Studies show that just six minutes of reading decreases blood pressure, lowers heart rate, and reduces stress by up to 68%. Just imagine if you read 100 books!
Join fellow readers for a chance to earn badges all year long!
How it works:
Sign up online here: https://corraleslibrary.beanstack.org
Download the Beanstack Tracker app
No internet access? Call the Library at (505) 897-0733 and we will help log your reading.
Read, listen, and create book reviews. Log each book read or listened to on the site. Create a book review: drawing, photograph, poem, emoji, or text telling us what you think of the book.
Log reading, upload book reviews, earn badges!
Teen Volunteer Program
The teen volunteer program is a great way to both get in service hours a school might require as well as earn valuable on the job experience that can go towards building a resume.
Our library offers shifts that you can choose to schedule yourself in based on your available schedule.
Mondays: 4-5 p.m.
Tuesdays: 4-6 or 5-7 p.m.
Thursdays: 4-6 or 5-7 p.m.
Fridays: 4-5 p.m.
Saturdays: 11-12 p.m.
We realize that the offered schedule may not be the right fit for all teen volunteers, so if there is a more appropriate schedule for you then please talk with the youth services librarian. Also, life can change with seasonal activities so the youth services librarian will email out a schedule to choose from each month so that the volunteer can adjust their hours on a monthly basis if needed.
Words vs. Images Winners:
Flash Fiction Piece: Thorns and Roses
By Aria Johnson
We are penning you this note because briars of vileness and death once choked out the world’s light. Nations shattered, innocents drowned, and children perished. Though we were bathed in tears and you in blood, though oceans writhed and bombs assailed, hope was glowing within us all. Throughout tragedies, the light of love remained. Finally, we obtained the victory of peace. The bells are ringing, but they are cracked, and the morning is dawning, yet it hasn’t arrived. Therefore, brothers, come home, and together we will pluck the white rose from the conquered thorns.
The women of your town
Ants on a Log
By Hayden Robinson
The ant hill next to the puddle was the biggest and grandest hill around. Other ants came from many feet away just to see the hill. A boy and his dog trampled the hill intentionally destroying days of work.
When the hill was trampled it depressed many ants. They decided they did not want to put in the work to maintain a hill, so they decided to move to a nearby log. So now, they are...were, ants on a log.
The Language of the Dragonflies
By Gabi Pérez
It was a quiet dusk up at the lake after we heard the news about Maxine, and I was walking along the trails gathering my thoughts. In a nearby tree, I spied two dragonflies as still as the lake. Memories flashing before my eyes, it was all so sudden, and it was the day before our soccer tournament. I decided to go back for supper, but I just poked at it a bit. I guess I wasn’t as hungry as I thought so I went to her room to read her comics.
“Amelia! Amelia!” my sister, Maxine, faintly called.
|Khan Academy is a great resource for homeschooling as well as just a supplementary tutoring tools.|
|This is a great resource for all sorts of subjects ranging from social studies to sciences. Some of these courses can fill in any state requirement gaps that other online home school curriculums might not cover.|
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