[In 2004, Margaia Forcier-Call volunteered to be the Story Lady and continued for 9 years.] I very much enjoyed being Story Lady with the children of the Jemez. Sitting on the floor with them, on our “story-time quilt” made by Donna Lea, was a time of many precious moments. Not only did … More Margaia Forcier-Call, Story Lady Extraordinaire
Students participating in the Land of Enchantment Book Club brought their lunches to Jemez Valley School Library on Tuesdays and learned about books while they ate. In one session, fourth graders kneaded dough to make hardtack, like the Revolutionary War soldiers ate in the book, They Called Her Molly Pitcher. … More Land of Enchantment Lunch Bunch at Jemez Valley Elementary School
Battle of the Books is a reading contest held in many states. Sponsored in this state by the New Mexico Library Association, it is held in a different city each year. Schools and libraries coach teams, who must remember details about a selected list of 20 books. The library team … More Battle of the Books
Transcribed from Jemez Thunder, May 1, 2001 All classrooms at Jemez Valley Schools were invited to submit poems, and 20 students were selected as winners in this year’s student poetry contest. A panel of judges chose a winner from each classroom, and each winner was awarded a gift certificate for … More Poetry Contest Winners
From Jemez Thunder, January 01, 2001
Some of the activities for the 2000 Summer Reading Program allowed children to make paper bag costumes and have their faces painted like the clown who came to read to them.
In 1999, during the time that Carol Meine was Children and Youth Coordinator, the Summer Reading Program’s theme was Creature Features. In addition to reading about a variety of creatures, the children did writing and art projects which were displayed in the library. The Summer Reading Programs usually ended with … More Creature Features
For many years, the library has entered a float in the Jemez Springs Fourth of July parade. Children in the Summer Reading Programs helped create the float and road on the float in the parades. In 2014, the Library created a float that used the Famous Jemez Duck Race as … More Fourth of July Parades
The Family Literacy Program was jointly sponsored at Jemez Valley Elementary School by the YMCA and the Jemez Springs Public Library.
1998 was the 400th anniversary of the Spanish arrival in New Mexico. Institutions all over the state scheduled programs to commemorate the event. The library chose to invite elders from the community to meet for four consecutive weeks with children at the Jemez Valley Community Center. Children had the opportunity … More Quatro Centenario