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The Gila Valley Library promotes literacy and lifelong learning in keeping with its mission statement to provide excellent interactive children's programming and varied and creative resources for adults that reflect the diversity and interests of this frontier community.

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SATURDAY 10 am to 2 pm

The Gila Valley Library is celebrating its 20th year

Our first monthly 20th year giveaway* was won by Priscilla Garcia

The GVL Board Vice President, Marykate Fowler presenting Priscilla with her prize

*a monthly random draw from our active library card holders

 

We are producing an Arts and Crafts 20th Anniversary calendar and are seeking artists and crafters, along with sponsors, to participate!

If you are a local artist and/or crafter and would like to be considered for inclusion in this commemorative calendar, we welcome your submission as outlined here: 

Arts and Crafts submission letter.docx

If you are a local business owner and are interested in sponsorship, click the link below:

GVL Sponsor 2024

SAVE THE DATE

OCTOBER 4, 2024

GVL 20th ANNIVERSARY PARTY

News Flash!  After ten years of strong leadership from Director Madge Slavec, the Gila Valley Library announces Madge’s retirement this spring and the coming of Esti Gutierrez as the new library director. Esti, who was raised in the Cliff-Gila community, will start next June.

Esti brings over twenty-five years of experience as a classroom teacher and as a director of the STARBASE program, a science-oriented program focusing on fifth graders.  She has worked in the schools in Las Lunas, NM and at Kirkland Air Force Base in Albuquerque.  She has developed new programs, written successful grant applications, and managed a staff and volunteers. By her own description, Esti has a “people-centric nature” and she wrote, “My qualifications and personal strengths have the potential to continue the great work you all have started.”  The STARBASE program she ran teaches children rocketry, computer coding, robotics and many more science and technology subjects.   Esti noted that the Gila Valley Library did not exist when she grew up in Gila, and “I am impressed with this gem of a library . . . I want to be part of it.”  

The library board of directors is excited by having the new director lined up to start in June and they expect her to expand library programming for children of all ages.   “Esti will bless the library with intelligence, creativity and energy,” said departing director Slavec. 

GVL will hold an open house in June, to introduce Esti to the library and the community, and to welcome her back home.  

Gila Valley Library
411 Hwy 211
PO Box 439
Gila, New Mexico 88038
Phone: 575-535-4343
NEW email: gilavalleylibrary1@gmail.com

 

 

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS YEAR'S
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The Gila Valley Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, southwest New Mexico. You can help sustain and grow the library at any time by donating here:



Special THANKS to HMS for sharing their land and building!

WE ACHIEVE GREATER HEIGHTS THROUGH SUPPORT FROM GENEROUS FUNDERS AND DONORS LIKE YOU!

MERRITT HELFFERICH REMEMBERED
[August 10, 1935 – May 2, 2019]

Merritt, demonstrating magnetism to STEAM Camp kids in 2017

The MERRITT R. HELFFERICH ENDOWMENT FUND was established by a generous patron for the library’s long-term financial stability. Merritt's dedication to literacy and lifelong learning live on through your support of this fund. To contribute, you may visit the fund site or send a check to the the Gila Valley Library (PO Box 439, Gila, NM 88038), and note that it is for this fund.