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General  Information



Mission Statement top_button

The purposes of this corporation are:

  • to promote public use of the Bulverde/Spring Branch Library;

  • to develop appreciation of its value as a cultural and educational asset to the community;

  • to supplement library services and materials beyond the library’s normal operating budget,

  • and to encourage the extension and improvement of its services.

The corporation also supplements the library’s mission to provide an environment that inspires a life-long love of learning with programs and activities that make available educational and cultural opportunities not normally accessible to members of the community.

What is a Friend?top_button

A Friend of the Bulverde/Spring Branch Library is a person who shares a common desire to perpetuate the growth and to promote the interest and the welfare of the Bulverde/Spring Branch Library as a cultural and educational asset to the area by supporting fund raising, activities and events sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

What do the Friends do?top_button

Friends host activities and events for the Library that help to foster community involvement and cultural awareness, support the enjoyment of the Library and its resources, and conduct fund-raisers to help the Library with funding over and above the Library budget.

What have Friends provided?top_button

The Friends of the Library pledged $100,000 over a five year period and completed that pledge in 2011.  This pledge was part of the Capital Campaign and monies raised have been  used for items that the Capital Campaign committee have indicated were needed for the library such as additional shelving, landscaping, audio/visual equipment, computers, fencing, etc.  In addition to this pledge FOL also provides additional funds as needed for special projects, equipment, books, programs, etc. that the library director deems would enhance our library.


How do I become a Friend?top_button

Becoming a Friend is easy! Just pick up a membership form at either the circulation desk or download the membership form.  Additional information of membership categories are also on the same link.  Fill it out the form and you may drop it off at the library or mail to the address that is on the form.

When do the Friends meet?top_button

The Friends Board of Directors met on the second Monday of each month at 1:30 pm at the Bulverde/Spring Branch Library.  The meeting is open to the public.

Can I make a donation to the Friends? top_button

The Friends accepts your monetary donation toward the purchase of a book in honor of a special person. The Library special orders a book, or other media, and a bookplate is placed inside the book noting that the book is an honorarium.  Money can also be donated for larger purchases. The Friends also accept used books and magazines for the Book Nook.  Remember that all donations are tax-deductible.

Friends Board Memberstop_button

Donna Harris--President (term expires February 2016)

Karen Schmalz--Vice President (term expires February 2017)

Janice Weber-Secretary (term expires February 2017)

Paddie Rarick--Treasurer (term expires February 2017)

Brenda Holland-Director of Committees (term expires February 2016)

Committees and Chairs top_button

Book Nook - Karen Schmalz/Brenda Holland/Maria Kellar/Linda Quintero

Book and Author Luncheon - Mary Raley

Butterfly Garden - Margaret Brackley

ECommunications  - Debbie Neubauer

Excursions - Joan Kuefner

Fund Raising - Frances Collins

Grants - Donna Harris

Great Decisions - Debbie Soelberg

Historian - Sue Ann Lamarre

Hospitality - Pat Haecker

Joint Library and Special Programs - Carrye Franzel

Membership - Debbie Neubauer

Member Outreach - Karen Walker

One Book/One Community - Donna Harris

S.T.A.G.E. - Linda Quintero

Veterans Day - Steve Stevenson

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