Cancelled: Book Sale
Saturday, June 13

Although the Libraries are partially open to pick up books and media on hold, large gatherings are still not possible. For this reason, the Friends of the Library June book sale (Saturday, June 13) is cancelled.

Because of the cancelled sales and limited storage space, we must ask everyone to continue to hold off on donations until we can have book sales again. Thank you.

The next scheduled book sale is Saturday, July 11. We hope to see you then for the special Romance book section, the special vintage Comic book section, the CDs and DVDs, and the 1000s of paperback and hardback books in the sale.

Cancelled: Annual Meeting

While we hope to have a book sale soon with necessary changes to allow appropriate social distancing, but that depends on recommendations from the state and city governments. It is clear, however, the Friends’ annual meeting and luncheon (originally scheduled for April) can not be safely held any time soon. For this reason, the annual meeting for this year must also be cancelled.

Summer Reading Program
Goes Virtual!

Every year, the largest Friends-sponsored activity is the Summer Reading Program. Although the normal program can not be held this year, the Friends are working closely with the Library staff to fund an exciting virtual Summer Reading Program. Registration begins June 8 at rrnm/library. Check the website for more information.

Thank you for your support and understanding in these difficult times. Be safe and stay well.


Friends of the Library is a non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer organization that funds all adult, youth and children’s programs, such as the summer reading and special events, at the Rio Rancho NM libraries. The Friends raise money through the sale of community-donated books, recent magazines, CDs and DVDs.

Monthly sales are the second Saturday of each month (except April 4, 2020) from 10 am to 2 pm at the Loma Colorado library auditorium. In addition, the Friends’ Bookstore in the Loma Colorado library is staffed Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Friday and Saturday to 5 pm. The Friends’ Shop at the Esther Bone library is available when the library is open.

Updated scanner policy: From 10 am to noon, each customer may take one, 1.5 cubic foot or smaller, box of books at a time to be scanned at a designated table in the lobby. Unwanted books must be replaced in the proper areas before scanning another box of books.

No ISBN scanners or cell-phone scanners in the sale room(s) from 10 am to noon; Scanners in silent mode OK from noon to 2 pm.

Come early for the best selection.
Admission and parking are free.

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Ongoing Fundraiser

Whatever the occasion, please remember that Friends participates in the Amazon Smile fundraising program. When buying from Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com. When asked what charity you want to support, please select Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho. Thank you for supporting Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho!