29 Rodeo Drive
Laguna, NM 87026
(Interstate 40, Exit 114, Hwy. 66, Across from the Laguna Police Department)
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Winter Hours: (November – March)
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Main Contact Information
P.O. Box 194
Laguna, NM 87026
Janice Kowemy, Director/Librarian
Lynnelle Aragon, Library Aide
Maxine Lucero, Library Aide
Patricia Martinez, Part-Time Library Aide
The Laguna Public Library is committed to serving the community of Laguna Pueblo as well as surrounding communities by providing access to quality information and resources that enhance and contribute to individual knowledge, enlightenment, and enjoyment through library materials, services and emerging technologies. Laguna Public Library recognizes a responsibility to provide a place for cultural learning and preservation of the Laguna culture and history; as well as creating a pleasant and safe environment for all to discover the value of libraries.
Scope of Work
Laguna Public Library serves the Pueblo of Laguna as well as surrounding communities. Our 2,800 sq. ft. facility provides traditional library services while utilizing emerging technologies to enhance opportunities for broader access to information resources. The library maintains regular hours of operation, including evening and weekend hours. Library maintains a well balanced and comprehensive resource of books, periodicals, databases, DVDs, audio books, local Laguna history materials; as well as computers, software, technology, and high-speed/wireless internet access. Other library resources include print, copy, fax, scanning, reference, programming, and inter-library loan services. The library maintains all of the above for all age groups and needs of the Laguna community. We are a public facility and welcome everyone to utilize the library and its resources.
The library has a collection of about 10,000 materials. This includes adult, children, and young adult fiction, non-fiction, and audio books; as well as reference and Large print books. We have a small collection of Native American Resources and a Laguna Pueblo Collection. Also available are DVDs, VHS videos, and periodicals.
We currently receive The Towncrier (Kukadze’eta), the Gallup Independent, and Albuquerque Journal (Electronic Edition). Additional newspapers are available through the Newsbank database. For access, visit the library website and enter your library card number.
We currently have over 30 magazine subscriptions. Popular magazine titles include Indian Country Today, Newsweek, People, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Time, Cosmopolitan, Everyday With Rachel Ray, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, Health, J-14, Ladies Home Journal, Native Peoples, National Geographic KIDS, NM Magazine, Parents, Readers Digest, Runner’s World, Seventeen, and U.S. World News and Report.
The Laguna Public Library participates in the NM State Library Inter-library Loan (ILL) Program. The ILL program attempts to borrow materials the Laguna Public Library does not currently have, from participating libraries. See Inter-library Loan Guidelines for more information.
Council Priority Relationship
The Pueblo of Laguna places a high emphasis on education; therefore, the Laguna Public Library strives to fulfill its mission statement, “by providing access to quality information and resources that enhance and contribute to individual knowledge, enlightenment, and enjoyment through library materials and emerging technologies”. As a program promoting education, the importance of the library connects students of all ages with books, periodicals, DVDs, audio books, computers, emerging technologies, the internet, databases, printing and fax services, inter-library loan, reference assistance, cultural knowledge and history, literacy programs, and others.
As a tribal library, we possess uniqueness from other public libraries. Tribal libraries serve multiple roles. They preserve tribal culture and history for future generations including the preservation of culture, cultural and tribal knowledge base, language, and oral history as well as special collections of important tribal and governmental documents. They develop collections that support culturally based curriculum and community members’ life-long learning needs. They interpret and create library policies and services that reflect community needs and protocol. They assist tribal members to develop reading skills, information literacy, and computer literacy. They are also seen as information centers to help combat common societal problems such as unemployment, addictions, dropouts, and diseases. Tribal librarians are an essential link between generations of the past and future.
Technology & Software
- 12 Public Access Computers
- Computer Literacy Station for children 2 – 10 years old
- Nook & Kindle Devices (Coming Soon)
- Wi-Fi & High Speed Internet Access
- Windows 7
- Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Publisher, Access, PowerPoint, and Excel)
- NMSU Title 5/Laguna Public Library Mobile Computer Lab – 8 Laptop computers for student use
Other Library Services
- Outside Book Drop
- Copying, Printing, Scanning , Faxing
Black/White $0.20 a page (two-sided counts as one page)
Color $0.40 a page (two-sided counts as one page)
Using own paper $0.10 or $0.20 (half of amount listed)
Faxing Sending $1.00 per fax (limited to 10 pages per fax)
(local/long-distance) Receiving $1.00 per fax + $0.20 per page
USB Drive (If available) $10 - $20
- Summer Reading Program for Children (June and July)
Summer Reading Program for Teens (June and July)
- Summer Reading Program for Adults (June and July)
Annual Summer Reading Program Fun Run and Walk – 1st Saturday in June
- Dr. Seuss Birthday and Read Across America – March 2nd
Laguna Book Club
- Basic Computer Skills Workshops
Book for Babies/Early Literacy
- Laguna Head Start and Early Childhood Story Time and Activity
- Pumpkin Carving Contest (Book Character)
Edible Book Contest