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:
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.
The bookshop is open, book sales have resumed, and we are taking donations again!
New Mexico Library Amigo Award
Congrats to Melissa Carlisle, the Friends' Coordinator, who was awarded this year’s New Mexico Library Amigo Award.
The library bonds passed! Our thanks to everyone who voted “Yes!”