Rio Metro has once again partnered with the Read to Me! ABQ Network for their annual Children's Book Drive.
How to Donate
Donate new or gently used English, Spanish or Bilingual children's books at all Central New Mexico Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union Branches, or visit the Read to Me ABQ! Website to make a financial donation.
Books in the Community
A region-wide, independent collaboration to encourage early childhood literacy, Read to Me! has been a ready source of new or gently-used children’s books for nearly 21 years. Since the city-wide launch, almost 575,000 books have been collected. Most books are provided to Title 1 schools and learning centers whose students and families needed them most. Other distribution locations include laundromats, little free libraries, drive-thru food pantry sites, neighborhood associations and community centers. Tens of thousands of books have been loaded onto city buses and the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. Efforts continue to extend beyond the Albuquerque area with additional book donations going to many tribal areas.
Request Books & More
If you're interested in requesting books, making a donation, or volunteering, visit the Read to Me ABQ! website for additional information