Educational Institutions

LAKEHILLS LIBRARY & COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC

  • Lakehills, TX
  • www.lakehillslibrary.org

Mission Statement

LLCA operates to provide educational, charitable and civic services to the people of Southeastern Bandera County which includes Lakehills, Pipe Creek and Mico and to improve the social environment and cohesiveness of the community.

Main Programs

  1. Lending Programs
  2. Wednesday Storytime
  3. Summer reading program
  4. Monthly book club meetings
  5. Anime and Arts Club
  6. Computer training classes

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Service Areas

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Texas

The Lakehills library serves the Southeastern Bandera County, which is the unincorporated aresa of Pipe Creek, Lakehills And Mico. We also serve any visitors camping out at the several well known travel parks located nearby and any out of town relatives of our members.

ruling year

1998

Board President since 2016

Self-reported

Ms Debbie Breen

Keywords

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books, library, computers, ebooks, reading, community education

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Also Known As

Lakehills Area Library

EIN

74-2872566

Physical Address

7200 FM 1283

Lakehills, TX 78063

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Lakehills Library furnishes a home for the local area to mingle, read and discuss books, use computers, take classes, listen to gardening specialists, etc. All ages are encouraged to come by and browse the shelves, ask questions of the staff and seek new adventures in ebooks, movies , audio books , and always the wonderful printed ones. The meetings rooms are used by other non profits for get togethers, state and nation voting, and other community activities. We even have a walking path for those who relish some exercise and fresh air, Our commitment is to entice our local residence into a world of excitement, adventure, and new knowledge of our ever expanding world!

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Lending Programs

PROVIDE BOOKS, TAPES, RESEARCH MATERIAL FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.

Category

Library

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

Budget

68111.00

Program 2

Wednesday Storytime

Young children from 2-5 listen to different books read to them appropriate to their age group.

Category

Literature

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$0.00

Program 3

Summer reading program

During summer, young children join the club and agree to read books during the summer. In August a party is given and prizes given out to all the children that participated

Category

Early Childhood Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

500.00

Program 4

Monthly book club meetings

two book clubs are held here monthly, one on the last Tuesday of the month at 10 am and the second on the last Monday night at 6 pm. Books are chosen by the participants

Category

Library

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$0.00

Program 5

Anime and Arts Club

Anime club for both young adults and older adults is held on the first Monday of each month and the first Thursday. Japanese cartoon movie and graphic novel for those who aren't book readers and like group involvement. They also share video games and other forms of art and technology that interest them.

Category

Library

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

None

Budget

$0.00

Program 6

Computer training classes

Beginning computer classes in computer usage, Word, and Excel

Category

Computer Literacy

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Adults

None

Budget

$0.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Lakehills Library strives to build a love of reading with all age groups by providing a wide range of reading materials in both traditional and electronic form. We also realize that we may need to get them in the front door first before we can introduce them to the various literature media now easily accessible. We want not only the very young children, but also the "betwixt and between" teenagers which are often omitted from lack of adequate and appealing formats. We believe that a library is more than just a building with books, but a place for people to come together for education, research, employment resources, group interaction and always, a good book to read. Serving in a country community, means being a central point for local information and exchange of ideas.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We are always looking for input from the community for what they need. We offer a variety of resources for education and recreation in our rural community. We belong to professional associations that help us to keep up with the latest in technology and information about where libraries are going in the future so that we can be the best possible asset to our community.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have excellent resources and community support. We have a very strong and active volunteer staff. The paid staff is required to keep updated in new technology and their educations. We watch our budget closely to be sure we are spending responsibly and purchasing the things are are most needed by the community.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We track our numbers monthly and survey regularly to be sure that we are heading in the right direction. We make changes when needed according to our numbers and patron happiness.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have grown in a reasonable speed and manner. We continue to change as the world around us changes to suit the needs of our community. We still would like to provide more programming according to the communities needs.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

The Lakehills library serves the Southeastern Bandera County, which is the unincorporated aresa of Pipe Creek, Lakehills And Mico. We also serve any visitors camping out at the several well known travel parks located nearby and any out of town relatives of our members.

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Funding Needs

Operations funding is the majority of our expenses. We have one full time employee and two part time employees. We are open to the public 6 days a week for 43 hours. We have to pay for maintenance and updates to the public use computers and maintenance to the building and grounds, as well as purchase updated materials for the collection.

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LAKEHILLS LIBRARY & COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC

Leadership

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Board President

Ms Debbie Breen

BIO

Debbie Breen is an advocate for the library in our community. She has been the owner of several successful businesses and is now using her business and social skills to lead our library into the future.

STATEMENT FROM THE Board President

"Founded in 1998 with little money but a desperate need locally for a library, 5 residents formed the Lakehills Library and Community Association. Starting in an old, single wide mobile home and donated books, this dedicated group managed to move to a 6000 sq ft new home carrying all the latest books, computers and trained personnel within just a few short years. Generous Foundations worked with the community to provide matching funds to create this much needed local library which serves three local communities-Lakehills, Pipe Creek and Mico. It is our objective to bring informational, educational and recreational resources to the people in our community."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Loy Ed Alanis

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