Bandera Public Library Corporation

Connecting you to the joy of reading and to information for lifelong learning

aka Albert and Bessie Mae Kronkosky Library   |   Bandera, TX   |  www.banderacountylibrary.org

Mission

OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE AN ARRAY OF PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND RESOURCES TO THE COMMUNITY THAT STIMULATE CREATIVITY AND INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY AND FACILITATE A LIFETIME OF LEARNING.

Ruling year info

2002

Library Director

Ms. Maurise Guillén Fagan

Main address

PO Box 1568

Bandera, TX 78003 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

47-0858883

NTEE code info

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS filing requirement

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

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2020, 2019 and 2018.
Register now

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Secure and maintain adequate physical facilities to achieve the Library's mission. Library is aiming to repair and upgrade parking lot, renovate downstair rooms for meeting and classes and upgrade circulation counter.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Storytime

Storytime is a reading programs for children under the age of 5. The children and parents meet weekly for story time and arts/crafts.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Program designed for young children to instill the joy of reading and having an educational value during summer vacation.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Teach the basics of computer use and computer programs such as excel and word.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program is designed for everyone in our community to have the opportunity to read books and have discussions on material read.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Program design to teach non-english speaking members of our community to learn the english language.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

Monthly presentations that deal with a wide range of subjects, speakers and exhibitions for the general public.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new library cards issued (year total).

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

New library cards issued and logged and reported to the board every month in Director's report.

Average number of books checkouts per month.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Book checkouts are reported and tracked on a monthly basis.

Average number of computer sessions used per month by patrons.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Library patrons use this resource on a daily basis and is one of our best programs.

Average number of children attending story time reading (per month).

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Storytime

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Library tracks this amount per month and it's a fun time for children in that come to the library.

Average number of eBooks checkouts per month.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This program provides an opportunity for patrons to checkout books if they cannot make the trip to the library.

Average number of patrons in conference room per month.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Library tracks the number of patrons that use our conference room each month for meetings, education programs and conferences.

WiFi logins (average per month).

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The Library has free high-speed internet access via WiFi available in the Library and on the Library grounds for patrons to use.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

1. Provide an excellent collection of library materials in a variety of formats accessible to all patrons in the Library's service area.
2. Create and support a community of lifetime learners.
3. Provide training opportunities for patrons to participate fully and effectively in the global, electronic information environment.
4. Develop, achieve and maintain a service attitude and philosophy which fosters civic and social activities.
5. Provide a professional management environment for the Library, which is comprehensive, consistent and sustainable.
6. Provide appropriate technological resources to assist in the efficient and effective management and administration of the Library.
7. Develop and implement a comprehensive public information process to publicize the services, function and value of the Library.
8. Maintain a strong financial foundation to support current and future library operations.
9. Provide appropriate and well-trained staff resources to support the Library's mission.
10. Secure and maintain adequate physical facilities to achieve the Library's mission.

1. Have strong policies in place to maintain and update library's material collection and review these objectives on a yearly basis.
2. Present educational, cultural and recreational programs that reflect community needs and interests and market those programs and services.
3. Train library users in computer literacy, internet searching, email and the use of online databases such as eBooks.
4. Provide adult programs on non-technology subjects, involve patrons as library volunteers and have programs for children.
5. Review all library policies and update as needed. Develop employees and volunteers using training and a comprehensive review process.
6. Evaluate and upgrade computer software, insure sufficient bandwidth, provide wireless service and replace computer workstations per schedule.
7. Use local public resources to keep community informed about library's function and evaluate and upgrade website as needed.
8. Promote donations to library's endowment fund while continuing annual fundraising events, apply for grants and seek support from the City of Bandera.
9. Update all job descriptions for library employees, use continuing education training for professional employee and offer training opportunities to part-time staff.
10. Evaluate space usage plans for current facility, develop a renovation schedule and maintain equipment using a preventive maintenance schedule.

The library capabilities for meeting these goals are primarily having a strong and proactive Board, a qualified Library Director and a trained Staff. Library has sufficient funding to accomplish these needs and a great source of volunteers from the community. The Library also enjoys a strong commitment and support from The Friends of the Library who provide funding for books and equipment. The community also plays a vital role by supporting our programs with their involvement, volunteer service and supporting our fundraising activities.

The Library has accomplished many of its' goals and objectives but continues to work on some objectives which are ongoing. The review of the Five Year Plan indicates some gaps on our objectives such as facilities upgrade, equipment preventive maintenance and creating a formal volunteer program.
1. Completed parking lot paving and renovated conference room downstairs. Completed
2. Created a formal volunteer program and maintain time log for volunteers. Ongoing
3. Upgrade circulation desk area, office space for director and upgrade shelving throughout the library. Completed
4. Improve external appearance of the library (ongoing) to include addition of a native Texas garden (planned).

Financials

Bandera Public Library Corporation
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Bandera Public Library Corporation

Board of directors
as of 9/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Sally Jones

Bandera Public Library

Term: 2020 - 2024

Fran Laue

Bandera Public Library

Traci Bellis

Bandera Public Library

Evelyn Rostad

Bandera Public Library

Teresa Faus

Bandera Public Library

Barbara Maxwell

Bandera Public Library

Judith Bronson

Bandera Public Library

Sherry McCullough

Bandera Public Library

Robert Johnson

Bandera Public Library

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/12/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data