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About the Library: Friends of the Bulverde Area Rural Library District

About the Friends

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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:

The purposes of this corporation are:

- 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

Friends of the Library Board


President: Clare Helminiak


Vice President: Suzanne Kratz


Secretary: Deborah Halsted and Anne-Marie Kimbell


Treasurer: Kathy Balasko


Director of Committees: Susan Shapiro


Special Advisor to Board: Linda Quintero


Friends Committee Chairs and Volunteers

Book Nook

- Karen Schmalz/Maria Kellar/Linda Quintero/Mary Pettit

Book and Author Luncheon

- Peggy Hamm/Karen Schmalz


Butterfly Garden

- Clare Helminiak/Gene Carnicom



- Linda Quintero


- Donna Harris


- Karen Schmalz/Deborah Halsted



Great Decisions

- Debbie Soelberg



- Nancee Vincent



- Gene Carnicom

Member Outreach

- Karen Walker

One Book/One Community

- Donna Harris


- Susan Shapiro

Veterans Day

- Steve Stevenson