The Jemez Springs Public Library first opened in April 1965. The 50th anniversary was celebrated with an author symposium and open house. The symposium featured two authors who had appeared in the noted series of author talks that began in 2001. They were N. Scott Momaday, who spoke at the … More Library Celebrates 50 Years
The fourth library remodel in 2008 joined the existing library building with the former village office building.
Across the nation, libraries participate in Community Read, an annual event in which everyone in a town or community are encouraged to read the same book and then participate in discussions about the book and author. In 1996, Rudolfo Anaya, famed New Mexico author (and part-time Jemez Springs resident), was … More Community Read with Rudolfo Anaya
Battle of the Books is a reading contest held in many states. Sponsored in this state by the New Mexico Library Association, it is held in a different city each year. Schools and libraries coach teams, who must remember details about a selected list of 20 books. The library team … More Battle of the Books
As more money became available for capital improvement, the library embarked on another remodel in 2000. This one resulted in adding the deck in the back and portal in the front, as well as stuccoing the building, installing energy efficient windows, remodeling the interior, and replacing all the shelving. … More Third Library Remodel
For many years, the library has entered a float in the Jemez Springs Fourth of July parade. Children in the Summer Reading Programs helped create the float and road on the float in the parades. In 2014, the Library created a float that used the Famous Jemez Duck Race as … More Fourth of July Parades
The Family Literacy Program was jointly sponsored at Jemez Valley Elementary School by the YMCA and the Jemez Springs Public Library.
1998 was the 400th anniversary of the Spanish arrival in New Mexico. Institutions all over the state scheduled programs to commemorate the event. The library chose to invite elders from the community to meet for four consecutive weeks with children at the Jemez Valley Community Center. Children had the opportunity … More Quatro Centenario
Across the nation, libraries participate in Community Read, an annual event in which everyone in a town or community are encouraged to read the same book and then participate in discussions about the book and author. In 1995, Jemez Springs Public Library chose two of Scott Momaday’s books, and Scott … More Community Read with Scott Momaday