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New Mexico FamilyPass: Check it out at the Library

Governor Martinez announced the launch of the Department of Cultural Affairs’ FamilyPass, a partnership with local libraries throughout New Mexico, that provides a pass for free admission (up to 6 people) to 15 state museums and historic sites. Passes are now available at all branches of the Santa Fe Public Library for checkout. Patrons may borrow the pass, which circulates like other library materials, for up to one week. There is a $25 replacement fee for passes that are not returned. Users must sign an agreement to use the pass and fill out a survey after returning it.

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Seeking Candidates for Library Board

The Santa Fe Public Library is seeking candidates for the Library Board. Members are appointed by the Mayor to represent the residents of Santa Fe. There are two city positions that are available. Applicants must live in the city of Santa Fe. Library Board members serve for three years without compensation.

The seven member Library Board was created as an advisory board to the City Council and is charged with working with the Library Administration to provide advice on policies such as the use of the library, book selection, acceptance of gifts and bequests, management and operation and other appropriate matters. The Library Board meets monthly.

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Santa Fe Raptor Center Program, September 8- 10

The Santa Fe Public Library presents the Santa Fe Raptor Center. The Center is a non-profit group that provides rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured wild birds as well as providing educational programs throughout the community. Volunteers will introduce raptors and answer questions after the program.

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New Self-Service Kiosks

The Santa Fe Public Library has installed new self-service kiosks at all locations. The new kiosks provide patrons with the freedom to independently process their own library transactions, while also providing staff with more time to assist patrons and work on other tasks. Patrons are able to check out all types of library materials using the kiosks. Just place all of the materials that you wish to check out in the slot and the kiosk will scan and check them out to you. If you have any questions circulation staff are available to assist you.

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