FAQs

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions


Are you part of the Public Library?
Are you the same thing as the Library Trustees?
What are your policies?
What happens to my donations?
Why donate to or join the Friends?
Whom do I contact?


Are you part of the Public Library?

No. The Library system, comprised of Loma Colorado Main Library and Esther Bone Memorial Library, is a department within the City government.

The Friends of Libraries and Literacy, Rio Rancho, Inc. is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds for libraries and literacy programs.

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Are you the same thing as the Library Trustees?

No. The Trustees are City appointed representatives from the six council districts within Rio Rancho. Their purpose is to advise the City Council on public library issues.

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What are your policies?

Our policies are listed on our webpage Policies.

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What happens to my donation?

Donations are:

  • Sold in the FriendShop bookstore
  • Sold online
  • Sold at the monthly book sale
  • Distributed to other nonprofits in New Mexico

Profits from the sales support libraries and literacy programs.

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Why donate to or join the Friends?

Friends of Libraries and Literacy, Rio Rancho, Inc. manages gifts, donations and raises money for library and literacy programs that benefit Sandoval County, New Mexico residents.

Money and items donated to Friends are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Receipts for donations are available at the FriendShop bookstore.

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