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

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

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Past Events

July 2020

Cat Tales: Art Exhibit July and August

July 7 - August 27
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Cat artwork

Sigmund Freud said it best. “Time spent with cats is never wasted.” Accordingly, the Placitas Community Library Art Committee is excited to offer an opportunity to observe a host of fascinating felines at rest and at play. Beginning July 7 and continuing through August 27, this PCL exhibit will be available for the first time both in the library’s Collin Room and as a virtual exhibition online at PCLArt.com. “Just like cats, the artwork for CAT TALES is beautiful, quirky,…

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Fairy Tales Gone Bananas!

July 12 - July 18
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

A Fairy Godmother who has a fit of sneezes? A not-so-evil dragon prince who wants to plant flowers? A vain and bullyish beetle? An alligator and a dog who want to trade noses? A boy who jumps out of a giant peach? Step into Fairy Tale Land with not-so-classic characters who take children from America to Europe to Japan and beyond. With original songs, Shana Banana and the audience discover that fairy tales involve conflicting characters, magic, overcoming fears and…

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Shadow Puppet Workshops

July 13 - July 25
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Matt Sandbank's virtual Shadow Puppet Workshops where children learn the Science of Shadow Puppets, Poetry Writing, and Shadow Puppet Creation.  There are 3 workshops about 30 min. each.  Appropriate for ages 7-11 and also for younger children with assistance from an adult.  This is a very creative and unusual program.  We hope you will take part. Matt is a teacher, a poet, and puppeteer.  Thanks to the Placitas Artist Series for funding this program. Get together the following supplies before…

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September 2020

LIBRARY CLOSED

September 6
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library will not be open on this day.

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Mirrors & Kaleidoscopes with ¡Explora!

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Explore the amazing properties of mirrors, lenses, and light, and discover all the wonderful images and colorful patterns you get when angles and symmetry come into play. Design and build your own unique kaleidoscope! PCL is also providing the kits your children will need to participate. We are buying 10 kits from ¡Explora!.  First come, first served!  You can reserve one kit per family and work together or if we have enough each child can have their own.  The kits…

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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