The State Library supports youth services in public and tribal libraries across New Mexico by providing continuing education, resources, and interaction between youth services librarians.
- Summer Reading Program
- STEM to Read
- El Día de los Niños
- Blogs, Wikis, & Listservs for YS Staff
- Grants & Scholarships for YS Staff
- Public Performance Rights for Films
- Teen Advisory Groups
Some resources for NM’s youth services librarians:
- Youth Services Listserv
To sign up, contact the Develoment Bureau at SL.Development@state.nm.us or 800-340-3890.
- Land of Enchantment Award
The Land of Enchantment Book Award, New Mexico’s annual state book award, is an exciting program designed to encourage the youth of New Mexico to read outstanding books of literary quality. A committee selects four lists (3 lists prior to the 2016-2017 awards): Roadrunner for grades K-3, Coyote for grades 3-5, Lizard for grades 6-8, Black Bear for grades 9-12.
New Mexico Battle of the Books
The New Mexico Battle of the Books encourages the youth of New Mexico to read books, have fun, and compete by demonstrating their knowledge of books. Students in grades 4-8 compete in a book-related competition in elementary and middle school divisions. Teams are sponsored by schools or public libraries.
- January 24, 2022: Announcement of Youth Media Awards
- April 3 – 9, 2022: National Library Week
- April 29, 2022: El Día de los Libros
- June Rainbow Book Month
- September Library Card Sign-up Month
- September 18 – September 24, 2022: Banned Books Week
- October: TeenTober
- TBD 2022: NMLA Annual Conference
- November 4 – 6, 2022: YALSA Symposium in Baltimore, MD
- December 2, 2021: Collaborative Summer Library Program Summer Symposium