Rio Abajo Community Library

Mailing Address: 28 Calle De Centro S, La Joya, NM 87028
County of Location: Socorro
Phone: (505) 861-8289
NTEE Code: S- Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Mission Statement:

The Rio Abajo Community Library’s goals are to provide the educational, intellectual, cultural and informational needs of this rural community, which encompasses all 14 rural villages in northern Socorro County, New Mexico.

Primary Programs:

Basic library services in addition to:
• Copy/faxing services,
• Internet and computer services and training,
• Notary services,
• Networking/informational exchanges,
• Facilitation of governmental services with community entities,
• Publication of monthly community newsletter,
• Development and execution of programs promoting cultural interests/development, scholastic achievement, and remedial education, and
• Coordinating workshops and training regarding rural interests and economic development with other institutions (i.e., University of New Mexico, New Mexico Institute, etc.)

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Socorro, Valencia
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $24,999 or less
Executive Director:

Donna Hernandez

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


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