Help us 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 Annual Membership Meeting is held in April, and includes Board elections, guest speakers, a luncheon for our members, and Volunteer of the Year recognition and award. (72 people attended the 2015 Annual Membership Meeting!) 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 monthly one- and two-day giant book sales. Private and business memberships, financial donations, and special fundraisers provide additional revenues.
Two special fundraisers include FOLRR participation in Albertsons Community Partners and Smith’s Community Rewards programs. We thank Albertsons and Smith’s for these programs and charitable contributions. We thank our supporters for activating and using these key tags when you shop at their stores!
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.