Come on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the El Rito Library to help support your local growers, artists, and the El Rito Library. Bring plants to sell, seeds to trade, or come to shop - Everyone is welcome! Sample local foods made from native seeds (pintos, posole, chili). Find out what's happening at local farms, gardens, farmer's markets and schools. Locally grown produce will be availabe.
Plants for sale include: heirloom garden vegetables and flowes, peennial herbs, shrubs, trees, and house plants.
Kid's activities will include sowing seeds in ports to take home and FREE seeds for kids. Seed exchange is FREE and envelopes will be provided.
Attention Artists - come sell your art and crafts. Bring your own tables, chairs and shade. A donation to the library of 20% of profits is suggested. All donations welcome and appreciated.
For more information, please contact Board Member, Marcela Casaus at 505-280-2284 or email her at email@example.com.
Hope to see you here on May 25th!
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.
I would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite you to Love Your Library, at a valentine celebration... warm up your smile this cold February with sweet music, sweets and fun for all! Come out Saturday, February 9th at 6:00 pm to the El Rito Public Library ! To the sweet of heart. I Thank You, Kolleen - El Rito Library Board President.
If you would like to hear the music, here is the link on youtube:
We hope to see you here at the Library on February 9th!!
Happy New Year to all! We are kicking off the new year by providing FREE basic computer classes starting Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the El Rito Library.
Are you a beginner looking for some basic computer skills? Want to create an e-mail account but don't know how? Want to learn how to surf the Internet? Want to learn how to type a word document? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, sign up for the class.
You can sign up for the class when you visit the library or just call us at 581-4608 and sign up by phone. We hope to make a difference in your life by helping you connect to family, friends, and the outside world.
How the years go by! We will be hosting our 7th Annual Live/Silent Auction on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Grant Gym at the El Rito Campus of Northern New Mexico College. The auction will start at 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm. Mr. Donald Martinez, Jr. will again be conducting the auction pro-bono.
We are currently asking for a donation of items(s); gift certificate; etc. If you can donate, please call the Library at 575-581-4608. Thank you!
On Sunday, November 4, 2012, at 4:00 pm at the El Rito Public Library, michaelm, aka Michael Maddex, will present a short program exhibiting some of his acoustic guitars. He will probably say a few (hopefully) kind words about one of the guitars, play a song or two on it and then move on to the next one.
michaelm got his first guitar when he was a high school student in western Pennsylvania, back when we were still using the steam powered computers, and a life-long love affair with the instrument followed. He has lived in northern New Mexico most of his adult life, the last five years or so once again here in El Rito. Since retiring from teaching at Northern New Mexico College in Española for many years, he has been able to divide his time between his guitar studies, reading Science Fiction and researching practical time-travel machines.
Please join us for what we hope will be an interesting hour or so of acoustic guitar music. Light refreshments will be served.
On September 1st through November 30th, we will be kicking off our 3rd annual fundraiser - 100 People Donating $100. This fundraiser is simple, 100 people will donate $100 and the library makes $10,000 for general operating expenses.
Please help us reach our goal of $10,000 by pledging now or sending in your donation. You can mail your donation to: El Rito Library, P.O. Box 5, El Rito, NM 87530. Or you can donate by credit card going to our website and clicking the "Click & Pledge" button (on the left hand side of website).
If you cannot afford the entire $100, ask family and friends to pitch in to reach the $100 goal. Any donation will be greatly appreciated!
Each year, the El Rito Library continues to advance its mission of providing programs and free services for our El Rito and surrounding communities. The fact is, libraries are some of the only remaining places where they can get the information and services they need for free. But it's not free to keep libraries going.
We will again be participating this year in the El Rito Studio Tour and continuing our annual fundraiser "Death by Chocolate". This year the studio tour will be on October 13th and 14th.
We are asking the community to please call the Library at 575-581-4608 if you can donate a chcolate dessert for this fundraiser. We will have desserts both days - Saturday and Sunday. Please help us out again this year. THANK YOU!
The El Rito Quilters Guild will also be selling some of their beautiful quilts during the studio tour. All quilt sales benefit the Library. Please see pictures below of some of the quilts for sale.