El Rito Public Library

Mailing Address: PO Box 5, El Rito, NM 87530
County of Location: Rio Arriba
Phone: (575) 581-4608
NTEE Code: B- Education
Mission Statement:

To further the aims of education for the public by serving as a portal through which individuals and families may obtain information, and acquire skills and experience for enlightenment, enjoyment and empowerment.

Primary Programs:

Provide free library services that include: lending of books, audios, DVDs, VHS tapes; free use of 8 public access computers; notary public services; fax services; use of copier (10 cents per copy).

Programs for Children: Theater arts, book making, retablo painting, traditional tin work, arts and crafts, summer reading, aikido, individual tutoring, an after school program; and children's events.

Programs and Resources for Adults: Literacy and computer skills tutoring, Spanish classes, tutoring in English as a Second Language, poetry readings, Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Tour, Family Resource Center, and adult events.

Other library services and programs: Interlibrary loan; Sponsorship of El Rito Studio Tour; Community room available for public use at no charge.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Rio Arriba, Taos
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $25,000 - $99,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Christine Trujillo

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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