Welcome to the Children’s Library!

We are delighted to bring you an excellent selection of children’s books, from award winners to timeless classics.

The Children's Library is open during the following times:

Monday - Saturday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

We offer weekly Story Time and Tales for Tots. Call (505) 966-2600 for more information!

Children’s Available Programs:

NASA @My Library

NASA @My LibraryThe NASA program is a STEAM education initiative to enhance STEAM learning in our community. Kids will be able to participate in events and activities based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This includes Rocketeer Academy℠ classes led by the New Mexico Museum of space history, and the NASA@My Library reading challenge which will be from December 1st-31st and carried out on our Beanstack mobile application. There will also be a portable planetarium right inside the Belen Public Library’s Lecture hall!

NASA@ My Library is based upon work funded by NASA under cooperative agreement No. NNX16AE30A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of NASA@ My Library and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Register for NASA @My Library If you would like to join NASA @My Library please fill out the following form and Summer will get back to you soon. You can also call 505-966-2608 or email summer.ludwig@belen-nm.gov if you have any questions or would like more information.


Child's Name(Required)
Please enter a number less than or equal to 20.
Parent/Guardian Name(Required)

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a fun club for kids that are in the 6th-12th grade age range.
In this club, the kid’s learn about coding, computer science, digital art and build friendships!
Girls Who Code will be on Saturdays 10:00-11:00am in the library.

Register for Girls Who Code. If you would like to join Girls Who Code please fill out the following form and Summer will get back to you soon. You can also call 505-966-2608 or email summer.ludwig@belen-nm.gov if you have any questions or would like more information.

Child's Name(Required)
Please enter a number less than or equal to 20.
Parent/Guardian Name(Required)

Battle of the Books

The Belen Public library is recruiting a team to participate in the New Mexico Battle of the Books. The New Mexico Battle of the Books is a reading competition for students in grades 4-8. Children read and meet with their peers throughout the year, then enter a quiz-style battle, with four rounds, in which they are asked about books that they have read from the year’s designated Battle of the Books reading list. The New Mexico Battle of the Books encourages the youth of New Mexico to read high quality literature, have fun, and compete by demonstrating their knowledge of books. Call (505)966-2608 to Register

Story Time

Story Time is a great program where parents and kids get together to read stories, sing songs and participate in activities and crafts! It is held every Saturday at 2pm on our patio.

To register for Story Time please fill out the following form.

Child's Name(Required)
Please enter a number less than or equal to 11.
Parent/Guardian Name(Required)

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

The Belen Public Library has partnered with Libros for Kids to bring you the opportunity to register for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library!

This is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth until they begin school in participating areas. You can sign up by coming by the Library and filling out a registration form, or by printing out a registration form below and mailing it to:

Libros for Kids, Inc.
2052 CALLE PAJARO AZUL NW
ALBUQUERQUE NM 87120

Virtual Story Time

Virtual story time is a program that was made during the pandemic. Follow along with Miss Alyissa’s recorded videos online as she reads a collection of randomly selected stories. These stories involve inspiring messages, fun adventures, educational content, and some are just great bedtime stories.

View the Story Time Videos