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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 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.

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.

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!


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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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.:

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:



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

Find great talks and performances for adults every week at:

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




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 to learn more about activities and programs available to youth this summer.


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