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Libraries in New Mexico: Public Libraries in New Mexico, Alamogordo Public Library, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Farmington Public Library

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Published June 12th 2010
ISBN : 9781157993377
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Public Libraries in New Mexico, Alamogordo Public Library,MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Public Libraries in New Mexico, Alamogordo Public Library, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Farmington Public Library, Albuquerque/bernalillo County Library System, List of Carnegie Libraries in New Mexico, Ernie Pyle House/library, Mesa Public Library. Excerpt: Alamogordo Public Library - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Alamogordo Public Library first opened on March 1, 1900. Alamogordo was unusual for a Southwestern town at the time in that it was a planned community, the planning being carried out by Charles Bishop Eddys and John Arthur Eddys Alamogordo Improvement Company. . The Eddys saw a library as being necessary for their community and they gave financial support to the Alamogordo Womans Club to start the library. Ownership passed to an offshoot, the Alamogordo Library Association, and then to the Civic League. The Civic League retained ownership of the library until 1958 when it was sold for one dollar to the City of Alamogordo. . The library had resided in a series of rented rooms until 1962 when a library building was constructed at 920 Oregon Avenue. The building was 10,280 square feet (955 m) and cost $175,000. John Reed of Albuquerque was the architect. The library building was doubled in size in 1987 to 20,764 square feet (1,929.0 m) at a cost of $871,042. The architect was again John Reed. In 2001 a block of land next to the current library was donated to the city to be the site of a new library building, planned at 40,000 square feet (3,700 m). Bond elections in 2005 and 2009 to fund construction of the new building failed. Alamogordo Public Library is a city-owned library, but library cards are free to all residents of Otero County. (County government pays a yearly subsidy to the city for this service- in FY 2008 th... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=17523179