Friends of the BARLD

Upcoming Events

Friends Annual Meeting

Saturday, January 21, 2023, 10:30 a.m., Room C at MFP Library

Mark your calendars! A light brunch will be served.  More information on the meeting and voting for 2023 board directors will be sent in early January.

Friends Board of Directors

Mary Lu Zellers President
Jo Ellen Towry Vice President
Linda Quintero Treasurer
Deborah Halsted Co-Secretary
Anne-Marie Kimbell Co-Secretary
Athena Houghtaling Director of Committees
Susan Shapiro Director at Large


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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.

Our Mission:

– 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.

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Book Nook – Maria Kellar/Linda Quintero/Mary Pettit

Book and Author Luncheon – Suzanne Kratz/Deborah Halsted

Butterfly Garden – Vickie King/Helen Kent

ECommunications Linda Quintero

Excursions – Donna Harris

Grants – Deborah Halsted/Dale Pillow

Historian – Nancee Vincent

Hospitality – Athena Houghtaling

Membership – Gene Carnicom

Member Outreach – Deborah Halsted

S.T.A.G.E. – Susan Shapiro