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Vision: To support the pursuit of knowledge, community life, and limitless learning opportunities for everyone.

Mission: The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation raises funds to enrich Library programs, services and facilities.

April, 2023

On Behalf of the Board

Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke
President, APLF Board of Directors

As always, our heartfelt thanks to the donors who made 2023 Library Giving Time such a success. One by one, we see small and large donors continue to join us in strengthening our Public Library system throughout Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Thank you for being part of our growing community!

We appreciate all the support you have shown throughout our 2023 Library Giving campaign. Every click, like and comment on social media, every subscriber to our newsletter, every single donation makes a real difference. We truly could not do this without you.

Community Giving. Community Strong.

News & Events

Bookworks Relaunches A Word With Writers

Join us at the KiMo Theatre for Colson Whitehead in conversation with Hakim Bellamy.

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Taylor Ranch Library & Ken Sanchez Community Room

Placed on the edges of the Petroglyph National Monument, this library is truly a neighborhood gem.

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Community Baby Shower

For new & expecting Moms & Dads. Saturday, April 22 from 1-3 pm

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APLF is pleased to be awarded a Sandia Educational Success Grant to be used for scholarships to the Career Online High School. Sandia is committed to improving the lives of people in our local communities by increasing family stability, improving educational success, and supporting community leadership. We sincerely thank Sandia for this award.


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What is Career Online High School (COHS)?

COHS is open to Albuquerque and Bernalillo County residents who are at least 19 years old and have successfully completed 8th grade and wish to earn their high school diploma. Applicants who successfully complete an online self-assessment and prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview, will be considered for enrollment. Program applicants must have a library card in good standing or be willing to apply for a library card.

How will students be selected for the program?

Enrollment is limited, and demand is high. Currently, six students are receiving full scholarships. The six scholarships covered by the Sandia National Laboratories Educational Success Grant are being matched by the New Mexico State Library, enabling our library system to enroll a total of 12 students at this time. Click here for a complete program overview.

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