Monday, January 30, 2012

And now for some good news.....

cover of bookThe Children's Department of each library is doing business as usual so come in February for Helen Trencher, the Percussion Lady and then a chance to make your own music shaker. Check out the Children's web page for dates and times.

Main Library Media Room Closes Temporarily

The Media department of the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, will be closed temporarily as of February 4. The Library plans to reopen media on May 1. To access media materials, patrons may place holds on media which will be available for pickup at the Circulation Desk. Patrons may also access media items at the La Farge and Southside Branches.
The Library is experiencing a shortage of 400 hours of staff time a week due to retirements, resignations, illness and staff leaving the state.
The closure is due to a staff shortage and is not due to budget shortages. The Library is working as quickly as possible to advertise, interview and hire for the 11 vacant positions.

To place a hold on any library item, the patron may call any of the libraries or go on line to . Main Library can be reached at 955-6781; La Farge Branch at 955-4860 or Southside Branch at 955-2820.

The Library regrets any inconvenience.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Interlibrary Loan Service Suspended Temporarily

Interlibrary Loan service at the Santa Fe Public Library has been temporarily suspended until May 1, 2012. No requests, either in person or via email, will be accepted during this temporary closure.
The Library has a shortage of professional staff due to retirements, staff leaving the state and illness. The Interlibrary Loan Department plans to reopen on May 1, 2012 . Until then we will not be accepting requests, either in person or by email. If you have any questions, please call 955-6793.
With your Santa Fe Public Library card, you can get a card at the Albuquerque Public Library as well as Los Alamos and other public libraries in the state. These libraries might have materials that you would otherwise have to order through Interlibrary loan. However, these libraries will not provide interlibrary loan service for our patrons.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

And the winner is...

cover of book For children’s librarians and anyone who loves outstanding, magical books, Christmas comes in mid-January when the American Library Association names the best youth book and best picture book from all that were published the year before. Unlike the Oscars, no short list is given to the public in advance to speculate on who might win. When the announcement is made it truly is an exciting surprise!

This past week the volunteer librarian committees who make the selections proudly announced Jack Ganto‘s Dead End in Norvelt as the Newbery winner for the best youth book. Chris Raschka’s A Ball for Daisy is the best picture book of the year. Even if you have not looked at a children’s book in years, do not miss A Ball for Daisy. This no-word book is whimsical and charming. I envy the artist’s ability to capture the joy of a dog and a ball.

The ALA 2012 Children's Book Awards are posted and the winners can all be found at the Santa Fe Public Library. So for a good read of the best of the best and a chance to find your next favorite book make you're way to Southside, LaFarge or Main and see what we have to make this gloomy day brighter.

BA and PCH at Main

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Closures

All branches of the Santa Fe Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The libraries will be open regular hours over the weekend:

Main Library:
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

La Farge Library:
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm

Southside Library:
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm

Monday, January 09, 2012

Dragon Mask Craft

Make a Dragon Mask!

This free craft is open to children ages 5-12. All materials are provided. Registration is required, and starts 2 weeks before the craft.

DragonTuesday, January 24
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Southside Library

Wednesday, January 25
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Main Library

Thursday, January 26
3:30-4:30 p.m.
La Farge Library

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Southside VHS Sale

All VHS tapes for only 50¢ each!

Yes, that's only fifty cents! Each! Half a dollar per VHS tape!

Southside BookstoreSouthside Library Bookstore
6599 Jaguar Dr.

One Day Only
Saturday, January 14

Open to public: 10 am - 4 pm

Cash / checks only. No plastic.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.
All proceeds from this sale are used to purchase new books for the Library.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

PreSchool Storytime

Bring your kids ages 2-5 to PreSchool Story Time, where they'll enjoy stories, songs, finger games, puppets, and crafts. Best of all, it's free and no registration is required!
Storytime Craft
La Farge Library
January 10 - May 1
10:30 am to 11:15 am

Southside Library
January 11 - May 2
10:30 am to 11:15 am

Main Library
January 13 - May 4
11:00 am to 11:45 am

For more information, call:
La Farge Children's: 955-4863
Southside Children's: 955-2828
Main Children's: 955-6783

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Diane, the Magicienne

cover of book
A Magic Program for All Ages

Friday, January 13
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Main Library

Saturday, January 14
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Southside Library

Saturday, January 14
1:30-2:30 p.m.
La Farge Library

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

January Art in the Library Galleries

Main Library
Attitudes of the Heart
Spiritual Landscapes
by Rezi Ghadimi

La Farge Library
Mental Health Issues
By the National Association of Mental Health and Casa Milagro

Southside Library
Colors of Santa Fe

by Patti Merrill

For more information, check our Art page.

For upcoming events, check our Calendar and Children's pages.