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Board of Directors

ensuring the future of the Friends

Our volunteer board dedicate their leadership, expertise and time to ensure the organization continues to grow and meet the needs of our library and community. View Bylaws.

The Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently meeting virtually. Please email us if you are interested in attending a board meeting.

2020 Board of Directors

Joan GivensJoan spent the first half of her adult life working in mental health and education. Now retired, she devotes herself to volunteerism, travel, reading, and keeping up with technology. 

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.

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.

Cristin Cooke: Cristin worked as a Retirement Administrator for 25 years and has recently retired.  She loves traveling, cooking, planning events and has been an avid reader since age 5.  She was a member of three other "Friends" groups before moving to Buda.

Carla Woodworth: Carla has volunteered in different capacities for nonprofits in Buda. She's a retired RN and currently works part-time for Hays CISD as a “guest” teacher. She enjoys reading, quilting, volunteering at PAWS, and exploring different places on her bucket list.

Officers & Committees


President: Joan Givens

Vice President:  vacant

Secretary:  Carla Woodworth

Treasurer: Zach Teegardin - Zach is an accounting student at Texas State University. When he is not studying, he can be found at home with his wife or riding bikes with the Buda Bike Company.


Share your time and expertise! Email us if you're interested in serving on one of the following:

  • Book Committee: Process donations, help with pop ups, plan the Annual Book Sale, etc
  • Communications Committee: Content development for print, digital and social media, etc
  • Events Committee: Plan and staff community and library events, etc
  • Fundraising Committee: Foster partnerships and explore new revenue sources, etc

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