Reading Program

AMP Concerts

Book Sale


Founded in 1969, the Friends for the Public Library is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that supports the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County (ABC) Library System.

Through the sale of donated books, DVDs and CDs, some 55 volunteers and one part-time coordinator raise over $200,000 annually to support:

  • Annual citywide Summer Reading Program
  • AMP Concert Series at the branch libraries
  • Non-partisan advocacy for library bonds
  • Speaker Series at Special Collections Library
  • Staff development & training
  • El Día de los Niños & other community outreach programs
  • Adopt-a-Branch stipend for branch libraries
  • Other needs, such as the purchase of a Book Van

In addition to the satisfaction of supporting the library and promoting literacy, members receive

  • Free admission to the first three hours of the monthly book sale
  • 10% discount at the Friends Bookshop in the Main Library


Friends 50th Anniversary

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Fall 2017 Newsletter Available

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Donated Antique and Collectible Books Now on eBay

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In Praise of Libraries

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