Friday, March 30, 2012

Welcome back, Spring!

Santa Fe says "Hello, Spring!"

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It’s officially that time of year. The wind is picking up, sprouts are appearing, spirits are lifting. Rebirth is in the air! Time to take those winter coats in for cleaning and go out for a nice long walk. It’s beautiful out there in the Land of Enchantment!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Southside Library Turns Five

Santa Fe, NM—March 20, 2012—The Southside Branch of the Santa Fe Public Library will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Saturday, March 24, 2012, starting at 11:00 a.m. Located at 6599 Jaguar Drive, the Library opened in March of 2007 to great acclaim.

On Saturday, City Councilors, architect Ike Benton and community leaders who helped fund and have supported the Library will be present to celebrate. The day will feature a marimba band, storytelling and refreshments.

“The Southside Library has been a work of love, “ said City Librarian Patricia Hodapp. “From the day we opened five years ago with 1,700 patrons thronging in and 1,750 items checked out, we knew we had a winner for the whole Santa Fe community, but especially the Tierra Contenta area.” The use of the library, measured by people who pass through our doors and the number of items checked out continues to grow. Since the library opened its doors over 872,000 people have visited and 548,000 books and other items have been checked out.”

Hodapp noted, “ These are impressive numbers, but to the library staff they are not merely numbers. They are representative of the patrons they know and serve every day. We welcome the community to celebrate with us.” Special guests will be Rebekah, Emmaleigh, Samantha and Gabrielle Rivera, daughters of City Councilman Chris Rivera and Angela Rivera. The four Rivera girls were the first patrons to check out books when the Southside Library opened in 2007.

The Fifth Anniversary celebration is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Science After School at Santa Fe Public Libraries

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Your children can explore science through experiments at the Santa Fe Public Libraries March through May after school. Each of the three branch libraries will host six science programs this spring. The programs are free, but registration is requested.
Come and have fun exploring science through experiments about air, water, chemistry and building structures.
The program is open to children 7-12 years of age.

Participants must call to register at their selected branch. All programs will be held from 3:30-4:15 p.m.

The program at Southside Library will be on Tuesdays,
March 13th and 20th, April 17th and 24th, May 1st and 8th. 955-2828

The program at Main Library will be on Wednesdays,
March 14th and 21st, April 4th and 18th, May 2nd and 16th. 955-6783

The program at La Farge will be on Thursdays,
March 15th and 22nd, April 5th and 19th, May 3rd and 17th . 955-4863

These free programs are funded by a grant from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation.