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Branch Info

Ernie Pyle LibraryErnie Pyle Library

900 Girard SE 
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-256-2065
erniepyle@cabq.gov
Deborah Hayba, Branch Manager

 

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.

 

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Closed Closed 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–6 10–6

 

By Bus

Route #18: Broadway/University/Gibson. Plan your trip here.

By Car

Freeway Directions:
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.

Meeting & Study Rooms

Ernie Pyle Library does not have any meeting or study rooms. Please see our list of Meeting & Study Rooms at other ABC Library branches.

Branch Amenities & Services

  2 Public Computers (Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet access)

WiFi  Free Wireless Internet Access

Printer  Printing Services - 15¢ per page

USB Thumb Drive  USB Thumb Drive - $5.50 each

Fax Machine  Faxing Services - $1.00 per 5 pages (local and toll free numbers only)

Copier  Copy Machine - 20¢ per page

See additional information about our ongoing and special events by viewing our full event calendar.

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.

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Background of the Ernie Pyle Library

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.

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Ernie Pyle:
In His Own Words

"We do like this gypsy life.  It frees you of a great many responsibilities.  You can always pay your bill and run on to some other place before events catch up with you. You are free in a way that isn't possible to a permanent resident.  Gypsying is in our blood, and even today after 250,000 miles of going-away-from-where-we-are, we still couldn't think of settling down permanently. And yet, as the years of wandering rolled over us, we began to sense a lack of something. We realized we had become human whirling dervishes. We had become footloose finally to the point of just swinging forever though space without ever coming down." ~Ernie Pyle. "Why Albuquerque?"

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Programs and Events at Ernie Pyle Library    

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Our Preschool Storytime runs from May 7 - October 8, 2015!

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. under the sycamore tree.

Check out our events calendar for more information, and other upcoming events!

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