Comal County

Bulverde Area Rural Library District

In January 2000 a special election established the Bulverde Area Rural Library District in the western portion of Comal County, funded by a half of one percent sales tax, per Texas Local Government Code 326, which established Library Districts.

There is currently only one library in the District, the Mammen Family Public Library. The Library District does not receive any property taxes and only benefits if you shop in the western portion of Comal County.


Our Mission

The mission of the Bulverde Area Rural Library District (BARLD) is to promote literacy, inspire a lifelong love of learning, and support the arts, science, and literary needs of our community.

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide access to valuable educational resources and learning opportunities, no matter what age or stage of life, in a safe and welcoming space.

BARLD Board of Trustees

Name / Position


Donna Harris



Michele Grauerholz

Vice President


Debbie Neubauer



Lori Mammen



Dr. Judith Fleming

At Large


BARLD Board Meetings

The BARLD Trustees meet monthly, normally on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 9:30am at the Mammen Family Public Library, 131 Bulverde Crossing, Bulverde, TX 78163.  

Meetings are open to the public. The agenda will be posted on this webpage and in the library 72 hours prior to the meeting.  The following meeting(s) are currently scheduled:

  • Thursday, July 18, 2024 9:30am – Regular meeting
  • Thursday, August 15, 2024 9:30am – Regular meeting

If you need help, please call the library at 830.438.4864 during regular open hours. You will find current agendas and minutes posted on this page.  

Contact the BARLD Board

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BARLD Organization Documents
BARLD Elections

Notice of deadline to file an application for place on the ballot

The next BARLD board election will take place Tuesday, November 5, 2024.  Three trustee positions will expire this year:

  • Donna Harris
  • Lori Mammen
  • Dr. Judith Fleming


2024 Important Election Dates

  • Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline: Thursday, June 20, 2024
  • First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot: Saturday, July 20, 2024
  • First Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy: Saturday, July 20, 2024
  • Last Day to Order General Election: Monday, August 19, 2024
  • Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot:  Monday, August 19, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy: Friday, August 23, 2024

Application for a place on the general election ballot

TX Ethics Commission – Forms and Instructions for Local_Filing_Authorities


Strategic Plan

2022-2024 BARLD Strategic Plan

In 2016 the BARLD Trustees commissioned a 10 year Master Facilities plan and in 2018 initiated the first phase of the plan, expanding the existing facility.  The 2018-2019 expansion/renovation was funded through bonds from an interlocal agreement with Comal County and was complete in September 2019.

2016-2026 Master Facilities plan

January 2023 FOL Annual meeting presentation by Susan Herr

BARLD Public Policy - see the About menu