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, December 15, 2022 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

Name Position Term
Donna Harris President 2022-2024
Michele Grauerholz Vice President 2021-2023
Debbie Neubauer Treasurer 2021-2023
Lori Mammen Secretary 2022-2024
Dr. Judith Fleming At Large 2022-2024

Contact the Board

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  • 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.

2022 Election

    Three Trustees were elected on November 8, 2022:

    • Lori Mammen
    • Judith Fleming
    • Donna Harris

    BARLD 2022-2024 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 BARLD Master Facilities Plan