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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.

Summer, 2022

On Behalf of the Board

Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke
President, APLF Board of Directors

Dear Library Supporters,

The APLF Board of Directors joins me in expressing our heartfelt gratitude for your response to our second Library Giving campaign in April.

We are always encouraged by your financial support as well as by the expressions of appreciation for our wonderful library staff and the programs and resources provided by the library system.

The library community donated just over $27,000 to support creative programs and services that enrich participants’ lives. The APLF Board individually donated an additional $19,500 as matching funds — for a total of over $46,500. Our heartfelt thanks!

These programs and services include STEM and STEAM programs such as Leap into Science, gardening, food and nutrition classes for all ages, and Beginning Birding Kits. You’ll find a complete list here.

Summer is beginning, and many in-person events will be taking place at your neighborhood library. Pick up a free EVENT GUIDE at any library or check the library website for complete programming information.

Thank you for your continued support of The Public Library, Albuquerque Bernalillo County, and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation.

We look forward to the new beginnings that will take place this summer!

Community Giving. Community Strong.

News & Events

Grand Opening of the International District Library

Saturday, July 9 at 1:00 pm
7601 Central NE, Albuquerque

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Lydia T. Ashanin - Welcome to the APLF Board!

Lydia’s professional background includes over 30 years of impactful marketing and communications experience in New Mexico and nationally.

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Why I Give

Russ Davidson, APLF Board Member

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Friends Book Sale - Second Saturday of Every Month

June 10th from 10–4 pm
Main Library at 501 Copper Ave NW
Lower Level - Activity Room

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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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