Incorporated in 1982, our mission is to encourage support and expand community involvement with Rio Rancho’s public libraries’ services and facilities.
Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho, Inc. (“FOLRR”) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt business entity. FOLRR provides program and activity support to the Rio Rancho Library System. Our revenues are primarily from the sales of donated books. These sales occur in our bookstores located within Rio Rancho’s two public libraries, from online sales, during our once-a-month giant book sales, and periodic additional giant book sales. Private and business memberships, financial donations, and fundraisers (such as bowl-a-thons) provide additional revenues.
Unless in executive session, our board meetings are open to the public. These meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of every month, from 6-8 p.m., at Loma Colorado Main Library.
Our annual general Membership meeting is held in April. This meeting includes Board elections, guest speakers, and a luncheon. During the April 5, 2013 meeting, Babs Langner was elected as President as Mary Roskom, long time President of the Friends, chose not to run for re-election. Our 2014 meeting is scheduled for April 4.
If you would like information about or are interested in serving on our Board, please email your name and phone number to us at info@FOLRR.org! We currently have no limit to the maximum number of members who can serve on our board.
FOLRR is a member in good standing with the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce.
FOLRR also helps Rio Rancho public schools, by collecting box tops and labels found on specially marked items. Depending upon the program, each top or label item could be worth 10¢ when redeemed by a school. Come visit the Friends’ Shop in Loma Colorado Main Library. Browse our vast selection of books and add your box tops and labels to our large plastic collection containers. When the containers are full, we distribute the contents to the participating Rio Rancho public schools. More information is available on www.boxtops4education.com and www.labelsforeducation.com. Help us help our local schools!