Juggler and Free Lunch on June 7th for Reading Program

The opening day of the summer program on June 7th will have a juggler to entertain the young people, plus free lunch. United Way has awarded PAL support for SURE (Summer Upkeep Reading Effort) in order that we help youth practice their reading and writing skills.  Much is being planned for books around the topics of vegetation, beneficial bugs and pests where youth will journal and share information about growing and harvesting methods. A book club will also combine efforts for reading comprehension; prizes will be awarded.  Get your children involved now so they continue to learn fun and positive ways together.  Our summer reading program will begin on June 7th and go until August 11th every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 12 AM.  Opera tickets to the first twelve who join now.

 

May Highlights: The Abiquiu Library

Ashley Garcia won the poster contest for The Genizaro Legacy and special thanks are due to Chavela and Justina Trujillo who participated in the ceremonial dances on the day of the program. Chavela’s drawing was displayed on the cake.  There will be a special excursion to the Santa Fe Opera on June 28th. Stay tuned for more information on this blog about the book club and summer reading program. Visitors to the library can browse through an album of photocopies of historic photos by Sumner W. Matteson showing the Abiquiu Plaza and Easter Penitente celebrations circa 1901.  We are accepting donations to be able to purchase good quality display prints.

 A special thanks to the ceremonial dancers from Abiquiu and the Commanche dancers from Rancho de Taos who performed during the Genizaro Legacy program celebrating the 257th birthday of Abiquiu Land Grant and the contributions of Genizaro people throughout New Mexico. Thanks also to filmmaker Cynthia Gomez and library director Isabel Trujillo for their fine work organizing this event and all the volunteers who prepared food and shared stories. Special appreciation is also extended to Convivial Design who filmed the event.