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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Information from the NM State Library for HELP WITH BUSINESS LOANS AND AT HOME SCHOOLING follows below:
Last week, the New Mexico Economic Development Department (gonm.biz) and the Small Business Administration presented a webinar to assist small business owners in applying for government economic relief opportunities. The webcast of that presentation is available online (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnVEK9nqjjY&feature=youtu.be). Additional forms, including application and information sheets about the paycheck protection program, and a question and answer sheet, are available as attachments to the El Valle Community Center News Blog FOR FAMILIES LEARNING AT HOME
Local schools as well as the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) are providing information, resources, and support for students learning at home. NMPED has a list of resources to help teachers and families access supplemental resources and learning ideas (https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/…/safe…/covid-19-coronavirus/). Older students can get help with their assignments by using the Brainfuse (http://home.brainfuse.com/) online study and tutoring portal. Students can also do research and learning using Kids Info-Bits ( https://go.gale.com/ps/start.do…). This site provides information about a wide range of topics, and offers full audio versions for many entries.
A partnership between the Albuquerque Public Schools and New Mexico public media stations is bringing new educational opportunities to students who are now learning from home. Beginning April 6th, public broadcasting stations will provide lessons to support learning for students ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade. According to an article in the Las Cruces Sun News, “educational broadcasts will cover an array of subjects and give elementary-aged students the opportunity to access valuable learning tools even though they are unable to physically attend class for the remainder of the year.” Lesson topics and grade-level materials will be provided according to a daily M-F schedule available at KRWG learning website (https://www.krwg.org/learning). Programming will also be available on-demand for viewing after the event through the APS youtube video channel (http://home.brainfuse.com/) and will include bi-lingual materials.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Meeting Room Improvements

This summer the meeting room was repainted and re-tiled for the first time since the 1995-1996 renovation.  It has a fresh new look, thanks to the efforts of Leonard Zamora, city employee.  Further improvements will be folding doors in the previously 3 open doorways that lead into the collection. Blackout shades will be hung.  This fall the improvements will conclude with the installation of a new large screen TV and two gaming systems that will be available for use in the library when the meeting room is not scheduled. 
  The meeting room is availble for scheduling for non-profit meetings and events.  Call the library at 445-9711 to make use of this free space.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

New AWE Literacy Station at the library for children.

The AJM Library is happy to announce that we now have an AWE Learning Station. This AWE Station is geared for children aged 2 to 8 with over 70 pre-loaded programs (no internet connection for safety purposes) and 4,000 activities that promote literacy and school readiness. These programs follow the STEM/STREAM learning goals with activities in numbers/math, letters/reading including sight words, phonics and writing, science, social studies/geography, art and music. It includes a color coded keyboard to help children locate letters, numbers, symbols and command keys, as well as a mouse and touch screen, Before we had installed it one hour, a four year old came in with his mother and headed directly to it. This AWE Station sits in the children's section and we hope both children and parents will enjoy using this very child friendly and happy way to learn early and keep ahead in the early grades. Come take a look! (Please sign up at the front desk for use.)

Summer Story Hour "Make A Better World" is coming!

Summer Story Hour, "Make A Better World!", is coming! A seven week program, it will begin on Wednesday, June 14th and continue every Wednesday through July 26th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. There will be reading, crafts and handouts from children through preschool and younger through the 5th grade. (Older children who are interested are also welcome.) As always, we will hand out reading logs each week. As children read or are read to during the week, each title should be written down on the log and turned in the next week at Story Hour. They can also count the books read to them during Story Hour. According to how many books are logged, they will be given library dollars to spend in the library store which carries prizes for various 'prices'. The handout for the first week will be a book for each child to take home and keep, purchased by the library through the Scholastic Literacy Partnership. Looking for something for your children to do? Summer Story Hour Makes a Better World!