Out and about bringing library services to our community through various events, programs and collaborations with community partners.
Serving Bulverde / Spring Branch
& Surrounding Areas
The Mammen Family Public Library offers a range of services, as well as programs that include free classes, workshops, events, and activities. We strive to make sure our services and programs are available to everyone, including people who may not be able to come to our building.
Our outreach vehicle, the Trekker, can be seen throughout the Bulverde Area Rural Library District. We collaborate with many groups in the community such as the Bulverde Police Department, Comal ISD, Bulverde Activity Center, S.H.A.R.E. center, various assisted living facilities and other area organizations. Let us know if you would like to partner with us or need our services.
Artist Spotlight hallway is a gallery style space outside one of our meeting rooms used to showcase works by local artists (paint, pencil, photography, mixed media, etc.). If you are interested in applying to be featured, you must meet the following submission criteria:
- Must have at least 10 pieces to display
- All work must be appropriate for all ages to view
- Local to the Bulverde Area Rural Library District
- Must be willing to lead an Artist Talk session in the library about your art or style within a few days of display set up.
To apply, please submit your name, phone number, a short bio and attach at least three samples of your work to be displayed to: email@example.com.
Outreach community partnering to bring materials and services for families is available. Currently, our collaborations include, Sanctuary of Hope, SHARE Center and Provisions Food Bank. To request Outreach services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Homebound Delivery Program offers free delivery service of library materials to eligible patrons who reside within the Bulverde Area Rural Library District.
To be eligible to receive library materials for home delivery, the customer must be “homebound,” as defined by: “Having a condition or illness preventing them from leaving their home in the short- or long-term without assistance.” The library may request verification of a patron’s homebound status. Qualifying status may need to be provided by a person with professional knowledge of the patron’s medical
condition or illness, such as a doctor, social worker or case manager.
Any person applying for the Homebound Delivery Program must have a library card in good standing. Those without a library card may request in-person registration at their home if they reside within the library district boundaries. Interested parties may contact the library with questions or to request in-person registration.
Once registered, patrons may place items on hold through the library’s online catalog, request library staff choose materials on their behalf based on preferences, or call the library and request items through the Outreach Department.
Delivery and collection of library materials will be scheduled at the mutual convenience of the library representative and patron every two or three weeks. All Section 7 Library Loan Periods and Guidelines will apply to homebound patron use.
Items delivered to and retrieved from a patron’s home must be received in person at the door by the patron, a caregiver, or a representative for the patron such as a family member or residence staff member and will follow these guidelines:
- Library items cannot not be left outdoors or unattended, such as on a porch, in a mailbox, etc.
- Customers who will not be able to receive or return items on their designated day should contact the library Outreach Department at least 24 hours prior to their scheduled time to cancel the appointment.
- Customers receiving Homebound Delivery Service must keep the pathway to their residence safe, sanitary, and clear to allow access for delivery. Pets, with the exception of service animals trained to assist a disabled person, must be kept confined during the delivery.
- No person within the residence may behave in a threatening, abusive, or obscene manner towards the library representative. Persons receiving delivered library materials should be fully clothed.
- All library materials must be protected from damage.
- Library representatives may deny delivery if any person is exhibiting signs of a communicable illness which may jeopardize the staff member/volunteer.
A library representative may recommend suspension of the Homebound Delivery Service if any conditions above exist to the Library Director. Recommendations for suspension must include the reason and length of time for the requested suspension. Customers will be notified via phone or email of the suspension, the length of time it will be in place, and the reason it occurred. Temporary suspensions
may be put in place; however, sustained inappropriate and/or dangerous circumstances may result in permanent suspension of service. Suspensions, both temporary and permanent, may be appealed in writing to the Library Director.
MFPL currently has three Little Free Library locations. These brightly painted wooden boxes of books promote community book exchange through a “take a book, return a book” philosophy. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share.
- The Shops at Faithville Park – 17080 TX-46, Spring Branch, TX 78070
- Jumbo Evans Sports Park – 101 Jumbo Evans Bvld, Spring Branch, TX 78070
- Bulverde Community Park – Bulverde Ln, Bulverde, TX 78163
Outreach delivers materials and services to local residents at assisted living facilities, homebound residents as well as the Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center.
Outreach to youth in our community includes both public and private school visits and event participation, pop-up library events, and community partner collaboration with various local organizations.
For more information or to request a collaboration, please email email@example.com.