Patrons enjoying the wi-fi
preparing pollinator garden beds
Zoo to You reptiles
Kaylee Hula Hooping

Afterschool Program

Mondays through Thursdays 3-5pm after school following the school schedule.

Embudo Valley Library afterschool program is an enrichment program serving grades K-6.  The program runs Monday-Thursday during the school year, and is open to public, private, and homeschool students.  The program runs through a partnership between Embudo Valley Library and Embudo Valley Tutoring Association, and is funded by United Way of Northern New Mexico.  New Mexico Arts funds professional arts instruction in the afterschool program.  

Caterpillar Club: Family Fun STEM TO READ Early Literacy

Wednesday mornings, 10:30-12 noon in the Community Center next door to the library.

Caterpillar Club is a free program for children ages 0-5, accompanied by a caregiver (it is not a drop-off program).  Join us for early literacy music, storytime, hands on science, technology, engineering and math, and arts and crafts.  Caterpillar Club is a great way to meet other parents with young children, connect to parenting support from Taos First Steps parenting program, and help your child get ready for school.  Afterwards, you can stop by the library for reading material for your little one!  This program is supported by Brindle Foundation. 

Summer Reading Program

Join us outdoors Thursdays at 10am, for selected activities, with social distancing and a mask.

Read for prizes and activity packets in Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program at Embudo Valley Library, collaborating with program partner Embudo Valley Tutoring Association!  Imagine Your Story summer reading program will be a mix of online classes, activity packets, and in-person sessions. Sign up at Embudo Valley Library or report your reading online here: earn weekly prizes and are eligible to win a grand prize.  

Thursday June 18 at 10am: Dixon Penpals. write your first penpal postcard, Or stop by the library for a penpal activity kit.

Thursday June 25 at 10am: Summer Nature Challenge. nature related activities, or stop by the library for your summer nature challenge activity kit. (Thanks to Pajarito Environmental Education Center!)

STEM 3D Printing and Robotics

Saturday mornings from 10:30am-12 noon, drop-in for 3D printing and robotics.  The library also sponsors a robotics club for Dixon elementary 5th and 6th grade students.  

Program support provided by Northern New Mexico College STEM Mentor program.

Fiesta de Santa Rosa

A volunteer committee organizes the village’s annual Fiesta de Santa Rosa, which takes place on library grounds the last weekend in August.  For the past five years, the library has sponsored a baile folklorico dance troop that performs at the fiesta, led by instructor Charlotte Jaramillo.  

Rio Arriba Imagination Library

Embudo Valley Library is proud to partner with the Rio Arriba Imagination Library, which provides free, monthly, age appropriate books for children ages 0-5.  Stop by the library to fill out a registration form or fill one out online HERE:

Past programs

Summer 2016 Youth Conservation Corps.  In summer 2016 Embudo Valley Library hired six youth to beautify library grounds with a rock wall and landscaping.  They did beautiful work!  $20,396 went directly to youth for wages, training, and education.  Thank you to program partners NM Youth Conservation Corps, Energy Minerals and Natural Resource Department, Sheila Fortune Foundation, McCune Charitable Foundation, and Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area.

Teen Tile Mural Project:  Local tile artist Shel Neymark worked with four local teens to create a tile acequia mural map of the Embudo Valley.  The mural documents historic sites and traditional Spanish place names, and is dedicated to the memory of Estevan Arellano, who conceived the idea. Thank you to funders McCune Charitable Foundation, Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, Quail Roost Foundation, and Sheila Fortune Foundation.

The mural is installed on the Dixon Cooperative Market building.  Come visit!