Santa Fe Public Library

Children

Calendar of Events

Check out our online calendar for all children’s and family events!

Weekly Programs Include…

Bilingual Books and Babies at 10AM

Wednesdays at Main, Fridays at La Farge, Saturdays at Southside

Children’s Storytime and Craft at 10:30AM

Tuesdays at Southside, Wednesdays at La Farge, Thursdays at Main

Pajama Story Time / Hora Del Cuento En Pijama

6:30PM Thursdays at Southside Library


Reading Education Assistance Dogs at SFPL

Early school age children may practice reading aloud to a friendly therapy dog from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter Pet Outreach Program! Our dogs are patient, cuddly, and love to hear stories! Reluctant readers will gain confidence and seasoned readers will enjoy practicing their read-aloud skills in a relaxed environment.

Dogs are certified by READ (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) through Intermountain Therapy Animals.

No registration required.

Bring your own book to read to a pup or select one from the Library!


Read to a Pup!

First and Third Saturdays of the Month

11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Southside Library

6599 Jaguar Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507

(505) 955-2820


Paws and Pages

Mondays

4:30pm – 5:30pm at the La Farge Library

1730 Llano St, Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 955-4862


Wags and Words

Tuesdays

6:00pm – 7:00pm at the Main Library

145 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 955-6781


Summer Reading Program

Programa de lectura de verano


2024 New Mexico Battle of the Books

BOB List 2024 Elementary School.

BOB List 2024 Middle School


E.L.K. Kits (Early Literacy Kits)

Books and activity kits designed for babies, toddlers, or pre-readers.

Our Early Literacy Kits (E.L.K) are filled with resources, activity ideas, and supplies, so you can help your little one get ahead and develop preschool literacy skills.

Each kit has a fun theme (Feelings, Shapes and Colors and Dinosaurs just to name a few!) and information sheets to help adults utilize the toys, books and materials inside.  There are also resources to keep! Stop by your SFPL branch or check our catalog to see if one is available: E.L.K. Kits in Catalog

Check one out today!

Libros y kits de actividades diseÑados para bebÉs, niÑos pequeÑos o prelectores.

Nuestros Kits de Alfabetización Temprana (E.L.K.) están llenos de recursos, ideas para actividades y materiales para ayudarte a que tu pequeño salga adelante y desarrolle sus habilidades de alfabetización preescolar.

¡Saque uno hoy de la biblioteca!


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler regularly to reach 1,000 books before Kindergarten!

Studies prove that reading to your child promotes literacy and encourages parent and child bonding. Set your child up for academic success! Log reading, earn badges all along the way and receive a prize for every milestone you reach!

Register to participate online or at your SFPL branch to earn rewards as you read with your family and prepare your child for success!

For more information, please visit 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten



2024 SANTA FE READS

READ · REFLECT · ENGAGE · CREATE
APRIL 20 – MAY 16

Connect with our community to explore the themes of The Hero’s Journey, Female Strength and Greek Mythology through the 2024 Santa Fe Reads selected works and program activities.

Stay tuned for updates and 2024 Santa Fe Reads / NEA Big Read program listings on our Library Calendar and at the Santa Fe Reads webpage coming soon!

Some exciting family events to look forward to is a Goddesses, Gods and Monsters Costume Contest, Portable Planetarium visit from Santa Fe Children’s Museum, Papier Mâché Mythological Animals with the Museum of International Folk Art, Community Art Show, Essay Contest and so much more!

Check out some of the selected youth books to begin participating in the community-wide read and literary celebration!

Olympians Series By George O’Connor

In OLYMPIANS, O’Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren’t sedate, scholarly works. They’re action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama fantasy adventures, with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. O’Connor’s vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life, in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology.

Goddesses and Gardens

By Valerie Tripp (Adapter), Teresa Martinez (Illustrator)

In this must-have children’s storybook collection, young readers will enter a world where goddesses command the seasons, trespassers turn into pigs, and every flower has a story.

Discover magic and mythology, fruits and flowers, in three exciting myths:

  • Descend into the underworld―and back again―with Persephone, the goddess of spring!
  • Join Echo as she finds her independence with the help of the goddess Nemesis!
  • Wash ashore on Circe’s remote island, where a mighty sorceress turns men into beasts!

This enchanting introduction to mythology by Valerie Tripp will have ancient stories of goddesses and gardens leaping right off the page. Discover the magic, and experience the triumph firsthand!

With stunning, full-color illustrations from Teresa Martinez and foil on the cover, Goddesses and Gardens promises to thrill a new generation of readers with bold heroines and fantastical flora―for a lifetime to come.

Little Bear, You’re a Star!: A Greek Myth about the Constellations

By Jean Marzollo

A Greek myth about the love of a mother and child introduces two constellations.

This lively, vibrantly illustrated rendition of the story of Big and Little Bear provides a wonderful introduction to classic Greek myths and the constellations. Jean Marzollo, beloved author and expert in early childhood education, vividly retells this dramatic and heartwarming tale about the enduring bond between mother and child. Small bird characters at the bottom of each page offer thought-provoking commentary.

 

2024 Santa Fe Reads

2024 Santa Fe Reads, part of the NEA Big Read, is presented by the City of Santa Fe Public Library with the support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest, Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, local sponsors, and community partners.

 

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

  • 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