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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