Accepting Donations Again!

Friends of Libraries and Literacy, Rio Rancho, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 all-volunteer organization that funds libraries and adult, youth and children’s literacy programs. The Friends raise money through the sale of community-donated books, recent magazines, jigsaw puzzles, CDs and DVDs/Blu-rays.

To schedule a donation pickup, send an email to info at-sign folrr.org or go to the Contact Us page. Please include your name and a phone number if you would like a call back. A volunteer will contact you and set up a time to pick up your donation. Tax receipt forms are available.

We are in the process of setting up a physical drop point with the familiar Friends’ donation box.

The Friends were previously known as Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho. However, when the City of Rio Rancho unilaterally dissolved our 37-year-old partnership, we changed our name to Friends of Libraries and Literacy and expanded our mission to include “libraries and literacy in Rio Rancho and surrounding areas”.

Amazon Smile

The Friends participate in the Amazon Smile program. Same prices and items, but 0.5% of what everyone spends is sent to the Friends quarterly. When buying from Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com. You will be asked what charity you want to support, or you can click on this link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-0307889 to automatically select the Friends. It’s fast and easy; a painless way to support the Friends.

Scanner policy: Each store customer may take one small box of books at a time to be scanned in silent mode at a designated table. Unwanted books must be replaced in the proper areas before scanning another box of books. No ISBN scanners or cell-phone scanners may be used except at the designated table.

To subscribe to the monthly book-sale notification email, please fill in the three blanks and click Subscribe.

Shortly after clicking Subscribe, you will receive an email from MailChimp asking you to confirm your subscription. Please follow the instructions in that email to complete your subscription.

We do not sell, loan or rent the mailing list or our members’ and customers’ personal information to anyone. Your email address is only used for Friends of Libraries and Literacy notifications.