NEW BRAUNFELS PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION (NBPLF)

New Braunfels, TX   |  www.nbplf.org

Mission

The mission of the New Braunfels Public Library Foundation (NBPLF) is to secure private funding to meet the library's needs for program development and improvement of services and facilities that are not normally met by public funding. Ultimately, the goal of the New Braunfels Public Library Foundation is to support the mission of the foundation by providing the community with equal access to physical and virtual environments that inspire and encourage lifelong learning and enrichment.

Ruling year info

1996

Co-President

Andrea Harlan

Co-President

Elizabeth Payson

Main address

700 East Common St

New Braunfels, TX 78130 USA

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EIN

74-2797080

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The New Braunfels Public Library Foundation is currently striving to achieve a one-time goal: bring library access (physically and technically) to the many library members in our area who are not able to come to our library. All ages are affected by this problem: seniors, children, hospitalized, homebound, etc. We are hoping to be able to reach all citizens of New Braunfels and our surrounding area.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

New Braunfels Book and Author Luncheon

The New Braunfels Public Library Foundation has successfully sponsored the Book and Author Luncheon for ten years. Begun as a way to bring well-known authors (and a little cultural enrichment) to New Braunfels for our community, the event now sells out. Every year the Foundation organizes this event and every year it gets bigger and better. Five authors, national and local, are invited to join the Foundation for lunch and to talk about their works. What began as a small gathering has now grown into sold-out audiences. Everyone profits: the authors, the guests, and the Foundation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Foundation sends out an invitation to a "stay-at-home ball", encouraging supporters to send in checks, stay at home, and enjoy a good book. It promotes reading while helping to raise funds for capital improvements for the library.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Library Foundation is currently working with the New Braunfel's City Manager and City Council to explore expansion of library services to other needed sites within the city limits.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We are creating videos, handouts, slide shows, and speaker bureau to inform the citizens of New Braunfels about the need to expand our library system with a new branch library and a smaller satellite branch in an underserved area. We will work to insure that the library expansion is on the 2019 Bond issue.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. To purchase and man a vehicle (Sprinter Van) to be responsible for delivery and pick-up of library materials.
2. To provide communication capabilities so that our citizens will be able to let us know what is requested.
3. To update in-house procedures to ease these responsibilities.

1. Raise money.
2. Update our social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
3. To negotiate a price on a finished-out van.

All of these goals can be accomplished. We recently sponsored Admiral McRaven in our event center; it was very successful and raised over half of the money for our Sprinter Van. We have worked with our local car dealership favorably for the perfect vehicle needed. Our social media has been updated, constantly kept current. Technical updates in a weekly newsletter to our community keep our community informed (currently servicing over 1200 customers per day).

We have only money to raise. Our other goals are basically accomplished because we are always working together to solve our problems.

In the future, we will have our annual Book and Author Luncheon, a very successful project supported by business, industries, and citizens. The future looks good.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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NEW BRAUNFELS PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION (NBPLF)

Board of directors
as of 1/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andrea Harlan

New Braunfels Public Library Foundation

Term: 2022 - 2021

Andrea Harlan

Lynn Norvell

Gretchen Pruett

Susie Waters

Nancy Serebrenik

Patsy Vann

Betty Kyle

Heather Simbro

Bob Wolf

Suzanne Rogers

Summer Ray

Kelsey Decker

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/15/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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