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.
El Rito Library is Proud to present the 2006 Summer Reading Program
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
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!
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.
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS
OF THE OLDEST INDEPENDENT LIBRARY IN RIO ARRIBA COUNTY
Come to EL RITO LIBRARY’S 20th Birthday Party!
SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2006
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
El Rito Library
182 Placitas Road - Highway 215
Michael Hennerty singing traditional Irish Songs
FLAMENCO • DANCES • ART • IRISH DANCES JAZZ DANCES
FOOD PONY RIDES• BOOKS • FACE PAINTING
BOOK READING BY “Grandma Rena”
The Library’s Book Grandma
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
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.
May 27th – 11:30 to 12:00
June 8th – 2:00 to 2:30
Dia del Los Ninios brought in a large crowd of children and parents to the library for a day of story telling, mariachi music, games and much more. Thank you Susan Guevara for your many hours of preparation for this event. Click here for photos of this event!