Cancelled: Book Sale
Saturday, April 4

Postponed: Annual Meeting
Friday, April 17

Based on the closure of the Libraries and the recommendations to avoid large groups, the Saturday, April 4, 2020 Friends of the Library book sale is cancelled. The annual membership meeting and luncheon, scheduled for Friday, April 17, 2020, is postponed until a date to be determined later.

Because of the cancelled sales and limited storage space, we must ask everyone to hold off on donations until the Libraries reopen.

The next scheduled book sale is a two-day sale on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. 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.

Be well and we’ll see you soon.


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!