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Library Receives Upgrades from the Tocker Foundation
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 5, 2013

The library has been upgrading thanks to the Tocker Foundation. You may have seen the new furniture in the Teen section and the new computer desks in the Children’s section.

The Tocker Foundation began in 1964 to implement the philanthropic interests of Phillip and Olive Tocker. After years of supporting a wide range of community-based causes, the foundation discovered a need in small, rural, Texas libraries serving populations of 12,000 or less.

The Tocker foundation focuses on a wide range of ways to support rural libraries, everything from material to digital resources.

The library requested funds to make our library physically more comfortable for our patrons and improve our digital service to our community.

When you check out our website, you will see that we have upgraded our catalog to Apollo. Some people will be familiar with this system since Bulverde Spring Branch Library and Johnson City Library already uses this system too.

New features of Apollo include: the ability to receive text or email notices 3 days before your items are due, select your favorite authors to automatically join the hold queue whenever we get one of their books in, and renew your items online.

Check out our website and future articles for further updates!

Special Announcement: The Library will be closed Thursday July 4th for the holiday. We wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday!

The Blanco Library needs your help! We need front desk volunteers for Friday mornings 10-1pm and Friday afternoon 1-3pm. If you are interested in any of these positions, please come into the library and fill out an application. Be sure to let us know which one of these volunteer availabilities you want.

As always, remember to check our website at or call us at 830-833-4280 for more information.

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