Unique New Mexico Summer Reading Program

All across the country, libraries are celebrating Summer Reading in their own unique way. In Santa Fe, the Tribal Libraries program partnered with the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) for a fun and unique summer reading program. This is the second year that the two programs have partnered to offer a summer reading program. This year, they followed the national slogan of “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!”  and activities were centered around health, fitness, sports and games.

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Photo from nmstatelibrary.org

Over 250 kids and chaperones attended this year’s programs from 9 pueblos: Santo Domingo, Acoma, Laguna, Santa Clara, Teseque, San Felipe, Ohkay Owingeh, Cochiti and San Ildefonso. Activities focused on being healthy and active.  Kids learned how to throw an Atlatl, an ancient tool that was used to take down big game, how to grind corn in the traditional way, and how to make tamales among other things. Kids sampled meals that were present in New Mexico before the arrival of the Spanish, such as buffalo, corn, turkey, and strawberries.

 

Read more about this event here.

 

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