Enchilada Luncheon Fundraiser

As you know, the library is in constant need of operational money so therefore we are having an "Enchilada Luncheon" fundraiser on Sunday, April 6th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the Library Come enjoy a Sunday afternoon with your friends and neighbors and enjoy a homemade meal and help the Library out at the same time.  We will also have homemade flan for dessert!

If you can make a donation NOW, please send in your check.  Our operational budget tends to get a little thin towards the end of the fiscal year.  THANK YOU!

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NM Film Series

Come join us Sunday afternoons from 2-4:00 pm at the El Rito Library to see movies made in and about New Mexico.  We will have popcorn and soda for sale.  Come join your neighbors and have a great time for two hours and see these amazing movies.  Here is the schedule:

  • January 26, 2014       Bless Me, Ultima
  • February 9, 2014       Off the Map
  • February 23, 2014     The Milagro Beanfield War
  • March 9, 2014           City Slickers

Hope to see you here!

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Become an "Amigo" of the Library

We are looking for 200 people who are willing donate $25.00 a month for one year (or 100 people donating $50.00 a month for one year).  Our budget is approximately $60,000 a year.  If 200 people donate $25.00 a month that equals $5,000 a month and covers all our general operating expenses.  It is simple to do - just go to your financial institution and request the deduction amount from your checking or savings account on a monthly basis.  You don't have to send us a check or money order.  The best thing is that your donation is 100% tax deductible.  Wouldn't $300.00 or $600 be helpful during tax time?  Call us if you are interested in doing this.  Tell your family and friends.  The El Rito Library really needs your help.  Thank you.

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Santa is Coming to the Library!

Hey kids, get ready to meet Old Saint Nick at the Library on Saturday, December 17, 2011.  We will make Christmas tree decorations/ornaments for the Children's Room from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.  A Christmas party will start at 2:30 to 4:00 pm when Santa will appear.  There will be Christmas carols; decorating the Christmas tree; and refreshments.  Donations for the refreshments (homemade cookies) are always welcomed!

Santa is checking his list twice, so you better not be naughty - but nice!

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Matching Grant for 100 People Donating $100

Thank you to all who have already donated for this fundraiser.  As of Octobert 26, 2011, we have received $6,580.00.  We only need $3,420.00 to reach our original goal of $10,000.00.  The Webster Foundation will be giving the Library a matching grant of $5,000. 

This fundraiser will end on November 30, 2011 - so if you haven't sent in your donation, you still have time.  Maybe you can ask friends and family to help you meet the $100 goal.

Our 2nd Annual Fundraiser for Fall-2011 is simple, 100 People donating $100 and the Library makes $10,000.  What is great about this year's fundraiser is that there will be a matching grant of $5,000 from the Helen & Wilton Webster Foundation

The Helen & Wilton Webster Foundation granted us $40,000 back in 2003 to replace our old roof and to renovate the fiction room where the north wall had collapsed.  We got another grant for $5,000 in 2010 to make our final installment for the land and building.  We are very grateful to Alec and Claudia Webster for all that they have done for our Library.  There are truly "Friends of the El Rito Public Library".  Thank you Alec and Claudia!

Are you one of those people that can afford $100 or maybe you and members of your family or friends can all pitch in to reach the $100 goal?

We started our 26th year of being a Library - but we still need your help.  As you all know, the Library is in constant need of general operating money.  Call the Library at 575-581-4608 and pledge your $100 donation; donate on-line at www.elritolibrary.org; or mail it to us at P.O. Box 5, El Rito, NM  87530.

Please help us meet our initial goal of $10,000.  We thank you all in advance!

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Celebration of Dia de los Muertos

COME CELEBRATE  - Día De Los Muertos -  Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the El Rito Public Library from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

  • There will be a showing of the film:  Calling Home the Dead by Jim Hill and Meesh Rheault Miller
  • Enjoy refreshments & some of the traditional foods shared for this holiday like empanadas & pan de muerto
  • Remember your loved ones that have passed on. There will be a community altar or “ofrenda” set up from October 31st thru November 2, 2011 for candles, offerings, pictures, flowers, & decorations

 Books about Día de los Muertos will be on display & available for check out.

 For more information call the El Rito Library at (575) 581-4608.  A donation is appreciated.

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"Death by Chocolate" - Don't Miss It!

We are happy to announce that we will again be selling chocolate desserts for our "Death by Chocolate" fundraiser during the El Rito Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 2011.  Come by the Library and indulge your senses and donate what you can - then taste the mouthwatering desserts.

Many thanks to our bakers from the El Rito and surrounding communities.  We could not do this without your help! 

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Library Receives Small Grant from LANL Foundation

We are pleased to announce that on June 28, 2011 the El Rito Public Library received a small grant from the LANL Foundation for $1,500.00.  This grant will help provide daily library services by using the money to pay utilities and our Assistant Librarians.

Thank you LANL Foundation for your support!

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