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October 4, 2013

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October 4, 2013

I don't know that we would have the Barbara Bush Library without the Friends. They really pushed for the new library and now that it is built they really help keep it the best in the county. They support the library financially and with volunteer hours.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more members!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 27, 2012

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February 20, 2011

When I moved to the area almost four years ago, one of the first things I planned to do was to look up theBarbara Bush Library. A single-parent friend of mine from church told me the library had been ... more

November 27, 2012

Barbara Bush Library Friends offers encouragement and support to a great community resource. Volunteers give countless hours of service to get the good word out to library patrons of all ages. The organization provides funds and encoragement to participants in a myriad of activities that bring families and individuals together. They also work cooperatively with neighboring organizations to enrich our cultural opportunities.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 20, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

When I moved to the area almost four years ago, one of the first things I planned to do was to look up theBarbara Bush Library. A single-parent friend of mine from church told me the library had been a wonderful resource place to spend time when visiting with his daughter. Finding it early on was a wonderful experience for me as well. I found a great community meeting place. I also found a source for so many books that I requested retrieved by a hard working staff of cheerful volunteers. Shortly after visiting, I became a volunteer in a variety of capacities.

Answering an open invitation, I attended a Friends of the Library board meeting, mostly out of curiosity. I found the group so friendly and passionate about providing hours and funds for the branch to carry out so many rewarding programs and community events for all ages and stages. I have served on the board for three years now and find it interesting to "go behind the scenes" to see what it takes to keep a thriving community library going in spite of county budget shortfalls and shrinking staff. I consider Barbara Bush Library Friends to be one of the lifelines of this busy community resource.

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This organization strives to make the job of the staff a little easier and provide funds and hours to offer a variety of programs to the community. I find it extremely rewarding to have helped achieve the goals of this group.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only changes I would hope to see is to have the group grow in size. Getting the word out to the community of the needs of this library is vital and it becomes a challenge with other great organizations vying for the same funds and time slots.

November 27, 2012

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November 27, 2012

I see the Friends as a crucial part of the library and its outreach into the area. The summer children's program, supported by the Friends, is a source of family fun and learning during the time away from school.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 27, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 27, 2011

The library is one of the most useful institution for the community! We can continue our education, relax, be entertained and help each other as good neighbors.



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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

It did help to enhance my general culture

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Persuade the law-makers to provide more funds

February 18, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 18, 2011

I fell in love with this library when I first moved here 8 years ago. The building itself was beautiful, but that it was a hive of activity is what appealed to me the most. One time I was at the library returning a book that I had not quite finished, so I sat down to read. As I came to the end, I was puzzled, not understanding the ending, not happy with it. I marched in to the head librarian's office, wanting an explanation. Now I'm sure this is not specifically in her job description, but, nonplussed, she began researching the book on her computer, as if crazed readers who want to discuss a story's ending were every day events! I was hooked. It truly is a place that serves the community. The staff upstairs were friendly as they helped familiarize me with the book collection, always going the extra mile to locate items for me. I was lucky to become involved as a volunteer with the ESL Tutoring program students who enriched my life. I met many interesting people when working in the Book Store. I enjoy helping out with The Barbara Bush Friends of the Library and witnessing their dedication to support this fine library.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the enjoyment of their books.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing.

February 15, 2011

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February 15, 2011

Wonderful library, staff is friendly and also helpful. Many activities for all - story time, teen programs, yoga, book club, science club for kids. Each year all the third grade students from Klein Independent School District are presented a program to familiarize each student with the library and then given a tour of the facility.
Due to budget constraints our library is now closed on Sundays which is very sad for working families.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the smiles one sees on the children's faces as they tour the library

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way for additional funding of our library

February 14, 2011

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February 14, 2011

As a volunteer, I see how many people benefit from the Library. In addition to the usual services, providing reading and reference materials, the library offers computer and ESL classes, provides internet access for people who would not normally have it and has a large media section with selections for adults and children. The Friends of the Library help out by funding the purchase of materials and programs and providing volunteers. Their work is escpecially important right now with all the budget cuts, so the Library can keep up with the needs of the community.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing new materials purchased for the Library and the work of so many volunteers that help the library function more smoothly

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make their work more publicized so that more people could see how much people are benefitting from the services and programs they help provide.

February 5, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 5, 2011

I have been going to the Barbara Bush at Cypress Creek library for 22 years, before they moved into their beatifulnew building. I always find something good to read and their are helpful librarians if I need help. My daughters made many trips to the library for school projects and always got the help they needed. I recently took my granddaughter to lap sit story time and she had a great time. She got to hear a story, play under the parachute and play with the musical instruments. Since I retired, I have been writing and shelving holds as a volunteer. This library has some of the nicest people to work with and I make sure to go as often as possible. They always make it a fun and rewarding experience.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the books that were acquired through the Friends fund raising. I have had a book donated in my name. I have seen the children's summer programs that were provided by the library.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like more people to join.

More feedback...

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have made new friends and learned about many topics in our conversations.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I love working at the library

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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