July 2009 Towncrier Article

Summer Reading Program Activities

 Theme:  Be Creative @ Your Library

Children and Teens – July 6th – 24th, 2009

Adult Summer Reading Program, June 1st – July 31st, 2009

 July Activities

 Week 1: Theater and Art

July 6th – (11:00 am) Pre-School Story time

July 7th – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) The Three Little Fishes and the Big Bad Wolf

July 8th – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) Gaming Day – Play Guitar Hero and Wii Sports

July 9th – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) Chalk Art and Paper Quilt

July 10th – (2:00 pm) Movie Day (The Tale of Despereaux)

Week 2: Dance and Music

July 13th –  (11:00 am) Pre-School Story time

July 14th – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) – Make a Wind Chime

July 15th – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) Gaming Day – Play Dance, Dance Revolution

July 16th – (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm) Dance Workshop – Tahitian Dance and Culture **All ages

July 17th – (2:00 pm) Movie Day (Lilo and Stitch)

Week 3: Art

July 20th – (11:00 am) Pre-School Story time

July 21st – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) – Create Aboriginal Art from Australia

July 22nd – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) Gaming Day – Play Guitar Hero and DDR

July 23rd – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) – Art Styles of Famous Artists

July 24th – (2:00 pm) Movie Day (Madagascar 2)

 End of the Summer Reading Program Celebration – July 31st (2:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

 Enter the EDIBLE BOOK CONTEST!!  Be creative and submit an entry!  For ideas from all over the country, look online KEYWORD: Edible Book Contest.   Sign up at the Laguna Public Library.


  • Limit one entry per person or group.
  • Entry must be book related.
  • Entry can be made out of anything as long as it is edible.
  • Entry must be family friendly.
  • Entries are due by 12:00 pm, Friday, July 31st, 2009 at the Laguna Public Library
  • No Registration fee!
  • Prizes will be given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.


2nd Annual Fun Run

The 2nd Annual Summer Reading Program Fun Run/Walk was held Saturday, June 6th at the Laguna Public Library.  The turnout was great this year, 35 adults and children, participated.

Door prizes were given out along with books donated from the Association of Library Services for Children (ALSC) and the University of New Mexico Press.

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped kick off the Summer Reading Program! The 3rd Annual Summer Reading Program Fun/Run Walk will be on Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at the Laguna Public Library. See you then!


 GREAT NEWS!! We now have our T-1 Line installed for Hi-Speed Internet!!  Regardless of the weather, we will always have an Internet connection.

Book Fair


The Laguna Public Library will be hosting a book fair for the community April 8th – 13th.

Wed. April 8th – 9am to 6pm
Thurs. April 9th – 9am to 6pm
Fri. April 10th – 9am to 6pm
Sat. April 11th – 9am to 2pm
Mon. April 13th – 9am to 6pm

For more information please call the library, 505-552-6280.

March 2009 Towncrier Article

Laguna Public Library
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Phone: 505-552-6280 Fax: 505-552-9388


Laguna Book Club – February Title

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga – 2008

Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells us the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life – having nothing but his own wits to help him along.

We will be meeting on March 24th, 2009, at the Laguna Public Library from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. A few copies of the book are available at the library for check-out. The book club is a way to share thoughts and opinions of a variety of books with members of the community, recommend new titles, and enjoy the pleasure of reading.

Want to learn Basic Computing Skills?

The library will be hosting a workshop on basic computer skills and MS Word 2007.

Location: Laguna Public Library, 29 Rodeo Drive, Laguna, NM 87026
Date: Monday, March 23rd at 10:00 am and Thursday, March 26th at 5:00 pm.
There is limited computer availability, register by March 20th; phone (505) 552-6280 or email: jkowemy@lagunatribe.org


Upcoming Programs

March 19th, 2009 – Laguna Feast
We will have a booth. Come learn about library services and programs. Weeded magazines and books will be available for the community to take.

April 11th, 2009 – Library Open House
Celebrating 35 years in the Laguna community!

April 12th – 18th, 2009 – National Library Week
Theme: Worlds Connect @ Your Library

Summer Reading Program and Activities
Theme: Be Creative @ Your Library
Children and Teens – June 8th – 26th and July 6th – 24th, 2009
Adult Summer Reading Program, June 1st – July 31st , 2009

The library is looking for volunteers (teens and adults) to help us plan and participate in the summer reading program and activities for children, teens, and adults. If you are interested please come by the library for more information.


New Books

Young Adult and Easy

Our Country’s President by Ann Bausum
Meet President Barack Obama by Laine Falk
Barack Obama by Tom Robinson
Lyndon B. Johnson by Susan Dudley Gold
Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Lydia Bjornlund
The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Cherese Cartlidge

Bravo Mia! By Laurence Yep
Dragonslayer’ Academy #17: Hail! Hail: Camp Dragononka! by Kate McMullan
Dulcie’s Taste of Magic by Gail Herman

Eloise At The Baseball Game by Hilary Knight
A Bath For A Princess by Amanda Haley
Diego’s Springtime Fiesta by Lara Bergen
Caillou New Shoes by Marion Johnson
Dora and The Stuck Truck by Phoebe Beinstein

Adult and Reference

The Cinderella Murders by Diana Sawyer
An Artful Deception by Karen Cogan
Salsa With Me by Roni Denholtz
Coming Home by Elisabeth Rose

Black Women In America (Volume 1-3)
Peterson’s Two-Year Colleges 2009
Peterson’s Four-Year Colleges 2009
Barron’s ACT 2009


National Gaming Day @ Your Library


Celebrate National Gaming Day @ Laguna Public Library



To participate in the event the Laguna Public Library will have a variety of

games available, including Pictureka!


When: Saturday, November 15, 2008

Where: Laguna Public Library

Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Who: All ages


Why National Gaming Day?

In the 21st century, libraries are about more than books. National Gaming Day focuses on the social and recreational role that video and board games offer to library users of all ages. Lots of kids play games at home – alone, with siblings or with friends.. At the library, kids socialize with their friends and play board and video games while surrounded by books, librarians and knowledge. Gaming at the library encourages patrons to interact with diverse peers, share their expertise with others (including adults) and develop new strategies for gaming and learning.

Libraries across the country are encouraged to participate in National Gaming Day by attempting to set a record for the largest number of people playing the same board game on the same day. In order to accomplish this goal Hasbro has donated a copy of Pictureka! to every public library in the U.S.

National Gaming Day @ your library is a national initiative supported by the American Library Association, and 2008 sponsors Hasbro, Top Trumps and Wizards of the Coast. For more information on National Gaming Day, please visit www.ala.org.

(From the American Library Association Website.  For the full article and to see what other libraries are doing visit www.ala.org)


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