Irene S. Sweetkind Public Library
The Irene S. Sweetkind Public Library in the Town of Cochiti Lake will serve as a
resource for the public good, providing general and timely information. Library
resources shall provide access to literature, technology, information, and
knowledge for all people. The Library shall be a site that fosters social interaction,
literacy, and life-long learning for citizens of all ages.
Monday 11AM - 5PM
Tuesday 11AM - 5PM
Wednesday 11AM - 5PM
Thursday 2PM - 7PM
Friday 2PM - 6PM
Saturday 10AM - 1PM
Next door over from Town Hall
6515A Hoochaneetsa Blvd.
Cochiti Lake, NM 87083
In the year 2000, the library became a Public Library member of the New Mexico State Library. Three years later the name of the Cochiti Lake Public Library became the Irene S. Sweetkind Public Library in honor of the library's board of directors president Irene Sweetkind who was instrumental in the development of our public library.
The Irene S. Sweetkind Public Library has become the community center for the Town of Cochiti Lake and surrounding communities. Our collection has grown to more than 11,000 books and media. Our computer center provides six state-of-the-art public access computers and three specialized computers for children’s use for our library patrons. We also have a collection of eleven digital tablets (Kindles) with more than 50 books in our digital library and we are a member of the Sandoval County Digital Consortium which provides online access to more than 2500 e-books and audio books.
The Library sponsors a number of public events in cooperation with the Army Corps of Engineers, on a variety of topics from Local Geology and Archaeology; Bird Watching; Fishing in Cochiti Lake, and Pueblo History. The library and the Community Fund of Cochiti Lake co-sponsored the Fourth Of July Parade and Picnic. All of these public events are free and are attended by people from the Town of Cochiti Lake as well as residents from nearby communities and visitors at the Cochiti Lake Campground. We have expanded our children's programs with a monthly "Kid's Day In the Library" and we held our six-week Summer Reading Program. We also have guest speakers who gave presentations on various topics including poetry, art, astronomy, geology, and local history. Patrons can check our calendar of events and volunteer schedule; read children's reviews of books on our Kids Read and Blog page.
Equipment such as telescopes
Our library catalog list complete records of our library collection including more than 11,500 books and 2000 media materials such as audio books, videos, DVDs and digital books. Patron records are also kept in our library catalog and library patrons have can access the catalog by clicking this link: Sweetkind Public Library Catalog
Public Access Computer Center
Our Public Access Computer Center provides six state-of-the-art computers for our library patrons’ use. We also have open-WiFi by which patrons can access the internet with their own devices. We provide individualized assistance for patrons to address a variety of technological needs such as: basic computer use and internet; business services and e-commerce; government agencies including tax forms, Social Security and Medicare; airline reservations and boarding passes; digital photography and videos; designing & printing signs and brochures. We offer printing and fax services for a minimal charge.
As a member of the Sandoval County Digital Consortium our library provides access to a digital library of more than 4,500 downloadable e-books and audio books for adults, teens, and kids. Users can sign in using their library card, and check out up to five books for a
2-week or 3-week period downloaded directly to their devices: Kindles, iPads, cell phones or computers. Click here for digital library access.
Bookies is our community reading club. The Bookies read a selected book each month and meet at a local venue for discussion of the book, snacks, and just general camaraderie. Contact Suzanne if you’d like to join the fun. Check on this page of the website for notification of the upcoming Bookie’s book to read. Each book is available for checkout in hard copy and in digital format from our library.