Santa Fe Public Library

Library Updates

Summer Reading Party with Tall Paul’s Magic Extravaganza Variety Show at Southside!

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Tall Paul Magic Show & Summer Reading Wrap-up Party

Friday, July 30, 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

In-person outdoor event

Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr.

Tall Paul brings magic, balloons, ventriloquism and more to this fun in-person, energetic, outdoor show! Celebrate all of your reading accomplishments this summer with our Youth Librarians and stick around as we announce our Grand Prize winners!

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Tech Help Classes at the Main Library

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Schedule a free 1-on-1 appointment for help with:

  • Basic computer, tablet, or smartphone use
  • Library’s eBooks and eResources
  • Email and social media basics
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills
  • Navigating the Internet

Thursdays (by appointment only)

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Main Library, 145 Washington Ave.

Call: 505-955-6786 or



























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Mathemagical Times X3!

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MathAmigos and the Santa Fe Public Library Present

 Mathemagical Times X3!

This six-week program will introduce rising middle school students (those going into 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades) to true mathematical reasoning and problem solving, introducing the joys and frustrations of investigating mathematical objects that not only look like games and puzzles, they are games and puzzles! Learning how to talk about math is part of the fun.


6599 Jaguar Drive / 87507

11 AM to 12 NOON

June 16, June 23, June 30

July 7, July 21, and July 28

Bring your mask, please socially distance


Register now, this program is limited to 15 participants.

This program is brought to you by Math Amigos

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Unicorns: Break The Cage by Talewise

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Unicorns: Break The Cage

by Talewise

Click HERE to access the video!

1. Click the link to access the FREE video and activities.

2. Sign in with Google or Facebook, or create a free account. Talewise will NOT send you advertising or put you on any mailing lists.

3. Ignore the payment method box, the system is automatically applying a coupon code for your FREE access.

4. After you sign in, scroll down and click ‘Continue’ to start the show!

5. The show is now saved in your Talewise account. Next time you want to access it just go to, sign in, and pick up where you left off!

This video experience is brought to you by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library

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SFPL has resumed in-person service at Main & Southside

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The Santa Fe Public Library has opened our doors to the public at the Main and Southside Libraries. Main and Southside will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., until further notice. Due to staffing shortages, our La Farge Branch will remain as Curbside Pickup only with the hours of 12-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Patrons once again are able to browse the shelves for materials to check out, use a public computer station for up to one hour per day, print documents, use the restrooms, shop at our Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library bookstores at Main and Southside, etc. We can still provide curbside pickup for those unable to come inside, just call circulation from the parking lot and park in the assigned curbside spaces.

To protect unvaccinated children and adults, staff and library users will be required to wear masks that cover the mouth and nose while in library buildings, regardless of vaccination status.

Until further notice:

  • Most in-person library programs will be held outdoors
  • Meeting rooms are not available to the public
  • Patrons are requested to make visits brief if possible, preferably one hour or less
  • Food and drink (besides water) will be prohibited in the library

We’d like to thank the Santa Fe community for your patience, resilience, and kindness since COVID-19 restrictions closed our doors in March of 2020, and prompted us to explore different ways of serving you. We love seeing your smiling eyes again!

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Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program 2021 Starts June 1st!

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Toddlers and children up to 17 years of age are eligible to participate in the reading program. Children may read independently or be read to by adults and older children. Reading library books, personal books, ebooks, and listening to audiobooks all count toward earning prizes. Please write down the title of each book and keep track of the number minutes read for each book in your reading log. Give Beanstack a try this year to earn digital badges and keep track of your reading!

Tails and Tales is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library and the New Mexico State Library.

Choose one of these options to register:

1. Go to

2. Download the Beanstack app from your app store

3. Request a paper log from any one of our libraries

Be sure to visit your library branch to pick up a free book bag!

We will be having  socially-distanced, outdoor story times and craft programs for children and their families at the Main Library and the Southside Branch Library. Please wear your masks and meet us under the portal every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. during the months of June and July for these Tails and Tales Summer Reading 2021 programs!

There will also be a special performer each Friday at 1:00 p.m. (Except July 2nd) on either Zoom or YouTube and hopefully a safe and social-distanced in-person magic performance from Tall Paul to wrap up the summer on July 30. Go to our Summer Reading page for more details and check the calendar below for the schedule:



Young Adult and Adult Summer Reading Programs (Summer reading is for everybody!)


For more information about these free online events and where to register for them, visit

Library Bingo


To participate, print out or pick up your library bingo board from any of the Santa Fe Public library branches!

 RULES: To win Bingo, connect 5 in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally by writing your completed titles in each block. Read in any format (book, ebook, audiobook, etc.). Fill in the whole board for an extra challenge and a chance to win the GRAND prize! Only one submission per person.

PRIZES: We will raffle prizes at the end of the summer. To enter, bring in your completed board to a librarian at SFPL. You may also scan or take a photo of your completed board and email to

Deadline: September 1, 2021

In partnership with STEM Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Public Library is proud to host this hands-on, socially-distanced, in-person program for 5th through 7th graders and their families at the Southside Branch Library (6599 Jaguar Dr.). Please wear your masks and keep a safe distance from non-family members.

The program will meet Saturdays starting June 12 through July 31 (except July 3rd) from 1-3 p.m. as part of our Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program 2021.

Registration is limited so please register your 5th through 7th grader for STEM Saturdays at the Southside Branch Library at:

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  • Main Library

    145 Washington Avenue
    (505) 955-6781

  • Oliver La Farge Branch

    1730 Llano Street
    (505) 955-4862

  • Southside Branch

    6599 Jaguar Drive
    (505) 955-2820