Community Center and Stage Project Update and Blueprints

Rachel Exposito
December 26, 2021

We are making progress on your community center!

At the December 8, 2021 board meeting, we took the next step towards the renovation of this building, which will become your new community center.  The EVLCC Board of Directors voted to accept a bid from La Mesilla Construction of Española, NM and award a contract for the community center renovation.  Once the contract is signed, La Mesilla can begin work by securing needed permits.  In the meantime, we will be working to clear out the space and put everything in storage.  

Learn more about our work on this project and view the blueprints here.

We cannot overstate how fortunate we feel for the funding that we have received for this project!   But we need your help.  We are still we are short of funds to complete the community center.

Here are three ways that you can support this project:

1) Provide your input. Please join us for coffee and conversation at our first ever First Friday event on Friday, January 7 at 10:00 am at the library.

2) Make a financial contribution. A donation of $150 will help us to finish another square foot of the community center and provide space for library programming and community meetings.  Click here to support this important project.

3) Donate materials. To reduce costs and be earth friendly, we are accepting donations of building materials in excellent condition.  The list of materials needed is here. Please email us at to coordinate your donation of materials.

Community Center and Stage Project Update and Blueprints

Dixon Thrift Store Helps Community

Rachel Exposito
August 16, 2022

Check out this new article about our very own La Segunda in the Taos News. We are so proud of and grateful for the fabulous Annette Maes and her team of dedicated volunteers who have taken La Segunda to the next level. Thank you for all of the hard work and love you have put into La Segunda for our community and for the library!!

Dixon Thrift Store Helps Community

Reading and Book Signing with Katherine E. Standefer

Rachel Exposito
August 11, 2021

Friday, August 13 at 5:00 pm join us in the park behind the library for a reading from the critically acclaimed debut memoir, Lightning Flowers, by New Mexico author, Katherine E. Standefer. Book sales and book signing will follow as well as a gathering at Blue Heron Brewery.

For more information visit and

This event is a part of a monthly series of presentations from local authors at the library including:

Saturday, September 11 at 12 noon: Overturned Bucket by Rose Spader

Saturday, October 2 at 12 noon: The Ecology of Herbal Medicine: a Guide to Plants and Living Landscapes of the American Southwest by Dana Saville

Reading and Book Signing with Katherine E. Standefer

We're Hiring!

Rachel Exposito
August 11, 2021

Work for the Embudo Valley Library!  We are currently seeking applications for two part-time positions: an afterschool program coordinator and an afterschool program assistant. Positions are open until filled, but we are looking to fill them very quickly. Additional information, including how to apply, can be found by clicking the links below.

Afterschool Program Coordinator

Afterschool Program Assistant

Application (for Afterschool Program Assistant position only) This application can also be picked up at the library.

We're Hiring!

Proposed Master Plan Designs (plus the community center and stage designs)

Rachel Exposito
July 22, 2021

Dear friends and neighbors,

We would love to hear from you!

The library is currently developing a master plan that will guide the future development of its buildings and grounds.  We are seeking community and stakeholder input.

The property and the master plan includes the library building, the building that houses La Segunda Secondhand Store and KLDK radio station, the Dixon Cooperative Market, and the area behind these buildings which includes the park/orchard and the garage/book sale building.

This proposed master plan was developed by Thomas Cordova of Teca Architects in collaboration with library staff, the Library Board, and key stakeholders including the Santa Rosa Fiesta Committee, the Carnelian Center, the Dixon Co-op management and Board, and the Embudo Valley Tutoring Association.  Revisions were made following an in-person general community meeting in June 2021 at the library.

Key goals of the plan include:

  • Support the development of increased outdoor programming for all ages, but especially for youth,
  • Make the area safer and more inviting for pedestrians (less car traffic, more foot traffic), and
  • Align with and support the library's mission to build community by providing educational, cultural, recreational resources for area residents, and formal and informal public gathering space for meetings and resolana.

Please keep in mind that the Master Plan is a long-term plan. Elements of the plan will be implemented as funding allows.

To give feedback:

  1. Please review the two proposed Master Plan designs linked to below.  (Note that there are two files associated with the Master Plan, one that shows the park during fiestas, one that shows the park at all other times.)
  2. Complete this short survey.

Prefer to do this another way? You can also stop by the library to see the documents in person and complete a paper survey, email the library at, or call us: (505) 579-9181 (Mon-Fri 11-6, Sat 11-5).

Additionally, the a basic proposed design for the community center and stage is also attached. The development of the community center and stage is currently partially funded and a high priority. This is the first project of the Master Plan that will be implemented.

Master Plan Proposed Design During Fiestas

Master Plan Proposed Design During Non-Fiesta Times

Community Center and Stage Proposed Design

Thank you all for sharing your valuable time and perspectives!

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Proposed Master Plan Designs (plus the community center and stage designs)