Books for Summer Reading
Shining Stars School had a summer-reading program for 3 and 4 year olds. Each week the children studied a different author. At the end of each week, each took home a free book by that author. The take-home books were purchased with funds from the Friends of Libraries and Literacy and were a big hit.
Little Free Libraries
Friends’ volunteers continue to support Little Free Libraries. We’re now up to six: one at A Park Above, four at Shining Stars School, and one at ReadWest. They are refilled once or twice a week through out the year with free books and magazines that have been donated to the Friends.
Quilt Raffle Winner
The winning ticket for the quilt donated by the Thimbleweeds Quilt Group of Rio Rancho was pulled in a random drawing from 204 entries. Nona Lane, a long-time volunteer who works on alternate Saturdays at the FriendShop bookstore, had the winning ticket. A total of $346 was collected and will be used to support childhood literacy.
Friends of Libraries and Literacy, Rio Rancho, Inc. is an all-volunteer, public 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation since 1982. The Friends support libraries and fund literacy programs for children, teens and adults in Sandoval County, New Mexico using money raised through the sale of community-donated books and media. Find out more about us in History.
Money and items donated to the Friends are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Receipts for donations are available in the FriendShop.
The Friends are not part of the Rio Rancho City Government or the Rio Rancho Public Libraries. It is a completely separate non-profit with its own members and Board of Directors.
The Friends of Libraries and Literacy FriendShop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM. It has thousands of books, recent magazines, jigsaw puzzles and media for sale. Profits are used to support libraries and literacy programs in Sandoval County, New Mexico.
|Large photo/art books||$5|
|DVDs / Blu-rays||$2|
|Sturdy Friends’ book totes||$2|
Located on the north side of the Target/Albertsons center off NM 528 (Pat d’Arco Highway), the FriendShop is at 4300 Ridgecrest Drive #J/K, Rio Rancho NM.
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- Phone: 505-892-READ (7323).
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