Grants Awarded

STEM Innovation Grants   2015

Multimedia Library, a division of Library Services – Albuquerque Public Schools ($4,848 to establish a Lego Lending Library -class sets of Lego construction kits for APS district librarians to foster an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in students in the 2nd through 5th grade.)

Truman Middle School, Albuquerque, NM ($1,325 to introduce a collection of 10 circulating STEM-based maker kits. Packed in back packs, these kits include instructional texts as well as necessary materials for coding, robotics, knitting, and other STEM-related hobbies that students could explore at home.)

Development (Original) Grants   2015

Gila Valley Library ($1000 to purchase books & related instructional materials to complement the Community Forestry Project).

Glenwood Community Library ($1000 to support their Large Print Books on Wheels program).

NM Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf ($990 to establish a lending library of professional development resources).

 Vista Grande Library ($995 to purchase new telescopes and resources on astronomy to serve their avid star gazing community).

Eisenhower Middle School, Albuquerque, NM ($1,000 to develop a Graphic Novel Collection which will provide reading material which is interesting yet accessible for all students.)

National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM ($1,000 to establish a collection of Latino children’s literature representative of the expansive breadth of Hispanic cultures and peoples.)

New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM ($1,000 to establish an Oral History Resource Program which will record, transcribe, and archive local oral histories in the Donnelly Library, making these histories available to the community.)

Piedra Vista High School, Farmington, NM ($1,000 to support their No Summit Out of Sight program which helps students make a connection between reading for pleasure and real-life adventure through class assignments, creative exploration of personal ‘everests,’ and a visit by 19 year-old author, Jordan Romero.) 

STEM Innovation Grants

Fall 2014

Embudo Valley Library ($5000 to fund staff, library materials and supplies for the Caterpillar Club Early Literacy Program which supports pre­K children and their families in providing a strong foundation for subsequent reading, science, technology, engineering, and math success)

Rio Rancho Public Library ($4,587 to fund educational kits of electronic manipulatives to be used in local schools, home schools, and the community, making STEM equipment and training available to schools and the community builds upon the public library’s tradition of providing growing communities with the resources needed to learn and do new things)

Development (Original) Grants

Fall 2014

Bayard Public Library ($1000 to fund a Manga Mania collection and an interactive program on how to draw comics)

Hodgin Elementary School Library ($432.69 to share the fun of sequencing and directions through an exciting program, Lego Learning for the Library)

City of Anthony Library ($883.77 Development Grant to upgrade their computer lab softwares)

Dexter High School Library ($1000 to build a collaborative Manga Madness collection with a team of their students)

Truman Middle School Library ($1000 towards Collection Development to purchase new and popular middle-grade fiction for reluctant readers)

Hatch Public Library ($1000 to purchase iPads to use in library programming and exploration)

Ruidoso Public Library ($600 to fund musical performances for children and adults)

UNM Center for Development & Disability ($1000 to update their resources on Down Syndrome)

STEM Collaboration Grants
Spring 2014
New Mexico State Library ($30,000.00 - STEM to Read program)

Development (Original) Grants
Spring 2014
Glenwood Community Library ($1,000.00 - age-specific programs for rural readers in Southwest New Mexico)
El Dorado Community School Library ($1,000.00 - enhanced poetry instruction to explore abstract thinking and improve literacy scores)

STEM Innovation Grants
Fall 2013
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library ($4,332.45 - Our Star, Our Sun - Solar Educational Outreach)
Embudo Valley Library - ($5,000.00 - STEM Afterschool program)
New Mexico State University Library ($4,440.00 - Visualizing Science: Preparing and Delivering Effective Poster Presentations)

Development (Original) Grants
Fall 2013
Atrisco Heritage Academy ($897 - e-readers for Virtual Stacks Project)
Emerson Elementary School ($1000 - Great Literature for a Great Start in Life)
Pueblo de Abiquiu Library and Cultural Center ($1000 - computer technical support)
REFORMA de Nuevo Mexico ($950 - Spanish storytellers)
Sandia Preparatory School ($1000 - Native American Studies Center Faculty Reference Library)
Shuter Library of Angel Fire ($816 - young adult programming)
Sky City Community School ($987 - iPad Minis)
Valle Vista Elementary School ($833.19 - graphic novels and materials to support varied learning styles)

Spring 2013
Rio Abajo Community Library ($1,000 - Agricultural resource collection)
San Antonito Elementary School ($996.32 - "A Story Spans Generations" with the Story Before Bed program)
Longfellow Elementary School ($815.67 - "Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss" collection creation and programming)
Madison Middle School Library ($734.17 - "The Hero's Journey - from page to screen" book club and family movie night)
Glenwood Community Library ($1,000 - Expansion of materials and creation of programming for ages 0-14)
Estancia Public Library ($750 - Expansion of Spanish Language Collection)
Embudo Valley Library and Community Center ($1,000 - eBooks, 1 year pilot project)
Gila Valley Library ($1,000 - Maintain and grow nonfiction collection)
John F. Kennedy Middle School ($1,000 - Advanced Placement book collection for Accelerated Reading Program)
Fall 2012
Bandelier Elementary School, Albuquerque ($954 - Purchasing 6 Kindle Fires)
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center(Purchasing historically accurate and culturally appropriate Native American titles for young readers)
Piedra Vista High School, Farmington ($850 - Funding writing and literacy event, WriterFest 2013)
Roosevelt Middle School, Tijeras ($1000 - Funding new young adult literature for summer reading)
Socorro Public Library ($1000 - Microfilm/newspaper digitization project)
Van Buren Middle School, Albuquerque (Fiction and non-fiction book purchases)
Moriarty Community Library ($954 – purchase of GED collection materials)
Picacho Middle School ($1000 – purchase of Spanish language fiction and non-fiction materials)

Spring 2012
Montezuma Elementary School ($935 - DVDs for curriculum alignment)
New Mexico State University Library ($1,000 - online map of New Mexico's literary heritage)
Rudolfo Anaya Elementary School ($539 - Battle of the Books, title purchase)
Socorro High School ($1,000 - purchase electronic books)

Fall 2011
Albuquerque Public Library ($920 - Museum Discovery Pass Program)
El Rito ($1,000 - new computers)
Navajo Pine High School ($1,000 - young adult male collection development)
Ruidoso Public Library ($650 - Centennial Chautauqua)
Santa Fe Public Library Friends ($500 - Teen Homework Cafe)
Shuter Library - Angel Fire ($1600 - book club)
Sweeney Elementary School Library, Santa Fe ($1,000 - Spanish books)
Vista Grande Public Library ($500 - early childhood reading program)

Spring 2011
Church Rock Academy ($1,000 - Media Resources for student projects)
El Dorado Community School ($1,000 - biography collection)
Saint Therese Catholic School ($1,000 - software for an automation system)
Taos Public Library ($1,000 - Historical Taos Tape Conversion)

Fall 2010
Anton Chico ($650 Develop the primary and secondary youth collection)
Belen Middle School Library ($930 Purchase Battle of the Books and ALA award winning books)
Del Norte High School Library ($1000 New Mexico history books and resources)
Moriarity Community Library ($1000 Maintian the library's non-fiction collection)
Socorro High School Library ($1000 Supplimenting the library's high interest low level texts)
Vista Grande Public Library ($1000 Purchase gardening books relevant to Norther New Mexico
Spring 2010
Artesia Public Library ($1000 Create an adult book group with a collection that will be circulated to other libraries)
Jemez Springs Public Library ($600 Youth Collection Development)
Oregon Elementary School ($1000 Purchase books by New Mexico authors about the Hispanic experience)
Fall 2009
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association (CARTA), Las Cruces, NM ($350 Purchase microfilm available in Mexico)
Deming High School Library, Deming, NM ($499 Reading Reveille - subscription to Readers Digest for classroom reading and library use)
Monte Vista Elementary School, Albuquerque, NM ($500 BookTube - equipment for making online book reviews)
New Mexico Coalition for Literacy, Santa Fe, NM ($1000 Build adult literacy collection)
Truchas Public Library, Truchas, NM ($1000  Create a teen area for the library)
   Summer 2009
El Rito Public LIbrary, El Rito, NM ($350 Libri Partnership Grant)
David F. Cargo El Valle de Anton Chico Library, Anton Chico, NM  ($350 Libri Partnership Grant)
Gila Public Library, Gila, NM ($350 Libri Partnership Grant)
Estancia Public Library, Estancia, NM ($350 Libri Partnership Grant)    
Spring 2009
Gila Public Library, Gila, NM  ($1000 Speaking of History)
Thomas C. Donnelly Library, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM  ($1000 Preserving the Beisman Collection)
Tularosa Public Library, Tularosa, NM ($1000 2009 Summer Reading Program)
   Fall 2008
Placitas Community Library ($350 Libri Partnership Grant)
Newcomb High School, Newcomb, NM ($1000 Playaway Collection Development)
Summer 2008
Mesa View Middle School, Farmington ($950 Author Visit)
Virden Public Library ($615 Catalog and Circulation System Upgrade)
Capitan Public Library ($350 Libri Partnership Grant)
Questa Public Library ($350 Libri Partnership Grant)
Spring 2008
Pueblo of Pojoaque Public Library ($1000 Pojoaque Reading Club)
Aztec High School Library ($1000 AP Language Non-Fiction and Recorded Books Support)  
Fall 2007
Bayard Public Library ($350 Libri Partnership Grant)
Virden Public Library ($350 Libri Partnership Grant)
Spring 2007
New Mexico State University Library ($1000 El Dia de los Ninos)
Embudo Valley Library ($1000 Get a Clue @ the Embudo Valley Library Summer Reading Program) 
Spring 2006 
Country Club Elementary School Library, Farmington ($1000 On Eagles' Wings Storytelling Festival)
Edgewood Community Library ($180 Narrowing the Digital Divide Between Spanish-Speaking and English Speaking Public Access Users)
Embudo Valley Library ($1000 A Summer Reading Program For Youth, 2006
Santa Fe Public Library ($1000 Spanish Language Outreach)
Fall 2005
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum Library ($1000 Children's Book Festival)
Piedra Vista High School Library, Farmington ($1000 A Multi-Sensory Approach to Reading)
Moriarty Community Library ($950 Two Worlds)
Northeast Regional Education Cooperative ($1000 Wagon Mound Library Automation Project)

 Fall 2003

NMLA's Advocacy for School Libraries SIG ($400 Publishing the School Library Curriculum Template)

Rio Vista Middle School ($875 Reading to Go!)

 Fall 2001

Western New Mexico University ($560 Promotion of Library Services to Distance Students 2001-2002)

Albuquerque Public Library Special Collections ($500 Display Case)

Silver City Public Library ($900 Literacy Link)
Jemez Springs Public Library (
$1000 Jemez Springs Public Library Cataloging Project)
Embudo Valley Library (
$1000 Pre-School Family Literacy Program)

 Fall 2000

NMLA Battle of the Books ($450)

 Spring 2000

Friends of New Mexico Tribal Libraries ($700 Brochure: New Mexico Tribal Libraries)
Belen Public Library ($500 Valencia County Reads!)
Fall 1999
Taos Public Library ($750 Headstart Lending Library)
Rio Rancho Public Library (
$750 Local Author Open House and Book Signing)
David Cargo Public Library (
$1000 Spanish and Bilingual Materials for Children and Adult Literacy Enhancement)
Magdalena Public Library (
$750 Start -up Program for Archiving Historical Photographs and Documents)

 Spring 1999

NMLA Battle of the Books ($250)