Little Free Library in Los Ranchos
So, with the help of Carla Aragon, her husband and Mayor Larry Abraham, it will go near the field next to the Los Ranchos Village Hall on Rio Grande Blvd. The container is an old newspaper box – metal, and will withstand weather. It was painted by artist and bookseller Elaine Lewis who is the sister of Carla’s husband Allen. Allen is a member of the Los Ranchos Board of Trustees who blessed having the Little Free Library.
Los Ranchos Mayor Larry Abraham and tv personality and author Carla Aragon unveil the first Little Free Library library box.
TV personality and author Carla Aragon puts the first books into the Little Free Library library box.
The Little Free Library will be set up by Kelly Ward, the Los Ranchos Village Administrator. And the best part, most of the books in the box were furnished by the NM Book Co-op through the NM & AZ Book Awards and LPD Press/Rio Grande Books. Carla Aragon, who is an author in her own right besides being a TV personality, has a copy of her children’s book - Dance of the Eggshells – in the box. Mayor Abraham also donated books including a much loved Tony Hillerman. There are books for all tastes in reading – kids, cookbooks, poetry, romance, mysteries, histories, biographies, and Balloon Fiesta.
But good news! A second Little Free Library is going on 4th Street near the Fire Department is the future.
The motto for Little Free Libraries is “Take a book, return a book.” We hope everyone will check out the books changing all the time. Kids love it!
UPCOMING CALENDAR:RIO GRANDE BOOKS
Nov 12: 4th Annual Albuquerque Balloon Museum Arts & Crafts Fair, 9am to 5pm
HENRIETTA CHRISTMAS & PAUL RHETTS ("The Basic Genealogy Checklist")
Dec 9: Los Lunas Public Library, 10am
January 6: Hispanic Genealogy Research Center at National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, 10am
January 9: El Castillo Living Center, Santa Fe, NM, 7pm
RILEY MITCHELL ("The Essential Paranormal Bucket List")
Oct 21: Santa Fe Public Library, 2pm
Oct 30: Bookworks, Rio Grande Blvd, 6pm
SLIM RANDLES ("The Fly Fisherman's Bucket List")
Nov 9: Bookworks, Rio Grande Blvd, 6pm
JOSEPH SANCHEZ ("Historic Route 66")
Nov 4: Hispanic Genealogy Research Center at National Hispanic Cultural Center, 10am
Nov 18: Bookworks, Rio Grande Blvd, 3pm
JOHN TAYLOR & RICHARD MELZER ("Tragic Trails & Enchanted Journeys" & "Captain Maximiliano Luna")
Nov 11: Treasure House Books, Old Town Plaza, 1pm
Nov 16: Bookworks, Rio Grande Blvd, 6pm
ROBERT TORREZ ("Voices from the Past")
Nov 4: Treasure House Books, Old Town Plaza, 1pm
Nov 30: Bookworks, Rio Grande Blvd, 6pm
ROSS VAN DUSEN ("What Makes the Lightning?", "How the Crocka Dog Came to Be"; and "Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree")
Oct 28: Treasure House Books, Old Town Plaza, 1pm
Dec 1: Treasure House Books, Old Town Plaza, 6pm