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 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, April 20, 2023 9:30am – Regular meeting
- Thursday, May 18, 2023 9:30am – Regular meeting
- Thursday, June 15, 2023 9:30am – Regular meeting
- Thursday, July 20, 2023 9:30am – Regular meeting
- Thursday, August 17, 2023 9:30am – Regular meeting
- Thursday, September 21, 2023 9:30am – Regular meeting
- Thursday, October 19, 2023 9:30am – Regular meeting
- Thursday, November 16, 2023 9:30am – Regular meeting
- Thursday, December 21, 2023 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.
BARLD Board of Trustees
|Michele Grauerholz||Vice President||2021-2023|
|Dr. Judith Fleming||At Large||2022-2024|
Contact the Board
- BARLD Public Policy
- BARLD Organization Documents
- Financial Policy and Disclosures
- MFP Library Monthly Reports
- BARLD Elections
- Strategic Plan
Att P-1 Library Bill of Rights
Att P-2 Materials and Services Provided
Att P-3 BARLD Metes and Bounds
Att P-6 Free Access to Libraries for Minors
Att P-7 Library Hours and Days Closed
Att P-9 Confidentiality of Library Records
Att P-10 Patron Request for Purchase
Att P-11 Statement of Concern about Library Resources
Att P-12 Procedures for Computer and Internet Use
Att P-13 Electronic Devices Borrowing Registration Form
Att P-14 Approved Free Library Card Zip Codes
Att F-1 Approved Financial Institutions
Att F-2 Schedule of Expenditures Authorization
Att F-3 BARLD Requisition and Specification Procedures for Purchases over $500.00
Att F-4 BARLD Non-Bid Purchases Over $500.00
Att F-6 Evaluation and Award of Bids or Proposals
Att F-7 Guidelines for Sole Source Purchases
Att F-8 Inventory Systems and Schedule
Att F-9 Receipt of Donated Materials
Att F-10 Collection Maintenance Guidelines
Att F-12 Conflict of Interest Questionnaire
Att F-13 Conflict Disclosure Statement
Att F-14 Response Plan for Fraud, Theft, and Corruption
Att F-15 Disclosure Form for Fraud, Theft, and Corruption
Att F-16 Approval Form for Approval Form for Review of Quarterly Investment Report
Att F-17 Adoption of Annual Review of the Public Funds Financial Investment Policy
Att F-18 Sources of Non-Sales Tax Revenue
Att F-19 Adoption of the Annual Review of the Non-Sales Tax Revenue Financial Policy
Att F-20 Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Professional Services
February 16, 2023 Regular Session
January 19, 2023 Regular Session
December 15, 2022 Regular Session
November 17, 2022 Regular Session
October 20, 2022 Regular Session
September 15, 2022 Regular Session
August 30, 2022 Special Session
August 18, 2022 Regular Session
April 21, 2022 Regular Session
March 22, 2022 Special Session
March 17, 2022 Regular Session
February 17, 2022 Regular Session
January 20, 2022 Regular Session
To request prior minutes or any records requests, please send a written request to the Library Director via email at email@example.com or by letter to 131 Bulverde Crossing, Bulverde, TX 78163.
30Aug2022 Special meeting – Drawing for place on ballot
16Jun2022 BARLD Regular meeting
21May2022 – Special Session – Joint meeting with library support organizations
22Mar2022 Special HVAC vendor meeting
18Nov2021 BARLD Regular Meeting
21Oct2021 BARLD Regular meeting
16Sep2021 BARLD Regular meeting
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.
- Our five Board of Trustees are elected to two-year staggered terms.
- Candidates for election must have resided within the Bulverde Area Rural Library District for at least 6 months, must be 18 years of age before the election, must be registered to vote, and must comply with other qualifications for holding public office as outlined in Election Code 141.001.
- The Texas Secretary of State website has more information about political subdivision candidacy.
Three Trustees were elected on November 8, 2022:
- Lori Mammen
- Judith Fleming
- Donna Harris
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.
January 2023 FOL Annual meeting presentation by Susan Herr