Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library
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About the Friends


Our Mission
The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for and to support the public library by providing funding for programming, services, and materials that enrich our diverse community.

Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library was founded in 1974 as a vibrant community organization that promotes reading and learning through quality library services, and that is supported by an active, involved, and growing membership. A Brief History of the Friends

Santa Fe Public Libraries are community information hubs where everyone can gather to learn, create and dream. The Friends of the Library seeks to preserve and enhance our libraries for generations today and tomorrow.

Through membership dues, contributions, and book sales, Friends of the Library has raised over $2,000,000 for the Santa Fe Public Library since 1974. Virtually every penny donated to Friends of the Library directly supports:
    • Expanded materials collections, including audio and video titles, electronic databases, books in Spanish, language programs, large print books and audio books on line.
    • Children and family programs such as the summer reading program, after school programs, pre-school story times, and Books and Babies. More about the programs supported by the Friends.
    • Author presentations and lectures

Friends Newsletters
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Heart of the Library Award
The Heart of the Library Award was created in 2009 by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library to honor Friends volunteers who have gone the extra mile in support of the Friends and the Santa Fe Public Library.
Meet the Heart of the Library Award Honorees


Friends Important Documents (bylaws, 990, etc.)