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.
We will gladly email you a sale reminder approximately one week before each of our giant sales. (We do not sell, rent, or share our email lists.) Just complete the sign-up form below, and then click “Submit.”
Our Info Center page provides direct links to many topics including gifts, membership forms, upcoming events, and our numerous volunteer opportunities! Visit Tutoring Adults, if you believe in the importance of literacy and have some time to tutor.
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