Friends Programs

AMP Concerts

2019 Summer Reading

$5-A-Bag Day

Bookshop

Founded in 1969, the Friends of the Public Library is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that supports the Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.

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 two hours of the monthly book sale
  • 10% discount at the Friends Bookshop in the Main Library

News/Events

How Weʼre Celebrating

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Mrs Riordan Founds the Friends

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Funding Staff Development

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Read to Me

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Between Friends Fall

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Between Friends Spring

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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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