Children’s Activities

To receive updates about activities for children at the library, join the children’s email list.

View our full calendar of events here.

Regularly-scheduled children’s events:

Minecraft Club
Tuesdays, 4:00pm

Ages 6+.  Build, compete, and collaborate with other Minecraft fans.  Participants can bring their own devices and accounts or use one of ours.  PC, Xbox One, and       Nintendo Switch.  No fee or registration required.

Children's librarian Chris reads a story at storytime on October 14, 2016.

Storytime
Wednesdays, 10:30am

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes, movement, and simple crafts. Storytimes are designed for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

Babytime
Wednesdays, 1:00pm

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes, and movement for infants 0-24 months and their caregivers. Special thanks to Nancy Stephens of the Imagination Library of Grant County for leading Babytime! The library is grateful for all our volunteers.

Two children peek from behind a table at Lego Club, summer 2016Future Engineers
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30pm
Creative construction and experimentation fun with LEGO® bricks, K’NEX®, Strawbees, circuit kits, and more! This activity is geared toward children ages 6-12.

Little Artist Club
Thursdays, 10:30am

Creative fun and artistic learning geared to ages 0-5!

All events are free, no registration necessary. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library.

Services

Computers in the children’s area are available 45 minutes a day. Log in with a children’s/youth library card or ask for a guest pass from the Circulation Desk. The children’s room also has two AWE Early Literacy Station computers with built-in games designed for children ages 2-8.

Homework and study help for students is available at BrainFuse HelpNow, an online service provided by the New Mexico State Library. BrainFuse is part of the El Portal resource portal.

Group tours and special group storytimes are available with advance scheduling; please call 575-538-3672 and ask for the Children’s Librarian.