La Llorona is coming…to the Belen Public Library

We’ve heard the stories, we’ve felt the fear creeping up the back of our necks, now we can experience the presence of La Llorona herself. On Saturday, October 22nd at 5pm the Belen Public Library will be visited by a woman who many have thought of as a myth, a legend used to scare children. Come and listen to the … Read More

Movie in the Park – Hocus Pocus 2

The City of Belen Employee Appreciation Committee and the Belen Public Library are happy to bring you Movie in the Park, Disney’s Hocus Pocus 2! The Movie will be on October 8th at Anna Becker Park and admission is FREE! There will be concessions for sale. So please bring your family and enjoy the movie, the fall weather, and a … Read More

Belen Schools Student Art Show “Nostalgia”

Kathleen Pickering, Belen Public Library Director, and art educator Paula Castillo are excited to announce the second year in a series of Belen Consolidated School student art exhibits hosted by the Belen Public Library. The exhibits for School Year 2022-2023 will be curated by Citlaly Cano, Sophia Jaramillo, Natalie Morales, Aleah Dibble, Ronald Whatley, Jayden Howard, Louis Mixco, and Adrian … Read More

Belen Comprehensive Plan Update 2022

The City of Belen invites you to share your priorities for Belen’s future at a second Community Workshop on Thursday, September 22nd from 6-7:30pm at the Belen Public Library. At this second public workshop, we invite community members to review comprehensive plan ideas and let us know your priorities for the next 20 years! If you have any questions or … Read More

Li’l Buckaroo Round Up

Valencia County Head Start and Early Head Start are bringing a super fun and FREE event to Valencia and Northern Socorro County residents. The Li’l Buckaroo Round Up is especially for little ones 0-5 years old (and their families)! Monday, October 10th, 2022 from 4-7pm at the Adelino Early Childhood Development Center, the fun will kick off! There will be … Read More

4th Annual Scarecrow Festival

A chill is in the evening air and the sky is just a little bit more blue, fall is just around the corner and so is the 4th Annual Scarecrow Festival! Make your way down to Becker Ave. between 5th and 6th streets on October 29th between 3pm – 6pm. There you’ll find: Music and Entertainment Scarecrow Parade and Contest … Read More

Tell Us Your Covid-19 Story!

Join us for a special exhibit on healing, moving forward, and the life changing experiences you had during the pandemic. New Interactive Exhibit Oral history Recordings Refreshments This exhibit is brought to you by The Valencia County Archive Collaborative and will be held at the Belen Public Library at 333 Becker Ave.

20th Annual Rio Abajo Days Street Festival!

Mark your calendars! The 20th Annual Rio Abajo Days Street Festival is fast approaching! This event will be Saturday, September 24th on Becker Street from 10am until 9pm. There will be Music, Art, Cars, Food Trucks, a Wine and Beer Tent, and more! This is also a great opportunity for sponsors, vendors, and car show participants so if you are … Read More

Annual Meeting of Friends of the Belen Public Library

We want to invite you to the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Belen public Library. The meeting will be Saturday, September 17th from 1pm-2pm at Books on Becker (513 Becker Ave.). You will be able to chat with your fellow book lovers and library supporters, enjoy light refreshments, look for treasure among thousands of ever-changing books, and enter … Read More

Volunteers Needed for After-School Children’s Programming

We’ve heard your requests and would love to be able to offer additional services for our youngest patrons! To provide Children’s Programming and After School access to the Children’s Room until 6pm we are looking for Volunteers! Volunteers must be 18 years old or over, pass a background check and drug screening with the City of Belen, and be available … Read More