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In the interest of preserving public health and limiting the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all of our Public Libraries are CLOSED Saturday, March 14 through Wednesday, April 15. The public is encouraged to take advantage of all the digital resources the Public Library offers online.
The due date for all items that are due between Saturday March 14 and Wednesday April 15 has been extended to Wednesday April 22.
Holds that are 'Ready for Pickup' will continue to be held for you through the first week after we reopen.
Holds that are 'In Transit' for you will be processed after we reopen.

Any library card that was due for a scheduled update during this period has been updated through May 1.
Assistance is available by phone during the closure Monday through Friday 10:00AM to 4:00 PM  For general information please call (505) 768-5141.  If you need assistance with your account or a library card please call (505) 768-5170.

Branch Info

Ernie Pyle LibraryErnie Pyle Library

900 Girard SE 
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-256-2065
erniepyle@cabq.gov
Lizzie Peacock, Site Supervisor

 

 

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.

The Ernie Pyle Library is not ADA accessible because the historic building and grounds include steps, narrow passages, and small spaces. The building was Ernie and ‘Jerry’ Pyle’s 1,129 square foot  home built in 1940. It is a National Historic Landmark and it is on the State, City and National registers of historic places. The closest ADA accessible Libraries include San Pedro Library, South Broadway Library and Erna Fergusson Library.

 

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Closed Closed 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–6 10–6

 

By Bus

Route #18: Broadway/University/Gibson. Plan your trip here.

By Car

Freeway Directions:
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.

Meeting & Study Rooms

Ernie Pyle Library does not have any meeting or study rooms. Please see our list of Meeting & Study Rooms at other Public Library branches.

Branch Amenities & Services

  2 Public Computers (Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet access)

WiFi  Free Wireless Internet Access

Printer  Printing Services - 15¢ per page

Fax Machine  Faxing Services - $1.00 per 5 pages

Copier  Copy Machine - 20¢ per page

In the interest of preserving public health and limiting the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all of our Public Libraries are CLOSED Saturday, March 14 through Wednesday, April 15. The public is encouraged to take advantage of all the digital resources the Public Library offers online.
The due date for all items that are due between Saturday March 14 and Wednesday April 15 has been extended to Wednesday April 22.
Holds that are 'Ready for Pickup' will continue to be held for you through the first week after we reopen.
Holds that are 'In Transit' for you will be processed after we reopen.

Any library card that was due for a scheduled update during this period has been updated through May 1.
Assistance is available by phone during the closure Monday through Friday 10:00AM to 4:00 PM  For general information please call (505) 768-5141.  If you need assistance with your account or a library card please call (505) 768-5170.
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Background of EP

Background of the Ernie Pyle Library

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.

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Ernie Pyle:
In His Own Words

"Santa Fe is seven thousand feet up, and a newcomer has to gasp for breath the first few days. It gets very cold in winter and there is snow. But in summer it's cool, and people pay two hundred dollars a month for a house that goes for forty in winter. The climate is fine for tuberculars. Lots of people you meet, looking robust and full of vim, came out on stretchers. Yet you don't feel a sanitarium-town atmosphere. It is the second oldest city in the United States, next to St. Augustine, Florida. Coronado came from Mexico and roamed all around there in 1540. The whole Rio Grande Valley drips with history and with ancient Spanish and Indian culture. And I don't know of a town in America that has such astoundingly long unfoldings of nature as you see from just outside Santa Fe." ~Ernie Pyle

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Recurring Programs

Music & Movement Storytime

Enjoy a fun way to develop Early Literacy skills in young children with music, dancing, singing, stories and exploration of simple musical concepts.

The 2019 weekly storytime begins May 2nd and runs through October 10th. We meet Thursdays at 10:30am under the sycamore tree, weather permitting

 

Isla RoseRead to the Dogs

Our Read to the Dogs program is the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at 10:30am in the youth section. Stop by and meet Isla Rose or Pippin! Your child can read to a registered therapy dog in a relaxed atmosphere. The dog sits calmly and quietly for a story while children practice reading out loud without fear of judgment. It's a great way for children to gain confidence in their reading. Our registered dog is provided by Southwest Canine Corps of Volunteers.

Check out our events calendar for more information, and other upcoming events.

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Women's History Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March is Women's History Month. 

Tell the library staff at Ernie Pyle Library the name of a woman or women that inspire you!  We want to hear from you!

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