The Ernie Pyle Library is a small white house with a white picket fence in the residential neighborhood at 900 Girard SE. It is located halfway between Central Avenue & Gibson Blvd at the corner of Santa Monica Street and Girard SE.
Route #18: Broadway/University/Gibson. Plan your trip here.
Take I-25 to the Coal Avenue exit. Head east on Coal Avenue. Go 1.8 miles to the stop light at Girard. Turn right (south) onto Girard Blvd, and go two/tenths of a mile to the Library.
Surface Street Directions:
Gibson to Girard; North on Girard to Santa Monica.
Ernie Pyle Library does not have any meeting or study rooms. Please see our list of Meeting & Study Rooms at other ABC Library branches.
2 Public Computers (Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet access)
Free Wireless Internet Access
Printing Services - 15¢ per page
USB Thumb Drive - $5.50 each
Faxing Services - $1.00 per 5 pages (local and toll free numbers only)
Copy Machine - 20¢ per page
Every Child Ready to Read Preschool Storytime families
Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children, using the guidelines from the Every Child Ready to Read program. Preschool Storytime is targeted for ages 3 - 5 and takes place outside, underneath the sycamore tree (weather permitting) from May to October.
The Ernie Pyle Library is the former home of famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle. The City of Albuquerque acquired the house from the Pyle estate and in 1948 opened it as a branch library. You'll find Pyle memorabilia alongside the library's books and media.
Every detail, including the picket fence built by Pyle and the grave marker of his dog, Cheetah, has been carefully preserved. In 1997 the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark on September 20, 2006.
For more information, visit our Who was Ernie Pyle? page.
"So far as I know, we entered France without anybody making a historic remark about it. Last time, you know, it was 'Lafayette, we are here.' The nearest I heard to a historic remark was made by an ack-ack gunner, sitting on a mound of earth about two weeks after D-Day, reading the Stars and Stripes from London. All of a sudden he said, 'Say, where's this Normandy beachhead it talks about in here?' I looked at him closely and saw that he was serious, so I said, 'Why, you're sitting on it.' And he said, 'Well, I'll be damned. I never knowed that.'" ~Ernie Pyle
Our Preschool Storytime is done for 2015. See you in May 2016!
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. under the sycamore tree, weather permitting.
Monkey Business runs November 5, 2015 - March 31, 2016!
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
A weekly program for independent 3, 4, and 5 year olds! Stories, crafts, games, and more... Registration is required.
Check out our events calendar for more information, and other upcoming events!