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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.

June, 2024

On Behalf of the Board

Eryka MacKenzie

Eryka MacKenzie
President, APLF Board of Directors

I am always impressed by all the community support the Library receives.

First, the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation thanks all our community members who reached out to support our libraries during the recent City budget hearings. Several City Councilors said their offices were contacted by more than 200 individuals who expressed concerns over the cut to the Information Technology budget.

Next, we want to give a big thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s Library Giving Time campaign. Your generosity provided nearly $35,000 for library programs and special projects. In addition, we are proud to welcome 65 NEW donors to our library family.

And finally, we have to recognize Dean Smith, who retired on May 17th from his position as Library Director at the Public Library of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. We can’t thank him enough for all his contributions to our community through his 16 years of library leadership. He has been an active part of making our library system what it is today while remaining a valuable resource for the Foundation as we seek to support the programs that best serve our community. Thank you, Dean, for all you have done. Learn more about Dean and his contributions.

The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation wouldn’t be able to do this work without each and every library supporter in our great community. Thank you from all of us on the Foundation Board for supporting our library system.

Community Giving. Community Strong.

News & Events

Looking Back at 16 Years of Accomplishments - Dean Smith

Dean shares his relections on the past 16 years.

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Why I Give

Roberta Price

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APLF Receives GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency

The Platinum Seal of Transparency is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a respected source of nonprofit information.

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Thank You to Our Community Sponsors

Rewards Programs

If you would like more information on how you and your organization or company can support the Public Library, Albuquerque & Bernalillo County, please contact us. We would be pleased to discuss opportunities with you.

Learn More About APLF

By contributing to The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation, you are:

  • Enhancing literacy programs for all ages
  • Improving our children’s reading readiness
  • Improving employment readiness for our workforce
  • Helping families improve their standard of living
  • Making electronic literacy more accessible to all ages
  • Encouraging partnerships with other organizations that share our goals
  • Achieving a personal charitable contribution goal
  • Investing in the well-being and future of our community
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