Laguna Public Library Fun Run and Walk




1st Annual Laguna Library Fun Run/Walk a Success – By. E. Poncho


On Saturday, June 7th the Laguna Public Library held their first Fun Run & Walk to kick-off the Summer Reading program. Every year the library hosts a summer reading program to encourage children to read and to inform the community of services that are available at the library. Registration was scheduled for 8am to 9am and the start time at 9 o’clock. At 8:40 am with no participants present, we began to wonder if anyone would show up at all…perhaps we scheduled the run too early or didn’t advertise enough. But eventually people were coming in and we had enough participants to get started. Overall there were 6 runners and 16 walkers. Results for the 5k fun run were: Melissa Saavedra with a time of 24:31; Lucianne Riley 28:33; Alvin Hershey, Jr. 31:55; Jocelyn Riley 37:51; Trent Fernando 39:22, and Angel Day 41:14. Participants for the 1.5 mile walk were Christine Sarracino, Peggy Waconda, Kori Solomon and Daniel Marmon & family, Cecilia Lucero, Shayai Lucero, Kaweshchima Fry, Kayla Kowemy, Gloria Kowemy, Antonette M. Silva-Jose, Vicki Sarracino, Sue Lorenzo, Richard Saavedra, Leon Duran, Tina Sarracino, and Royann Kayate-Fernando. Good job to everyone who crossed that finish line with a smile. We appreciate your participation. Thank-you to Tim Johnson, from the Sports & Wellness department, who was kind enough to help us organize our event and much appreciation, goes out to the Laguna Police department and also Bobby Arguelles and Darlo Vanderwilt II of the Laguna Fire/Rescue department for ensuring our safety.


Summer Reading Program

The June summer reading program activities were a success!  Twenty-five participants signed up for the reading contest and participated in activities.  Activities included making bug jars, bee hats, watching The Bee Movie, a scavenger hunt, and planting flowers for butterflies.  Thanks to all who participated and to the parents and guardians for bring them to the library.  There is still time to sign up for the reading contest; it runs until July 18th and all reading logs need to be turned in by then.


The summer reading program activities for July will be Monday, July 14th to Friday, July18th.  This year’s theme for youth 5 – 12 years of age is Catch the Reading Bug and for teens 13 – 17 years of age, the theme is METAMORPHOSIS@Your Library.  Activities start at 1:00 pm and end at 4:00 pm.  Activities include arts and crafts, storytelling, and books to movies.  The summer reading program is designed to encourage our youth to visit the library, read for pleasure, and maintain their reading skills over the summer.




The library has new hours

Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Saturday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm


For more information about the reading programs please call the library at (505) 552-6280.




Young Adult (Fiction and Non-Fiction)

  •  Peeps By Scott Westerfeld
  • Code Talker By Joseph Bruchac
  • Looking for Alaska By John Green
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender Series
  • Graphic Horror Series
  • Spider-Man Graphic Novel Series


Adults (Fiction and Non-Fiction)

  • How to Survive you Freshman Year
  • Starting and Running A Catering Business By Joyce Weinberg
  • Touring New Mexico Hot Springs By Matt C. Bischoff
  • 16 Myths of a Diabetic Diet By Karen Hanson Chalmers, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
  • Athletic Fitness For Kids By Scott Lancaster
  • Grill It By Chris Schlesinger
  • Overcoming High Blood Pressure By Dr. Sarah Brewer
  • Overcoming Diabetes By Dr. Sarah Brewer
  • Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines By Dempsey
  • Brake System By James Walker, Jr.
  •  Engine Management By Greg Banish
  • Performance Welding By Richard Finch






2008 Summer Reading Program

The Laguna Public Library will host the 2008 Summer Reading Program from June 16th to 20th and July 14th to 18th. Two weeks of summer reading and activities! 


CATCH THE READING BUG is this years theme and activities will revolve around BUGS! Children 5 to 12 years of age are invited to attend and read for prizes.


METAMORPHOSIS@ Your Library is the theme for the TEEN summer reading program.  Teens 13 to 17 years of age are invited to come to the library and read for prizes.


Some activities include storytelling and arts and crafts.  More activities will be posted soon!


For more information please call the library at (505) 552-6280.

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