In March of 2014, Artesia’s beautiful new Public Library opened, boasting the large, rescued Peter Hurd Mural, “The Future Belongs to Those Who Prepare For It.” The library is a state-of-the-art community resource center with more than 50,000 books and periodicals. Designed by New Mexico architect Jose Zelaya, the building has many unique and special touches honoring the landscape and heritage of the Artesia community. The Artesia Public Library supports lifelong learning, advances knowledge creation, and strengthens its community. It provides the tools and resources to support creativity, research, and problem-solving while asking and answering questions that challenge patron assumptions. The Artesia Public Library brings people, information, and ideas together to create opportunities.