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

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

October 2020

Art Exhibit: Flights of Fancy

October 3 - November 5
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Painting of man walking on an airplane

“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,” wrote John Gillespie Magee, Jr. in his oft-quoted poem High Flight, “and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings…put out my hand, and touched the face of God.” The entire poem appears on the back of the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery proving yet again that art—whether poetry or music or the visual arts—possesses the power to reflect and channel human aspirations and emotions in ways that touch us…

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November 2020

Art Exhibit: Off the Wall

November 7, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Clustering in the face of uncertainty

Think of this exhibition as lemonade. You know, like when life gives you lemons and you make something delicious out of them. In the “before-times,” Placitans frequently gathered at the library en masse to hear marvelous lectures on myriad topics, chairs set up front to back and side to side in the Collin Meeting Room with late-comers standing and sitting amid the library stacks beyond the opened double doors. There was little opportunity to present three-dimensional objects as part of…

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LIBRARY CLOSED AT 1:30 PM

November 25
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library will close at 1:30 p.m. on this day.

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LIBRARY CLOSED

November 26
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library will not be open on this day.

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December 2020

LIBRARY CLOSED

December 24
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library will not be open on this day.

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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