Belen Public Library

333 Becker Ave., Belen


Belen’s Summer Reading program will run from Friday, June 9, to Friday, July 28. Readers of all ages — zero to 100-plus — are asked to keep reading logs and submit them for weekly prices, plus a celebration with grand prizes at the end of the program.

Teens are encouraged to read novels or graphic novels with themes about friendship, unity, kindness and community in support of the programs over arching theme, “All Together Now.” All reading will be accepted.

Reading logs need to be turned in before Friday, July 28.

Adult readers can participate in local history questions, name that lyric, name that book quote and a library scavenger hunt.

Every Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the library will hold a special activity, speaker or discussion, and a children’s story and craft time surrounding the themes of kindness, friendship and unity.

Friday, June 9: All about Martin Luther King Jr., presented by the Belen Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Commission

Friday, June 16: Be Kind to Books; a presentation for children on how to care for books

Friday, June 23: Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge program demonstration

Friday, June 30: The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science’s Creepy Crawlies Exhibit

Friday, July 7: How can we be kind? A presentation for children all about kindness

Friday, July 14: How are we connected? A lesson for children on unity and togetherness

Friday, July 21: Friendship Fun for children

Friday, July 21: Movie day for adults; “A Man Called Otto”

Friday, July 28: Last day of the summer reading program! Celebrate at the library with a raffle, prizes and more

Bosque Farms Public Library

1455 W. Bosque Loop, Bosque Farms


All events are free, and begin at 11 a.m.

The Bosque Farms Public Library Summer Reading program kicks off on Saturday, June 17.

All programs except the Science Museum Planetarium will be held in the park behind Bosque Farms Public Library. The planetarium event will be at Peralta Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road, Peralta.

Ages one to 110 are eligible to sign up for prizes, crafts and participation.

Sign-ups will begin Monday, June 5, and continue until Friday, July 21. Community members are welcome to attend the events without signing up for prizes and crafts.

Saturday, June 17: Kevin Kinane, music educator and entertainer with his Recycle Band featuring hands-on participation, followed by a carnival with games, crafts, balloons and lots of fun

Monday, June 19: Lin McNickle, jewelry and beading class for all ages

Tuesday, June 20: Greg Cole will teach the basics of martial arts and keeping safe while maintaining integrity

Thursday, June 22: Shkeme (Emmet Garcia), storyteller and educator from Santa Ana Pueblo; followed by Zayne Carl’s rope tricks

Tuesday, June 27: Science Museum Planetarium outreach (The planetarium event will be at Peralta Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Road, Peralta.)

Thursday, June 29: Grant Tosterud, chief meteorologist for KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, will inform and advise attendees about weather

Thursday, July 6: Explora Museum outreach at the library

Saturday, July 8: Music by Trebor Divero, musician featuring family friendly music for all ages

Tuesday, July 11: Los Flores Del Valle, cultural music band for all ages

Thursday, July 13: Farmers’ market organizer George Torrez, planting, and growing education for all ages

Tuesday, July 18: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area educators, hands-on learning about local wildlife and native plants

Thursday, July 20: Cowboy Camelids Alpaca Ranch will bring a live alpaca for an educational lecture about alpacas

Friday, July 21: Members of the Bosque Farms Fire Department will give a talk about fire safety. Come prepared to get wet!

Los Lunas Public Library

460 Main St. NE, Los Lunas


Children’s programming

1 p.m., Wednesday, June 7: Summer reading “All Together Now” kick-off party

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 14: Judy Pancoast, award-winning children’s songwriter and performer

10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 20: Nancy and Her Friends, a much sought after ventriloquist and public speaker

10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, June 28: Rock climbing, Los Lunas Parks Division

10:30 a.m., Friday, July 7: Will Parker children’s musician

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 12: Exotics of the Rain Forest

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 19: Western Troubadours sing “All Together Now”

10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 22: Pint Size Polkas

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 29: Come choose your free book

Teen programming

The Los Lunas Public Library is hosting “We’re Super Creative,” a fun, hands on, bilingual (Spanish and English) science exhibition for children ages 10 to 13. The exhibition will be open during regular library hours, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, July 20: Chalk Party; the library will supply the chalk, you supply the imagination. Participants can sign up for a square to chalk in the library’s courtyard prior to the event. Once the piece is finished, artists are encouraged to post their creations on social media platforms using #chalkparty.

2-5 p.m., Thursdays, June 8, June 15 and July 27: Beginner virtual reality, Xbox and Nintendo switch gaming for teens in the STEM lab

3-5 p.m., Tuesday, July 11: Solar Party for teens; beginner virtual reality, snacks, solar activities, coloring sheets and more in the STEM lab. Free solar glasses will be provided for the eclipse.


  • 1-4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, June 21 and 22: STEAM activities to encourage critical thinking
  • 1-4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, July 12 and 13: STEAM activities to encourage critical thinking

STEAM Club for Teens

3-5 p.m., Tuesdays, June 13, July 18 and July 25: Student-driven STEAM activities

Adult programming

4-5 p.m., Friday, June 9: DIY lip sugar scrub

4-5 p.m., Friday, June 16: DIY Scrabble picture frames

3 p.m., Friday, June 23: Human Library presentation (Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts, 251 Main Street NE, Los Lunas)

3 p.m., Thursday, June 29: Presentation from beekeepers

3 p.m., Saturday, July 8: Local author talk

4 p.m., Thursday, July 13: Paint night

3-4 p.m., every Saturday: Adult coloring

Rio Communities Public Library

360 Rio Communities Blvd., Rio Communities


The Rio Communities Public Library’s summer activities will be held from 10-11 a.m., Wednesdays, June 7 through July 12. Read a few books, decorate some crafts, sing songs, make new friends and win prizes. The activities are open for children ages pre-kindergarten through elementary.

The library will also be holding its summer reading program, “All Together Now.”

Register in advance by calling Amy Lopez at 505-639-6391 or email [email protected] with the child’s name, age, grade and contact information. A parent or guardian must attend with participant(s).

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