A Place for

Everyone

 Una Placita Para Todos

A Place for

Everyone

 Una Placita Para Todos

Placitas Community Library Iconic Painting

Our Story

The Placitas Community Library is a grassroots effort to establish a permanent library in Placitas. We engage the community by bringing residents together to participate in establishing and maintaining the library and its collections. We believe that our library contributes positively to the development of community pride and spirit.

We provide and promote open and equal access to our resources and services in order to meet the informational, educational, technological, and cultural needs of our diverse community in a welcoming, convenient, and responsive manner.

Our motto is, “Una Placita Para Todos — A Place for Everyone.”

Placitas Community Library Iconic Painting

Our Story

The Placitas Community Library is a grassroots effort to establish a permanent library in Placitas. We engage the community by bringing residents together to participate in establishing and maintaining the library and its collections. We believe that our library contributes positively to the development of community pride and spirit.

We provide and promote open and equal access to our resources and services in order to meet the informational, educational, technological, and cultural needs of our diverse community in a welcoming, convenient, and responsive manner.
Our motto is, “Una Placita Para Todos — A Place for Everyone.”

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

Our Community

You’re invited to PCL’s inaugural Virtual Art Exhibit! “Reaching Back, Looking Forward” challenged artists to consider new ways to use the past to inform new work. Visit www.PCLart.com (Image detail: “Marseille” by Tolly Hicks.)

Books in the library shelves

Each month, we publish a new book reviews on both adult’s and children’s books. Take a look at the archive!

Children's books on display in the library

Take a look at upcoming activities for children at Placitas Community Library.

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

View upcoming programs for adults and check out Placitas Community Library book reviews.

View of empty meeting room

Make a reservation for the Collin Meeting Room.

Share your art with the Placitas community

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Upcoming Events

June 2020

Children’s Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story

June 1 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Summer Reading program, "Imagine Your Story," will be online this summer during the months of June and July. Specific information on how to access the performances of a variety of programs will be on our website as will be dates, times, and other pertinent information. Some viewings will be recorded and some will be live. The storytellers are: Digeridoo Down Under - Australian stories, music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building with lots of audience participation. A Story Hour with…

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Children’s Summer Reading Program: JULY

June 1 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

Join our special virtual celebration and let your imagination soar taking you to your home state of New Mexico, to a conversation with a Cottonwood Tree, to the land down under, Australia, to the imaginary kingdom of fairy tales and finally to world of shadow puppets! Our storytellers and presenters for the month of June include Mike McCartney, Indiana Bones, who will present stories from New Mexico using puppets and many interesting props. His program will be available on our…

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July 2020

Make-Believe Theater

July 5 - July 11
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Katie Adams' Make Believe Theater with fairy tales from the Enchanted Kingdom with singing, colorful props, puppets and mime. The Enchanted Kingdom Fairytales storytelling show Classic Fairytales with Interactive Audience Fun Running Time: 45 Minutes | For Ages 3 and Up Hats for sale! Traveling hat seller and storyteller Katie Adams pulls in a wooden wagon full of old, new and quite curious hats. She brings up audience members to wear the hats and help with the stories in this…

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Cat Tales: Art Exhibit July and August

July 7 - August 27
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Cat artwork

Sigmund Freud said it best. “Time spent with cats is never wasted.” Accordingly, the Placitas Community Library Art Committee is excited to offer an opportunity to observe a host of fascinating felines at rest and at play. Beginning July 7 and continuing through August 27, this PCL exhibit will be available for the first time both in the library’s Collin Room and as a virtual exhibition online at PCLArt.com. “Just like cats, the artwork for CAT TALES is beautiful, quirky,…

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Fairy Tales Gone Bananas!

July 12 - July 18
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

A Fairy Godmother who has a fit of sneezes? A not-so-evil dragon prince who wants to plant flowers? A vain and bullyish beetle? An alligator and a dog who want to trade noses? A boy who jumps out of a giant peach? Step into Fairy Tale Land with not-so-classic characters who take children from America to Europe to Japan and beyond. With original songs, Shana Banana and the audience discover that fairy tales involve conflicting characters, magic, overcoming fears and…

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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.

Placitas Library Scheduled Closures

Sunday, April 12
Saturday, July 4
Sunday, September 6

Wednesday, November 25, closed at 1:30
Thursday, November 26
Thursday, December 24

Friday, December 25
Saturday, December 26, open 1:30-5
Thursday, December 31
Friday, January 1, 2021