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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.

December, 2022

On Behalf of the Board

Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke
President, APLF Board of Directors

Dear Library Supporters,

In the spirit of the season, please accept our heartfelt thanks to the donors and sponsors who made these smiles possible. We couldn't have done it without you.

Community Giving. Community Strong.

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Thanks to Sandy Rock and customers of the International District Library for these photographs.

News & Events

Why I Give

Amy Henne, APLF Board Member

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Neighborhood Libraries Strengthen Communities

If you have the skills to read a newspaper, quickly skim a restaurant menu, or savor the first chapter of a new book, you have learned an incredible skill that will enhance your life many times over. Yet, in he United States, the richest country in the world, an astonishing 32 million American adults - 14% of the population - are considered illiterate.

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Your Library is so Much More than Books

When you think of a library, what comes to mind? Books and more books? Marion the Librarian? Quiet places?

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Why I Give

Rayme Romanik, APLF Board Member

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APLF is pleased to be awarded a Sandia Educational Success Grant to be used for scholarships to the Career Online High School. Sandia is committed to improving the lives of people in our local communities by increasing family stability, improving educational success, and supporting community leadership. We sincerely thank Sandia for this award.


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What is Career Online High School (COHS)?

COHS is open to Albuquerque and Bernalillo County residents who are at least 19 years old and have successfully completed 8th grade and wish to earn their high school diploma. Applicants who successfully complete an online self-assessment and prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview, will be considered for enrollment. Program applicants must have a library card in good standing or be willing to apply for a library card.

How will students be selected for the program?

Enrollment is limited, and demand is high. Currently, six students are receiving full scholarships. The six scholarships covered by the Sandia National Laboratories Educational Success Grant are being matched by the New Mexico State Library, enabling our library system to enroll a total of 12 students at this time. Click here for a complete program overview.

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