Friends of the BARLD
Join us in our common desire to perpetuate the growth and to promote the interest and the welfare of the Mammen Family Public Library.
News & Events
A Friend of the Bulverde Area Rural Library District is a person who shares a common desire to perpetuate the growth and to promote the interest and the welfare of the Mammen Family Public Library as a cultural and educational asset to the area by supporting fund raising, activities and events sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
- to promote public use of the Mammen Family Public 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.
Friends Board of Directors
Director of Committees
Director at Large
Book Nook – Maria Kellar/Linda Quintero/Mary Pettit
Book and Author Luncheon – Donna Harris/Dale Pillow
Butterfly Garden – Vickie King/Helen Kent
Electronic Communications Committee – Linda Quintero (Chair), Lois Blankenburg & Jodi Perez
Excursions – Donna Harris
Grants – Deborah Halsted/Dale Pillow
Historian – Nancee Vincent
Hospitality – Athena Houghtaling
Membership – Linda Quintero
The Comal Master Gardeners group is a dedicated volunteer organization who collaborates with Friends of BARLD to takes care of the landscape surrounding Mammen Family Public Library. This group is comprised of knowledgeable and experienced gardeners who have a passion for beautifying the community through horticulture. They work tirelessly to ensure that the library’s landscape is well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing to visitors. The Comal Master Gardeners group regularly plants and tends to a variety of flowers, trees, and shrubs, and also provides educational programs to the public on sustainable gardening practices. Their hard work and commitment have not only made the library’s surroundings more inviting but have also created a sense of community involvement and pride.