E-Bay Art for Sale

Two items by local artists have been donated to the Library for fundraising. The quilt “Sunshine and Shadow” was handmade by the El Rito Quilter’s Guild and donated as a 20th Birthday fundraising item. The second item was donated by Kathleen Vanderbrook which is a hand silk screened print called “Ghost Trees”. Both of these items will be auctioned on E-Bay as soon as we can get registered as a non-profit organization.  We will let you know when it is posted on E-Bay.

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Summer Arts Program For Children

We are again offering free summer art workshops for children at the El Rito Library thanks to a grant from the New Mexico Children’s Foundation and the El Rito Studio Tour.

Sign up now for:

  • Poetry - 8 year & up Mondays 2:00 - 4:00 Starts July 10, 2006
  • Pottery - 8 years & up Tuesdays 10:00 - 12:00 Starts June 13th
  • Beginning Guitar - 10 & up Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00 - 3:30 Starts June 13th
  • Arts & Crafts - Ages 5-8 Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:00 Starts June 21st
  • Radio Production - 8 yrs. & Up Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:00 Starts June 21st
  • Scrapbooking - Ages 5-13 Saturdays 11:00 - 1:00 Starts June 24th
  • Traditional Cooking - Ages 5-8 Thursdays 10:00 - 12:00 Starts July 6th
  • Theatre - 13 years & up Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 Starts July 6th
  • Theatre - Ages 8-12 Fridays 10:00 - 12:00 Starts July 7th

All workshops are free. Snacks and materials are provided. For further information or to sign up, call 581-4608 or stop by the Library. Permission slips are required to be signed by a parent.

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June Meeting with Commissioner Martinez

On June 22, 2006 at 9:00am the RAIL (Rio Arriba Independent Libraries) will be meeting with Commissioner Felipe Martinez to discuss issues and concerns regarding rural libraries in Rio Arriba County.  Everyone is invited to attend.

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2006 Summer Reading Program

El Rito Library is Proud to present the 2006 Summer Reading Program

Hey Kids
Come join the Fun!!!!

Beginning: June 6, 2006
Ending: July 27, 2006

Pick Books from our lasting impressions book List

Prizes to be awarded at the end of the program and a party for all who participate

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The Library Continues to Remodel the Library

Thank you, Terry Moffit for taking the helm of the remodelling and restoration of the library, making the bathrooms handicapped accessible, the community room more functional and the old seniors center restored with a natural earthen plaster with an excellent crew of local artisans. We hope to see the results for our anniversary party!
Renovations 2004/2005
Thanks to a generous grant from The Helen and Will Webster Foundation, a new roof was installed at the Library. Secondly, our northwest room is finished! After months and months of renovation activities, the northwest room is a true treasure. We succeeded in trying to keep the room as original as possible when it was an elementary school back in the late 30s and early 40s. With help of volunteers and contracted professionals, a new floor was put in; all four walls have a new mud plaster; new windows were installed; new heater; and new lighting have made this a beautiful room. The El Rito Library is currrently expanding its collections into this new room. If you haven’t seen it, come by the Library and we will be happy to show it to you. Thank you Sabra Moore for the design and leading the mud plaster workshop, Roger Mignon and Mike Edge for doing the floor, Geoff Griego’s plumbing crew for doing the herioc work of reconnecting ancient plumbing, Tony Valdez for doing the electric, Quentin Wilson’s adobe class and the many volunteers who helped put up the earthen plaster.

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Celebrating 20 Years!


Come to EL RITO LIBRARY’S 20th Birthday Party!

10:00 am to 5:00 pm
El Rito Library
182 Placitas Road - Highway 215

Michael Hennerty singing traditional Irish Songs


BOOK READING BY “Grandma Rena”
The Library’s Book Grandma

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5th Annual Community Cleanup

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2006

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Picnic immediately following cleanup at the Library Grounds.

As being part of the community, please get involved. Make a difference in your community, even if it is only for one day. Let’s set an example to our children by showing we care about our environment. If you can’t come to the Library, pick up trash in front of your own private land by the road. Thank you and hope to see you there

Come by the Library at 9:00 a.m. to pick up
trash bags. Bring gloves.

Co-Sponsors: Northern New Mexico College
El Rito Forest Service
Ojo Caliente District - Highway Department

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El Rito Quilter's Guild

The Guild has donated a quilt to celebrate the 20th anniversity of the Library and will donate the quilt to the library on Ebay.
check back for further details.

To join the Guild call Vicki Edwards or Sally McDaniel. The Guild meets every Thursday evening at the Library.

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