Archie Comics cartoonist Tom Moore died at his Texas home. He was 86. The artist helped create Archie comics and the hilarious stories of the freckled youth and his gang in Riverdale for over 30 years.

Teen Poetry Contest

How to Submit Poems for VOYA’s Teen Poetry Contest 2015

Find a Librarian, teacher, or other professional working with youth aged twelve to eighteen to sponsor you in the annual poetry contest. Each of the five winners will receive a $20 cash prize and a copy of the April 2016 issue of VOYA. Please Note: VOYA does not accept entries submitted directly from teens.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Contest submissions may be poems of up to thirty lines on any topic.
  2. Type poem in a Word document. Include poet’s name, age, town, and state and the sponsor’s name, title, organization/school/library, address, and e-mail address.
  3. Name the document file with the poet’s last name. Ex: Smith.doc
  4. Submit one poem per teen.
  5. Contest deadline is December 31, 2015.

VOYA judges will select the top five winningest poems. When notified, sponsors must return the Publication Authorization form which gives parental permission to print the work of the winning poets.

We have a Winner!


Well – actually we have winners!

Those of you who participated in our 2015 UNMASK Summer Reading Program entered a guess as to how many lifesavers you thought were in the jar.  Matthew and Kyan both guessed 300.  The actual amount of lifesavers in the jar was 304.  Way to go Matthew and Kyan – you each get one half of the lifesavers.  The highest guess was 2,057, the lowest 40.  Thanks for playing.  We hope to have another guessing contest in the very near future.  If you have any suggestions about what to put in “our” jar – leave a comment and we’ll see if we can work with it.



UNMASK the Past!


Technology:  12,000 BC to the Present

Join Eric Blinman from the New Mexico Office of Archaeology Studies as he discusses the changes in technology through history.  During this drop-in program artifacts will be available to touch and examine.  So come learn about New Mexico’s past.

Friday, July 10 from 10:00 am to Noon.  All ages welcome to drop-in.