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 full-time library director and a part-time custodian are the library’s only paid employees.

Ninety 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 full-time library director and a part-time custodian are the library’s only paid employees.

Ninety 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
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Upcoming Events

May 2021

Virtual Explora Science Program: “Nature Up Close”

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

"Nature Up Close" Insects! Arachnids! Myriapods! Oh My! What can you discover when you look up close and study? You will build the best shelter for a bee or butterfly. This program is free for all, courtesy of the Explora Children's Science Museum and the library. You do not need to be a library patron to participate but you will need to pick up a bag of materials so your children will be able to perform the experiments. There will…

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August 2021

Contradictions and Complexity: The Color Yellow

August 7 - September 9
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Mellow Yellow? Yellow Submarine? Yellow Bird, Yellow Moon? Yellow Rose of Texas? Musicians have an extensive history of celebrating the color yellow. And now, artists, it’s your turn. Tie a yellow ribbon round the ole oak tree? The focus for the August/September exhibit is the color yellow.  Whether your take is positive (think sunshine and sunflowers!) or less so (think cowardice or yellow journalism) immerse yourself in this shimmering hue. Follow that Yellow Brick Road in your Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie…

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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.

Our Community

Enjoy, support, (and submit!) art by local artists who address different themes throughout the year. In addition to a display in our library’s Gracie Lee Community Room, we now have a virtual viewing at www.PCLArt.com. Bonus: a portion of each sale supports the library. 

“Jemez” by Karl Hoffman

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