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.

Geisel Award

Annual award given to most distinguished book for young American readers.

Award History

The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

This Year's Winner

The winner of the Geisel Award for 2018:

2018 Geisel Award Honor Books

Five Geisel Honor Books were selected for 2018:


Who is Dr. Seuss, anyway?

Theodor Seuss Geisel 1904-1991 wrote and illustrated many celebrated children's books such as Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, among many others! He began his career drawing political cartoons and then worked as an artist for advertising campaigns. In 1937 he published his first book and went on to become one of the best known authors for depicting zany characters and using many common words -- and some simply made-up -- to entice and entertain beginning readers. Click to see more books about Dr. Seuss' life as an artist and author.

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