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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Past Events

March 2020

Meditation and War as Teachers and Healers

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Raised on a South Carolina sea island, Ralph Steele’s life was tempered by experiences in the Vietnam War. Trained as a psychotherapist, Ralph Steele decided, midlife that ‘tending the fire’ of his life would be to take robes as a forest monk in Thailand and Myanmar---for a year or for a lifetime. He left his career and twenty-year relationship without knowing if he would return. In Myanmar Ralph went through the intensive training required to become a Theraveda Monk and experienced…

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CANCELED Art Reception: VERDE: The Color of Life UPDATE: Canceled

March 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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Closing at 1:30 p.m.

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

The library is closing at 1:30 p.m. today

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CANCELED Wanagi Wolf Fund & Rescue Meet & Greet UPDATE: Canceled

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Special Guests: Wanagi Wolf Rescue Ambassadors: Angel, Freyja, and Jyoti! Children will be given priority seating closest to the Ambassadors. Bring your camera to take pictures! (Small donation requested.)

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CANCELED Board Games and Art UPDATE: Canceled

March 26 @ 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