Dig Into Reading This Summer!
“Sharing the Joy of a New Discovery,” Sculpture and casting by Wes and Alice Thompson, at the Tony Hillerman Library in Albuquerque, NM
Hello, everyone! Are you winding down a great school year? Here in New Mexico, there are only a few days left before the last school bell rings and summer break officially begins. Then it will be flip flops, swim suits, road trips, summer programs, outdoor music and lots of sunshine fun.
One great opportunity during summer will be to join the fabulous summer reading programs in public libraries all across the country. This year’s theme from coast to coast is, “Dig Into Reading!” (Check out the PSA video!) Our kids always love to find out the theme each year and have taken seriously the task of picking up their reading log at summer’s beginning. They write down all the books they’ve read each week (or we write what we’ve read to the little ones – even babies are encouraged to participate!) and then they take great joy in taking their log back to any branch of the library to be stamped and to get a little weekly prize for being such good readers.
Libraries are such wonderful, magical places for children. Each book really is its own adventure. Sometimes we go in with purpose and find just the one we’re looking for. Other times we wander in and happen upon delightful surprises. It’s fun to think that children across generations have shared the older books as a community and it’s exciting when we find a brand new book and wonder if maybe we are the first to take it home. Read more »
Susie Tallman & Friends in the Nashville Public Library!
Susie Tallman & Friends were recently featured on “Bringing Books to Life!” the blog of the Nashville Public Libraray. Thanks to Emily and Megan in Music City, USA for this great post!
We love rhymes! Our favorite nursery rhyme CD, Susie Tallman’s Classic Nursery Rhymes, has been a huge hit with preschoolers, teachers and parents alike, so we’d like to rave about Susie and her many wonderful CDs and her new DVD Come On Let’s Go! Read more »
Upcoming Concerts for Spring & Summer 2013!
Mark your calendar and join us for great music and good fun at these New Mexico shows!
Saturday, April 20th: 6:30 p.m. Double Eagle Elementary School Auction, Albuquerque
Thursday, April 25th: 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Shining Stars Pre-school, Rio Rancho
Wednesday, June 5th: 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Balloon Museum Story Time, Albuquerque
Thursday, June 6th: 2:30 p.m. Main Library, Santa Fe
Friday, June 7th: 10:30 a.m. La Farge Library
AND 2:30 p.m. Southside Library, Santa Fe
Tuesday, June 11th: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Corrales Library Summer Series Kick off, Corrales
Wednesday, June 12th: 5:00 p.m. Balloon Museum, Albuquerque
Monday, June 24th: 10:30 a.m. Taylor Ranch Library, Albuquerque
Wednesday, June 26th: 2:00 p.m. Juan Tabo Library, Albuquerque
Thursday, June 27th: 10:30 a.m. Main Library, Albuquerque
Monday, July 1st: 10:00 a.m. Ester Bone Library, Rio Rancho