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

April, 2021

On Behalf of the Board

Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke
President, APLF Board of Directors

Dear Library Supporters,

Wednesday, April 7 is Library Giving Day — a great day to support The Public Library of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County by making a donation during our first Library Giving Day campaign. All unrestricted donations will be matched by a generous donor through the end of April.

2020 and its multiple challenges have illuminated the reality that our public libraries must be there for you when you need them — in person and on-line. Our Library Giving Day campaign underscores the fact that public libraries, small and large, serve as essential public resources for Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. The 21st century library is more than books — it’s the staff, the programs, the books, the digital resources and a gathering place for our community to come together.

Beginning in March 2020, the public library not only helped demystify the challenges of the pandemic but also supplied our community with e-books and audiobooks, online databases as well as both useful and entertaining digital resources.

Staff continue to supply curated lists for reading and learning new skills, original online videos to entertain and teach, and so much more. Our libraries currently are open and services, such as computer access, are slowly being reintroduced with COVID-safe practices. This is wonderful news, especially for those with limited or no computer or internet access.

Won’t you join us in this opportunity to double the value of your gift?
Click here to donate.

Thanking you in advance-
Community Giving. Community Strong.

News & Events

Friends Of The Public Library Bookshop and Book Sales are BACK!

As of Tuesday, March 30, the bookshop has reopened and book sales have resumed.

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Why I Give to the Public Library

John E. Heidrich, PhD, DVM, APLF Board Member

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Get Your High School Diploma Through the Public Library

Your Public Library, the New Mexico State Library and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation are partnering to provide a chance for selected community members to earn a full high school diploma through the Career Online HIgh School.

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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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