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

June 2021

2021 Virtual Summer Reading Program: Tricky Dogs with Rick Martin

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Tricky Dogs Children's Program

We will begin with a 15-minute live segment where you can ask Rick questions and introduce your pet. Your pet does not have to be a dog.  Cats, birds, lizards, and all others are welcome. Be sure to be on time at 10:00 AM so you can introduce your special friend to Rick. The recorded program is next Rick demonstrates how he trains his dogs and has them perform some very funny tricks. Link to Join Zoom Recorded Program 

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Placitas Reads: Celebrate Juneteenth!

June 19 @ 2:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Placitas Reads Banner

Join us for a series of conversations on issues of race, class, and systemic divisions in our culture and community. Juneteenth (June 19) is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, Union soldiers received news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two-and-a-half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. This year…

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2021 Virtual Summer Reading Program: Live magic show with Evan Paquette

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Summer Reading Program magic show at PCL

For the first 30 minutes, Evan will help you read the mind of a cuddly stuffed teddy bear, learn amazing animal facts, be delighted by a disappearing bookworm and much more! For the next 15 minutes, you will be invited to a V.I.P. Magic Class. Everyone goes behind the scenes to take the Magician’s Oath, become honorary magicians, and learn some amazing tricks using common household items.  Evan will also recommend some books you can read to learn even more.…

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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