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 ½ % 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.
Mission and Vision
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 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 Meeting
The BARLD Trustees meet monthly, normally on the 3nd 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, September 9, 2021 9:00am – Special Meeting Policy Review
Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:00am – Special Meeting with library support organizations
Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:30am – Regular Session
If you need help, please call the library at 830.438.4864 Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm. You will find current agendas and minutes posted on this page.
Email the Board
- BARLD Public Policy
- BARLD Organization Documents
- Financial Policy and Disclosures
- MFP Library Monthly Reports
- BARLD Elections
- Strategic Plan
To request prior minutes or any records requests, please send a written request to the Library Director via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter to 131 Bulverde Crossing, Bulverde, TX 78163.
The Mammen Family Public Library Director is hired by the BARLD Trustees to manage the day to day operations of the library. Here you will find monthly reports on those operations.
The Board of Trustees are elected by the voters of the Bulverde Area Rural Library District every two years–three positions in even years, two positions in odd years at the November uniform election date.
Prospective candidates may sign up for a place on the BARLD election ballot between Saturday, July 17, 2021 and Monday, August 16, 2021, 5:00pm.
The November 2 election has been cancelled. Only two candidates applied and have been elected per election law as unopposed candidates for the 2022-2024 period:
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.