Espanola Public Library

Espanola Public Library Location: 313 N Paseo de Oñate Española, NM, 87532 -------------------------------------- Phone: 505-747-6087 -------------------------------------- Library Hours Mon - Thurs: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Española Valley Arts Festival

Here's the final lineup for the Española Valley Arts Festival!! Even if you're not into art (but then again who isn't) you can come check out the entertainment and eat some food!!

2014 Española Valley Arts Festival Entertainment

Saturday September 27, 2014

10AM-11AM Erwin Tabaday & Family
11AM-12PM Antionette Lucero
12PM-1PM Baila Illson
1PM-2PM Stealing Hearts
2PM-3PM Encanto
3PM-5PM Bad Habit

Sunday September 28, 2014

11AM-12PM Justin Sanchez
12PM-1PM Pete Martinez Y Suave
1PM-2PM The David Maestas Band
2PM-3PM Elijah Trujillo
3pm-4pm Johnny Sanchez Y Puro Norte


City election is tomorrow and if you are wondering where you need to vote, here it is.

Beatrice V. Martinez-Quintana

Senior Center

Rio Arriba Precincts 7, 8, 9, 12 & 36

Fairview Elementary

Rio Arriba Precincts

3, 4, 10, 11 & 40

Holy Cross


Santa Fe Precincts

1, 58, 59 & 7


Meeting this evening for the Española Valley Arts Festival is at 6 pm in the Misión on the Plaza...all those wanting to help make this years arts festival the best yet, please attend the meeting, all are welcome!


The pool is at 82° this morning and is in full operation, there will be water aerobics this morning starting at 8 am. Have a great day!


UPDATE!! The circulating motor at the Lucero Center Pool has been repaired but the temperature is still rising, right now it's at 73 degrees and takes 24 hours to move 2 degrees, please stay tuned to see when it's back to normal.


Next poetry reading here at the library will be Thursday January 30 from 5:30-8 pm, free and open to the public!!


The pool at lucero center will be closed tomorrow due some mechanical problems...sorry for the inconvenience :-)


Espanola Poetry Explosion: Featuring Tres Chicanas: Patricia Perea, Amanda Salinas and Pilar Trujillo, plus at least 2 rounds of the open mic, Thursday November 14, 5:30-8 pm...FREE! Espanola Public Library at the Lucero Center.


Espanola Poetry Explosion Thursday November 14, 5:30-8 pm...FREE!


Operation Christmas Cheer Fine Forgiveness Campaign November 4- November 22,2013
The Espanola Public Library will forgive all fines and fees on any overdue, lost and damaged item $10.00 and over, if you bring in a NEW unwrapped toy for children 2-12 years of age.
When returning your book or simply wanting to settle an overdue account you must talk with:
Sherry Aragon- Interim Library Director or
Lucy Pena- Library Programs Coordinator
In Order to clear your record of fines and fees
for future information, call the Espanola Library at 505-747-6087


I know this is long but please read

Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers
Halloween is a wonderful holiday, but because of increased foot traffic and that Trick-or-Treaters are out at night, the potential for automobile related accidents with young pedestrians increases four times on this night according to a CDC (Center for Disease Control) study.

Streets are literally crawling with all sorts of witches, ghosts, goblins, vampires and all other sorts of costumed people. This makes for added responsibility for drivers to make sure that they drive safer than normal.

In many areas, people drive their kids into subdivisions and let them out to walk from house to house. Usually the parent follows behind in the car. This can cause traffic jams in small areas and much confusion as kids dart between cars on the streets going from house to house. A driver is already distracted because they are trying to keep an eye on their own kids and usually aren't paying attention to much else.

Children and adults tend to be preoccupied and may not pay as much attention to safety as they should. They may not see your vehicle or just assume that you see them automatically. Stay on the defensive and you shouldn't have a problem while driving on Halloween night.

Don't use a cell phone or other electronic device while driving on Halloween night. You shouldn't be doing this anyway, the rate of cell phone related auto accidents has jumped dramatically since the use of cell phones and texting has risen so high. Some states have already made laws concerning this and others are working on it.

Pay extra attention, particularly to crosswalks, intersections and the side of the road. Kids tend to walk along the curbs, cutting across the street to get to other homes. Keep scanning all around you as you drive, whether as thru traffic or along with your kids as they trick-or-treat.

Drive below the posted speed limit in residential areas during trick-or-treating hours. This will allow you time to break if you see a child dart in front of you.

Do not pass other vehicles that have stopped in the roadway, they could be dropping off children. This is more common in rural areas but can happen anywhere.

Instruct your child to never get into the car of a stranger. It might be easy for your child to mistake someone else's car your car with the excitement of Halloween. Put a lighted plastic Jack-O-Lantern on your dashboard to make your car more recognizable to your child,

It's also a night that child predators are looking for victims. Let your child know that they should never get into the car of a stranger at any time. If someone stops them and asks for help or offers them candy, tell them to scream as loud as they can and run.

Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars. Left them know if they carry a flash light to never shine itin the eyes of a driver. This can cause blindness on the drivers part temporarily and they may not see your child.

If you are dropping off or picking up your kids in an area, pull off the road into a safe spot and turn on your hazard lights to alert other motorists. If you go with your kids from door to door, leave the hazard lights on so other drivers can see your car parked there.


*Children should always go out trick or treating accompanied by a responsible adult. If you have a group of kids going, the parents should choose two or three of them to go along and keep an eye on things.

*Some towns set a curfew for trick or treating which makes it easier for townsfolk to know who's coming to their door. Make sure and stick to the curfew times and stick to subdivisions and areas with a lot of homes so your kids can get in as much trick or treating as possible in a few hours time.

*Plan a safe route so parents know where their older kids will be at all times. Set a time for their return home. Make sure that your child is old enough and responsible enough to go out by themselves. Make sure that they have a cell phone.

*Let your children know not to cut through back alleys and fields if they are out alone. Make sure they know to stay in populated areas and not to go off the beaten track. Let them know to stay in well lighted areas with lots of people around. Explain to them why it can be dangerous for kids not to do this. If they are going out alone, they are old enough to know what can happen to them in a bad situation and how to stop it from happening.

*Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you. This way you can check for any problem candy and get the pick of the best stuff!

*Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car. Explain why this is not a god idea and what to do if someone approaches them and tries to talk to them.

*Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars.

*Let them know that they should stay together as a group if going out to Trick or Treat without an adult.


Halloween Fun Fact
For all you late shoppers out their this one is for you

7. Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who preferred gum.


Next Espanola Poetry Explosion will be November 14...stayed for more details.


Halloween Fun Fact
6. Both Salem, Massachusetts, and Anoka, Minnesota, are the self-proclaimed Halloween capitals of the world


Halloween Fun Fact
5. In 2010, 72.2% of those surveyed by the National Retail Federation will hand out candy, 46.3% will carve a pumpkin, 20.8% will visit a haunted house, and 11.5% will dress up their pets.

Are you going to dress up your pet? If yes what is your pet going to be?


Halloween Fun Facts
4. Black and orange are typically associated with Halloween. Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance and, along with brown and gold, stands for the harvest and autumn. Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness and acts as a reminder that Halloween once was a festival that marked the boundaries between life and death.


Poetry reading open mic at the Espanola Library this Thursday October 24, 530-8 pm!! Free and open to the public!!


Halloween Fun Fact
3. Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years


Halloween Fun Fact
2. The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a 836 lb. pumpkin


Halloween Fun Fact

1. Because the movie Halloween (1978) was on such a tight budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find for the character Michael Meyers, which turned out to be a William Shatner Star Trek mask. Shatner initially didn’t know the mask was in his likeness, but when he found out years later, he said he was honored


313 N Paseo De Onate
Espanola, NM

General information

Founded in 1925 by the Women's Club The Library is currently housed in the Lucero Center Recreational Complex at 313 N Paseo De Oñate. The Lucero Center is named after former Española City Mayor Richard L. Lucero. The complex was built in 1972 and was intended to be a temporary location for the library. It opened with only 538 books. Today the collection contains over 41,000 items including DVD’s, audio books on tape and CD’s. In 1988 the library became a depository for New Mexico State documents. In 1996 the library implemented a LAN (Local Area Network) with 5 computers for public use. Today the library provides 11 computers for public use with Internet capabilities. A wireless network will soon be available. A new library has been the topic of discussion since 1998. A bond issue for a new library will be presented to the voters of Española in March of 2010. The new library promises to be a resource of educational and technological advancements.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00


(505) 747-6087


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