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

February, 2021

On Behalf of the Board

Dear Library Supporters,

Julia Clarke

Librarians work every day to make a difference in our community. The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation is delighted to support the staff as they transform our community by bringing resources, stories, ideas and possibilities to life. Be sure to read the delightful profile of the Ernie Pyle Library in this issue of Bookish. It’s true – wonderful things really do come in small packages.

We just learned that a generous donor is matching all donations to the Library Giving Day campaign, which is on April 7 this year. All gifts, large and small, will be matched! $25 becomes $50. $500 grows to $1,000. Just imagine the possibilities for doing Good!

While spending some time on the library’s website, I found two new offerings of interest to me. One is the Culinary Arts database that looks interesting for home cooks as well as food industry professionals. Also, the U.S. Major Dailies database that provides access to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. I encourage you to explore the library website. There are a multitude of free on-line resources available to you!

We are counting the days until April 6 when Albuquerque native Kirstin Valdez Quade will discuss her newest book The Five Wounds for the next “A Word with Writers,” a virtual event in partnership with Bookworks. Buy your tickets here!

We value our readers and appreciate your continued support for our public libraries.

Supporting our Future Together,

News & Events

International District Library BUZZ

At 7605 Central NE you will be able to see the massive crane used to construct the inner steel structure of our magnificent new International District Library.

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Ernie Pyle Library

Surrounded by the neighborhoods of Victory Hills, Nob Hill, Ridgecrest and parts of the UNM North Campus

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What We (Still) Are Reading!

Palaces For The People by Eric Klinenberg is a love letter to public libraries everywhere.

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Lists. Lists. Lists. What did Albuquerque read in 2020?

Our lists of checkouts for items like print books, CDs, and DVDs were all affected by the pandemic.

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A Word with Writers: Kirstin Valdez Quade

Bookworks and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation are pleased to present Kirstin Valdez Quade for A Word with Writers on April 6, 2021.

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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

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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