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. If you are interested in partnering with the library, please read our partnership policy (PDF)
We currently partner with the following individuals and groups:
AARP Tax Aide Foundation - This volunteer group prepares federal income tax returns every year during tax season, free of charge.
Animal Care Services - City of Boerne - We partner with ACS to foster cats in an effort to get them adopted. In 2022, just for the month of December, we helped adopt out six cats! The ACS could always use more supplies to keep up with the ever increasing number of animals that end up in the shelter. Please consider donating items to them. They have an Amazon wish list as well as a running list of items (PDF) they need all the time.
Boerne Area Christian Homeschoolers (BACH) - This group on occasion provides cultural performances for patrons. The Youth staff provides classes with tours and tutorials.
Boerne Independent School District - 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. Young Adult staff works with librarians at the middle- and high schools to promote the library. District teachers have also volunteered their time to do special children's programs at the library, including STEM and Spanish Clubs/Storytimes.
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.
Visit Boerne - This is a City department that is in a reciprocal relationship to promote activities in Boerne, and more specifically in the library.
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 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 Community Coalition - This organization works closely with the library to serve the community's under-served populations.
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.
Boerne Student Organization (BSO) - This group regularly provides community work at the library.
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.
Care Choice Nursing Home - The library delivers materials and provides enrichment programs to the residents.
Cibolo Creek Health and Rehabilitation - A library staff member delivers materials once a month and volunteers are available to do enrichment programming if the need arises.
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.
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-sponsors family history symposiums at the library several times each year.
Geneva School of Boerne - This group provides the school's reading lists to the Youth Department to share with other students of classical education. The school also provides yearly service days to the library.
Guadalupe River State Park -This group provides personnel and resources to the library to help promote an awareness and appreciation of nature.
Health Journey Wellness - This organization assists us with programming during Get Fit Boerne.
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 to share news of the library. The library also welcomes the school once or twice a year for library tours.
Janis Fuchs - Janis volunteers her time to host a monthly discussion group called "Soul Salon."
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.
Leota Biggs - Leota volunteers her time to host a weekly drawing club.
Mary van Hoorn - Mary volunteers her time to host a monthly book discussion group called "Mary's Potpourri."
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.
Steve Daniel - Steve volunteers his time to host a monthly meditation session called "Second Tuesday Sound Meditation."
Susan Whipple and Sue Dorsey - These two ladies volunteer their time to facilitate the library's monthly discussion group, "Mysteries for Lunch."
Talking Book Program/Texas State Library and 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.
Volunteers, Conversational English:
- Jeanne Buchanan
- Roxana Guererro
- Rachel Lee
- Janie Perrit
- David Perryman