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Bookmobile West Current Schedule

Update 7/29/21 - Be advised: In August, the bookmobile staff will continue to deliver library services in a state vehicle, not the bookmobile. A collection of books, movies, DVDs, and magazines will be available. We will also have coloring books, museum kits, and Tails and Tales summer reading goodie bags to give away in August and September.

Place your requests in advance by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by logging on to our catalog at https://rbm.nmstatelibrary.org. If you need your log in information, please call 575-644-1755 (our office cell) or email us and a staff member will provide your credentials.

The bookmobile regular office phone 505-841-5250 is currently out of service and is being repaired. I apologize for this inconvenience. I thank you, our patrons, for bearing with us through these adjustments.

Thank you,

Liana Morales, Bookmobile West Manager

Week 1

TUESDAY: July 6, August 3, August 31 (for September)

Bluewater – Post Office

Thoreau – Senior Center

Whispering Cedars – Fire Station

Ft. Wingate - Fire Station (Temporarily canceled in August)

10:00 - 11:00

11:30 - 12:30

2:00 - 3:00

3:30 - 4:00

WEDNESDAY: July 7, August 4, September 1

El Morro National Monument

Pine Hill – Market

Ramah – Post Office

9:30 - 10:45

11:30 - 1:00

2:45 - 4:00

 THURSDAY: July 8, August 5, September 2

Fence Lake – Community Center

Cubero – Villa de Cubero Store

Highland Meadows – Mailboxes

10:00 - 11:00

2:00 - 3:00

3:45 - 4:30

Week 2

TUESDAY: July 13 - canceled, August 10, September 7

Datil - Post Office

Pie Town - Former Post Office

Quemado - Post Office

12:45 - 1:45

2:30 -3:15

3:45 - 4:45

WEDNESDAY: July 14, August 11, September 8

Aragon - Community Mail Boxes

Apache Creek - Store

Reserve - Across from Courthouse

Rancho Grande - Adobe Cafe

Luna - Post Office

9:30 - 10:15

10:30 - 11:45

1:15 - 2:15

2:45 - 3:30

4:00 - 5:00

THURSDAY: July 15, August 12, September 9

Buckhorn - Post Office

Rodeo - Grocery/Cafe

Hachita - Food Mart

9:30 - 10:30

2:00 -2:45

4:00 - 5:00

Week 3

TUESDAY: July 20, August 17, September 14

Bosque - Cristo Rey Church

Veguita - Volunteer Fire Department

Monticello - Post Office

Winston - Community Center

Cuchillo - Across from San Jose Church

8:30 - 9:00

9:15 - 10:15

1:30 - 2:30

3:45 - 4:30

5:15 - 5:45

WEDNESDAY: July 21, August 18, September 15

Caballo - L'il Abner's RV Park

Hillsboro - Post Office

Kingston - Fire Station

9:45 - 11:00

1:00 - 2:00

2:30 - 3:30

 THURSDAY: July 22, August 19, September 16

Mimbres - Living Harvest Bakery

Lake Roberts - Sapillo Creek Fire Station

Doc Campbell's Post

9:45 - 11:00

12:00 -12:45

2:30 - 3:30

Please follow these guidelines on your visit:

  • Masks are required in the enclosed space of the bookmobile.
  • Practice social distancing when possible.
  • Please do not come to the bookmobile if you are sick in any way.
  • One family or two people will be allowed on board at a time. If possible, place your requests in advance to help us reach everyone who wants to use bookmobile services.
  • The bookmobile is not accepting donations currently.

More information and services:

Returns

If you have items currently checked out and cannot visit the bookmobile to return them to us, you may request a return merchandise card from USPS. Please email the bookmobile manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a card to be mailed to you.

Temporary Books-By-Mail

Bookmobile West will send books by mail from our collection to bookmobile patrons. View the online catalog at https://rbm.nmstatelibrary.org. Place a hold on items you would like to receive and a staff member will contact you to confirm and send your items. Contact the bookmobile office for assistance to log in to the catalog.

Career Online High School

Career Online High School is a new educational service offered by the Rural Services Program of the New Mexico State Library.  The program offers adults (19 plus years of age) the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and entry level career certificate at the same time. In this new program provided by the bookmobile, qualified and successful student applicants will receive one free full tuition scholarship from the library.  Visit https://nm.careeronlinehs.org/ and click on "Get Started."

Contact Information

Rural Bookmobile West 

1000 Main St. NW, Building 16A, Los Lunas, NM 87031

Phone: 505-841-5250

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Bookmobile Staff

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New Mexico State Library also provides:

Books by Mail provides library service to those who are not reached by bookmobiles or public libraries. Phone toll free 1-800-395-9144.

Talking Books Library - Phone toll-free 1-800-456-5515.

Rural Bookmobile West serves these counties.

  • Catron
  • Cibola
  • Grant
  • Hidalgo
  • McKinley
  • Sierra
  • Socorro
  • Valencia

Watch and listen for our announcements in these media outlets:

In these newspapers:  Catron Courier, Cibola County Beacon, El Defensor Chieftain, Gallup Independent, Hidalgo County Herald, Mountain Mail, Sierra County Sentinel, Silver City Daily Press, Silver City Sun-News, Truth or Consequences Herald, Valencia County News Bulletin.

On these radio stations:  KARS – Belen; KGAK, KGLP; and KYVA - Gallup; KMIN - Grants; KABR-Magdalena/Alamo; KTBD - Ramah; KMXQ - Socorro; KNFT, KSCQ, and KSIL - Silver City; KCHS - T or C

This program is funded in part with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act. The bookmobile vehicles are purchased with funding appropriated by the New Mexico state legislature. Funds contributed by several counties support our book budget.