Friday, December 19, 2014
Volunteer of the year: David Hillman!
David has been a volunteer at the Taos Public Library for 30 years! For many of those years, he has come in on Saturdays, often staying until every book has been shelved. You can imagine what a difficult task that is!
Congratulations David! We appreciate all that you do for us.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014
An eye-opening statistic from the latest Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report sends a message to parents, librarians, teachers, publishers, booksellers, authors and anyone else who cares about children reading (or lack thereof): A whopping 73% of kids, aged 6 -17, said they would read more if they could find books they like.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Come visit and have your photo taken with Santa, pick up a free book, and make an ornament or necklace!
This fun holiday event will be December 10th, from 2pm to 4pm. The first 100 children will receive a gift bag from Santa!
For more information, contact the Children's library at 737-2589.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
In case you missed it, this may be the most heartwarming story to come out of the Ferguson protests. The Ferguson, Missouri public library has stayed open in the midst of the violent protests around it because its librarian felt it important to be there for the community. As a result, there has been an outpouring of support and donations from all over.
The Ferguson Public Library is just a block away from the center of demonstrations at the Ferguson Police Department. As we've reported, when violent protests this week led to the burning of more than a dozen businesses and the uncertainty caused schools to close, the library stayed open.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Patrons must present a library card in good standing.
Pass is checked out for 7 days and are non renewable.
Pass must be returned in good condition.
Please note there will be a $25.00 fine if lost or stolen.
If the pass is late, there is a $1.00 per day fine.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Twenty-six Taos Plaza Merchants will give out candy to trick-or-treaters from their businesses as part of their annual tradition. Those businesses are: Artwares, At Home in Taos, Charles Collins Gallery #2 McCarthy Plaza, Coyote Club, Frank Secker Gallery, Hotel La Fonda Taos, Indian Hills Jewelry, Inc., Martinez Art, Mesa’s Edge, Mosaic Fine Dining, Natural Accents Gallery, Open Space, Sage Fine Art, Smoke Signals, Sun Shades and Optics, Taos Accessories, Taos Community Center’s Coop, Taos Mercantile, Taos Mountain Candles (2 locations), Taos Mountain Outfitters, Taos Trading Company, The Chocolate Factory, The Gorge Bar & Grill, The I Love Taos Company and The Village Shop.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The book sale at the farmer's market last Saturday was cancelled, due to inclement weather.
This Saturday, October 25th, from 10 am to 1 pm, in the Taos Public Library community room, will be your last opportunity this year, to snap up some treasures for winter reading. Many books will be discounted!
This is also an opportune time to join the Friends of the Taos Public Library. The Friends support the library through fund raising, helping to develop the library collection, running the library's used book store, and publishing a quarterly newsletter to keep you informed of what's new at your library.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The awards and recognition committee recently chose Taos Public librarian and special events coordinator, Judy Esquival, as the Town of Taos employee of the month! Judy will be honored by the town council members, the mayor, and town manager, at the next town council meeting in September.
All of us here at Taos Public congratulate Judy on being employee of the month!
Next time you visit the library, offer your congratulations to Judy!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
The program will run through August 8th with various crafts, story times, meet and greet with Clifford, visit from the local Fire department and more.
June 20th Summer Reading Program begins with Registration and Book Giveaway 10 am – 4 pm. One free book per child ages birth – 18.
For more information on the Toddler’s and Children’s program, contact the Children’s Library at 575-737-2588.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Mark your calendar! This years book sale dates are:
See you there!
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The bookmobile is run by the state library. It's an invaluable service for those living in remote rural areas without a car, or homebound.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
"Chilton Anderson, long time Friend of the Taos Public Library, has passed away. Our heartfelt wishes go out to Judy and all the Anderson family. The Andersons
were instrumental in founding the “Friends” and their efforts and support helped build the present Taos Public Library. From all of the Friends of the Taos Public Library,
thank you, Chilton."
-posted on the Friends of the Taos Public Library Facebook page.
The Taos Public Library staff would also like to express their condolences to Judy and the Anderson family. We are deeply grateful for all that Judy and Chilton have done for the Taos Public Library.
Friday, March 7, 2014
New FIC G413c
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Family History Workshop
Genealogy specialists will give a free workshop
this Saturday, February 22nd, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
*Bring a pen or laptop*
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
I've compiled a partial list of new, noteworthy (fiction) bestsellers which the Taos Public Library has added in the New Year.
- Booker Prize winner for 2013: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton.
- Pulitzer Prize for fiction: The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson.
- Fiction finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Ruth Ozeki's "A Tale for the Time Being, and Alice McDermott's Someone, (winners of the critics prize announced in March)
- Harvest by Jim Crace.
- Sycamore Row by John Grisham.
- The first phone call from heaven by Mitch Albom.
- The gods of guilt : a novel by Michael Connelly.
- Cross my heart by James Patterson.
- Nostalgia by Jonathan Buckley
- The invention of wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
- The signature of all things by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Plus Mary Oliver's latest, Dog Songs.
Did you know that you can put any of these books on hold from the comfort of your home (with wireless), from your account, found on our website- www.taoslibrary.org
If you have any questions on how to access your account online, please ask for assistance at the reference desk or give us a call.