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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.

Only With Your Continuing Support

The Public Library, Albuquerque and Bernalillo County does a lot with little.

Yes, our taxes fund most of the library’s general operating budget, but your donations to the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation’s (APLF) ANNUAL APPEAL support so much more.

Did you know that in fiscal year 2023, our libraries had over 1.5 million visitors and more than 120,000 children and adults who attended library programs?

In 2023, donations to APLF supported:

  • Programs to enrich early childhood literacy (Every Child Ready to Read®, Early Literacy Centers, Read to the Dogs, Story Hours)
  • Programs to affirm the role of music in building literacy (Ukuleles in the Library, Literacy Kits)
  • Programs to connect children and families to the natural world (Beginning Birding Kits, STEM programs, Leap into Science)
  • Programs to bring our community together (Library Event Guides, Community Baby Showers)
  • And more

Our libraries serve as dynamic centers for education, community building, and personal growth. With your contributions, we will continue to expand the reach of our library system beyond its traditional role.

May we count on you? We are deeply grateful for your support and ask that you fund APLF in its mission by contributing online.

Community Giving. Community Strong.

News & Events

2023 CABQ Glowing Employee Award

Florence Sablan, Manager of the International District Library, was selected as the 2023 CABQ Glowing Employee Award for Arts & Culture.

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Mark Your Calendar for A Word with Writers - Michael Cunningham

Tuesday, January 9 @ 7 pm

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Library Patrons Share Their Library Love

It is a real boost when patrons share their thoughts and let staff know what they appreciate most.

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San Pedro Library Mural Dedication

Community members gathered as New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence (NMPGV) unveiled its 14th mural.

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Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Library Bonds

Thank you for your continuing support.

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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.

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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