Friends Programs
AMP Concerts 2020 Summer Reading Book Sales Bookshop

AMP Concerts

2021 Summer Reading

Book Sales


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.


March 2021 Newsletter

Get the latest updates from the Friends’ board, book reviews, and more.

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COVID-19 Update

The bookshop is open, book sales have resumed, and we are taking donations again!

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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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