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Welcome to the Placitas Community Library

"Una Placita Para Todos — A Place for Everyone"

453 Hwy 165, Placitas, NM 87043
(505) 867-3355

Library Hours:

Tuesday 10AM-7PM | Wednesday 10AM-5PM |
Thursday 10AM-5PM | Saturday 10AM-5PM |
Sunday 1PM-4PM | View Calendar of Closures

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Placitas Community Library Online Catalog

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 Garden Tour ImagePlacitas Garden Tour 2016

Saturday, May 14th, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

  • Enjoy six unique garden properties

  • Learn about landscaping in Placitas’ micro-climates

  • Watch local Plein Aire Artists painting in each garden

  • Purchase a painting:  All artworks from the tour will be for sale at the Placitas Community Library, beginning May 14th

Tickets $10 (children under 12 free)

Advance Tickets through May 13th:

The Merc  *  Placitas Community Library  *  Alameda Greenhouse  *  Plants of the Southwest  *  Santa Ana Garden Center

Tickets Day of the Tour

Homestead Village Shopping Center  *  Placitas Community Library

Proceeds to Benefit the Sponsors:

Placitas Community Library & Sandoval County Master Gardeners



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Give Us Your Best Shot(s)

Photo Contest for 2017 PCL Calendar

Contest Runs May 1-June 15 2016

  • Up to THREE submissions per photographer

  • Photos of your favorite subject in the Placitas area—consider mountains, plants, people, buildings, animals – wild or domestic, sky, clouds, sunrise or sunset—anything about Placitas that makes you happy

Click here for more information & Contest Rules


2016:  Markets run May 28 — October 22.


The Market will be held on the second and fourth Saturdays May through October of each month in the fields west of the Merc from 7 AM to 2 PM.

Make plans now to rent a space to sell your treasures. It’s first come, first served for vendor spots –no reservations. The fee for a space is still just $10, and we offer optional tents for $15 and tables for $10 each. Vendor fees support the library. If you have questions, contact Ellen McMahon at 505-404-8657 or email

If you have gently-used items to donate for the library’s sales table – costume jewelry, housewares, accessories – they can be dropped off at the library.  Please, no clothing or large pieces of furniture.  Sorry, but sales of foods or drink are not permitted.  Firearms are also prohibited.

The location is the Homestead Village Shopping Center field west of the Merc, 221 Hwy 165, Placitas.

Want to help? We need volunteers to help with the set up of the flea market area, putting up and taking down signs, and the library’s sales table. Sign-up sheets for volunteering will be at the library’s Help Desk.

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The Placitas Library Garden Needs Your Help!

We need Volunteers to water the gardens every two weeks – we are in drought conditions right now with the lack of moisture in nearly two months and the drip systems not being activated until mid to late April.

We need Volunteers to water the gardens every two weeks!  We are in drought conditions right now with the lack of moisture, and the drip systems won’t be activated until mid to late April.

Also, a workday or simply individual drop-bys to remove the clovers – being bi-annuals they will remove themselves if we keep them from flowering and re-seeding.

Contact Suzanne Maxwell with questions!

we all love books


Summer Children’s Activities Preview

Click here for a preview of terrific Children’s Summer Reading Program and Activities for the coming summer!  




Experiencing Difficulties GraphicTechnical Assistance to the Rescue!!

Do you need help with your “smart” device – iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, Android Smartphone, Kindle, etc. If so, sign up at the Help Desk or call the library at 867-3355 to make an appointment with a technical expert.  FREE and Easy!!



Note: Any event held at PCL does not constitute an endorsement by the library of the group’s policies or beliefs.