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Summer Reading Programs Inspire!

There are exciting things happening in our New Mexico public libraries for Summer Reading!  I have been loving getting into our libraries to meet youth services staff, enjoy summer programming, and marvel at the amazing décor.  Carmelita Aragon and I visited the Town of Bernalillo Public Library and the Corrales Community Library for Oceans of Possibilities themed SRP programs – sea animal painting in Bernalillo and Paint your Own Pirate Flag in Corrales.

Young patrons at Corrales Community Library excitedly make their own Pirate Flag!
At the Town of Bernalillo Public Library patrons added colorful details to ocean animals.


I was also able to join an Ocean Fossil program at the Santa Fe Public Library presented by the New Mexico Bureau of Land Management and a special printing press program at Vista Grande Library for their Summer Library Club. At all locations I saw engaged patrons, imaginative displays and decorations, and excitement for being in the library.  Our youth services staff are proving that there are oceans-of possible ways to engage their communities this summer!

Printing custom bookmarks at Vista Grande Public Library.









A BLM presenter taught Santa Fe Public Library patrons about the Western Interior Sea that once covered New Mexico.




Please share photos and descriptions of programs happening at your library by sending them to Kelly McCabe, Youth Services Coordinator, at


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