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

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Challenge: Despite support for libraries in bond elections, economic constraints have made public funding inadequate. The libraries struggle to maintain hours, staffing, collections, programs and operations.

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Objective: Develop additional sources of funding, including individual donations, grants and corporate contributions, to restore and revitalize library services and operations for people of all ages and resources.

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Strategy: The Foundation offers donors flexible, tax-deductible ways, including memorials and bequests, to have an impact on libraries in their neighborhoods and community and to create a personal legacy.

News & Events

With a Little Help From Our Friends

Thanks to library lovers, Marsha and Howard Seltzer, and the Friends of the Public Library, the Lomas Tramway Library community room has a new LG 75 inch television.

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Rudolpho Anaya Library

A visit to the Rudolfo Anaya North Valley Library on North 2nd Street is always a pleasure.

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Gizmo Garage

How do I get the library’s eBooks on my aging tablet? That’s the question I took to the Gizmo Garage program at Albuquerque’s Main Library last week.

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All of Us Health Education Programs

The All of Us Health Education at the Public Library still has several opportunities in August to learn about a variety of health topics for all ages!

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Remarks From Dean Smith

Dean Smith addressed the Friends for the Library.

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Library Customer Shares Impact of Reading

A customer at the Cherry Hills Library shared a story about her son.

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Honey, a Support Dog, Enjoys a Story

Honey takes a break from her work at the Sunport.

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Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading is a free 8-week program.

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A Word with Writers: Mira Jacob

An enthusiastic audience of Albuquerqueans welcomed author Mira Jacob back to her hometown on Friday, May 24th.

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Libraries REALLY DO Change Lives!

Library customers confirm that when they express their gratitude to the staff.

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The All of Us Health Education

The All of Us Health Education at the Public Library is excited to announce an 8-week nutrition and cooking demonstration program as well as a 12-week Chair Yoga exercise program beginning in June.

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Sandia National Labs 2019 Grant

Sandia Labs has given APLF a $5000 grant for Cooking for Kids programs.

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ASRT Library Partnership

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists recently launched a unique program to support libraries throughout New Mexico and in many other states.

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New APLF Board Members

The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation has two new and very welcome board members, Julia Grimes and John Heidrich!

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The Main Library

The Main Library, at Fifth and Copper NE, was built in 1975 and designed by well-known Albuquerque architect George Pearl.

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Special Library for Those with Special Needs

Within the New Mexico State Library in Santa Fe is the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

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Museum Discovery Pass Program

Your public library provides eight different passes available to families.

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Additional News Stories

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Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors

  • Amazon Smile
  • Bank of America
  • Bookworks
  • Bubonicon
  • The Frost Foundation
  • New Mexico Bank and Trust
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Smith’s
  • TLC Plumbing
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