About the Friends

Friends of Libraries and Literacy, Rio Rancho, Inc. is an all-volunteer, public 501(c)(3) non-profit charity 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 at the FriendShop. 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 membership 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, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and even some LPs for sale. All profits are used to support libraries and fund literacy programs in Sandoval County, New Mexico.

Interior of FriendShop used book store
The FriendShop: Books, DVDs, CDs, Jigsaw Puzzles and more
Most Paperbacks books$2
Most Hardback books$3
Large photo/art books$3
Jigsaw puzzles$2
Children’s books from25¢
DVDs / Blu-rays$1
Sturdy Friends’ book totes$3
Handmade cards$3
Handmade bookmarks$2

FriendShop Location

Front of FriendShop
The FriendShop

Located on the north side of the Target/Albertson’s center off NM 528 (Pat d’Arco Highway), the FriendShop is at 4300 Ridgecrest Drive #J/K, Rio Rancho NM. (The shop is around the corner from Albertson’s Market and Papa’s Pizza.)

ISBN scanners and cell-phone scan apps in silent mode are allowed in the FriendShop but using them must not interfere with, or annoy, other browsers.

Email Signup

Subscribe to occasional emails about the Friends and specials at the FriendShop by filling in the three blanks and click Subscribe.

Shortly after clicking Subscribe, you will receive an email from MailChimp asking you to confirm your subscription. Please follow the instructions in that email to complete your subscription.

We do not sell, loan or rent the mailing list or our members’ and customers’ personal information to anyone. Your email address is only used for Friends of Libraries and Literacy notifications.

Contact Us

We welcome your inquiries!

  • Phone: 505-892-READ (7323).
  • Mail: Friends of Libraries and Literacy, Rio Rancho, Inc. / P.O. Box 15143 / Rio Rancho, NM 87174.
  • Email: Send email to info at-sign folrr dot org Please include your name and, if you would like a call back, a phone number