The library is an active, engaging community center for every generation. It promotes literacy in multiple areas, including print digital, graphic, and financial.
By voting YES for Prop C on the 2023 Bond, you will be saying YES to a new Southeast Branch that will serve the fastest growing area in New Braunfels. Its proximity to 8 schools (6 public, 2 private) will make access to after-school programs convenient and the time-consuming drive to the Main Library unnecessary.
This exciting new library will be a pioneer in innovative STEAM programming (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) designed to instill the love of learning in our youngest students and all youth. There will be more classrooms so that four programs can run concurrently. It will also have a technology/lab space to serve all age groups.
With the growth we are seeing in our community, our city now has less than 50% of the recommended library space for its population. The Main Library is bursting at the seams, with 500 to a 1,000 visitors a day. The 23,250 square foot Southeast Library Branch will provide much-needed spaces for neighborhood meetings, study rooms, classes, programs, concerts, after-school enrichment, book clubs, job search assistance, a community garden, computers, printers, and of course, a broad selection of books and digital resources.
This branch will also have 24/7 lobby access with hold pickups and WIFI.
Project Cost: $28,560,000
Monday, April 24: 8am to 6pm
Tuesday, April 25: 8am to 6pm
Wednesday, April 26: 8am to 6pm
Thursday, April 27: 8am to 6pm
Friday, April 28: 8am to 6pm
Saturday, April 29: 10am to 4pm
Monday, May 1: 7am to 7pm
Tuesday, May 2: 7am to 7pm
On May 6, residents of New Braunfels will vote on whether or not to fund $140,045,000 in city projects by issuing municipal bonds with no projected increase to the City tax rate.
The projects included in Bond 2023 are divided into three propositions:
Proposition A – Transportation
Proposition B – Parks and Recreation
Proposition C – Library Facilities
The NBPL Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.