Thanks to your generous support we are donating $20,000 to the Buda Library for 2022! From youth programs to online resources to award-winning books and more, the Friends annual donation is a critical funding source for the Library especially as the demand for services and programs continues to grow.
FY 2021 continued to be a challenging year due to COVID-19. When the doors were shut or restrictions were put in place by the city, librarians were providing curbside pickup for the community and encouraging people to use the amazing resources on the website (Overdrive, Mango, RBdigital magazines, etc). The library staff has become very creative in developing ways to meet the community's needs. Classes and programs were conducted virtually, some of which were created while staff was working at home for part of the year.
Library Director, Melinda Hodges, shared the following data for FY 2021:
Continuing priorities are the health and safety of the library staff as well as the community. As it becomes safe more in-person services will be added. Rebuilding will take time.