Edgewood Community Library was established in 1991 by a small group of dedicated volunteers. These volunteers realized the value and importance of a library, especially in a small community. With the generous assistance of the late Mark Jensen, Richard Rumph, and its volunteers, the library opened for business out of a room in a small strip mall as a non-profit.
Eventually, the library moved to a modest, rent-free, little house graciously provided by Mark Jensen, and remained there for several years.
In 2009, the library was incorporated by the Town of Edgewood, and relocated to an office building just off of Highway 344. Because the move allowed for an increase in services and programming the library quickly outgrew the space. In 2016 plans were put into motion to re-purpose a portion of the former Edgewood Elementary School. Work began in March 2017 and the library re-opened in June 2017.
Our Wonderful Volunteers
The library is mostly staffed by our friendly and helpful volunteers from, you guessed it, our community!
To this day, the Edgewood Community Library owes much of its success to its staff of hardworking and selfless volunteers. These 20 or so volunteers have devoted hours upon hours of their personal time, energy, and resources to ensure that our community receives the best educational opportunities possible.
In addition to our regular volunteer staff, many others from our community have generously volunteered their time and talents in support of the library. Most, if not all, of our youth program educational presentations and performances, free computer training, bestseller materials, public library events, fundraising projects, acquisition of computer equipment, cataloging, and public service announcements are a direct result of volunteer work.
The Town of Edgewood currently employs two full-time librarians who are both certified by the New Mexico State Library and NEVER say, "Shhh!" Librarian, Andrea Corvin and Assistant Librarian, Barbara Hambek, immensely enjoy working for and with the public and love to create fun, family-friendly, and culturally enriching activities for the community!