Incorporated in 1982, our mission is to encourage support and expand community involvement with Rio Rancho’s public libraries’ services and facilities.
As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt business entity, the Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho, Inc. (“FOLRR”) provides program and activity support to the Rio Rancho Library System via several revenue sources. 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 mega book sales, and from fundraisers. Private and business memberships and financial donations provide additional revenues.
Our board meetings are open to the public, unless in executive session, and usually are held the third Thursday of every month, from 6-8 p.m. at Rio Rancho’s Loma Colorado Main Library.
Our annual general Membership meeting is held in April and includes Board elections. During the April 8, 2011 meeting, two board members were re-elected and another Friend was elected to the board. 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.
|We are members in good standing with the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce.|
|We also help 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 our store, 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!|