News & Updates

PCL Receives National Grant for Small and Rural Libraries

$3,000 grant will help the Library work with residents on the community read project: Placitas Reads: Color, Class, and Caste: The Other Social Distancing Placitas Community Library was selected as one of 300 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library...
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Placitas Reads: Color, Class, and Caste: The Other Social Distancing

By Anne Grey Frost, Adult Programs Committee Placitas Community Library will offer the first in our series of conversations on issues of race, class, and systemic divisions in our culture and community; “Color, Class, and Caste: The Other Social Distancing” at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15 via Zoom. The current situation in the world but...
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Placitas Community Library Director Mary Sue Houser

Mary Sue’s Musings

Thank you to everyone for welcoming me to my new position as director here at Placitas Community Library. I feel greatly honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful library. As I have been meeting volunteers and patrons recently, I have found myself having the “life is like a good book”...
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Create Your Legacy

By Debra Yoshimura, PCL Board Member Are you passionate about the Placitas Community Library? Do you want to create a legacy for yourself? We know you give what you can when you can to support PCL. Did you know there is also a way you can help ensure PCL remains sustainable over time without affecting your current...
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Transitions

By Dr. Doris Fields, PCL Board Chair Transitions are finalizing. Tim Blevins’ term as library director has formally ended and he is now training the new staff. On his last two days as director, volunteers surprised Tim with an online party and a parade. [Photos: Amy Byres of the Rio Rancho Observer (L – R) “Grand Marshall” Tim with Nora Timmons and...
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Purchase your SIGNED copy of Anne Hillerman’s Stargazer

A portion of all purchases will be donated to the Placitas Community Library. Coming April 13, 2021 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. READ MORE ABOUT STARGAZER >  Books...
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Placitas Community Library Director Mary Sue Houser

Turning a Page…

Last month we began discussions about changes and transitions in seasons and in the library. As I write this today, I have experienced weather changes from 16o F to 37o F; heavy clouds and snow obscuring the mountains on the east to sunshine on the west side of our house, and snow-packed icy roads to clear dry...
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Time Blevins, Placitas library director

Thank You To Everyone

My first year as director of Placitas Community Library was blessed with new experiences, new friends, and new challenges. I immediately felt welcomed by the community. I enjoyed learning from the enthusiastic volunteer staff, the knowledgeable patrons, and the incredibly dedicated Board of Directors. Every day was full of rewarding opportunities to learn something new...
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Construction & Changes

Construction Hurray! The long-awaited translucent panels have been delivered and are now installed! Many in our community have asked when the expansion will be completed. While we do not have a schedule yet, the contractor has promised to provide one in the next week or so. We will keep everyone posted. Now that the building...
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