Wednesday, May 23, 2018

City Offices, Most Services Closed Monday to Observe Memorial Day

The City of Santa Fe sends our thanks to the veterans and their families who have served our country, and wishes everyone in our community a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.  

All City of Santa Fe offices, Municipal Court, Libraries, and Recreation Centers will be closed on Monday to observe Memorial Day. Santa Fe Trails buses and the Santa Fe Ride and Santa Fe Pickup programs will not run. All offices and services will resume normal schedules on Tuesday.

Environmental Services Division does not stop work on holidays, so we will be collecting trash and recycling on our normal Monday schedule. Please have your containers out by 8:00am if your pickup day is Monday.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Postponed: Public computer outage, 10:00 a.m. until noon, Tuesday, May 22

Update: the previously announced computer outage at Main has been postponed until next week. The public computers at the Main Library will be down from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, May 22nd for an upgrade. The public wi-fi will not be affected and patrons can access the Internet with their personal devices during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Welcome Chess Enthusiasts! Santa Fe Public Library presents: “How to Beat Magnus Carlsen”, May 29 at La Farge

Jim Johnston of the Santa Fe Rooks will present a class on chess strategy entitled “How to beat Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Champion" on Tuesday, May 29 at the La Farge Branch Library (1730 Llano St.).
Jim will lead the class through solving a tactical puzzle as a warm-up activity and then examine in depth a recent game between two of the best players in the world.

When:  Tuesday, May 29th   from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Where:   La Farge Community Room (1730 Llano St.)

Presented by:  Jim Johnston, Santa Fe Rooks Organizer

Libraries Rock, Summer Reading Starts May 21!

Shabdpren and Amarpreet are two young readers, always anxious to find a great new read and helping the library get dressed up for “Libraries Rock,” our 2018 Summer Reading theme.  It’s going to be a ROCKIN’ summer!

(words and photo by WC)

Monday, May 07, 2018

Fiesta Para Bebés is this Saturday!

Santa Fe Public Library will be among the many great participants at the fourth annual Fiesta Para Bebés! We will be handing out free books and our own Dahlia from Books and Babies will be performing at 1:00 p.m.

Friday, May 04, 2018

Santa Fe Bandstand 2018 Lineup Announced!

Great American Read Book Report Contest at the Main Library and La Farge

Check out one of the many selections on display at the Main Library and La Farge for the Great American Read, read it, and fill out your book report.

Then come back for more books and to turn in your report to the Reference Desk.

The best four reports, judged by eloquence, humor, and comprehension, will win an awesome prize!

Winners will be notified by late June to pick up their prizes.

To find out more about the Great American Read and the PBS series that will premiere on May 22nd, go to

RB Digital Cancellation

As of Sunday, May 6, 2018, the Santa Fe Public Libraries will no longer provide access to RB Digital. 
We apologize for any inconvenience. 

All patrons can continue to access audio books on both Hoopla and Overdrive.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Summer Reading displays at the Main Library

The Main Library is gearing up for Summer Reading Program which begins May 23rd and Atalaya School is just as excited as we are!  We thank them for their incredible display.  If your youth organization would like to create a display to promote SFPL Summer Reading Programs, please contact the children’s desk at 955-6837.

May 2018 Art Displays at SFPL

Stop by and peruse our great art shows that will be on display during the month of May:

Main Library, Satin/Reichman Memorial Art Gallery: Bill Todino, “New Mexico in Black & White” (Photography).

La Farge Branch Library: Kathy Marquez, “Paper Art Cards”.

Southside Branch Library: Jacob Vargas, “Artwork of Old Gen. City” (Digital multimedia).

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

May 2018 Children's Calendar

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Academy for Technology and the Classics student picks display at La Farge

Three students from The Academy for Technology and the Classics created a display of their own and fellow student’s top picks!

They texted with a their classmates to come up with their list of titles, went on a hunt for the books available to display, then created a wonderful sign for it. 

 What made the list:

Night by Elie Wiesel

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx

1984 George Orwell

A Young Peoples Guide to the United States Rebecca Stefoff

Angela’s Ashes Frank McCourt 

An Echo in the Bone Diana Gabaldon

The Devil and Miss Prym Paulo Coelho

It Stephen King

Zigzagging Down a Wild Trail Bobbie Ann Mason

Catch 22 Joseph Heller

Novice Taran Matharu

Boy Scouts clean up Southside for Earth Day!

After a very windy couple of days, the Southside Branch was treated to a wonderful sight on Saturday morning, April 21. A number of boys and girls were out picking up trash that had blown all around the building. They were members of Boy Scout Troop 53 of Santa Fe, with their adult mentors and siblings. They were participating in the Great American Clean Up Day for Earth Day. They also cleaned up the neighboring canyons and had collected many bags of trash. They all had fun collecting and spending time together. The Southside Branch appreciated their efforts.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Southside Spring Book Sale, May 5-6

May 5 & 6: Southside Spring Sale, 6599 Jaguar Drive
Discount Books & Specially-priced Books
Open to the public both days, no members-only hours.
• Saturday 5th: 10:30 AM–4:00 PM
• Sunday 6th: 1:00–4:00 PM, Bag Day
Attention Teachers: All teachers with school ID may take books for their classrooms free of charge on Sunday 6th beginning at 2:00 PM.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Index: information for startups, Monday, April 30, 5-7 p.m. at the Main Library

Come to the Main Library, Monday, April 30, from 5-7 p.m. to ask questions about your business or startup idea and to receive referrals and assistance.

Representatives from the Santa Fe Business Incubator ( will meet one on one with interested community members in 1/2 hour individual sessions. In order to participate fill out an index card with your contact info and description of your question and then come to the library any time between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to get some help with your business or idea or both.

WHERE: Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501

QUESTIONS: Santa Fe Business Incubator 505-424-1140, , @SantaFeInc,

VISIT: to fill out an index card.

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