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

Come in from the chill and celebrate the season with our two-month exhibit: Winter Wonders. (Image: “Snowscape 3” by Allen Bourne.)

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

February 2020

Anna Rudolph Songwriting Workshop

February 2 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 9, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Anna Rudolph and Guitar

Anna Rudolph is a Placitas songwriter with lots of street cred for the eight short years that she has been writing, playing and singing. With over two hundred original songs on her playlist, three CDs, several singles and ten nominations in various categories for a New Mexico Music Award (NMMA), Anna has immersed herself in various aspects of writing, singing and recording. In 2017, she won an NMMA for the Best Adult Contemporary Song and has been nominated for her…

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Anna Rudolph Songwriting Workshop

February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 9, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Anna Rudolph and Guitar

Anna Rudolph is a Placitas songwriter with lots of street cred for the eight short years that she has been writing, playing and singing. With over two hundred original songs on her playlist, three CDs, several singles and ten nominations in various categories for a New Mexico Music Award (NMMA), Anna has immersed herself in various aspects of writing, singing and recording. In 2017, she won an NMMA for the Best Adult Contemporary Song and has been nominated for her…

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Valentine’s Day Party

February 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Flier for Valentine's Day at Placitas Community Library

Join us Wednesday, February 12 for a Valentine's Day Party at the Library. We'll have stories about friendship and kindness, Valentine treats and making Valentine cards. Come and go as you please.

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Dark Skies Presentaton

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Did you know there is a Night Sky Protection Act in New Mexico?...that there are 37 Night Sky Parks in the United States​?..that there are also Night Sky Preserves?...that Placitas sponsors Night Sky Parties? New Mexico residents are blessed with dark skies filled with amazing displays of planets, stars, even comets, often visible to the naked eye and providing a perfect setting for Night Sky Parties. To ensure that we preserve our dark skies, Sandoval County has put regulations in place…

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Chester Nez: World War II Navajo Code Talker

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

“Born to the Navajo Nation, now a Marine—Private First Class Chester Nez—I’d never seen the ocean before enlisting,” recalled one of the original code talkers on a transport ship to Guadalcanal where the Japanese enemy waited in 1942.  “I reminded myself that my Navajo people had always been warriors, protectors. In that there was honor. I would concentrate on being a warrior and on protecting my homeland. Within hours, whether in harmony with this world or not, I knew I…

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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, May 26
Thursday, July 4
Sunday, September 1

Wednesday, November 27, closed at 1:30
Thursday, November 28
Tuesday, December 24 – Wednesday, December 25

Thursday, December 26, OPEN 1:30-5
Saturday, December 28, OPEN 10-1:30
Tuesday, December 31 – Wednesday, January 1, 2020