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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.

October, 2022

On Behalf of the Board

Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke
President, APLF Board of Directors

Dear Library Supporters,

Fall is upon us, and our community is bustling.

The children are in school, and the Balloon Fiesta lifts our eyes skyward with joy. Such a favorite time of year and one that we all enjoy sharing with friends and family.

Speaking of sharing, the new free Fall Event Guide is now available online and at your nearby library. Your continuing financial support for the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation provides the funds for publishing this popular Guide as well as many of the free programs offered at each library branch.

In the new Guide, you will discover new and expanded programming for children, families, and adults: music activities, baby and toddler storytime, family storytime, STEM labs and STEAM programming for all ages, book clubs, computer and mobile device basics, movies and so much more.

Our libraries are an essential part of our ever-growing learning community. Your donation of any size helps to make these and other library programs possible.

Thank you for joining with others who donate to ensure our libraries continue to thrive.

Community Giving. Community Strong.

News & Events

For New and Expecting Moms and Dads! Babies Welcome!

Saturday, Oct 22 from 1:00 – 3:00 at the International District Library

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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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VOTE Nov 8th - Library Bonds are on the Ballot!

Bonds are the ONLY source of funding for informational, educational and recreational materials for our Library!

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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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