Thursday, May 31, 2012

June 2012

And they're off!

The summer is here and The Friends Of Boerne Library are out of the gate faster than I'll Have Another trying to win the triple crown!  Books sales, Wonderful Wednesday and book signings have all kept the FOBPL volunteers busy this past month. We sold approximately 725 books and 500 people came to see our wonderful new store!  Isn't that amazing?
To help get the word out, The Friends of Boerne Library has a new Facebook page!

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May 2nd was our 2nd Wonderful Wednesday and it was a great success. 120 people came to buy books, socialize and relax in our comfy space.

Ernie Laurel, Dan Basarich and Ann Liebner visiting and enjoying the day.

Mom and daughter found a cozy spot to read.

In addition to the FriendShop being open, Constance Kermes and her storytime families came over for a visit.

Scooby-Doo and little patron

The Little Listeners, for tots age 2 and up, enjoyed listening to Scooby-Doo while sitting on their carpet squares in the beautiful weather.

We had such a good time we're doing it again on Wednesday, June 6th.  "Bugs About Books" -  A special storytime  including puppets, tunes and treats starts at 10:30. Come join us!


On Tuesday, May 29th, the FriendShop hosted a book signing for Juanita Herff Drought Chipman.

Go buy it HERE

Juanita Herff Drought Chipman and Ariel Brooks-Stevens, Executive Director of the Boerne Public Library Foundation.

Cashiers - FOBPL Friends, Judith Umberger and Carol Iverson
Carolyn Herff Kennon and Juanita Herff Drought Chipman addressing the crowd.
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We all had a wonderful night!

IT'S TIME!  Our first mini book sale of 2012 is set for Saturday, June 9, at the FriendShop. In addition, the Community rooms of the PHPL with be filled with DVDs, CDs, audio tapes, vinyls and 2 for $1 paperback romance, mystery and suspense and selected health books. Lots of current fiction is available, as well as non-fiction in categories such as gardening, history, religion, psychology, do-it-yourself, art and health. Coffee table books are in the $10 range, and rare vintage books are priced appropriately.  Children's activities will be in the area between the FriendShop and the library.
The sale hours are 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Friends members only are admitted an hour early at 9:00 am.

The Friends are extremely grateful for the generous donations of books, DVDs, CD's, records, and magazines from the Boerne community.  We are also grateful for the new space the library has let us use to collect, sort and price all of the donations. 

Juanita Jonas is barely able to keep her head above all the books!

Upcoming Events

June 1, FriendShop Open; Monthly Friends Meeting 2:00 at the FriendShop

June 2. FriendShop Open; Boerne Public Library 60th birthday party. 7:00 at PHPL.

June 6. Wonderful Wednesday; Little Listeners age 2 and up starts at 10:30.

June 9. Mini Book sale 9-1

FriendShop open every Friday and Saturday from 10:00-2:00

Volunteers are needed in the FriendShop during open hours-  Friday and Saturday 10-2.  If you have a passion for books and retail, we would love to have your help in our bookstore!
Contact Ann Liebner at for more information.

A special thank you to Clear View Glass & Mirror of Boerne HERE for donating the glass table top for the front desk.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Clock's Ticking!

Those aren't crickets.
The clock's ticking and time is running out.

The Friends of the Boerne Public Library first mini sale of 2012 will be held on Saturday, June 9th from 9:00 - 1:00.  We are looking for volunteers to help in the FriendShop and also in the conference room in the library where sales will be ongoing. Shifts are available from 9:00-11:00 and 11:00 -1:00. A sign up sheet with more information on sites and shift hours is available at the volunteer station in the library or you may contact Anne Liebner at for more information.



If you haven't already done so, it's not to late to purchase your tickets to celebrate the 60th birthday of the Boerne Public Library. 

This year, the Boerne Public Library Foundation have lined up a wonderful night of dinner, drinks and dancing.

Bob Hill and Shirley Hord enjoy dancing at a recent Library concert.

The Patrick Heath Public Library

451 N Main, Boerne, TX 78006

7pm - 11pm

Cleaned Up Casual Attire

Tickets to the event are $100 per person. Included in the ticket price is food, drink and a lot of fun. Ticket purchases can be made on-line at or by mail to the library - 451 N Main, Boerne, TX 78006
For more information contact Ariel Brooks-Stevens 210-421-6132 or 830-249-3053

See you then?