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

May, 2021

On Behalf of the Board

Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke
President, APLF Board of Directors

Dear Library Supporters,

I speak for the entire APLF Board of Directors when I say that we are overwhelmed with the positive response to our first Library Giving Day campaign. Because the campaign continued through April 30, we need a bit of additional time to announce the results. However, one thing came through loud and clear: Albuquerque and Bernalillo County residents love their libraries. In addition to generous donations, many shared their gratitude for the fabulous staff and resources available at our public libraries. Here are a few examples:

  • “Thank you for many happy hours Reading!”
  • “Thank you for all you do, especially during these COVID times. My audiobooks have been a lifeline!”
  • “I dedicate this donation to the staff – especially during the last year of pandemic restrictions…. I appreciate all the help and services the staff have provided me….”

We also were so pleased with the support of many devoted readers who attended the April 6 “A Word with Writers” event. Kirstin Valdez Quade was an engaging guest, and a wonderful ambassador for the talent nurtured in New Mexico. If you would like a copy of The Five Wounds with a signed bookplate, please contact Bookworks. You might enjoy the Bookworks YouTube page as well.

It’s hard to believe summer is upon us. We have our fingers crossed that it will soon be safe for readers of all ages to return to their libraries and begin exploring all the exciting things they have to offer! If your students need additional support as the school year winds down, please don’t forget the Homework Help resource—live tutors at your fingertips!

Whatever your needs, our libraries have something to offer!

Community Giving. Community Strong.

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Shopping with AmazonSmile Makes a Difference!

The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation supports shopping locally. However, should you shop with Amazon, we are delighted to share that you can now use the Amazon Shopping app on your mobile phone to sign up for AmazonSmile and select “Albuquerque Public Library Foundation” as your favorite charity.

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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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