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 shelving construction.

                              

Summer Reading Program Challenge
Tails & Tales Summer Reading Challenge

The Edgewood Community Library challenges you to read at 1.5 hours a week, every week, from June 6 until July 31st.  What's in it for you, you ask?  If you complete your weekly reading challenge, we'll give you a Weekly Prize and your name will go into our end-of-the-week Bonus Prize Drawing!  But wait there's more!  If you complete the the entire challenge, you will automatically qualify for the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING - a one year Family Plus membership to the ABQ BioPark!

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Register with the Beanstack app to participate and track your reading progress digitally or drop by the library during our curbside service hours to register for offline participation and receive your reading tracker.

Can't decided if you want to participate offline or on the app? Watch this Beanstack Tutuorial Video to see just how easy using the app can be!

Please Note:  This reading challenge is geared toward school-age participants who reside in the East Mountain & Estancia Valley Areas.
Beanstack Mobile App

                             

Adult Summer Reading Program Challenge
Want to be entered into drawings for some really awesome prizes including free books, gift cards, and much more??? Great! All you have to do is register for the Adult Summer Reading Challenge via the Beanstack app and log the books you read between June 12, 2021, and July 31, 2021, to qualify. The more books you read, the bigger the prize drawings get! Write reviews of the books you read and complete activities for even more entries! Don't forget - audio and digital books count, too!

Register Now!
Register with the Beanstack app to participate and track your reading!

Please Note: 
This reading challenge is geared toward teens and adults ages 16 and older who reside in the East Mountain & Estancia Valley Areas.Adult Reading Program Small


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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.