vehicle until staff return to the building.

Attending staff will wear personal protective equipment including facemasks and gloves, and follow public health protocols to protect themselves and the public from possible COVID-19 transmission.

Loan amounts have temporarily (or permanently upon review) been increased for all media items. Patrons may now check out up to 15 DVDs, 15 CDs, and 15 audiobooks on their card for up to 2 weeks. All Books, except New Books, will remain as 4 week checkouts and patrons may check out up to 50 at a time. New Books will remain as 2 week checkouts with a limit of 4 per card to promote quicker turnover of high demand items.

Santa Fe Public Library is continuing to follow mandates and guidelines from Gov. Lujan Grisham, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the New Mexico Department of Health for the protection of patrons, staff, and our community.

Patrons are also encouraged to utilize the Library’s digital collections of eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies and virtual programming at santafelibrary.org.

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Library Services During Our Closure

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We are still working hard for our community even while the Library is closed:

Curbside Pickup of Holds

Santa Fe Public Library now offers curbside pickup of library materials at all three locations. Hours for curbside service are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 12 (noon) – 5:30 p.m.

Additionally, outdoor book drops are open for returns at all three locations with the limited hours of Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The library is not responsible for materials returned outside of these designated times and patrons are responsible for any damage or theft that may occur from materials being returned after hours. All buildings remain closed to the public at this time.

Patrons can check out new materials by placing them on “hold” through the Library system’s online catalog catalog.santafelibrary.org (account log-in is patron’s last name and their library card number), and request the location where they would like to pick up their materials. Patrons can also call one of the Library branches for assistance with placing holds (Main Library: 955-6785; La Farge: 955-4860; Southside: 955-2810). Patrons without cell phones may also call these numbers to schedule a walk-up pickup appointment.

Returns are not accepted at curbside pickup; patrons must use the outdoor book drops when returning materials during the designated hours. Returned materials will be placed in quarantine for 3 days before being checked in. Patrons may return materials and still see them on their account for 3-5 days afterward due to this health precaution. Holds may also take longer to fulfill due to this procedure. Any overdue notices patrons may receive for library materials that have already been returned may be disregarded.

Answering Reference Questions

Email your questions to library@santafenm.gov. We will respond as soon as possible.

Readers’ Advisory

Looking for something great to read from our list of e-resources? Fill out this form and tell us what you like, dislike, and a few other factors, then a librarian will send you a personalized reading list and how to get access to them!

Signing Up New Library Cards

We are temporarily taking new library card applications for residents to access our digital resources while we are closed. Please send us your full name, date of birth, address within Santa Fe County, phone number, and email address to library@santafenm.gov and we’ll message your card number back to you as soon as possible. Your card may be picked up with photo ID during Curbside Pickup hours (see above) at the Main Library (145 Washington Ave.).

Providing Wi-Fi Access

All three SFPL locations will provide internet access through our exising Wi-Fi networks in the parking lot of each library branch.  Please observe social distancing practices and remain in your vehicle if possible in our parking lots. Access will be available from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. daily, please do not use outside of these times. The network information for all three SFPL locations is:

Network: Library Guest

Password: Library2020

Creating and Sharing Online Content

Check out our Youtube channel for stories, songs, bugs, and more! Santa Fe Public librarians will never stop reading to you! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaTCMcdWljDeNNm2KrRqo4w

Increasing Access to E-Resources

Santa Fe Public Library provides many digital services, such as e-books and e-audiobooks, streaming movies, TV and music services, free access to magazines and newspapers. We have increased the limits of items you may check out through our online e-resources and have been adding more titles for a greater selection there:

https://santafelibrary.org/e-resources/

Supporting Home & Online Learning

SFPL staff have started a helpful list of resources for parents and children to access at home.

http://santafelibrary.org/children/homelearningresources/

For more up-to-date information and helpful resources find us on facebook:

Santa Fe Public Library
https://www.facebook.com/santafepubliclibrary/

Santa Fe Public Library Book Discussion Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2763671377105104/

Thank you for your patience and support while we attempt to navigate how to best support our community during this time.

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Show your support for Santa Fe Public Library

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Thursday, April 23rd is Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support your local library and their services, but why can’t that be every day?

Please let us know what the library means to you, how it makes life a little easier, your favorite program or service, or how you think the Santa Fe Public Library makes our community stronger! Share your stories of support by commenting or messaging on our Facebook page, Twitter (@SFPL), Instagram (@SFNMPL), or send an email to library@santafenm.gov.

If pen and paper are more your style, we’d love some snail mail sent to:
Library Support
Main Library
145 Washington Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Please let the Mayor and your City Councilors know that you stand behind your library and our services.

You can also easily email your State Senators to urge them to support libraries in upcoming stimulus legislation by filling out the form found here.

Please consider pledging your support for SFPL by joining and donating to the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

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Respond to the 2020 Census

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The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—who we are, where we live, and so much more. The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.

Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.

 

Please respond to the Census with the 12 digit Census ID that was mailed to your household at:

English – https://my2020census.gov/

Spanish – https://2020census.gov/es

Learn how the Census can impact your community at https://2020census.gov/en/community-impact.html and how you can spread the word and help at https://2020census.gov/en/how-to-help.html.

Activities for children through adults can be found at https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sis/2020census/2020-resources.html.

 

Usted puede responder al Censo del 2020 en español. (Bilingual)[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

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  • Main Library

    145 Washington Avenue
    (505) 955-6781

    library@santafenm.gov

  • Oliver La Farge Branch

    1730 Llano Street
    (505) 955-4862

  • Southside Branch

    6599 Jaguar Drive
    (505) 955-2820