Accomplishments and Plans

You ~ our volunteers, donors, members, loyal supporters and loyal customers ~ are responsible for all the Friends’ accomplishments! You make us especially thankful for and proud of your continued dedication and efforts. Your efforts make possible the continued successful support of Rio Rancho’s public and school libraries: 36 years in 2018!

View some past accomplishments in: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Our 2018 support of the Library and Rio Rancho includes:

    • Bookstore sales of donated books.
    • Monthly “2nd-Saturday” book sales at Loma Colorado Main Library’s auditorium.
    • Three giant Friday book sales May 11, July 13 and Sept 7, 2018.
    • Internet & collector book sales of donated books.
    • Membership donations.
    • Articles and ads within local newspapers, such as the Observer.
    • Sales of collectible 1st edition and author signed books.
    • Unique hand-made cards and tote bag sales.
    • Sales of purple earbuds for use with the public computers or any device with a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack.
    • Attending Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours events, to spread awareness of our organization and mission.
    • Volunteers contributing thousands of hours of free support in sorting and pricing donations, helping with our monthly book sales, and managing and staffing the bookstore.
    • Board of Directors contributing thousands of hours of free support managing and growing the Friends as well as participating in Friends’ activities, including sorting and pricing donations, holding the giant book sales, overseeing the bookstores, planning and holding fundraisers.
    • Annual Membership Meeting and Spring Luncheon on April 6, 2018.
    • December 7, 2018 Holiday Luncheon.
    • Obtaining sponsors for and expanding our Books For Babies program.
    • Participating in Smith’s Community Rewards program.
    • Distributing thousands of collected Box Tops for Education to area schools for redemption and subsequent purchase of educational supplies.
    • Sponsoring programs at Esther Bone Memorial Library and Loma Colorado Main Library.

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