Share our passion for literacy and community!

  • Mission: Encourage support and expand community involvement with Rio Rancho’s public libraries’ services and facilities.
  • Motto: Community Empowerment through Literacy.
  • Vision: Funding world-class programs provided by a world-class library system to a fully and highly literate Rio Rancho community.

Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho, Inc. (“FOLRR”):

  • All-volunteer membership organization
  • Incorporated in 1982
  • 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit
  • Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce member in good standing
  • Unless in executive session, board meetings are open to the public
  • Open meetings are usually 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month
  • April Annual Membership Meeting includes Board elections, guest speakers, a luncheon for our members, plus Volunteer of the Year recognition and award.
  • Members’ Holiday Luncheon is in December

Revenue Sources:


  • Quality programs and library events, for all ages, held within Rio Rancho’s two public libraries.
  • Literacy programs including Books For Babies, Summer Reading programs for children and adults.
  • Community involvement with Rio Rancho public schools through the collection and distribution of donated special box tops and labels for education.  For schools, each redeemed special box top is worth 10¢.  Labels can be redeemed for school merchandise.  Bring your collections to Friends’ Shop within Loma Colorado Main Library, and place in the marked collection containers.  FOLRR distributes the contents to participating Rio Rancho public schools.
  • Thank you for actively promoting literacy!

Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser volunteers Picking up Large Donations Friends in Board succession Enjoying Friendships at a Holiday luncheon Community Partnerships for Books for Babies Community Partnerships for increased book donations Book Sale Volunteers Bookstore at Loma Colorado Main Library Bookstore at Esther Bone Branch Library
Rio Rancho's "Shop Rio" logo Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce member Boxtops-for-education collections LabelsForEducation collections Smith's Community Rewards Card program