Friends Programs
AMP Concerts 2020 Summer Reading Book Sales Bookshop

AMP Concerts

2020 Summer Reading

Book Sales

Bookshop

11/11/2020 COVID-19 Update

The bookshop and Al’s Big Dipper are closed and book sales are suspended until further notice. You can still purchase books via our online store and Fiction To Go. Click here to learn more.

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 a 10% discount at the Friends Bookshop in the Main Library.

News/Events

Why We’ve Suspended Sales, Again

The Friends board has voted to suspend in-person sales until further notice.

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New Mexico Library Amigo Award

Congrats to Melissa Carlisle, the Friends' Coordinator, who was awarded this year’s New Mexico Library Amigo Award.

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2020 Election

The library bonds passed! Our thanks to everyone who voted “Yes!”