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Books on the Backroads

A Documentary About New Mexico’s Rural Libraries

by Ben Daitz & Mary Lance

There are over 50 rural libraries in New Mexico. They are the educational and cultural centers of their small towns, villages, and tribal communities, and critically important to their social well-being. Rural Libraries have wonderful stories to tell. Have a look at some!

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Or send a check to Tijeras Films, PO Box 2953, Corrales, NM, 87048


You all know about Route 66—the so-called “Mother Road.” And perhaps you’ve heard about Route 20, the longest road in the country. But we’ll be traveling U.S. Route 191, a sinuous, scenic, 2-lane blacktop that stretches 1,700 miles from the Mexican border to the Canadian, or the other way around, right through the heart of the rural West. We are finding some unusual and interesting people and their stories.


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