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Spring 2022 Appeal

As we celebrate the 21st anniversary of opening our doors, we look back at the last two years and realize how fortunate we are to have weathered the pandemic and been able to keep the library operational. We could not have reached this milestone without the strong support we get from our community!

Our goal for our 2022 Spring Appeal is to raise $15,000 and your financial assistance will put us on the path to an even brighter and busier future. Vista Grande Public Library is here for you! Please be here for us as we prepare for another great year! Read more about what we have to offer by visiting our Annual Donor Appeal page.  

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VGPL Current Events

Summer Library Programs have begun!  See the Summer Library Program page for more information. To register for the Reading Contest (for all ages this year!) and then to log your reading over the summer, go to vistagrandepl.beanstack.org/

How to Create Your Own Comic: Saturday, July 9, 2022, 1:00-3:30 pm. 7000 B.C. and VGPL present a free creative workshop for youth ages 11+. Registration is required. Details can be found here

New! Sensory Storytime: Tuesdays, 1:30 pm, beginning June 28. Sensory Storytime engages kids through movement, music, stories, and sensory activity play. It is ideal for children with autism and sensory processing disorders. Registration is preferred and sessions are conducted by Ron Girmus. Please contact the library for additional information.

Family Movie Night: Friday, July 15, 7:00 pm, "Turning Red." All are welcome, bring your family and friends, free popcorn and refreshments served.

Wags and Words is back! Got a student who is beginning to read, or struggles with reading? Then this is the perfect program. Latigo the Reading Dog would LOVE to be read to, and he is the perfect no-judgement listener. Interested? Contact Tracey at libasst@vglibrary.org or call us (505) 466-7323.

Attention Amazon Shoppers! If you purchase items online via Amazon.com, know your Amazon purchases give back to VGPL through the Amazon Smile or Amazon Associates programs. Although both programs are slightly different, each time you purchase products from Amazon by selecting one of the links, amazon provides a small commission to the Library. 

Collection Amazon Wish List:

Owing to the financial exigencies of the pandemic, our ability to purchase items for the collection is reduced. We are working hard to bring you high demand new releases, but that leaves  items that we cannot purchase at this time. If you follow this link, you can find a list on Amazon where you can purchase them for the library. We appreciate you using this wish list, as it reduces the likelihood of multiple copies of items of which we only have need and space for one.

Library Electronic Resources:

Did you know our Library Catalogs include numerous Electronic Resources? Select our Library catalog menu above and choose from:

  • Encyclopedia Britannica - online encyclopedia for research at home or on-the-go 

  • Overdrive - New Mexico's Library To-Go option for digital books and audio recordings

  • El Portal - a database collection of newspapers, journal articles, magazines and reference materials

  • Project Gutenberg - free collection of over 30,000 eBooks

  • LibriVox - public domain literature recordings

  • Geni - genealogy database (GeniPro in library only)

  • Learning Express - use to review skills and prepare for tests

 

 

VGPL News

We're Open!

  • Masks are no longer required, but are highly recommended

  • However, those running programs may still chose to require them of attendees. Please be respectful.

  • Public computers are available, but not as many as pre-pandemic and with social distancing enforced. 

  • Please do not linger inside for longer than necessary. 

  • Should you feel uncomfortable coming inside, our reservation system and curbside pickup are still available.  

  • We will still be limiting capacity at programs and asking people to social distance where possible.

  • For additional information, please call (505) 466-7323.

 

Annual Board Meeting - July 18, 2022

Our Annual Board of Directors meeting is Monday, July 18, 2022, with the Annual Meeting @ 4:30 pm immediately followed by the monthly meeting @ 5:30 pm. The agendas will be posted five days prior. For additional information, contact Jim Zebora at president@vglibrary.org

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Vista Grande Public Library
  Our Location
14 Avenida Torreon
  Santa Fe, NM 87508

Mailing Address
7 Avenida Vista Grande, B7-192
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Between El Dorado Community School and the Adam Senior Center
Our Current Hours

Sunday-Monday Closed

Tuesday-Friday 10 am-6 pm

Saturday 10 am-4 pm

Contact Us

(505) 466-7323

info@vglibrary.org

Fostering lifelong learning in a supportive community environment