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. This year’s meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 15, 2016.  These events include 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.

One special fundraiser includes FOLRR participation 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 when you shop at their store!

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