December 19, 2014

Shuter Library Book Launch

book-launchLocal author, Scott Archer Jones, will read from his new novel, Jupiter and Gilgamesh – A Novel of Sumeria and Texas.

Scott will also sign copies of his book, which are currently available for purchase at the library.

This even is free. Refreshments will be served.

Trash To Treasures

trash-to-treasuresWhen: July 12 & 13, 2014

Where: Angel Fire Community Center

We will be collecting donations at The Design Center (building behind the post office) between June 4 and July 2, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays.

Donations needed include clothing, linens, household goods, sporting equipment and fine quality items for the silent auction.

Please drop off books, CDs, DVDs at Shuter Library during office hours. For furniture or large items please contact Shuter Library at 575-377-6755 for pick up schedule.

Shuter Library Upcoming Events

shuter-libraryUpcoming Events at the Library

Tuesday, June 17 @ 5:00 pm: Young Adult Book Club
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

Thursday, June 26 @ 5:00 pm: June Book Club & Meet the Author
Deep in the Shade of Paradise by John Dufresne

July 9, 10 & 11: Trash-to-Treasures Set Up
Setting up at Angel Fire Community Center

Trash-to-Treasures Annual Flea Market
Angel Fire Community Center.
Saturday, July 12 – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, July 13 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Friday, July 25 @ 5:00 pm: Scott Jones Book Launch Party
Local author Scott Jones will read a portion of his new novel, Jupiter and Gilgamesh, a Novel of Sumeria and Texas

Shuter Library Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 3:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Brinn Colenda Book Launch Party

chita-questLocal author Brinn Colenda will read from his newest thriller, Chita Quest. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Reading begins at 6:00 pm. Light appetizers and drinks will be available.

When: May 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Where: Shuter Library of Angel Fire

11 South Angel Fire Road
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Huge Holiday Used Book Sale

booksCheck out the huge holiday used book sale at The Shuter Library of Angel Fire. Great low prices on hundreds of books!


  • Friday, December 27, 2013 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 28, 2013 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where: 11 South Angel Fire Rd

The library will be closed from Sunday through Wednesday.

Merry Christmas!

Shuter Library Changes

You spoke, we listened! Shuter Library is happy to announce they are no longer membership based.

Angel Fire locals and property owners may now enjoy the bulk of the library amenities free of charge.

Holiday Closures

  • November 24-30, 2013
  • December 22-25, 2013
  • January 1, 2014

Book Sale

  • December 20-22, 26-31, 2013
  • January 2-4, 2014

Shuter Library Benefit

shuter-library-benefitBook Signing and Meet the Author Rosalie Turner

When: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Where: Shuter Library of Angel Fire

11 South Angel Fire Road
Angel Fire, NM 87710

March With Me is the newest novel by Rosalie Turner. It is a coming-of-age novel set during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s in Birmingham, Alabama, told through two main characters, one white and one black.

Signed copies of March With Me will be available for purchase at Shuter Library for $18.00. All of Ms. Turner’s proceeds are being donated to Shuter Library.

Also, please plan on joining us at Shuter Library for our August Book Club when we will be discussing March With Me. The meeting to discuss the book will be on August 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm.

Award winning author, Rosalie Turner, has been writing for over 28 years. She currently resides between Angel Fire, New Mexico and Birmingham, Alabama.

Other books by Rosalie Tuner include Freedom Bound, Sister of Valor, Beyond the Dream and Going to the Mountain. For more information on Rosalie please visit

Shuter Library Benefit Mardi Gras Ball

shuter-library-benefitJust Desserts

When: Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Where: Angel Fire Country Club

Live music by Pancho and Lefty.

  • Enjoy a criminally delicious dessert buffet.
  • Pass yourself off as your favorite good guys or bad guys and dolls, or wear your Mardi Gras finest.
  • Bribe the officials to elect the 2013 Mardi Gras King and Queen.
  • Bid on a stash of hot goods at the Silent Auction.
  • Make a sure-fire bet with a $20 Wine Pull Ticket on valuable bottles of wine.
  • Walk away scott free with cash from the 50/50 Raffle.

Tickets are $40 per person and are available at the Shuter Library.

Were You Spotted At Business After Hours?

By Jo Mixon

This week I attended the New Mexico Chamber Executives Fall Convention. Watch next week for the featured “I Know Jo” member business!

This even was hosted by Shuter Library.

Shuter Library Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

By Jo Mixon

Shuter Library of Angel Fire

“Without libraries, what do we have? We have no past and no future.”
Ray Bradbury

This week was all about books. I love books. Hardcover, eBooks, shared books, graphic books, audio books and more books. The Shuter Library of Angel Fire hosted the Chamber Business After Hours Tuesday October 16, and then I was invited to sit down and talk with Library Director Diane Martinez, Library Assistant Kelly Orndorff, and board member Scott Jones, who serves as Treasurer and Vice President of Operations. They were excited to share all the new fun activities and programs going on at Shuter Library.
I found the eBook program and Kindle checkout especially interesting.

They stressed the extensive collection in their Children’s Section, telling me it could even be considered massive for a library this size! And they told me about the Summer Children’s Program, which includes Reading Nights, Game Nights, and several ongoing reading programs. Students are allowed unlimited free use of the computers (while the general public is allowed the first 15 minutes of computer use free of charge).

They went on to tell me about the monthly Book Club which works in collaboration with other New Mexico Libraries to provide an almost unlimited source of titles. This Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm. Each of the monthly books for discussion can be checked out or downloaded by members, or members can also purchase the book. When you are on vacation, you can download books from Shuter Library from anywhere in the world!

Shuter Library is a not and has never been a municipally-funded library; it is a private library. It was started one day in 1978 by a group of seven women who were distressed when the Bookmobile missed its regular appointment in Angel Fire. Jeanette Stromberg donated the first $300; and now, 34 years later, the dream of these women is an independent, incorporated, registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization known as Shuter Library of Angel Fire.

Since its onset, Shuter Library has required a strong community base providing thousands of volunteer hours and extensive fund raising efforts to keep their vision alive. But even with the dedication of hundreds of volunteers throughout the years, the library still struggled to keep its doors open; so in 2010 the Board of Directors made a reluctant decision to charge for library services. There are several options for membership. All memberships include access to computers and book checkout privileges. There is also an Angels program for those who want to contribute $200 or more per year. At present there are eleven Angel memberships. Plus there is a newly-formed Underwriters membership for businesses who want to help the library by contributing $1,000 or more per year. Their goal is to have 12 Underwriter memberships, with each membership receiving obvious recognition such as a banner over the building entrance.

Diane has been with the library wearing one hat or another for about five years, but officially became Library Director in 2011. Scott actually joined the library board to write grants but became so submerged in “the little library that could,” he now pours himself passionately into the organization. And although I didn’t meet them, Diane wanted me to mention Shuter Library’s other two library assistants, Janet Matthews and Dawn Metz, along with the rest of the library board (Erich Balzer, Pete Peterson, Glenn Wiederstein, President Kevin Mutz, and Secretary Kathie Westlund).

For further information you may visit Shuter Library at 11 South Angel Fire Road. Call them at 575-377-6755 or visit New Fall hours at the library are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 am to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday.