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

July, 2021

On Behalf of the Board

Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke
President, APLF Board of Directors

Libraries meet you where you are. . .

. . . at every stage of life. 21st -century life is busy, and there are new challenges every step of the way. Whether it’s taking care of a newborn, helping a fourth-grader with a science fair project, learning a new skill for work, finding something for a teenager with a broken arm, or for a family elder learning to live with the challenge of vision loss.

Library staff members share heartwarming stories of new parents being thrilled to have digital resources available when their babies aren’t sleeping through the night, or of finding just the right audiobooks available to download when it’s not possible to hold a physical book, finding a resource to teach the basics of a software program being introduced at work, and of finding an engaging large print book or audiobook for those family members with vision challenges. The examples are endless. This work happens day in and day out, hour by hour, at all our libraries.

Our public libraries meet you where you are and help you find “just the right thing” for the situation at hand—even if you just need a really funny movie to boost your spirits or a classic holiday tear-jerker, we’re here.

Thank you for your interest in our public libraries. Your continuing support ensures that The Public Library, Albuquerque and Bernalillo County remains a vibrant and effective member of the community, serving all who come through the doors of each of our 18 (and soon to be 19!) libraries every day.

Community Giving. Community Strong.

News & Events

Read to the Dogs

One of the many programs supported by the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation is Read to the Dogs.

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Westgate Public Library

On the city’s western edge is the Westgate Library off 98th Street.

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Why I Give to the Public Library

by Samantha Meyer Gallegos

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Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors

  • Amazon Smile
  • Bookworks
  • The Frost Foundation
  • New Mexico Bank and Trust
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • 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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