A Place for

Everyone

 Una Placita Para Todos

A Place for

Everyone

 Una Placita Para Todos

Our Story

With federal, state and private grants and lots of fundraising by Placitas volunteers, the new library was built and opened in May 2009. A part-time library director and a part-time library administrator are the library’s only paid employees.

Approximately 85 volunteers keep the library open and functioning. The library is now a hub of community activity, providing educational, social and cultural activities for residents.

Placitas Community Library Iconic Painting
Placitas Community Library Iconic Painting

Our Story

With federal, state and private grants and lots of fundraising by Placitas volunteers, the new library was built and opened in May 2009. A part-time library director and a part-time library administrator are the library’s only paid employees.

Approximately 85 volunteers keep the library open and functioning. The library is now a hub of community activity, providing educational, social and cultural activities for residents.

Placitas Community Library Online Catalog

Search the Catalog, Account Log-In and Overdrive Access

Placitas Community Library Online Catalog

Search the Catalog, Account Log-In and Overdrive Access

Star Party and Star Talk!

Placitas Community Library 453 HWY 165, Placitas, NM, United States

Spring is coming, and that means the Placitas Star Party isn't far off. This year's event will take place at the Placitas Community Library on Friday, March 15th. The star […]

Decorative pottery

Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of the Placitas Community Library, performing day-to-day activities at the library such as assisting our patrons at the Help Desk, shelving materials, and cataloging. Volunteers also help with special events, art and design, landscaping, publicity, and more. All levels and types of skills are needed. If you would like to join us, we’d love to have you.

Our Community

Enjoy, support, (and submit!) art by local artists who address different themes throughout the year. Bonus: a portion of each sale supports the library.

Exhibit: Gifts of Our Ancestors – Resilience of the Disapora
Artwork:  “Ancestor” by Doris Field

Books in the library shelves

Each month we publish new book reviews on both adult’s and children’s books. Take a look at this month’s reviews and check out those you are interested in at the library!

Children's books on display in the library

Placitas Library regularly offers children’s programs such as a Summer Reading Program, themed programs around STEM, as well as holiday celebrations with snacks.  We also offer pre-school story hour twice each month.  Click here to learn more.

Learn more about how the library grounds, the plants that occupy them, and the volunteers who maintain the garden.

Collin Meeting Room filled with people listening to presenter

Placitas Library offers a wide variety of programming for adults several times each month.  Some examples include Book Talks by popular authors, the WEBB Telescope, Saving the Rhino, discussions related to our current art exhibit, local history and geology, and current events.  We also offer several recurring programs such as the drumming circle, chess club, and social justice book group.  Click here for information on currently scheduled programs.

View of empty meeting room

Two meeting rooms are avialable for library programs as well as community use.  The Collin Meeting room and Gracie Lee Community Room have a maximum capacity of 35 and 99 respectively.  Both rooms have updated audio visual and sound equipment as well as chairs and tables. Click here to reserve a room….

Share your art with the Placitas community