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Summer Reading Program: Michael and Lisa's Story and Song, June 26 - 27

The Santa Fe Public Library presents Michael and Lisa's Story and Song. Michael Austin, Lisa Smith and their son, Indigo will present an hour of Traditional Storytelling and Song. Stories old and new will be presented in both traditional storytelling styles and as theatrical performances. There will be riddles and poems and chances for the audience to join in.

Michael and Lisa have long enjoyed folk stories from around the world and European fairy stories in particular. Michael is a working musician who loves acting and storytelling and does puppetry with Wise Fool New Mexico. Lisa, a professional ceramic sculptor and art teacher, teaches puppetry, stilt-walking and clowning at Wise Fool New Mexico. Indigo is 11 years old and loves acting, music and circus performing.

La Farge Branch Library, Friday, June 26, 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Main Library, Saturday, June 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Southside Branch Library, Saturday, June 27, 2:30-3:30 PM

Click to view a flier for Michael and Lisa's Story and Songhandicap accessible

This is a free program sponsored by The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Lego Free Play, Main Library, Apr. 10 - July 17

Santa Fe Public Library presents Lego Free Play Friday afternoons from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, April 10 - July 17 (excluding July 3) in the Main Library Community Room. Lego Free Play is for ages 5 years and up. Lego Duplo available for younger children.

This is a free program. For more information, call the Main Children’s Dept. at 955-6837.

Click to view a flier for the Lego Free Play Programhandicap accessible

Summer Reading Program: "Every Hero Has A Story", June 1 - July 25

The Santa Fe Public Library presents “Every Hero Has A Story”, the Library’s annual children’s Summer Reading Program. Each week in June and July will feature a fun super hero themed craft, family program, or both!

FREE programs include: juggling, music, animals and more! A circus act, cool crafts, and puppets are all a part of this summer’s heroic Summer Reading Program extravaganza! All programs are free.

Toddlers and children ages 0 through 12 are eligible to participate in the 2015 Every Hero Has A Story Summer Reading Program. Children may read on their own or parents (grandparents, etc.) may read to their children. They can read their own books or library books.

Please register your child and turn in logs at only one library branch. When you register in the children's room of your library, you will receive a free book bag and the first reading log.

Children must read six picture books or 6 chapters of a book and record the titles on their weekly log. Once a week (or when you are able), bring the log to the children's desk in your branch library and receive a prize.

The Library will give away five girl's bikes and five boy's bikes, along with helmets and bike locks. Drawings for the bikes will be held at the end-of-summer party at each branch. Entrants need not be present to win.

All children who participate in the summer reading program are invited to a party at the end of the 7 week program at their library branch. Each child will receive a weekly prize for their reading accomplishment.

Registration begins Tuesday, May 26th. For more information contact the library nearest you:

La Farge Library, 1730 Llano Street 955-4863

Main Library, 145 Washington Ave., 955-6783

Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr., 955-2828

Click to view a flier for Every Hero Has A Storyhandicap accessible

Click to view the schedule for Summer Reading Program: "Every Hero Has A Story"handicap accessible

Sponsors of the Summer Reading Program include: The Santa Fe Community Foundation, the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, Santa Fe Century bicycle event, Rob and Charlie’s bicycle shop, Applebee’s, McDonald’s, the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, Pizza9, Whole Foods, Panera Bread, and Dairy Queen. Also supporting the program are the Santa Fe Police and Fire Departments.

Summer Reading Program: School Age Crafts, June 9 - July 15

The Santa Fe Public Library presents School Age Crafts. All crafts are free and supplies are provided. Registration starts 2 weeks prior to each craft program.

Make It Yourself Super Hero Craft

Create everything from masks to wallets to wristbands.

La Farge: Tuesday, June 9, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Southside: Tuesday, June 9, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Main: Wednesday, June 10, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Be a Super Hero Craft

Create a wind chime or a bird house for our feathered friends.

La Farge: Tuesday, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Southside: Tuesday, June 30, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Main: Wednesday, July 1, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Create Your Own Super Hero Adventure

Put together a super hero comic.

La Farge: Tuesday, June 30 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Southside: Tuesday, June 30 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Main: Wednesday, July 1, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Super Heroes in Sculpture Craft

Create your own super hero in 3D.

La Farge: Tuesday, July 14, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Southside: Tuesday, July 14, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Main: Wednesday, July 15, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

School Age Crafts Reading Program Summer 2015, June 9 - July 15handicap accessible

This is a free program sponsored by The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Preschool Story Times, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays

preschool storytime Stories, songs, finger rhymes, puppets and crafts for children ages 2 to 5 years old. All programs are free and registration is not required.

Click to view a printable flier for the Preschool Story Timeshandicap accessible

Tuesdays at the La Farge Branch from 10:30 - 11:15 AM (505) 955-4863

Wednesdays at the Southside Branch from 10:45 - 11:30 AM (505) 955-2828

Fridays at the Main Library from 11:00 - 11:45 AM (505) 955-6783

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