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Friends Donate $20,000 to the Buda Library

Thanks to your generous support we donated $20,000 to the Buda Library for 2020! 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 2019 was a record breaking year for every metric tracked by the Library including the most library accounts, checkouts and program attendees. Library Director Melinda Hodges shared the following data for FY 2019:

  • 225,000 items circulated
  • 120,000 visitors
  • 12,000 library accounts (3,000 new accounts created alone in FY 2019)
  • 600 programs attended by 17,000 people

The Library's growth mirrors our city's growth and is in line with a national trend that shows more Americans visited the library in 2019 than the movie theater. 

We have a lot of work ahead but we're ready to roar into the 20s with your support, and a renewed focus on ensuring the sustainability of quality programs and services at our Library. See Library's areas of focus for 2020.

Special thanks to our longtime partner Buda Lions Club for kicking off our new fundraising year with their annual donation.

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