For Immediate Release

July 28, 2020


Rio Rancho’s Libraries Offer Modified Services


RIO RANCHO, N.M.—The City of Rio Rancho’s Library and Information Services Department is offering modified services to the public, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Hold Pickup by Appointment

Both Loma Colorado Main Library and Esther Bone Memorial Library are offering pickup of reserved library items by appointment only from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice. Library staff will call patrons when their items are ready in order to set up an appointment for pick up. Patrons can place a library item on hold by visiting or by calling the Libraries at (505) 891-5013 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For questions or to update a library card, please email


Grab & Go Book Bags for Children

Miss browsing the library shelves for great children’s books? The Rio Rancho Public Libraries are here to help! Fill out a form describing what you’re looking for (such as favorite topics, types of books, and grade level), and the librarians will personally select up to six books for you to check out. This service is designed for three age groups: 0-6 years old, 6-12 years old, and 13-19 years old. Library staff will call to schedule a pickup appointment when the Grab & Go Book Bag is ready. For questions about this service, please call (505) 891-5013, ext. 3032.


Print and Pick Up Service by Appointment

Patrons can send an email message with the documents attached to,  and a Rio Rancho Public Libraries staff member will set up an appointment for pick up. In addition to attaching the document itself, please include the following details in the email message: number of copies needed, black-and-white or color, the name of the person picking up the documents, and the library (Loma Colorado Main Library or Esther Bone Memorial Library) where the documents will be picked up. The first five pages are free. The turnaround time for printing is one business day. Please remember that sending personal information through email is not recommended.


Your Library at Home: Virtual Programs

The Rio Rancho Public Libraries are offering a variety of informative and educational events online. Virtual youth programs include recorded storytime, Jiggle and Jam, and arts and crafts projects, all with closed captioning. In addition, Stories and Songs Live! are offered on Zoom on Tuesday mornings. For adults, the Libraries offer a virtual book discussion called Literary Musings and workshops on Zoom in cooperation with WESST. To see the full schedule and to register, please visit the Library’s Calendar of Events at


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The Loma Colorado Main Library is located at 755 Loma Colorado Blvd. NE in Rio Rancho. The Esther Bone Memorial Library is located at 950 Pinetree Road SE in Rio Rancho.


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