You'll gain valuable workplace experience by encouraging people of all ages to participate in the Public Library's Summer Reading Program!
Help us at least 2 hours each week this summer by:
• Being friendly, approachable and proactive;
• Encouraging Library visitors of all ages to join in our Summer fun;
• Answering basic questions about the Summer Reading Program and awarding prizes to participants;
• Assisting Library staff with craft and special event preparation, either inside or outside the Library building.
The City of Albuquerque and the Library is transiting to the using the One ABQ Volunteers platform. (This is the link for all City of Albuquerque volunteering opportunities.)
The deadline to create a profile and submit your application to be a Summer Reading Volunteer has been extended to 22 May 2022. The link to the Public Library's Summer Reading Program 2022 Volunteer Opportunity can be found here.
Please note: If you are 12 years old, you will need parental consent to use the website.
Do you have questions about the volunteer application process? Please call 505-768-5104 M-F, 9 am-2pm.
You can pick up your own copy of our Special Events Guide at any local Public Library branch. There is no advance registration required to attend Children & Family Special Events. Other event categories, especially events for Tweens and Teens, DO require advance registration as we have limited supplies for our participants. Other Special event categories MAY require advance registration; please check your Special Event Guide for details, or ask at the branch holding the event.
Sometimes, we're faced with unforeseen circumstances beyond our control! Please check this website for any Special Event updates before you head over to the branch - we'll post the latest details here!
Location Change: (Adult Event) The Watermelon Mountain Jug Band concert on Friday, July 1 at 4:00 p.m. has been relocated FROM the International District Branch TO the Central & Unser Branch.
Location Change: (Children & Family Event) The Drums Around the World with Kevin Kinane event on Saturday, July 2 at 11:00 a.m. has been relocated FROM the International District Branch TO the Cherry Hills Branch.
Cancelled: (Tween Event) The Explora: Be a Rock Star event scheduled on Saturday, July 2 at 3:00 p.m. at the International District Branch has been cancelled.
It's time for this year's Dion's Club Read! Students in Pre-K through 5th grade may participate, in one of two ways: 1) Visit the Club Read website to enter the titles you read to earn a prize voucher and to be entered into a Dion's Grand Prize Drawing. 2) Pick up a paper Club Read brochure at any branch of the Public Library of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County (while supplies last!) Turn in your completed paper entries at any New Mexico Dion's location to earn a prize voucher and be entered in a Dion's Grand Prize Drawing. Please visit Dion's Club Read Program Page for more information or to participate online!