Contrary to public perception and due to budget constraints, the City of Rio Rancho does not fund library programs. The Friends provide much of that funding for the two public libraries, which serve over 100,000 area residents. Programs funded include musicians, speakers, summer reading programs for children and adults, and our Books for Babies program. Funds are from annual memberships, financial donations, and sales of donated new or gently-used books in our two bookstores and during our second Saturday of each month giant book sales. Community contributions, the dedicated efforts of unpaid volunteers, and an unpaid board of directors make these funds possible.
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