Library Programs

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Town of Edgewood

All in-person library programs are cancelled while the library remains closed to the public due to the public health concerns.  We are offering virtual events that are fun, educational, free and open to anyone!  We hope to offer regular virtual programming options soon.

                              

Reading Program
Great news - we'll be continuing our Reading Program into the school year to reinforce and reward remote learning at home beginning August 24, 2020 to April 28, 2021!  No registration is necessary.  Simply drop by the library during our scheduled curbside service hours and pick up a reading tracker to get started.

Here's how to participate:
  • Add a sticker to a reading tracker for every 15 minutes of reading completed (a parent can read to a child, too)
  • When 4 hours of reading are completed, turn the tracker in to the library during scheduled curbside hours to receive a prize
  • Request another reading tracker and keep reading for prizes until the end of the program
You'll notice on the back of the reading tracker you'll have the option to enter your child's name into three Grand Prize Drawings occurring on:
  • Friday, October 30, 2020
  • Friday, January 29, 2021
  • Friday, April 30, 2021
We'll be sure to give you a call or send a message to make pick-up arrangements if your child is one of the lucky winners.

                             

Drop Everything and Read

This hour-long after school program is, at its core, a story time for older children!  Participants often work on fun and engaging activities while a librarian reads out loud from a chapter book.   It's a perfect time to unwind after school with your peers (and a snack or two) in a relaxed, friendly environment.  Anyone is welcome to attend on Tuesdays at 4:00pm!

                             

Learning Backpacks
Discover the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) together with your children!  We currently have Learning Backpacks on these STEM themes:

  • Birds
  • Dinosaurs
  • Fossils
  • Measurement
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Sound
Each Learning Backpack  may be checked out for three weeks at a time and is filled with STEM related books, manipulatives, activities, and learning resources that are sure to spark curiosity and impromptu educational opportunities!

                             

Museum Passes
Any library cardholder in good standing may check out a Museum Pass for a period of seven days for free entry into a local museum, park, or historic site.   Inquire at the circulation desk today!

New Mexico FamilyPass -
The New Mexico State Library, in partnership with local public libraries in New Mexico and the museums and historic sites of the Department of Cultural Affairs has offered the New Mexico FamilyPass to library card holders throughout the state!  The FamilyPass provides free admission for up to six people to any of the Department of Cultural Affairs museums and historic sites.

Explora Museum Pass - This museum pass will provide free entry for up to four people to the amazingly fun and interactive Explora museum and science center in Albuquerque!  This non-profit organization always has exciting, dynamic learning exhibits fit for all ages.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Pass - The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age - from early conception, the Manhattan Project, and the Cold War, to today's peaceful uses of nuclear technology.  This museum pass will provide free entry for two adults and up to four children.

                             

Paws for Reading

  • Participants have a one-on-one reading session with a certified therapy dog (handler will be present at all times).
  • Each time a participant reads to a therapy dog, they earn a sticker for their bookmark.
  • When a participant's bookmark is full of stickers, he/she may choose a book of their very own!
  • Paws for Reading occurs every 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

About Our Furry Friends - We have teamed up with the Southwest Canine Corps of Volunteers (SCCV) to bring this wonderful program to the young readers of our community and couldn't have asked for a better partnership!  The SCCV is made up of some very well-trained and caring volunteers who frequent hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities, and public libraries mostly throughout the Albuquerque area.  The mission of this insured not-for-profit organization is to selflessly offer comfort, compassion, affection, and educational opportunities.  Therefore, public libraries and therapy dogs are a perfect match!

Why Read to a Therapy Dog?
- Oftentimes, young or beginning readers are unsure of their abilities especially if they struggle with reading.  The calming affect therapy dogs have on one's fears, anxieties, and even ailments is evident.  Our hope, through Paws for Reading, is to provide a relaxing and open-minded environment in which children can develop literacy, social, and communication skills and most importantly, foster a love of reading.

                             

Weekly Story Time
This free program occurs every Wednesday at 10:30am where preschool and kindergarten age children (with parental supervision) can listen to stories and participate in fun-filled age appropriate activities.  Your little ones are sure to enjoy a variety of engaging activities including arts and crafts, song and rhythm, movement games, and educational presentations.  Weekly Story Time is an excellent opportunity for your children to socialize with other young children while developing communication, cognitive, and fine motor skills.