[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
Across the nation, libraries participate in Community Read, an annual event in which everyone in a town or community are encouraged to read the same book and then participate in discussions about the book and author. In 1996, Rudolfo Anaya, famed New Mexico author (and part-time Jemez Springs resident), was … More Community Read with Rudolfo Anaya
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
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
Transcribed from Jemez Thunder, Feb. 15, 1995 As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Village of Jemez Springs, the library is sponsoring a “community read” event featuring the work of local resident N. Scott Momaday. We are focusing on two of his books that describe the … More 1995 Community Read with Scott Momaday
Across the nation, libraries participate in Community Read, an annual event in which everyone in a town or community are encouraged to read the same book and then participate in discussions about the book and author. In 1995, Jemez Springs Public Library chose two of Scott Momaday’s books, and Scott … More Community Read with Scott Momaday