Supporting literacy for the betterment of our community.
The Boerne Public Library Foundation is committed to supporting the literacy needs in our community. Whether it be one library program or one book that makes it into someone’s home, our goal is to meet the demand for literacy initiatives in Kendall County.
**During this time of social distancing due to COVID-19, we are focused on getting books in the hands of children who are at home. We are able to distribute books through local organizations in boxes of food.
We are NOT able to accept gently used books at this time as we follow the CDC guidelines for safety. If you would like to help, please consider making a donation so that we can purchase books. Our regular supply has almost run out and we will not be able to keep up with the need as children are going to be home longer than anticipated. Thank you!
Whether it is a community program, a library program or service or an initiative with a community partner, literacy is at the core of what we do. Together, our community is working to meet the growing need for literacy support. Through Boerne Reads we are changing lives, one book at a time. To learn more about how your support of Boerne Reads is impacting the community, visit the Boerne Reads site HERE.
The Patrick Heath Public Library is our community hub, offering programs and services that change lives. With the help of the Foundation, the library is able to keep programs free to all library visitors. To learn more about how your support impacts programming, click HERE.
A love of learning keeps us curious, engaged and responsive to change. Learning new languages, forms of literacy or ways to help within our community will allow Boerne to continue to keep up with our changing community. A love of learning keeps one engaged in their environment. Click HERE to learn more.
Because literacy is always essential!
This year’s Summer Soiree just isn’t going to happen and we all know why…. ahem…. Corona. We all know how much fun our large summer fundraisers are and how important they are in raising money to continue the valuable work we do, but this year you’re going to have to party at home. We know you can do it! This may turn out to be the best fundraising event you’ve never attended. Just think… no new outfit, no nail appointment, no baby-sitter. You get the point. Make dinner at home or, better yet, order something from a local restaurant and BAM! you’re doing even more good for our community. You can make a donation and it’s fully tax deductible, all from the comforts of your home. Get more information HERE.
The Teen HUB is open and welcoming more teens than ever before.
The new Hub provides not only a private study room for homework or group projects, but also includes separate gaming and programming zones. A larger communal space and flexible furniture better accommodates the teens after school for reading, socializing or doing homework. The additional 600 square feet of space is designed with flexibility in mind, so that staff can bring in maker space and craft activities to engage these young minds and reinforce lessons learned in the classroom. The Boerne Public Library Foundation provided over $75,000 to make this renovation possible.