The Ernie Pyle Library is a small white house with a white picket fence in the residential neighborhood at 900 Girard SE. It is located halfway between Central Avenue & Gibson Blvd at the corner of Santa Monica Street and Girard SE.
Route #18: Broadway/University/Gibson. Plan your trip here.
Take I-25 to the Coal Avenue exit. Head east on Coal Avenue. Go 1.8 miles to the stop light at Girard. Turn right (south) onto Girard Blvd, and go two/tenths of a mile to the Library.
Surface Street Directions:
Gibson to Girard; North on Girard to Santa Monica.
Ernie Pyle Library does not have any meeting or study rooms. Please see our list of Meeting & Study Rooms at other ABC Library branches.
2 Public Computers (Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet access)
Free Wireless Internet Access
Printing Services - 15¢ per page
USB Thumb Drive - $5.75 each
Faxing Services - $1.00 per 5 pages (local and toll free numbers only)
Copy Machine - 20¢ per page
Every Child Ready to Read Preschool Storytime families
Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children, using the guidelines from the Every Child Ready to Read program. Preschool Storytime is targeted for ages 3 - 5 and takes place outside, underneath the sycamore tree (weather permitting) from May to October.
The Ernie Pyle Library is the former home of famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle. The City of Albuquerque acquired the house from the Pyle estate and in 1948 opened it as a branch library. You'll find Pyle memorabilia alongside the library's books and media.
Every detail, including the picket fence built by Pyle and the grave marker of his dog, Cheetah, has been carefully preserved. In 1997 the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark on September 20, 2006.
For more information, visit our Who was Ernie Pyle? page.
"Gradually the faint light of day did become real, and it was indeed a moving sight. In the half-light the mesas over to the east stood against the lighter sky like battleships at rest. The driver said, 'There's Venus, the morning star.' And when the sun rose, it came up behind a cone-shaped mountain, with a groove right in the top. Our first sight of it was just a fiery pinpoint, rising into this groove. It was like a glowing target in a gun sight. Frost covered the ground. The rolling, treeless desert stretched as far as we could see. Once again we were in that peculiarly moving vastness of New Mexico, and I was so glad I wanted to shout. I hope I never know the Southwest so well that it disillusions me..." ~Ernie Pyle
Preschool Storytime will return in May 2017!
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. under the sycamore tree, weather permitting.
Check out our events calendar for more information, and other upcoming events!