Santa Fe Public Library

Library Updates

Seeking Candidates for the SFPL Library Board

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The Santa Fe Public Library is seeking candidates for the Library Board. Ideal candidates are actively involved in our community and have an interest in leading the Santa Fe Public Library into a 21st Century library system. We are seeking potential Library Board candidates with skills in any of the following: technology, new media, and computer literacy; youth advocacy; knowledge of local government; urban planning; or community development.

There are two City positions available to applicants that live within the Santa Fe city limits. Library Board members serve for three years without compensation.

City members are appointed by the Mayor to represent the residents of Santa Fe. The seven-member Library Board was created as an advisory board to the City Council and is charged with working with the Library Administration to provide advice on policies such as the use of the library, book selection, acceptance of gifts and bequests, management and operation, and other appropriate matters. The Library Board meets monthly.


Interested residents may apply by submitting a letter of interest and a resume to:

Maria Sanchez-Tucker

Santa Fe Public Library

145 Washington Avenue

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Or email to:


Or hand deliver to the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, by 5:00 pm on November 15, 2019.

For more information call 955-6789.

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National Novel Writing Month

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Every story matters so let’s start writing yours. Writing a novel alone can be difficult, even for seasoned writers. National Novel Writing month (NaNoWriMo) helps you track your progress, set milestones, connect with other writers in a vast community, and participate in events that are designed to make sure you finish your novel. Sign up today at and join us at the Southside Branch Library on Saturdays in November from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and the Main Library on Thursdays in November (except Thanksgiving) from 4-6 p.m.


Saturdays in November, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Southside Branch Library Community Room, 6599 Jaguar Dr.


Thursdays in November (except Thanksgiving), 4-6 p.m.

Main Library Pick Room, 145 Washington Ave.



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Bilingual Books and Babies Hiatus

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Update: Bilingual Books and Babies will be on hiatus after November 13 until January 2020.

Santa Fe Public Library presents Spanish/Bi-Lingual Books and Babies, a program for babies 6 months to 2-years-old and their caregivers. It’s never too early to start your child on the road to reading!

Come join our play and language group for small children and their caregivers. Your child will enjoy books, and songs, and finger games from the comfort of your lap. Oral traditions and books will provide an important pre-reading experience for your child. Learn how everyday experiences can pave the way to learning success in the future.

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Children’s Chess Club

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The Santa Fe Children’s Chess Club meets every Wednesday evening at the Main Library from 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM in the Community Room.


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  • Main Library

    145 Washington Avenue
    (505) 955-6781

  • Oliver La Farge Branch

    1730 Llano Street
    (505) 955-4862

  • Southside Branch

    6599 Jaguar Drive
    (505) 955-2820