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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Past Events

April 2021

April Virtual Art Exhibit

April 9 - April 30
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Placitas artists have been facing a dilemma. While this past year has been a grand time for making art, it provided few opportunities for artists to share their efforts with the general public. The 2020 Placitas Studio Tour was canceled because of Covid-19 New Mexico Department of Health restrictions, leaving studios full to overflowing with art. The annual Studio Tour, traditionally scheduled for Mother’s Day in May has been postponed to August 28 - 29, 2021. In addition, these past…

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Virtual Book Talk with Anne Hillerman

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pre-Register now for the April 14th, 7 p.m. Zoom Book Talk You must be pre-registered to attend. Hope to see you there! REGISTER >  Order your signed copy of "Stargazer" New York Times' bestselling author Anne Hillerman returns with a gripping new installment in the Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series. Murder, deception, and the stars collide in this complex and thrilling mystery. ORDER YOUR COPY >

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Celebrate Earth Day

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Child holding a globe

Celebrate Earth Day with activities bags created by our children's committee.  There are a variety of activities for children of different ages. There will be 15 bags available on a first-come, first-served basis.  We hope your children enjoy them. Pick-up dates include: Thursday, April 15 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17 - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 - 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. EARTH DAY April 22 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Download…

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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 Gracie Lee Community Room, we now have a virtual viewing at www.PCLArt.com. Bonus: a portion of each sale supports the library. 

“Jemez” by Karl Hoffman

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