Los Alamos County Library System is keeping Native American heritage programs running through the end of January!
Explore contemporary Native American culture like never before— they’ve put together an “exciting” challenge that pulls together a broad range of resources covering a variety of topics, and they’re rewarding participants with some “truly fantastic” prizes. The program ends Jan. 31, so if you haven’t gotten started yet, now is the time!
The challenge has something for everyone—from reading (of course) to watching Rutherford Falls or other highly entertaining videos, planting seeds, and so much more. One of the best things about the challenge is that it was thoughtfully planned to accommodate everyone—the reward-based activities are scaled to work with leisurely and busy schedules alike. Adults and teens will enjoy the thought-provoking content, and parents and children will also find an array of kid-friendly activities. Everything is easily accessible through digital and print content. Through as little as four categories or as many as twelve, participants will learn about contemporary Native culture through art, film, humor, rock & roll and hip hop, regional small businesses, local history, traditional literary genres, and more.
To participate in the challenge, simply visit LosAlamosLibrary.org and watch for the scrolling Native American Heritage tile on the homepage. From there, you can download the game packet, or you can swing by a service desk at either library to pick up the printed version. Prizes include a 1-year family membership to the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, puzzles (for all age groups), books, craft kits, and much more. Please see the game packet for the complete program and prize information. Do you need help accessing the program? Please contact a librarian.
Los Alamos County Library System’s Native American Heritage Reading and Activity Challenge were designed to serve both Native and non-Native users. It is intended to address the need for respectful representation of Native peoples and culture by public institutions, to foster cultural sensitivity among non-Natives, and to provide highly engaging educational opportunities to all. Made possible by the general support of Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.