New Mexico Library Foundation

Funding Lifelong Learning in New Mexico Since 1992

New Mexico Library Foundation

Funding Lifelong Learning in New Mexico Since 1992

2020 Update - Stay Safe New Mexico!

  • Apply for the 2020 Community Relief Micro Grants October 1 – November 30, 2020

    In order to assist New Mexico libraries disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic recession, and social justice issues, the New Mexico Library Foundation will provide relief funding of up to ten $500 micro grants.

  • 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 Development Grants and the STEM Innovation Grants have been temporarily suspended while we offer a special cycle of grants to support libraries’ efforts to address COVID-relief and social justice issues.
  • We partnered with the NM State Library to roll out a statewide virtual Summer Reading Program for 2020.  
    Visit the website to learn more.

Follow the NMSL Facebook Page for updates, live events, and other good news this summer.


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.

Accepting Applications Now
October 1 – November 30, 2020

Ongoing – applications are reviewed when submitted.

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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.

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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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