Thursday, June 30, 2011

Common Ground:

2011 Art Exhibit & Prize

2010 Santa Fe PosterThe Annual Poster Competition has been re-envisioned to recognize more than one artist and allow the entry of 3-dimensional works. Common Ground: City of Santa Fe Art Exhibit & Prize will open at the Arts Commission Community Gallery inside the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on August 26 and run through September 9.

Entry forms for the exhibit will be available on July 1, 2011 at the Santa Fe Arts Commission site, under Art Exhibit & Prize. The deadline for receipt of entry forms is Monday, August 15. Participation is open to professional and amateur artists, ages 18 years or older, who reside in Santa Fe County.

All entries will be judged by a committee of Arts Commissioners, artists and arts professionals. The top three entries will receive cash prizes, with the Best of Show receiving a $1,000 cash prize and 1st place and 2nd place receiving $500 and $250 respectively. The Best of Show will also be reproduced on a note card and the artist given the opportunity to show his/her original entry in City Hall for a year. Framed two-dimensional works and three-dimensional sculptures are eligible for entry.

For more information visit the Arts Commission’s website or call 505-955-6707.

2010 Winner
Alexander Merklein
an acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

La Farge Summer Reading Photos

Here are some snapshots from the events at the Oliver La Farge Library's Summer Reading Program.

From Exotics of the Rainforest:



From Zoo to You:

Exotics of the Rainforest photos by LM and KS @LF.
Zoo to You photos by KS @LF.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Library Services for Evacuees

To assist our neighbors from the north and west, the Santa Fe Public Library is extending a wide range of services to evacuees from the wildfire areas. Evacuees can obtain a Santa Fe Public Library card with proper ID at any branch. Children from neighboring communities are encouraged to sign up and participate in our Summer Reading Program. Special accommodations can be made for meeting rooms, space permitting. And any patron, resident, visitor, or evacuee, is allowed to use our public computers and wireless network free of charge.

Please keep your eye on Icarus, The Santa Fe Library Blog, and our Facebook and Twitter accounts for more up-to-date news about this emergency and means of assistance.

Food Donations Accepted at All Library Branches

Food Depot LogoAll branches of the Santa Fe Public Library have bins for easy food donation collection, courtesy of The Food Depot.

Main Library - 145 Washington Ave.
Southside Branch - 6599 Jaguar Dr.
La Farge Branch - 1730 Llano St.

Also, individuals can drop their donations off at the food bank, 1222 Siler Road in Santa Fe. The Food Depot will supply nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to those affected by the fires. To cover the costs of disaster response efforts, the food bank also encourages financial contributions. Donations can be mailed to
The Food Depot, 1222 Siler Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507.

Suggested donations include:
Bottled water
Handheld snacks such as granola and breakfast bars, trail mix, nuts, dried fruit
Protein items such as peanut butter and beef jerky
Meal supplies such as dried beans, rice and pasta
Personal care items such as deodorant, toothpaste/toothbrushes, bar soap, shampoo/ conditioner, handwipes
Paper products such as toilet tissue, napkins, cups, plates, towels, plastic cutlery
NO clothing or household items will be accepted

Fair Housing Survey

Santa Fe LogoLet yourselves be heard by filling out the City of Santa Fe's Fair Housing survey. The responses will help the City know the Fair Housing issues and concerns of the community. The City of Santa Fe receives grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund housing and community development programs. As such, the city is required to periodically examine its performance in “affirmatively furthering fair housing choices.”

Please take time to fill out the appropriate survey. There are two: one for residents and one for real estate, housing, lending and social services professionals. Your response is strictly confidential and only the information from all the surveys will be summarized in a report. The final report will be approved by City Council and then posted on the City’s website.

Respond by July 10 and be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa Gift Card!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Independence Day Closings

American FlagAll branches of the Santa Fe Public Library will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

All branches will be open regular hours, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, on Saturday, July 2. The Main Library will be open regular hours, 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 3.

Regular hours will resume at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 5.

Have a Blast!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fire Information Contacts

Today is Day 7 of the Pacheco Canyon Fire. Many in our community are directly threatened by this wildfire, and it's important for us all to stay informed about its progress.

The following resources are available for you to get all the information about fire conditions in the Santa Fe National Forest:

Forest Fire Management Hotline: 1-877-971-FIRE
Pacheco Fire Information Center: 505-473-3760. Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Pacheco Fire Website: (Updates, maps and photos available here!)
Santa Fe National Forest Website:
NM Fire Information Website:
Follow us on Twitter:
To receive daily updates about active wildfires, please call Lawrence Lujan at 505-438-5321 or e-mail him at to be added to our contact list.

For more smoke information and air quality forecasts, please visit the New Mexico Environment Department’s website at:

Other websites with useful information concerning smoke are:,,

Road and Fire Area Closure: New Mexico Route 475, also known as Hyde Park Road, and Artist Road are closed at mile post 9, at the Forest boundary. Forest Service Road 102 to Pacheco Road is also closed.

A Fire Area Closure has been enacted. Review it at:
Open and active: Communities in and around the Santa Fe National Forest remain open and accessible including Tesuque, Nambe, Santa Fe, and Pecos (including the Highway 63 corridor).

Fire Restrictions: The entire Santa Fe National Forest, encompassing 1.6 million acres, is under Stage II fire restrictions due to severe drought conditions and extreme fire danger. The Santa Fe National Forest includes National Forest System lands near Jemez, Cuba, Coyote, Gallina, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Espanola, Pecos, Las Vegas and Mora. Under Stage II fire restrictions, campfires, smoking, explosives, fireworks, welding and driving off road are not allowed. Chainsaw use is not allowed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Internal and external combustion engines must have properly installed, maintained and effective spark arresters. For a copy of the Stage II fire restriction order, please visit:

The Santa Fe National Forest will be implementing Stage III Fire Restrictions across the Forest beginning today, Friday, June 24th. Stage III Fire Restrictions will restrict access to/use of certain parts of the Forest, yet there will be recreational opportunities available. A detailed list of areas that will be off limits (restricted) and areas that will remain OPEN will be available sometime today. Open areas will remain under Stage II restrictions.

Additional information, maps and photos may be found at:

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bandstand Beginnings

The Santa Fe Bandstand season is about to begin!

Santa Fe Bandstand LogoFrom July 5th to August 18th, enjoy live music and entertainment on the Santa Fe Plaza. You can have a daytime lunchtime treat, or something fun in the evenings as the sun goes down. Be sure to check the schedule to plan for your favorite acts, or just stroll through the Plaza during the following days and times:

AFTERNOONS: Monday and Wednesday: Noon-1:30

EVENINGS: Monday - Thursday: 6-8:30 pm

So put on your dancing shoes and check out the best thing about summer in Santa Fe!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Get Rid of Green Waste

FREE Clean-Up to Promote Wildfire Protection
June 25
8:00 am and 4:45 pm

Santa Fe City and County residents can take their green waste to the Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station (BuRRT), 2600 Buckman Road for FREE between 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. Residents are advised to clean green waste around their homes that could present a fire hazard and dispose of it for FREE on June 25. Green waste includes dried leaves, grasses, weeds, tree limbs and brush. Items such as household trash or appliances will NOT be free. This event is sponsored by the City and County of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency.

Here are some tips to protect your home and neighborhood:

Protect your property from wildfire and clean your yard to create a 30 foot defensible space to ensure ground fuels are well groomed so fire does not easily spread.

Trim and limb trees and bushes if possible so the low ground fire cannot climb and spread by crowning in the tree tops.

Keep yard waste picked up and dispose of waste properly.

Ensure that propane tanks and grills are not within 30 feet of your home.

Move wood piles away from homes and decks.

Mow weeds and lawns and remove dried leaves, pine needles, weeds and other dead vegetation.

Use non-flammable landscaping materials such as rock, pavers, annuals and high-moisture-content perennials within five feet of your home.

If you live in a moderate to high hazard wildland area, consider fire-resistant patio furniture, swing sets and accessories.

Fire restrictions are in place in the City and the County. The use of all outdoor ignition sources including smoking, charcoal grills, campfires, weed and crop burning are strictly prohibited. Please be diligent when using power tools outdoors and remember to use a spark arrester. Do not park a hot motor vehicle in areas covered with dry vegetation, weeds and grasses.

For more information:
City residents contact City of Santa Fe Fire Prevention at (505) 955-3310

County residents contact Santa Fe County Fire Prevention, (505) 995-6523 or

Photo of wildfire courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More Numbers for You

Public Library Funding and Technology Access StudyEach year, Santa Fe Public Library staffers have to crunch numbers and analyze services to answer a plethora of surveys. Some of these surveys are for the State of New Mexico, some for non-profits like the American Library Association, and others are for various federal agencies. Since these annual surveys can sometimes feel like a Sisyphean task, it's always nice to see some results come out of them.

The following facts were sent out as talking points for this year's Library Legislative Day. While 2011's day has passed, it's good to keep in mind year-round how helpful public libraries are for a variety of tasks for everyone in the community. Locally, the Santa Fe Public Library answered YES to all the following questions this year:

85.0% of New Mexico's public libraries help people access and use employment resources, including helping with job searches, creating resumes and submitting employment applications.

95.9% of New Mexico's public libraries offer IT and other technical training, helping people gain essential technology skills for the 21st Century workforce.

91.8% of New Mexico's public libraries act as the bridge between government and its services, offering free access and assistance to help people complete online government forms.

54.3% of New Mexico's public libraries are often the only free source of Internet access in their communities, providing a vital link to technology and information.

Data: The Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study survey is managed by the Center for Library & Information Innovation at the University of Maryland and funded by the American Library Association and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. More information about libraries & the Internet is available at 2009-2010 & 2010-2011 data presented.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Rep. Luján’s Staff Holds Mobile Office Hours

Main Library SignMain Library
145 Washington Ave.
Thursday June 23
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

During Mobile Office Hours, Congressman Ben Ray Luján’s staff is available to residents who need assistance with casework, but may not have the means or time to travel to one of Luján’s six district offices. Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, immigration applications, veterans’ services, and other federal programs.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Full Plate

Choose My PlateThe USDA recently replaced the ubiquitous yet confusing food pyramid with a plate graphic. The new picture should make it easier for all of us to figure out if we're balancing our meals nutritiously. However, to paraphrase a comment, it will definitely depend on how big the plates at your house are.

One of Discover Magazine's blogs, 80beats, compiled older nutritional charts from the US and compared them to similar charts from other countries, such as the Japanese Food Guide Spinning Top. It's interesting that the basics of nutrition have remained fairly constant across decades and borders, but there are so many ways to present that information.

If the USDA's new picture still has you wondering if your meals are good for you and your family, be sure to check out our books on nutrition and healthy eating.

Bon appetit!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Main Library "Mining the Unconscious" Events

The Red Book"Mining the Unconscious: The Creative Path to Self Knowledge" is a multi-media community event based on Carl G. Jung's The Red Book. Several of these events will be held in the Main Library, 145 Washington Ave. at Marcy St.

All of these events are free and open to the public. For a full description and schedule of events, please go to

The Art of Self-Compassion and the Craft of Compassion (Workshop)
With Michael Ortiz Hill
RSVP to: Deanne Jameson, 982-7580
Saturday, June 18
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
NOTE: Seating Limited to 15 participants. First come, first served.

Ancestors and Spirits of the Dead (Lecture)
With Robin van Löben Sels, PhD, Jungian Analyst
Saturday, June 18
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
NOTE: Seating Limited to 75 people. First come, first served.

How Does the Outer World Fuel the Inner? (Poetry Reading)
With Joan Logghe, Santa Fe Poet Laureate and
Jane Lipman, NM Book Award finalist in poetry

Wednesday, June 22
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reading of poems created in Mining the Unconscious’ Poetry Workshop on June 18th. The participants who created poems will be invited to read.
NOTE: Seating limited to 75 people. First come, first served.

I-Ching - Mothering Change: The Shaman of the Shadows (Lecture)
With Stephen Karcher, Ph.D., Julie Chase-Daniel and
an introduction by Elizabeth Retivov, MSW, Jungian Analyst

Wednesday, July 6
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
NOTE: Seating limited to 75 people.

Dream as the Voice of the Unconscious (Workshop)
With Marilyn Matthews, M.D., Jungian Analyst
RSVP to Joslyn Werner, 505-930-8115
Saturday, July 16
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
NOTE: Seating Limited to 20 participants.

The Shaman’s Doorway to Power, Myth, and Creativity (Workshop)
With Amy Cortese, M.S., C.S.C., L.P.C.C.
RSVP to Amy Cortese, 505-466-6686
Saturday, August 6
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4 CEUs
NOTE: Seating Limited to 25 participants.

Dreamwork in Action: Experiencing the Red Book from the Inside Out (Workshop)
With Ann Hollier, PhD
Saturday, August 13
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
NOTE: Seating Limited to 75 people.

The Santa Fe Public Library is pleased to provide meeting room space for public programs. The City of Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Public Library are not affiliated with Mining the Unconscious, and are not sponsors of the programs.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Imagination Conversation

Arts CommissionThursday, June 16
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Warehouse 21
1614 Paseo de Peralta
Railyard District

You're invited to a free panel discussion about imagination and education sponsored by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission. The first half hour will be a reception with refreshments, then an hour and a half of discussion. The panelists include people working in the arts, science, business, and education. They will discuss the various roles of imagination in their work, how innovative ideas emerge, and their strategies for encouraging their own creativity. They will consider ways in which students’ imagination can be encouraged and developed in our schools. The Santa Fe area includes a rich diversity of traditions and approaches to the admittedly broad topic of “imagination,” and we look forward to a lively exchange of ideas.

The panel members are:

Eric Blinman
Director, New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies

Denise Johnston
Associate Superintendent, Santa Fe Public Schools

John Kennedy
Composer, Artistic Director of Santa Fe New Music & Resident Conductor of the Spoleto Festival

Jennifer Kimball
Chairman of the Board, Corporación de La Fonda

Dolly Naranjo Neikrug
Artist & Principal, Santa Clara Day School

Laura Mayo Rodriguez
6th Grade Teacher, Nava Elementary School

Moderator: Peter Chapin, Artist & Retired Art Department Chair, Drew University
This Conversation is part of the Lincoln Center Institute’s Imagination Conversations. The two-year project, featuring conversations throughout the United States, will culminate in America’s Imagination Summit to be held at Lincoln Center in New York City, July 21-22, 2011.The outcomes of the Santa Fe Conversation will be disseminated to Santa Fe educators in the form of a DVD and a written summary, in order to encourage much needed “imagination education” for students who will face the challenges of the 21st century. Distribution will be timed to provide inspiration to educators as they plan the 2011-12 school year.

For more information about Santa Fe’s Imagination Conversation, please visit the Santa Fe Arts Commission website.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

National Academy Freebies

National AcademiesA popular saying among librarians is "information wants to be free". Whether we mean it as free as in unfettered, or free as in no-cost, can depend on the situation. But either way, no-cost, easily-accessible, not-charging-a-dime, click-of-a-mouse information is a wonderful thing.

So it's incredibly exciting that the National Academies are making a lot of their information, you guessed it, FREE! Over 4,000 reports and books from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council will now be available as free PDFs. Topics are numerous and include Biology, Education, Social Sciences, and Environmental Studies. Just head to the National Academies Press website, and see what sort of free information tickles your intellect.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Computer Classes in Santa Fe

Fast Forward New MexicoThe New Mexico State Library is offering free computer classes to Santa Fe residents from June through August. Part of the Fast Forward New Mexico Project, all classes are hands-on and consist of two 3-hour sessions. Half the courses are geared towards beginner computer users, and the other courses are designed to help small businesses utilize technology.

Anyone can attend these free classes. This is an award winning program funded federally cited for excellence in content and teaching. The classes will be held at the New Mexico State Library, 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, not the Santa Fe Public Library.

The classes are:

Basic computer skills:
June 22 & 23

Introduction to internet:
June 29 & 30

Selecting, installing, and maintaining a computer:
July 6 & 7

How to take an online class:
July 13 & 14

Internet tools for business - Reducing costs:
July 20 & 21

Internet tools for business - Increasing sales:
July 27 & 28

Social media for marketing - Choosing the right tools:
August 3 & 4

Social media for marketing - Promoting your business:
August 10 & 11

For information on times and to register, call (505) 216-8834, email or go to the website

As long as we're on the subject:
If you're helping a friend or family member get online for the first time but they seem to be stuck on how to use a mouse, the Palm Beach County Library System offers an excellent Mouse Tutorial and Mousercise exercises. It might save you a lot of time to sit them down to this page, instead of having to say, "Click, click, click, click...."

You and your family will be reaping the benefits of cyberspace in no time!

Friday, June 10, 2011

“Mining the Unconscious”:

Art Inspired by Carl Jung’s Red Book

The Red BookExhibit Opening:
Friday, June 17
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

June 17 - August 21
Santa Fe Community Gallery
201 W. Marcy St. at Sheridan

Open Tuesday through Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission Community Gallery, in proud partnership with Mining the Unconscious: A Creative Path to Self Knowledge, announces the opening of “Mining the Unconscious” a juried exhibition of art by 32 New Mexico artists referencing Jungian themes explored in C. G. Jung’s groundbreaking and beautifully illustrated The Red Book, published posthumously in 2009. Artists participating in the exhibit were selected from an unprecedented 143 submissions. Their work represents a variety of media including video, mixed media, sculptural and two-dimensional works.

“Mining the Unconscious” is the first of three exhibits and numerous community programs that will take place as part of Mining the Unconscious: A Creative Path to Self Knowledge during Summer 2011. The project was conceived by four local artists who were inspired by the The Red Book: Belinda Edwards, Michele Altenberg, Harriette Tsosie and Laura Langdon. Check out the June Calendar for the first batch of upcoming community events, including those at the Main Library. For more information about the program, visit the Mining the Unconscious website.

The Community Gallery is located inside the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 West Marcy Street, at the intersection of Sheridan Street. Public parking is available in the Center garage, located off Federal Avenue. For more information about the Community Gallery, visit the Arts Commission site, send an email to, or call 505-955-6705.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Change Your Reality

Santa Fe County
Youth Conference

Wednesday, June 22
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Maria de La Paz Community Hall
11 College Ave., Santa Fe

For youth ages 10 - 13 living in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, and Torrance Counties.

Conference Workshops include:
DWI Prevention * Domestic Violence Prevention * Suicide Prevention * Internet Safety * Being Green

Registration ends June 10! Go to the Change the Reality site or call (505) 992-9856 for more information.

Sponsored by Santa Fe County.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Rescheduled: Van of Enchantment at Main

Due to mechanical difficulties, the Van of Enchantment from the New Mexico History Museum is cancelled for Thursday, June 9, at Main Library. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You can also catch the Van of Enchantment at:

Southside Library
6599 Jaguar Dr.
Tuesday, June 14
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please check our Summer Reading page for a full schedule of children's activities!

Summer Overstock Sale

Booksale setup

June 25 & 26
Main Library
145 Washington Ave.
Discount & Specially-priced Books

Open to the public both days. No members-only hours.

Saturday, June 25:
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 26:
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bag Day in the Community Room
$3 a bag!

Specialty Books & Items Are Individually Priced

Discount Books & Items:
Hardcover books $1.00 each
Paperback books 50¢ each or 3 for $1.00
Children’s books 25¢ each
CDs 50¢ per disc
Videos & DVDs $1.00 each
Cassettes 25¢ each
Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library. All proceeds from the sale of these donated books are used to purchase new books for the Library.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

A Resource for Tenants and Landlords

Law Access New MexicoLaw Access New Mexico provides landlord and tenant dispute services to all New Mexicans. These services include:
  • Landlord and tenants rights and remedies
  • Evictions
  • Security deposit disputes
  • What to do if your utilities are shut off
  • Public housing rights and responsibilities
  • How to request repairs from your landlord
  • Mobile home issues
  • Advice for “pro se” cases
  • Referrals to other legal services
  • Help regardless of citizen status (se habla Español)
  • Prerecorded answers to FAQs – 24 hours

These services are provided by law professionals free of charge to residents of New Mexico who earn less than 200% of Federal poverty guidelines and for a small fee for those who earn above these guidelines. Law Access New Mexico is paid in part through fees collected from civil court cases and their service is available to persons statewide. Law Access New Mexico can be reached at (800) 340-9771 or at

Monday, June 06, 2011

Learning to Drive

NM MVDIf you're a first-time driver, or have just moved from another state and need a New Mexico driver's license, one thing you'll need access to is the New Mexico Driver's License Manual [PDF]. Since more government forms and publications are saving paper and going digital, it may be difficult to actually get your hands on a copy. While we have a paper copy at the Main Library Reference Desk, at 40+ pages it would take a lot of in-library study time to absorb all of it. You can make photocopies of it at ten cents per page, which might be your best bet if you only need a few sections here and there, but photocopying can be time consuming if you need the whole thing.

If you need the entire manual in hard copy, your best bet may be to sign up for one of our free public PCs and just print it up. The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department has links to PDF versions of it in both English and Español. Our printers only accept cash and coin, but with five singles you should be able to get it done in no time. If you have internet access and a computer, you can study the whole thing just by going to any of the above links.

Just remember: don't use your laptop or smartphone while driving, and best of luck on your driving test!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Van of Enchantment

Van of EnchantmentThe traveling museum known as the Van of Enchantment will be visiting the Santa Fe Public Library over the next few weeks. The current exhibit is Riding the Rails, exploring both the Santa Fe Trail and the railroads and their effect on New Mexico's development. Exploring the Van of Enchantment is free, open to all ages, and you don't need to register.

The Van will be in the parking lots of the respective libraries between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. The Van will be closed for the lunch hour midday at each location.

The dates of the Van's visit are:

La Farge Library
1730 Llano St.
Tuesday, June 7

Main Library
145 Washington Ave.
Thursday, June 9

Southside Library
6599 Jaguar Dr.
Tuesday, June 14

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Fire Restrictions and More:

Public Lands Interpretive AssociationIt's no surprise that New Mexico is experiencing a drought. Now that the weather is encouraging hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities, it might be more confusing about how the drought might affect you. The Public Lands Information Center is a fantastic resource for you to check weather, road conditions, and recreational information for Western states. They also have a special section for Fire News for New Mexico and Arizona, with up-to-date information on fire restrictions and closings for federal and state public lands and how they will affect you. The Center also has a mobile site for when you're already on the road to the backcountry.

So in addition to an extra pair of socks and some ready-to-eat treats, be sure to check out this site before you head for some outdoors fun.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Summer Reading starts TODAY!

Girl on GlobeBoy on GlobeGood morning!

It's June First, which means that if you're a kid up to 12 years old, you can sign up for the Summer Reading Program at any branch! This year's theme is One World, Many Stories, and the free events and crafts will have you traveling and reading around the world all summer long.

When you register at any branch, you can win prizes just for reading books. Also, there will be a drawing for bicycles at each branch at the End of Summer Parties.

So travel down to your local library, and start your summer of fun and exploration today!

Main Library
145 Washington Ave.

La Farge Library
1730 Llano St.

Southside Library
6599 Jaguar Dr.

WheelchairSome events require registration. Call your branch to register. Summer Reading is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.