Current Partnerships

The Patrick Heath Public Library has been fortunate to work with so many wonderful people and organizations to help us realize our mission and our goals. Many of our partnerships have also been mutually beneficial. We currently partner with the following individuals and groups:

  • Bethany Angel – This early childhood bilingual educator contributes to our Día de Los Niños event, sharing activities and scholarships.
  • Boerne Independent School District - The BISD has partnered with the Youth Department to provide literacy programs to English and Spanish speaking families, displayed artwork by students K - 12 during the month of April, and they have provided musical performers at special events. Youth staff does outreach to students in Preschool to Grade 5 to promote the library and reading. The Youth librarian is also a member of the BISD's Hispanic Advisory Committee. District teachers also volunteer their time to do special children’s programs at the library, including STEM and Spanish Clubs/Storytimes.
  • Boerne Area Historical Preservation Society - This organization has donated all its materials to the library's Dietert Historical Archives. They have also hosted tours as part of the Magical History Tour program.
  • Boerne Cemetery Foundation - This organization has donated all its materials to the library's Dietert Historical Archives. They have also provided documents to support programming during the library's Family History Month events.
  • Boerne Community Theatre - This group partners with the Young Adult department to mentor teens in the creative arts.
  • Boerne Convention and Visitors Bureau - This is a City department that is in a reciprocal relationship to promote activities in Boerne, and more specifically in the library.
  • Boerne Cooking Cottage (Lauren Moore) - Lauren has provided nutrition demonstrations to the teens for the library's Fitness Month, and she's provided her commercial kitchen to the library staff for preparing treats as part of the City's Chocolate Walk in February.
  • Boerne Education Foundation - This organization, whose mission is to assist the Boerne Independent School District, works with the library to cross promote library programming as well as BISD needs.
  • Boerne Fire Department - This City department occasionally promotes safety and community awareness during family programs at the library. They also participate in our annual Fire Safety Week program for preschoolers.
  • Boerne Gymnastics Center - This group visits the library to demonstrate gymnastics and the importance of fitness, and the library has been invited to open house events at the Center. Coach Mike Spiller shares the art of string games and Native American legends in separate children’s programs.
  • Boerne High School Air Force Junior ROTC - This group has provided color guard presentations as well as provided community work at the library.
  • Boerne Hill Country Family YMCA - This group visits the library to demonstrate the importance of fitness during Fitness Month, and has shared their resources for library programs.
  • Boerne Parks and Recreation Department - The library has provided free space to Parks and Rec programming, and this group has also co-sponsored numerous family-friendly programming for library patrons.
  • Boerne Performing Arts - This group generously provided two season passes to the library as prizes for a contest. They are also working with the library to cross promote each other's programming.
  • Boerne Police Department - This City department has promoted safety and community awareness during family programs at the library.
  • Boerne Star Newspaper - The newspaper is generous to the library by providing ample space for columns as well as library press releases.
  • Boy Scouts - Several local troops have designed and installed Eagle Scout projects on the library grounds. The library provides tours and literacy programs for visiting scout groups.
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Texas Hill Country - This organization hosts an after-school program at the library each week Monday through Thursday.
  • Camerata San Antonio – This group has provided free musical performances to promote music appreciation.
  • Care Choice Nursing Home - The library delivers materials and provides enrichment programs to the residents.
  • Christian Job Corps of Kendall County - This group's students visit the library to learn about resources available to them.
  • Cibolo Creek Health and Rehabilitation - A library staff member delivers materials once a month and she is available to do enrichment programming if the need arises.
  • Cibolo Nature Center - This group works with the library to promote awareness and appreciation of nature through programming at the library, as well as at the Nature Center.
  • Comfort Heritage Foundation - The library helps promotes this group's archives, and this group disseminates our historical newsletter, and they've donated genealogical resources to our Dietert Historical Archives.
  • Cow Creek Conservation District - This organization promotes water conservation through displays and programming at the library.
  • Dance Dominion - This group helps to promote an appreciation for dance by showcasing their dancers at special performances for the library.
  • Dog Masters - These are individuals who bring their therapy dogs into the library once a month for our PAWS 4 Reading program.
  • Genealogical Society of Kendall County - This group co-sponsored a two-day family history symposium at the library during October's Family History Month.
  • Geneva School of Boerne - This group provides the school's reading lists to the Youth Department to share with other students of classical education.
  • Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce
  • Guadalupe River State Park -This group provides personnel and resources to the library to help promote an awareness and appreciation of nature.
  • Hannah Barker- She has volunteered her skills as a language teacher to come to the library each week for up to 8 weeks twice a year to teach ESL to non-English speakers.
  • Happy Tails Entertainment – This business has provided programs at no charge to entertain and educate children about wildlife.
  • Health Journey Wellness – This organization assists us with programming during Get Fit Boerne.
  • Helen Burstein - Helen volunteers her time to facilitate the library's monthly discussion group, "Mysteries for Lunch."
  • Heritage Place - The library provides materials delivery service as well as enrichment programs to the residents.
  • Hill Country Family Services - Each year the library hosts a "Food for Fines" drive, and the food is then taken to Family Services. This group helps us by bringing all the books donated to them so that the Friends can sell them in their bookshop. We share our facility with this group at Christmas time for their Festival of Trees.
  • Hill Country Montessori School - Our youth staff visits this group once or twice each year to offer an introduction to early literacy.
  • Jennifer Adamsen – Jennifer assists with programming during "Get Fit Boerne" Month.
  • J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art - The gallery has donated the blowup of archive pictures, which will be hung in the library's gallery during January 2014, to promote Boerne's history of performing arts.
  • Kendall County Head Start - Our youth staff visits this group once or twice each year to offer an introduction to early literacy, and the library provides programming for the students and their families at least once a year at the library.
  • Kendall County Historical Commission - This group has displayed several historic exhibits at the library, and the library participates in the group's Heritage Passport events. The group uses the library's Dietert Historical Archives extensively.
  • Kendall County Women's Shelter - The library provides materials delivery as well as bilingual services and computer instruction.
  • Lux Bakery – This business donates refreshment to our events that celebrate Latino heritage. 
  • Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs - The library hosts a monthly book discussion at one of the facilities there, and we also provide monthly technology instruction at the main facility.
  • Paramount Taekwondo Center - This group provides demonstrations of Taekwondo to promote an awareness and appreciation for fitness to children in the Youth Department.
  • Rotary Club of Boerne - This group provides funding for the purchase of children's books in honor of speakers at Rotary Club meetings.
  • St. Helena's Early Enrichment Program (SHEEP) - Children from this group visit the library each week to learn library skills and to be introduced to early literacy.
  • Steven M. Sanchez, DDS  - This dentist has donated dental health gift bags to our library to promote dental awareness. 
  • Sue Roddy Stewart – Sue assists us with "Get Fit Boerne" Month by providing programming.
  • Talking Book Program/Texas State Library & Archives Commission – This organization provides children’s programs at no cost to enlighten children about serving people with disabilities. We provide Talking Book applications to patrons who have physical limitations and must use audio materials.
  • Tina Mollie Fisher – This children’s author regularly provides children’s programs at the library to promote a love of reading.
  • Veronica Stevens - Veronica volunteers her time to host a monthly book discussion group called "Jane Austen and the Romantics."
  • Volunteers, Conversational English - 
    • Jeanne Buchanan
    • Kevin Henning
    • Sandy Henning
    • Janie Perrit
    • George Brin
    • Bohn Smith
  • WomenHeart - This organization has come to our site on several occasions to offer free blood pressure screenings to the public.
  • Yellowstone Park Foundation - This organization worked with the library and the Boerne Public Library Foundation to bring programs, resources, exhibits and realia to the library for the 2013 Summer Reading Program.