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

June, 2021

On Behalf of the Board

Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke
President, APLF Board of Directors

Dear Library Supporters,

As I write this letter, our Albuquerque and Bernalillo County library communities are just beginning to experience the relaxation of many of the protective restrictions that have governed our actions since March of last year. Our public libraries are starting to add services with the safety of library users and library staff in mind.

We anticipate many of you will enjoy visiting the library for the first time in months, engaging with the staff, and reacquainting yourselves with the books, music, and movie options available for all ages. Enjoy yourselves!

We extend a warm welcome to our new readers to BOOKISH. It is our hope that this monthly newsletter on the people and places that make up The Public Library, Albuquerque and Bernalillo County will continue to entertain and inform.

Your financial support of the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation (APLF) and your votes for public library issues on City, County, and State ballots are deeply appreciated. Thank you for joining APLF in supporting our marvelous library staff as they continue to provide responsive programming and services to our community.

Community Giving. Community Strong.

News & Events

The NEW International District Library - Opening Late 2021!

In Albuquerque, the International District is the most diverse demographic area of the city—you can hear more than 27 languages spoken there.

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South Valley Library

Many consider the South Valley to be the true soul of Albuquerque.

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Why I Give to the Public Library

by Scott F. Perkins

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Friends of the Public Library Sale

50% Off sale at Friends book sale during the month of June!

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Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors

  • Amazon Smile
  • Bookworks
  • The Frost Foundation
  • New Mexico Bank and Trust
  • Smith’s
  • Speedzone Print & Copy
  • TLC Plumbing

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

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Hohner Kids Musical Toys

Hohner Kids Musical Toys

Since 2017, TLC Plumbing, Heating and Cooling has generously given Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Libraries the ability to circulate Literacy Kits based on the components of the American Library Association’s Every Child Ready Read® program: Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing/Rhyming and Playing.

These kits are designed for parents or caretakers of young children to help ensure that children see and do those things that will prepare them to enter kindergarten or first grade ready to learn. Each kit contains an item related to the theme, such as musical toys, alphabet flash cards, puppets and books. Thank you, TLC!

TLC Plumbing & Utility, an HVAC & Plumbing Company in Albuquerque

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