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Ernie Pyle  

A branch of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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Ernie Pyle Library

Ernie Pyle Library

900 Girard SE 
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Lynne Fothergill, Branch Manager

Monday closed
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday closed

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.

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.

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Preschool Storytimes


Friday mornings at 10:30am

May 16 - October 17, 2014

                                                                                             (weather permitting)



 Every Child Ready to Read Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5

  Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more outside under the sycamore tree!


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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.


Public Art @ Ernie Pyle Library

The Ernie Pyle Library is proud to be the home of Brave Men by artist Willard Schroeder, a white cement relief sculpture memorializing Captain Henry T. Waskow. This sculpture is part of Albuquerque's Public Art Collection. Find out more about the City of Albuquerque's Public Art on the city website.


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