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

Kermit said it best: “It’s not easy being green.” Check out our two-month exhibit: VERDE: The Color of Life, and see if you agree. (Image: “Butterfly Flurry” by Erika Wendel-Oglesby.)

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

February 2020

Art Exhibit: VERDE: The Color of Life

February 29 - April 30
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Creatures - Judith Roderick According to Kermit, “It’s not easy being green.” But while it’s hard to argue with the world’s most famous frog, his plaint offered a welcome challenge to artists whose work appears in “Verde: The Color of Life,” the March/ April exhibition at the Placitas Community Library (PCL). The exhibit features nearly twenty local ceramicists, photographers, quilters and jewelers responding to “green” as both color and concept. Cottonwood Leaves - Beth Larsen Coordinated by Placitas resident Linda…

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March 2020

Library CLOSED–All events and meeting room use is canceled

March 14 - March 31
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Library CLOSED--All events and meeting room use is canceled through March 31. Please check our website for the latest updates.

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April 2020

CANCELED Children’s Springtime Pajama Party Update: Canceled

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Celebrate the first day of Spring Break (BPS) with PCL!

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LIBRARY CLOSED

April 12
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library will not be open on this day.

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CANCELED Board Games and Art Update: Canceled

April 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

PCL Children's Committee invites you to come play Board Games and Create Art with Heather Hartin.  Heather is a former teacher and new library volunteer.  She is also a new volunteer at Placitas Elementary School.  She loves working with children.  Heather will provide the games but you can bring one of your own. Some of the games and art activities she'll bring include: Telestrations, Sketchagrams, Scattergories, Imagine, The Game of Things, The Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Case, The Social & Emotional…

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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