Career Online High School (COHS) is an online high school diploma and career certification program available through the Public Library. This program offers free enrollment to a limited number of qualified adult students. Career Online High School through the Public Library of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County is open to residents of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County who are at least 19-years-old, have successfully completed 8th grade, and wish to earn their high school diploma. Applicants who successfully complete an online self-assessment and prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview, will be considered for enrollment. Program applicants must have a library card in good standing or be willing to apply for a library card.
Research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school. Every Child Ready to Read® is an early childhood literacy program developed by the American Library Association. Designed for parents and caregivers, the program provides daily practices that help start children on a path to becoming strong readers, and achieving long-term academic success. Learn more...
Every summer the Public Library encourages our community to join the Summer Reading Program, the annual celebration of reading for pleasure (and reading for prizes!). Kids, teens and adults can all sign up for the summer reading program, attend a variety of events, and enter to win fabulous prizes. Details available here! Summer Reading Program.
Join us twice a year, every Spring and Fall, for our Community Baby Shower! This free community info fair features representatives from health, social service, and cultural agencies that have a focus on the health and well-being of young families.
The Thomason Transportation Program provides free round-trip transportation for students, faculty and chaperones from Title I schools and daycares/preschools serving low-income families in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, allowing them to visit library branches, participate in programs and events offered by the Public Library, visit the Center for the Book and more.
Beginning Birding Kits: You can begin your birding adventure by checking out a Beginning Birding Kit from the Public Library! Use your library card to check out binoculars, along with birding guides and resources. The Beginning Birding Kits are provided through partnership with the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Open Space Division, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation. Please note: Birding Kits are considered non-traditional items. Customers can only check out 1 non-traditional item at a time.
Library Museum Discovery Pass Program: Use your library card to check out a pass that allows you free entrance to museums in Albuquerque and surrounding areas!
The Public Library is pleased to offer local museum family passes for check-out. This program is designed to engage adults, children and families in art, history, science, technology and literacy learning. The Museum Discovery Passes are made possible through the Library’s materials funding and donation of Passes from some of the Library’s partners in the program. Please note: Museum Passes are considered non-traditional items. Customers can only check out 1 non-traditional item at a time.
Library Wi-Fi Hotspot Program: Use your library card to check out a Hotspot providing you with free, and mobile, internet access! The Public Library is very pleased to be working with T-Mobile to offer mobile Hotspots for check-out. Please note: Museum Passes are considered non-traditional items. Customers can only check out 1 non-traditional item at a time.
Ukulele Lending Program: Have you ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele but didn't know where to start? Uke can do it at the Juan Tabo Library! Use your library card to check out a ukulele along with an instructional DVD, a string tuner, and song books. For best success the suggested age range is eight and up. The funding for the ukulele collection was provided through the generosity of Judy and Michael Muldawer and The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation. Please note: Museum Passes are considered non-traditional items. Customers can only check out 1 non-traditional item at a time.