Since 1957, the Corrales Community Library has served a small, vibrant village in central New Mexico.
A rural community of 8,000 residents, the Village of Corrales is located along the Rio Grande river just a short drive from the cities of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.
From 1957-1971, the library ran mainly from fundraising activities from the Friends of the Corrales Library, with a book stipend funded from Sandoval County. Since the Village of Corrales was incorporated in 1971, the library has operated within the village government.
Until 1983, the library was completely run by volunteers, but there are now four paid staff positions funded by the village government. However, we still depend on a large number of volunteers to keep the library running smoothly!
Our original building was finished in 1979 -- almost entirely built by Corrales volunteers. There have been five additions to the building: the reference room (1983), a new children's room (1993), the current office space and expanded portal (2001), and our very popular teen room (2006). The most recent addition is our quiet reading room, which opened in 2014.
Come and visit our library -- a special part of Corrales' history and a vibrant gathering place for today's residents.