Library Notes

  • The library has a new AWE Literacy Station geared for children aged 2 to 8 years old. (See post.)
  • Book signing for author of "The Adventures of Stinkerpup" Isis Grayling on Saturday, June 3, from 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Summer Story Hour "Make A Better World" is coming! Beginning Wednesday, June 14th, this seven week program will continue every Wednesday from 10 - 11 a.m. through July 26th. (See post.)
  • The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library Board will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the library.
  • Are you interested in joining a new Writer's Group? Meetings held on Fridays, at 10:00 a.m. This is for any writer who wishes to meet with other writers. Beginners, experienced, published, unpublished, writers of fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, bloggers - all are welcome.
  • Preschool Story Hour is conducted every Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. We read books to the children and there is a project every week. It's never too soon to introduce your children to the library!
  • Schedule a meeting at the library. Call 445-9711 to get on the calendar in advance. The library stays open until 6:00 P.M., Monday - Saturday, except for Thursday, when it stays open until 9:00 P.M.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thank you for 2009!

We would like to thank all our patrons and supporters for a great 2009. Without those of you who use our library, there would be no reason for us to be here. We would like to offer a special thanks to Steven F. Havill for the fiction writing workshops he has held free of charge (look for another one in January 2010); John Rereich for his generous donation; everyone who purchased a memorial book in honor of a loved one; those who donated books, movies and magazines to the library; those who bring their children to Preschool and Summer Story Hour; those who bring their small ones to the Library Lapsit (and a special thanks to Ida for conducting this great program!); R.B. Minton for continuing with the Raton Science Cafe; our special library board; the City of Raton, including City Hall and the City Commissioners; and especially to those special people who come in regularly and enjoy using our collection! Thank you very much for your support, we look forward to seeing all of you in 2010!
The Staff of the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Meet and Greet the Aurthor Steven F. Havill

Meet and Greet author/instructor Steven Havill at the Writing and Publishing Evening Forum, to be held August 6, 2009, at 6:00 pm at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library.
Mr. Havill, the author of the popular "Posadas County" series, will discuss writing and publishing. He will answer questions concerning his own work and experiences, and give reading from his two new works, "red, Green or Murder" and "Race for the Dying", which will be published later this year. He will also discuss his eight (8) week "Beginning Fiction Writer's Workshop" which will begin Thursday, August 27, 2009, at 6:00 pm, and be held at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library. Those interested in participating in this workshop may sign up for it at that time.

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Friends Of The Library Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the library announce their annual book sale on April 18, 2008 from 10-2 pm, upstairs in the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library.

Please bring all donations to the library by April 15, 2009 by 5:30 pm.

We cannot sell, so please do not bring the following: damaged or dirty books, textbooks, teaching materials, reader's digest condensed books, and magazines. Thank you, Friends of the Library.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The AJML Bookmark Competition

The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library in cooperation with the Longfellow After School Program held a bookmark competition in December. Eleven total entries were received . The entries were judged by AJML Advisory Board Members Carol Woodworth, Glenna Brink, Kathy Harris, and Jan Schumpert.

Winner for the Kindergarten was Lauren Murray.

Winner for the 1st Grade was Isaac Valdez.

Winner for the 2nd Grade and Up was Alexie Abbott.

The winners received certificates, stuffed animals, and books. All participants received certificates and stuffed animals. The winning bookmarks have been reproduced and are currently being handed out at the front desk at the AJML Library.







Back roll: Alexie Abbott, Claire Durant, Walter Dunn Front roll: Ethen Rea, Dmiti Abboott, Emma Gum

Not Pictured: Angelica Quintana, Frieda Jo Barela, Stormy Murray, Isaac Valdez, And Lauren Murray.