Online Access To New Mexico Newspapers

The library has searchable online access at

to three New Mexico Newspapers:


·        Albuquerque Journal – January 1, 1995 – Present

·        Las Cruces Sun-News – February 14, 2004 – Present

·        Roswell Daily Record – January 2, 2002 – Present


Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.  Access is provided through the New Mexico State Library.  For remote access from your home computer please stop by the library for the password and username.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest

Enter the Library’s Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest and win a

 $20 Barnes and Noble Gift Card. 

**5 Pumpkins will be available at the library on a first come first served basis

 Starting October 20th


Rules and Guidelines: 

  • Fill out a registration form at the library between October 1st and October 28th.
  • Entries are due by 6:30 pm, on October 29th. 
  • Entries must relate to a book or book character, i.e. Dr. Seuss, Curious George, etc.
  • Judging will take place by the public on October 30th, 8:00am to 6:30pm and October 31st, 8:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Winners will be announced on October 31st and pumpkins can be picked up after 4:00pm. 
  • There will be two categories: Youth (age 0 -17) and Adults (18 and up), First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in each category.  Only first place will receive a $20 gift card to Barnes and Noble.


Come Out and Vote For Your Favorite Pumpkin!

Laguna Library Reading Club

Join the Library Reading Club!


The library will be starting a READING CLUB in October; the book for the month is National Book Award Winner, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.   Te first meeting for the READING CLUB will be October 29th, 2008 from 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm.  The book needs to be read prior to October 29th.  Nine copies of the book are available at the library for check-out. The reading club is a way to share thoughts and opinions of a variety of books with members of the community, recommend new titles, and enjoy the pleasure of reading.  For suggestions of READING CLUB titles stop by the library and let us know. 

New Books At The Library


New books!


Children (Easy Books)

  • The Tickety Tale Teller
  • Albert and Sarah Jane
  • Gus Goes to School
  • The Thief of Bracken Farm


Young Adult (Fiction and Non-Fiction)

  • In Space
  • Polar Bear
  • Recycling Materials
  • Respecting Our World
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  • Penny From Heaven – Jennifer L. Holm
  • She Said, She Said by Celeste O. Norfleet & Jennifer Norfleet


Adults (Fiction and Non-Fiction)

  • Arthritis: Your Questions Answered
  • Business Writing Clear and Simple: Write and Get Results Like a CEO
  • DIY Wedding: The Celebrate You Day Way
  • Easy Wedding Planner
  • Effective Fundraising for Non-Profits
  • Empowerment of North American Indian Girls
  • Retire Happy: What You Can Do Now To Guarantee a Great Retirement
  • Visions for the Future: A Celebration of Young Native American Artists
  • Rouge Angel: The Soul Stealer by Alex Archer
  • Mission: Motherhood by Marta Perry
  • The Pact by Monica McKayhan
  • Brida by Paulo Coelho
  • Adam the King by Jeffery Lewis
  • Ebay for Dummies by Marsha Collier



  • Archaeologies of the Pueblo Revolt Identity, Meaning, and Renewal in the Pueblo World



Tribal Libraries Fundraiser

Tribal librarians in New Mexico have dedicated themselves to continuously provide literacy, technology and information resources in their communities.  We are very fortunate to have libraries as part of our tribal communities as a place to learn, share, and socialize. 


A few facts about tribal libraries in New Mexico:


  • Tribal public libraries are learning centers central to their communities.
  • Tribal public libraries promote reading and education in young and old alike.
  • Tribal public libraries serve as the only information resource within a 100 mile radius.
  • Tribal public libraries provide services that support the unique needs of their communities.
  • Tribal public libraries are grossly under-funded.


  • Tribal public libraries are filled to capacity with patrons.
  • Tribal public libraries are inadequately staffed.
  • Tribal public libraries receive minimal funding from the federal government, state government, and other funding resources.
  • Tribal public libraries lack adequate facilities


To provide these much needed resources libraries need additional funding to continue their services at each tribal library.  As a result a committee of tribal librarians have come together to host a fundraiser for tribal libraries. Tribal Libraries: Where Dreams Take Flight is a fundraising event that will be held at the Isleta Pueblo Casino & Resort on Saturday, October 25th, 2008.


We are asking for donations of art for our live and silent auction.  If there are any Laguna Artists that would like to donate please contact Janice Kowemy at the Laguna Public Library for more information, (505) 552-6280 or


Tickets for the event are $75 per person or $500 for a table of 8.  Be prepared to enjoy live entertainment by Native American Artists, enjoy great food, and become part of a live auction!  Seating is limited to the first 200 people.


On behalf of New Mexico Tribal Libraries, thank you for your support!

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