We’re passionate about literacy and our 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.

We cordially invite you to join us as together we encourage support and expand community involvement with Rio Rancho’s public libraries’ services and facilities.

Incorporated in 1982, Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho, Inc. (“FOLRR”) is an all-volunteer membership organization: staff, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council positions are unpaid.  Welcoming community support, FOLRR has no maximum number of board members.  Unless in executive session, board meetings are open to the public.  Meetings are usually 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Loma Colorado Main Library.  Interested in expanding literacy and serving on our Board?  Please email your name and phone number to us at info@FOLRR.org!

Our April Annual Membership Meeting includes Board elections, guest speakers, a luncheon for our members, plus Volunteer of the Year recognition and award.  The Members’ Holiday Luncheon is in December.

Sales of donated books generate most of our revenues.  Sales occur in our bookstores within Rio Rancho’s two public libraries, online, and during our one- and two-day giant monthly book sales.  Private and business memberships, financial donations, and special fundraisers provide additional revenues.

FOLRR also participates in Smith’s Community Rewards program.  We thank Smith’s for this program and charitable contributions.  We thank our supporters for activating and using these key tags!

FOLRR ~ a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt business entity and a member in good standing with the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce ~ is proud of the library events we fund.

We also proudly promote literacy within Rio Rancho public schools.  FOLRR collects box tops and labels for education.  Add your box tops and labels to the marked large collection containers in our Friends’ Shop within Loma Colorado Main Library.  FOLRR distributes the contents to participating Rio Rancho public schools.  When redeemed by a school, each box top coupon is worth 10¢.  Labels vary in point value and can be redeemed for merchandise.

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