Mission: The Foundation, a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization, enhances the Albuquerque Public Library system by raising funds for programs and services essential to literacy and learning.
Challenge: Despite support for libraries in bond elections, economic constraints have made public funding inadequate. The libraries struggle to maintain hours, staffing, collections, programs and operations.
Objective: Develop additional sources of funding, including individual donations, grants and corporate contributions, to restore and revitalize library services and operations for people of all ages and resources.
Strategy: The Foundation offers donors flexible, tax-deductible ways, including memorials and bequests, to have an impact on libraries in their neighborhoods and community and to create a personal legacy.
Lance Chilton inteviews Dean Smith.
This partnership has extended a large grant to select public libraries as it aims to improve health literacy, engage local communities, and raise awareness about the All of Us program for populations underrepresented in biomedical research.
Bookworks and the APLF will present their bi-annual literary fundraiser on Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7 p.m. at the KiMo Theatre.
Bank of America has generously donated to APLF.
Thanks to Sandia National Laboratories/ Honeywell for their 2018 financial support for Code Clubs for Teens for the second year in a row.
Bernalillo County has named the North Valley library after New Mexican author Rudolfo Anaya.
In celebration of the American Library Association’s Teen Tech Week 2018, the library staff conducted a book trailer contest sponsored by the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation.
In a recent article in Construction Reporter author Garry Bollard writes that a new Albuquerque library is set for a historic site in a unique district.
Sign-ups on Amazon and your Smith's reward card help the Library Foundation.