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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.

Colson Whitehead Brought us to Our Feet

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Colson Whitehead at the Kimo
Colson Whitehead books

How exciting to be back at the KiMo Theater and to enjoy such an outstanding presentation by Hakim Bellamy and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Colson Whitehead.

There was a short monsoon rain just before the doors opened, but it didn’t diminish the anticipation and enthusiasm of the nearly sold out audience.

As this was the first "A Word With Writers" in-person event since 2019, there many waves and hellos to friends and colleagues across the aisles of the theater.

Mr. Bellamy’s well-prepared questions were met with Mr. Whitehead’s thoughtful and authentic responses much to the delight of the audience.

The audience’s rousing standing ovation at the end of this notable event was an uplifting moment.

Autographed copies of Mr Whitehead’s recently published novel, Crook Manifesto - the second book in his Harlem trilogy, were ready for ticket holders as they came in the doors.

APLF is grateful to Bookworks for bringing this program to Albuquerque and for their partnership with the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation.

We also wish to thank the many volunteers and staff who worked tirelessly behind the scenes. Well done!

News & Events

Albuquerque is Reading

Youth Services Coordinator, Debbie Hassi, reports that the 2023 Summer Reading Program is a huge success!

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Why I Give - Kay Rhoads, APLF Board Member

Reading is central to who I am and what I know. Libraries are where the books are.

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Another Successful Community Baby Shower

Our spring Baby Shower was held this year in the Community Room at the International District Library.

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Experience Our Soon-to-be Upgraded Library System

The Public Library, Albuquerque and Bernalillo County will soon unveil a significant upgrade to the online system.

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Thank You to Our Community Sponsors

Rewards Programs

If you would like more information on how you and your organization or company can support the Public Library, Albuquerque & Bernalillo County, please contact us. We would be pleased to discuss opportunities with you.

By contributing to The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation, you are:

  • Enhancing literacy programs for all ages
  • Improving our children’s reading readiness
  • Improving employment readiness for our workforce
  • Helping families improve their standard of living
  • Making electronic literacy more accessible to all ages
  • Encouraging partnerships with other organizations that share our goals
  • Achieving a personal charitable contribution goal
  • Investing in the well-being and future of our community
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