Our mission is to encourage support and expand community involvement with Rio Rancho’s public libraries’ services and facilities.
Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho, Inc. (“FOLRR”) is an all-volunteer membership organization incorporated in 1982. Our staff, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council positions are unpaid. We have no maximum limit to the 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 serving on our Board? Please email your name and phone number to us at info@FOLRR.org!
72 people attended our Annual Membership Meeting held April 17, 2015. This included Board elections, guest speakers, a luncheon for our members, and 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 monthly one- and two-day giant book sales. Private and business memberships, financial donations, and special fundraisers provide additional revenues. FOLRR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt business entity and a member in good standing with the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce. We are proud of the library events we funded fiscal year 2013-2014 and calendar year 2014!
For additional fundraising, FOLRR participates in Albertsons Community Partners and Smith’s Community Rewards programs. We thank both Albertsons and Smith’s for providing these charitable contributions. We thank our supporters for activating and using these key tags when you shop at their stores!
Promoting literacy within Rio Rancho public schools, FOLRR collects box tops and labels for education. When visiting Loma Colorado Main Library, browse our Friends’ Shop books, and add your box tops and labels to our large collection containers. 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.