The mission of Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho, Inc. is to support and promote library programs and to expand community involvement with the Library’s services and facilities.

Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho, Inc.:

  • All-volunteer membership organization
  • Incorporated in 1982
  • 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit
  • Board meetings are open to the public and 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
  • Members receive a 10% discount at the Loma Colorado Library bookstore.

Revenue Sources:

  • Sales of donated books: in our two bookstores, online, and at monthly book sales
  • Memberships and financial donations
  • The Friends participate in the Amazon Smile program. When you buy something from Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com. Same prices and the same stuff, but 0.5% of what you buy will be sent to the Friends. (No personal information is sent, just the 0.5%.)
    • The first time, 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.

Funding Priorities:

  • 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.
  • Thank you for supporting library programs!

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