Our volunteer board dedicate their talents and time to ensure the organization continues to grow and meet the needs of our community. In its first year at the City Municipal Complex, the library welcomed more than 120,000 visitors and created 3,323 new accounts. The Friends ensure the library has the support it needs to remain a vibrant learning hub as it grows alongside our community.
Joan Givens: Joan, who is serving a second term as Secretary, spent the first half of her adult life working in mental health and education. Now retired, she devotes herself to volunteerism, travels, and reading. Lots of reading.
Blanca Houston: Blanca transitioned into real estate after retiring from nursing. She is passionate about lifelong learning, and believes supporting the Library through the Friends “is a privilege and I hope to serve with dedication and distinction.”
Marc Hunter: An active member of the Friends and the Library Commission, Marc believes libraries, literacy, and learning are the foundations of successful communities and individuals.
Jaime Lee: Jaime lives in Buda with her husband and their infant son. Her son is the reason she volunteers with the Friends of the Buda Library as the Library is a frequent stop for their adventures! When she's not reading board books, her favorite genre is creative nonfiction.
Allison Teegardin: Allison is a small business owner, member of the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce and adjunct professor at Austin Community College. When she isn't buried in a good book, you can find her outside with her dogs or cooking up something delicious in the kitchen with her husband.
The Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at the City of Buda Municipal Complex. Please join us!
President: Marc Hunter
Vice President: Rosalba Cortez-Concha - Rosalba is a lifelong educator, reader of fantasy and amateur photographer. She believes in the transformative power of words, books and libraries.
Secretary: Joan Givens
Treasurer: Janice Kearley - Janice has served two terms on the Library Commission. Her family is deeply invested in the Library. They can often be found browsing the bookshelves, volunteering and participating in the children’s programs and adult art classes.
Membership and Fundraising Committee
The Membership and Fundraising Committee meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:45pm at the City of Buda Municipal Complex. You’re always welcome to join us!
Chairs: Rita Powell and Roberta Haas - Rita and Roberta, longtime Friends, have served on the Board of Directors and are active in our community.