Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho, Inc. (“FOLRR”) was incorporated in 1982. As an all-volunteer membership organization, our staff, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council positions are unpaid. Our Board currently has eleven directors. Our board meetings, unless in executive session, are open to the public. Meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of every month, from 6-8 p.m., at Loma Colorado Main Library.
FOLRR’s Annual Membership Meeting is held in April. This meeting includes Board elections, guest speakers, a luncheon for our members, and Volunteer of the Year recognition and award. April 17 is our 2015 meeting. Members’ Holiday Luncheon is in December.
Our mission is to encourage support and expand community involvement with Rio Rancho’s public libraries’ services and facilities.
Sales of donated books generate most of our revenues. Sales occur in our bookstores within Rio Rancho’s two public libraries, online, and during our monthly one-day and March, June, and September two-day giant book sales. Private and business memberships, financial donations, and special fundraisers provide additional revenues. FOLRR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt business entity and a member in good standing with the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Here’s a list of library events FOLRR funded during fiscal year 2013-2014.
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 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 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!