Visit back often. We will post daily links to activities for kids and adults and a few surprises!

Due to the temporary closing of the library we would like to know how we can provide a safe way for YOU, our community, to touch base and stay connected. 

Please take this quick survey to let us know what programs you would like us to provide

Virtual activities for everyone!

Arts and Culture


Museum Tours


Zoos Tours and Webcams

We are on Facebook!

As long as the library is closed we will be finding new ways to reach out to our community! We have started with Virtual Story Time.

If you have suggestions for other topics or series for us to post please reach out via email: library@philmont.org

Virtual Story Time with Ms Thea and Ms Tobi

Episode 1 Waiting is Not Easy an Elephant and Piggie Book

Episode 2 I am a Frog Pretending fun with Elephant and Piggie

Episode 3 There is a Bird on Your Head another Elephant and Piggie Book

Get a library card from home

Don’t have a library card? Don’t worry. You can apply for a card by clicking the register online button.

How do I use my library card from home?

Click MY VIRTUAL LIBRARY here or above to find out all the products we offer. Click the blue title for each product in order to follow each link to sign up and use!

Philmont Library Now Fine Free!!

The Philmont Public Library will stop charging overdue fines to all cardholders as of January 1, 2020

We are happy to announce that the Philmont Public Library will now be fine free — with no late fines on books and media — as of Jan. 1, 2020.

Fines make up only slightly over 1% of our budget – a number that is dropping every year due to programs like automatic renewal and text message and email alerts. These programs have been successful in helping people keep track of their items and avoid fines. Therefore, fines are no longer a necessary incentive to ensure that items return to the library.

The library’s board of trustees chose to go fine free to decrease barriers to the collection and encourage people to come back to the library. Having late fines over $10 blocks a patron’s ability to borrow items and access their account on line. An inability to pay late fines causes some patrons to stop coming to the library. By eliminating late fines, we can better fulfill our goal of providing free and equitable access to lifelong learning and we hope to make it easier for all people to visit the library, borrow materials, and access our many online services.

We will still charge fees for lost, non-returned, and damaged items. Donations are also always welcome.

We are very excited to be able to provide a fine free library for the Philmont community. We hope to see even more guests coming through the front door to enjoy all that we offer. Part of our mission is to create a welcoming, accessible space. We feel that no longer charging overdue fees takes us one step closer to the goal.

Thank You!