New Mexico Library Foundation

Funding Lifelong Learning in New Mexico Since 1992

New Mexico Library Foundation

Funding Lifelong Learning in New Mexico Since 1992

COVID-19 Update

The NM Library Foundation has partnered with the NM State Library to roll out a statewide virtual Summer Reading Program for 2020.  
Visit the website,, to participate with your community. The summer includes a series of virtual concerts by Andy Mason, streaming on Facebook from libraries around NM; a series of videos produced by the Explora Museum in Albuquerque teaching simple STEM activities you can do from home; and some amazing prizes for 40 avid readers in August.  Follow the NMSL Facebook Page for updates, live events, and other good news this summer. 

Please consider applying for the Brooke E. Sheldon Grant for Continuing Library Education to take advantage of online professional development opportunities that will strengthen your ability to meet your community’s online service needs and provide a COVID-safe welcome for visiting patrons.


The New Mexico Library Foundation supports identified needs of New Mexico libraries, by providing grants to build and maintain their collections, update information access technology and enhance library programs.

Impact Statement

Since 1992, NMLF has helped New Mexico libraries foster lifelong learning and ensure relevance to the communities they serve.

Developmental Grant deadline is April 30 and September 30.

STEM Grant deadline is November 30.

Brooke E. Sheldon Grant applications are reviewed as submitted.

New Mexico Library Foundation funds collection development, professional development, and community programs – literacy, arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), culture, and more. A range of library types including public, tribal, school, academic, professional, and special have benefitted from NMLF funding.

NMLF Transforms

Impacts and Locations of NMLF Grants Awarded Across New Mexico



The New Mexico Library Foundation is a New Mexico 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. NMLF supports libraries in New Mexico by allocating funds to libraries of all types and to non-profit organizations that directly benefit libraries.

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