Your Donation Matters.

Gifts of all sizes combine to have a real impact in our library system. Your donation will allow APLF to support our library system in responding to the changing needs across our community.

Programs and services supported by APLF 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.

The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation appreciates your generosity and thanks you for your support.

To Donate Online

  1. Click the Donate button below.
  2. After entering the amount of your donation, the next screen allows you to “Write a note.” (Here's what you'll see). If yours is a memorial or celebration gift, please be sure to include:
    • The name of the individual(s) being celebrated or remembered
    • The notification address, and
    • Any special instructions

To Donate by Mail

The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation
P O Box 25792
Albuquerque, NM 87125

If yours is a memorial or celebration gift, please be sure to include:

  • The name of the individual(s) being celebrated or remembered
  • The notification address, and
  • Any special instructions

2022 Memorials & Celebrations

  • In loving memory of Natalie Ashanin
    • Lydia Ashanin
    • Patricia Nelson
  • In appreciation of the Cherry Hills Library staff
    • Mary Kelly
    • Michele Rost
  • In celebration of Courtney's Birthday
    • Alan Landers
  • In memory of Suzanne DuBroff
    • Gil and Julia Clarke
    • Richard and Janet DuBroff
    • Stephen Kurtenbach
    • The family of Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Nguyen
    • Dan and Norma Rice
    • Bill and Susan Saathoff
    • Peter and Sandra Stern
  • In memory of Anna Mae Duggan
    • Michael Holcomb
  • In honor of Judy Gibbon
    • John Gibbon
  • In memory of Peter Henne, who loved the library
    • Amy Henne
  • In memory of Geraldine Keating
    • William and Marcia Annan
    • Douglas A. Samuelson
    • Marvin and Allyssa Schulz
  • In appreciation of the Library System
    • Suzanne Marks
    • Riann Martinez
    • Judith Wanhala
  • In appreciation of the Los Griegos Library staff and Rhondaʼs outstanding artwork
    • Irvin D. Longenbaugh
  • In memory of James Martin
    • Kaye Martin
  • In memory of Avelina C. Muller & Carlos B. Muller — They are irreplaceable
    • Monica Muller
  • In loving memory of Lynn B. Olsson
    • Kathleen Rafferty
  • In memory of Deborah Reichman
    • Kelsey and Catie
  • In memory of Carol Smith
    • Julia Clarke
  • In memory of Mark Steele
    • Susan Fox
  • In honor of the Tony Hillerman Library Staff
    • Margaret Batsel
  • In memory of Charles Yahne
    • Caroline Yahne
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2021 Memorials & Celebrations

  • In memory of an Avid Reader
    • Susan Clark
  • In memory of Patrick J. Baca
    • Mary Elizabeth Baca
  • In honor of our three grandsons: Noah Baker, Rafi Bernstein and Quinn Bernstein
    • Julia Grimes and Jeff Baker
  • In memory of Josephine "Josie" Bencomo
    • Alice Baca
  • In memory of Jane Blanshard
    • Clemency B. Wings
  • In honor of My Favorite Bookworm's 39th Birthday
    • Courtney Baxter
  • In memory of CPT Thomas J. Casey
    • Anonymous
  • In memory of Bev Miles Chapman
    • Ruth Burstrom
    • Judy and Charles Gilman
  • In honor of the Cherry Hills Library Staff
    • Michele Rost
  • In honor of Julia Clarke (in gratitude for her service)
    • Brenda Dawson
    • Sarah Kotchian
  • In honor of Jim Collie
    • Leanne Yanabu
  • In honor of the East Mountain Library Staff
    • Charlene Bond
    • Jill Hankins
  • In honor of the Ernie Pyle Staff
    • Stephanie Fuchs
    • Jennifer Starr and Eugene Lesser
  • In memory of Robert Fleming
    • Nancy Adam
    • Ruth Burstrom
    • Gail Chynoweth
    • Henry and Jan Davis
    • Peter J. Feibelman
    • Diane Fleming
    • Suzanne Freeman
    • Kathy Hoover
    • Pam and Tony Meyers
    • Merri Rudd
    • Michael and Shari Siegel
    • Harry and Marilyn Thurlo
    • Michael and Margaret Tompsett
  • In honor of Judy Gibbon
    • John Gibbon
  • In honor of Julia Grimesʼ Dedication
    • Karen Taylor
  • In memory of Jeannie Hall
    • Carolyn Peterson
  • In memory of Peter Henne
    • Amy Henne
  • In memory of Patricia Hill
    • Tara Byers
  • In honor of Joyce Hyinkʼs 89th Birthday
    • Kathy Harper
  • In appreciation of the Juan Tabo Library Staff
    • Joel Casman
  • In honor of Barb Kuttler
    • Gail Kaplan
  • In honor and appreciation of the Library System
    • The Baiardo Family
    • Susan Broidy
    • Doug Madison and Wilhelmena Haynes
    • Madelynne Johnson
    • Nancy Pace
    • Alison Riley
    • Lynette Rose
    • Katherine Speilmann
    • John Washburn
    • Robert White
  • In honor and gratitude of Ms. Lizzy at Ernie Pyle for her dedication to story time for children
    • Lillian Greenawald
  • In memory of Brian J. Lewis
    • Joe and Veronica Lewis
  • In honor of the one of a kind librarian who made the purple dragon (and many other wonderful creations) at the Los Griegos Library
    • Dwayne Longenbaugh
  • In memory of my parents, Emma & Norman Lyon, who loved to read
    • S.J. Lyon
  • In memory of John P. Mahon
    • Robert Upshaw
  • In memory of Lloyd Hartley Martin
    • Linda Bay Chu and Dahlon Chu
  • In memory of Jane Fahey McDonald
    • Kathleen Luger
  • In memory of Helen McKee
    • Janet Saiers
    • Los Amapolas Garden Club
  • In memory of Anne McRedmond
    • Laura Niel
  • In memory of Roger and Candice Pearson
    • Marjorie Pearson
  • In memory of Veronica Reed
    • Leroy Lehr
  • In memory of Barbara Rosen
    • Kathleen Luger
  • In honor of Joan Spicci Saberhagen and her love of books and libraries!
    • Eric, Kari and the Montana crew
  • In memory of Jim Sullenberger
    • Alice Baca and Gil and Julia Clarke
  • In honor of their grandson Remsen Orion Switz
    • Betty Jo Switz and Gary Cooper
  • In honor of the Tony Hillerman Library Staff
    • Paul Laub
  • In honor of the Villa Family
    • Jane Villa
  • In memory of Philip “Flip” Welsh
    • Courtney Angermeier
  • In memory of William C. Winkler
    • Heather Gallegos-Rex
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2020 Memorials & Celebrations

  • In memory of Robert Fleming
    • Bryan and Janice Beck
    • Hugh and Margaret Bell
    • Susan Buffum
    • Mickey S. Carter
    • Lance and Kathy Chilton
    • Marilyn Chynoweth
    • Gil and Julia Clarke
    • Christine Clemens
    • Ravenel Curry III
    • Marjorie Cypress & Philip Jameson
    • Lauren Edgerton
    • Lynne Edgerton
    • Barbara Fay
    • Peter and Lori Feibelman
    • Chuck and Judy Gibbon
    • Ronald Gibbs
    • Charles and Judy Gilman
    • Ron and Roberta Glaser
    • Richard and Ann Gonzales
    • Patrick and Julia Gore
    • Jeff Baker and Julia Grimes
    • Cary and Vivien Hardy
    • Lee Hilton
    • Vera Hough
    • Janice Kapferer
    • Jon Kaplan
    • Elizabeth Kubie
    • Joel and Dotty Kuhn
    • Paul Kurtz
    • David and Susan Lang
    • Sidney and Donna Law
    • Michael and Mina Jo Linver
    • Donna Lockridge
    • Mark Lee and Julia W. Hsu
    • Kathleen Main
    • Christa Manning
    • Frank Merrick
    • Robert and Sharon Munger
    • Chris and Renee Patton
    • Marge Petersen
    • Julia Phillips
    • Nancy Plaxico
    • David and Mary Proctor
    • Rayme Romanik
    • John and Janice Roper
    • Patricia Rosenak
    • Joe and Susan Salsberry
    • Laurel and Bob Shaw
    • Theo Siegrist
    • Jerry and Carolyn Simmons
    • Paul Smit
    • Matthew Smith
    • Stephen Spitz and Lynn Schibeci
    • Bruce and Carol St John
    • Mary Starun
    • Roger and Joanne Sternberg
    • Arthur Stuart
    • Douglas Thiesen
    • Robert Guerin Thompson
    • Jim and Kyra Todd
    • J. Pace Vandevender
    • Mark Wakefield and Mary Owens
    • Philip and Betty Weber
    • Peter and Kathryn Weidener
    • Bruce and Lorna Wiggins
    • Bill and Maria (Roo) Zimmer

  • In memory of Marina Maestas
    • Julia Clarke
  • In honor of Judy Gibbon
    • John Gibbon
  • In honor of Rayme Romanik
    • Peggy Boyar
  • In memory of Peter Henne
    • Amy Henne
  • In honor of Joan Spicci Saberhagen
    • Eric Saberhagen and the Montana Crew
  • In memory of Thomas and Rachel Hardin
    • Roger and Ann Porter
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2019 Memorials & Celebrations

  • James Hartley In memory of Dolores Hartley
  • Lori King In memory of Charlie Painter
  • Rob Mahon’s Class at Hoffmantown Church In memory of Glenda Edwards
  • T.W. Edwards and Mrs. W. Hicks In memory of Glenda Edwards
  • Susan and Sam Keith In memory of Louise Grimes
  • Julia Grimes and Jeff Baker In memory of Louise Grimes
  • Alexis and Laurance duPont In honor of Julia Clarke
  • John Gibbon In honor of Judy Gibbon
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2018 Memorials & Celebrations

  • Chuck & Judy Gibbon In memory of Mary Callahan
  • Julia Clarke In memory of Maeallen Form
  • Alice Baca In memory of Peggy Plumbe
  • Alice Baca In memory of Suzy Sultemeier
  • Julie Denning In memory of Suzy Sultemeier
  • Patricia Haber In memory of Suzy Sultemeier
  • Alice Baca In memory of Karen Crespin
  • Julia Clarke In memory of Karen Crespin
  • John Gibbon In honor of Judy Gibbon

A Gift of Love
Memorials & Celebrations

Recognize someone you love or a person who made a difference in your life. Give a donation in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone you admire and they or their family will receive a personal note from us letting them know about your generous gift. You’ll find 2022 Memorials & Celebrations noted below, along with the listings of gifts from previous years.

Giving for the Future

The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation (APLF) is the nonprofit designated to receive bequests and other planned gifts to benefit the Public Library, Albuquerque & Bernalillo County. Naming APLF as a beneficiary will enable you to support your public library system into the future, and, in some instances, receive tax benefits.*

The simplest way to make a planned gift is to name APLF in your will or trust. Here is an example of wording that might be used to designate a fixed sum or percentage of your assets to The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation.

“I give to The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation. Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit corporation, PO Box 25792, Albuquerque, NM 87125 (Federal Tax I.D. # 45-2688338), the amount of $ ______ or _____ % of the residue of my estate for purposes deemed appropriate by the APLF Board of Directors."

Gifts to the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation (APLF) do not fund basic library operations. Instead, we work closely with the Library Director to determine where private funding will expand and enhance the library’s work, helping the library offer services and programs and undertake building enhancements that might not be possible otherwise.

*Please seek advice from your financial advisor, lawyer or tax professional. For more detailed information, please refer to the APLF Gift Acceptance Policy.

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