Hey Kids! The Summer Reading Program will start on Tuesday, June 10th at 1:00 p.m. at the Library. Participants will be registered that day and will have a chart to record the books they have read. There will be several activities during the program that will include catching butterflies with your own net. After the program ends on July 26, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. there will be a special performance by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company. They will do a show entitled: "Caterpillar Hunter". The theme this year is "Catch the Reading Bug!".
There are currently no movies scheduled.
Please contact us if you would like to run your own film screenngs.
A day to celebrate children and books! Hear the famous Paulette Atencio spin her tales! Pinata - Prizes - Cake. It's YOUR Library! It's YOUR day! Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the El Rito Library. 182 Placitas Road, El Rito, NM. Our phone number is (505) 581-4608.
Start cleaning up and get rid of those items you don't need. Come sell them at the El Rito Library's Spring Flea Market! Everyone is welcome to come and sell. A small donation of 10% for the Library is suggested. The El Rito Library sponsors two flea markets a year. One in the Spring and one in the Fall (usually early October). Bring your own tables and chairs. Pack It In - Pack It Out. Come One - Come All. It's all happening on Saturday, April 26, 2008 starting at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
We are gearing up for our next fundraiser! Last year we had our first Live and Silent Auction which was a lot of fun and the most successful fundraiser we have had, so we just have to do this again this year. The Live and Silent Auction is scheduled for Saturday, December 1, 2007 starting at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the old gym at Northern New Mexico College campus. Our own Board Member, Donald Martinez, Jr. is also a professional auctioneer and has agreed to help out the Library again. Soooo - Local Artists, and Community Members, we need your help again this year. Could you please donate any items (gift certificates or simply bought items from local businesses) or artwork that you think would be good for this great cause. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact the Library at 581-4608. We appreciate any type of donation. All items need to be brought into the Library by Thursday, November 29, 2007 by 5:30 p.m.
Thanks to a bill introduced by Senator Richard C. Martinez and signed by Governor Richardson in the last legislative session, the RAIL libraries finally got their checks. The Abiquiu, Embudo, Truchas and El Rito Libraries all received an equal amount of the bill total. While this money will be used for general operating expenses, it needs to be spent by June 30, 2008. We will continue to have fundraising events throughout the year and keep the money in reserve until we absolutely need it. Please thank Senator Martinez and let him know how grateful we all are for his support of rural libraries.
The Library has a total of seven (7) new computers for public access. This was possible through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a capital outlay appropriation from Senator Richard Martinez. As you can see, two of our young patrons could not wait to use the educational programs that came with these computers.
Hey Kids - It's Summer and you know what that means! Yes, the El Rito Library is again offering free Summer Art Workshops for children from El Rito and the surrounding communities. Come sign up for one, two, or as many workshops you want to attend. The sign-up sheet is located at the Librarian's desk. Snacks and drinks are provided.
These are the current workshops available and more might be added later on:
Poetry - 13 years and up - Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Arts and Crafts - Ages 5-8 - Mondays from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon
Radio Play - 8 years and up - Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Retablo Painting - 8 years and up - Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Bodyspeak - 13 years and up - Mondays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Tinworking - 8 years and up - July 23rd & 24th - 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Parents and Grandparents, sign up your kids now and let them build self-esteem and have fun with other children. This program is made possible by the New Mexico Children's Foundation, Santa Fe Rotary Foundation for the Arts, and the El Rito Studio Tour.