Have some extra time? Help out at the library. Volunteers make it possible! Here are some easy ways to lend a hand.
|Adopt A Shelf||Pick a shelf of books that you would like to spend time with each month. Then keep it dusted, clean and in order.|
|Re-shelve Books||Need a little Dewey Number or alphabet practice? This is the place!|
|Cleaning||Ever checked out a dusty library book? Come help us keep our shelves clean.|
|Holiday Decorations||Help set up special holiday displays or make decorations for the library.|
|Special Projects||Please ask the librarian about other opportunities such as assisting with programs.|
|Library Board||Please contact the Library Director if you are interested in serving on the Library Board.|
Please consider becoming a member of the Friends of the Jemez Springs Library or renewing your membership - thank you!
The Friends of the Jemez Springs Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves the Jemez Springs Public Library through volunteer activities and fundraising. The Friends of the Library:
- supports the library with funding for operating costs, collection development and programs
- funds all programming costs including licenses for movies and the annual summer reading program
- offers yoga classes and other special events which benefit the community and also raise funds for the library
The goals of the Friends of the Jemez Springs Public Library are:
- To raise funds to support library needs and programs
- To promote literacy for children and adults
- To raise awareness of the library's resources among area residents
- Please join the Friends of the Library by completing the membership form and mailing it, along with your payment, to:
Friends of the Library
PO Box 16
Jemez Springs, NM 87025
Note: The membership form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Download your free copy here:
As part of the Jemez Springs 50th Anniversary Celebration, the Friends of the Library sponsored the construction and installation of a Human Sundial in the Village Park. This unique installation is a lasting gift to the Village and a fund-raiser for the Library.
This ground-level sun clock surface uses a person's own shadow to tell the correct clock time. The sundial is surrounded by a circle of names, each one written in a concrete stone.
For a minimum donation of $15 to the Jemez Springs Library you can add your name or the names of loved ones to the circle. Entry forms are available at the library, or to download the Friends of the Library Human Sundial form click here:
Click here to learn more about sun-clock designs.
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Friends of the Jemez Springs Library raffles Cow Elk tag to hunt on the Vermejo Park Ranch
The Friends of the Jemez Springs Public Library is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a cow elk hunt on Ted Turner’s famous Vermejo Park Ranch. Through the generosity of the Vermejo Ranch and Turner Ranch Outfitters a cow elk tag authorization was donated to the Friends to raise funds to support the Library. Vermejo Park is a 590,823 acre ranch in Northeastern New Mexico and Southern Colorado and is, without question, one of the most famous ranches in the American West. Vermejo Park ranch stretches from the Great Plains to the summits of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains with elevations from 5,850 to 12,931 feet and is home to one of the largest elk herds in N. New Mexico.
Raffle tickets are $5 each and the drawing will be held over the Labor Day Weekend. Ticket sales are limited to 500 and you do not have to be present at the drawing to win. Buy as many tickets as you want to increase your chance of winning. The hunt will take place between December 1, 2018 and January 15, 2019. The specific 3 days of the hunt will be determined by the Vermejo Park Ranch Hunt Coordinator.
The raffle winner will receive a hunt code authorization to purchase a cow elk license from New Mexico Dept. of Game and Fish and access to the Vermejo Park Ranch for the hunt period. Importantly, the winner of the raffle can allow a family member or friend to use the authorization to purchase an elk license should they desire. Details will be coordinated with the winner after the drawing over the Labor Day Weekend. The raffle is open to both residents and non-residents and applicable fees for both hunts apply. The winner must purchase either a resident or non-resident hunting license and all requisite permits. If interested, the winner can hire a ranch guide for an additional $300 fee by working directly with the Vermejo Park Hunt coordinator. The success rate on guided hunts has been about 95%!!!!
Another simple way you can help your local public library is by casting your vote in favor of State "Go" Bonds and other public initiatives during election cycles. These funding sources are important part of keeping rural libraries in New Mexico going strong.
If you are not a registered voter, free voter registration cards are available at your library.
Libraries and educational facilities in New Mexico depend on you. Make your vote count!
Thank you for your support!