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

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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Storytime Online!

November 19, 2020 - January 31, 2021

The volunteers from the Children's Committee love reading to your kids! We have stories recorded and are recording more, so check back again, too! The stories are on a wide variety of topics.  The books are pre-k to elementary level.  Click on "Programs" then "Children's Virtual Programs" and pick your story!

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December 2020

Merry Chriskwanzanukah! & Santa!

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Chanukah with stories and songs presented virtually by our special guest: storyteller and vocalist Shana Banana and her dog puppets, Hal and Henson! You’ll also be able to visit and talk with Santa Claus! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: www.placitaslibrary.com (click Programs). A recording of the program will remain on our website until Sat, Dec 12, if you miss the live performance or just want to re-watch!  

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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 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