Capitan Public Library is one of three full-service public libraries in Lincoln County. Founded
in 1996, it has become a vital, steadily
growing, and constantly evolving community
resource, enriching the lives of many. The library is governed by a 7-member board of directors and is staffed entirely by volunteers. Everyone is
welcome to use the library and library cards are
free to all Lincoln County residents. We invite you to use our public computers with free Internet, as well as free WiFi.
The library's catalog has a new look, new conveiences, and new ways to access information. You are able to access your account from any Internet capable computer. With your library card, log into your personal account to manage reserves and renewals. Get started now by using the following link... Capitan Public Library Online Catalog
Adult Reading Group
Every 1st Thursday, 10:30 AM
First Friday Lecture Series
Monday, August 1, 7:00 PM
Capitan Public Library will host author and pilot, Albert Charles Ackerman, Jr. for an entertaining evening.
In 1950 he took an illegal solo flight in a Piper J-3 Cub. He knew from the moment he first touched the controls that becoming a pilot would be his only goal.
After some disappointing setbacks and a miraculous survival from a horrific crash, he established a career in aviation. For 63 years he flew famous celebrities and world leaders in over a hundred different types of airplanes and helicopters. After retiring, he spent a rewarding five years as an Angel Flight Pilot. These pilots fly disadvantaged patients to health care facilities free of charge.
Ackerman is still an active pilot at the age of 81. He recently published a well received book, My Journey West. Mr. Ackerman is a new member of the UFO (United Flying Octogenerians). The UFO is an international, non-profit organization with over 1500 members worldwide.
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Information on our favorite Local Hero can be found on our Smokey Bear page.