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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Upcoming Events

July 2021

The Gracie Lee Room Inaugural Exhibition – Placitas Studio Tour Artists

July 10 - July 29
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

When life gives you lemons.... As you are no doubt aware, the 2020 Placitas Studio Tour was canceled due to the pandemic. What was to be the first exhibit in Placitas Community Library’s new Gracie Lee Community room featuring 2020 PST artists’ work became a virtual exhibition because of delayed completion of that space. So where, you ask, is our “lemonade?” Here is the sweet reward for your patience.  All 2021 Placitas Studio Tour artists have been invited to submit…

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Matt Sandbank’s Shadow Factory

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Shadow Camp Live with Matt Sandbank is a cross-curricular virtual puppetry program designed for elementary-aged audiences. It features an interactive show where you will be able to make puppets, watch Matt perform with his shadow puppets and ask him questions. Here is a list of supplies that you can gather prior to Matt's program: Here is a list of items for puppet making: 2-3 pieces of cardstock (cereal box could be used instead) 2-3 brass paper fasteners/brads 2 flexi straws…

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Reptile Discovery with Bruce Shwedick

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Meet the world's most fascinating family of animals in a live program presented by Bruce Shwedick.  Since 1974,  Bruce has shared his fascination and knowledge of reptiles with audiences of all ages in libraries and schools across the country. He combines an ability to communicate with a skillful and gentle approach for an unforgettable look at the world of reptiles! The Reptile Discovery program provides an opportunity for audiences to meet, learn about, and enjoy members of the reptile family…

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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