The Rudolfo Anaya North Valley Library is located at 7704 2nd St. NW on the east side of 2nd Street, approximately 9/10 of a mile north of Osuna Blvd and approximately 9/10 of a mile south of Paseo del Norte. The Library is next to First Choice Community Healthcare and shares the incoming parking lot entrance with the Center. The front entrances of the Library faces the parking lot rather than 2nd Street.
Route #10 North Fourth Street. Plan your trip here.
Take I-25 to Paseo del Norte and head westbound to 2nd Street. Once on 2nd Street, follow the surface street directions.
Surface Street Directions heading South from Paseo del Norte:
Pass through three traffic lights at El Pueblo Rd., Ranchitos Rd. and Los Ranchos Rd. The Library is the fifth building on the left side of the street after the traffic light at Los Ranchos Road.
Surface Street Directions heading North from Osuna:
We are just beyond where 2nd Street curves north. Turn into the parking lot at First Choice Community Healthcare and continue until you see the parking lot for the library.
Rudolfo Anaya North Valley has one meeting room that will hold a maximum of 35 people. Policy, rules and required forms for using the meeting room may be found at Meeting and Study Rooms as well as a list of meeting rooms at other branches.
To view availability online, see our online booking form.
Rudolfo Anaya North Valley has two study rooms that will hold a maximum of four people each. The study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis and may not be reserved. Check in at the Information Desk with your library card to gain access to the study room.
12 Public Computers (Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet access)
Free Wireless Internet Access
Printing Services - 15¢ per page
USB Thumb Drive - $4.40 each
Faxing Services - $1.00 per 5 pages (local and toll free numbers only)
Copy Machine - 20¢ per page
Meeting & Study Rooms Available for Public Reservation
We are a Fiction to Go location! What is Fiction to Go? The Friends for the Public Library sells slightly used, recently published fiction titles for $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks. Like all funds that our Friends receive, all proceeds from Fiction to Go sales benefit the Public Library!
North Valley Library is a Roadrunner Food Bank donation location. Donate non-perishable food items in the bin in our entryway. You can also donate at Erna Fergusson, Juan Tabo, and Taylor Ranch libraries.
Baby and Toddler Storytime families
Enjoy an interactive storytime with your child that includes early literacy fun with books, songs, fingerplays and body movement. Weekly Baby and Toddler Storytime is targeted for ages 0 - 3.
E-reader & Computer Help adults
Thursdays 11 am to 12 noon & Saturday 10 to 11 am. One-on-one help downloading eBooks to your device, learning basic computer skills including searching the Internet, typing a Word document or creating an email account. Registration required, please call to register (505-897-8823).
Monthly Children’s Craft children
Join us each month for a fun children’s craft.
Not Just Knitters adults
Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting or other fiber arts? Join our friendly group. We meet weekly to work on personal and community projects, view demonstrations, improve our skills or learn new ones and enjoy lively conversation.
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. Weekly Preschool Storytime is targeted for ages 3 - 5.
Read to the Dogs children
Read aloud to Amy & Marco Polo or Nancy & Renee on Wednesdays, or to Betty & Kiki on Saturdays each week. This is a great way to practice reading to a trained service dog in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Bring your book or choose one of ours. See more information about Read to the Dogs.
Sensory Friendly Hour all ages
3rd Saturday of the month. Join us for a special browsing hour for individuals on the autism spectrum and for anyone who appreciates a sensory friendly environment. Program details and schedule here
Bernalillo County and the Public Library renamed the North Valley Library after local Chicano literature icon Rudolfo Anaya on March 15th, 2018.
"As a young boy and adult, I had a sense of belonging in the library. As I grew older, I wanted to write stories in which I and fellow New Mexicans could see themselves in the landscape of literature."
-- Rudolfo Anaya
Rudolfo Anaya was born on October 30, 1937, in Pastura, New Mexico, and moved to Albuquerque when he was 15 years old. After graduating from Albuquerque High in 1956, he earned a bachelor’s degree in literature from UNM in 1963 and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling in 1972. Mr. Anaya was a guidance counselor at APS for seven years and eventually became an English professor at UNM.
His most famous book, "Bless Me, Ultima," has been one the most widely read and critically acclaimed books in contemporary Chicano literature for decades. Rudolfo Anaya is most widely known for his books, "Bless Me, Ultima," "Heart of Aztlan," "Alburquerque" and "Tortuga." His children’s books include "The Farolitos of Christmas" and "Roadrunner’s Dance." -- BernCo District 1 News
Monthly on Fridays, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
July 27 - Nutshell by Ian McEwan
August 24 - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. for Lego Club. Ages 2-14 can enjoy playing with Duplos, Legos and specialty sets (reserved for ages 8-14). Check out our new Jumbo Blocks!