Rio Abajo Community Library

The Rio Abajo Community Library (RACL) is owned and operated by the volunteers and donations from the farmers, ranchers and families of the Rio Abajo community.  This northern Socorro County community is made up of approximately 3,800 people and includes the New Mexico villages of:


  • Abeyta
  • Ladron Foothills
  • Bernardo
  • Las Nutrias
  • Blue Springs
  • Sabinal
  • Bosquesito
  • San Juan
  • Contreras
  • Tierra Grande, and
  • Jarales
  • Veguita
  • La Joya


Our work includes cooperative activities with the Northern Socorro Senior Center in Veguita, the La Joya Community Development Association, Goodwill Industries of New Mexico, La Promesa Elementary School, the Socorro Public Library, the Belen Public Library, the Veguita Volunteer Fire Department, and various religious organizations.


Our regular hours of operation at this time (we hope to raise enough cash to be open five days a week) are:
                                            Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays -- 11:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

                                                              Fridays -- 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


We welcome everyone, whether it's to use the computers, check out a book, have a cup a tea, or just visit!  Stop by our new site often as our calendar is due for some major "fun" additions