Pouring Over Books

Pouring Over Books, along with the accompanying Wine Divas Wine Tasting, is our premier annual fundraising event.

Each year, library supporters enjoy an afternoon with a local author and live music. Attendees enjoy a complimentary selection of fine wines, premium teas, and beer along with delicious light bites.

February 27, 2022, we were all excited to be together in person back at the The Prospect House while also broadcasting virtually. Austin author, Sarah Bird, shared a behind-the-scenes view of her writing process and enticed us with a presentation of her newest book, Last Dance on the Starlight Pier.

Craig Hillis generously provided background music.

Thank you to our sponsors, speakers, and all the hardworking volunteers that made this year’s event possible.

We’re happy to announce that Pouring Over Books raised more than $8,200.00 for the library this year.

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Consider becoming a sponsor in 2023. You can choose between several sponsorship levels.

Supporting the Friends is supporting our Dripping Springs Community Library.

We look forward to seeing you at Pouring Over Books 2023.

How We Help

A new record amount of $22,000 was donated in 2022 for library equipment, programs, and services.

11,000 Active library patrons use our local Dripping Springs Community Library to access library equipment, programs, and services, early learning software, summer programs, musical concerts, an expanded eReader program, a Maker’s Space, and so much more.

In 2021, some of the Friends donated money was spent on:

● Rental of a 30-foot x 50-foot outdoor tent to safely hold kids’ summer events.
● Book awards to children completing the Little Reading Buddies program.
● The Elephant Tales summer reading program.
● Summer Jazz Concerts on the Porch.
● Books for the Battle of the Books participants.
● A Virtual Cartooning Events.

The Dripping Springs Community Library is an essential resource. Look at these
numbers:

There are 41,804 people living in the library service area
and 10,062 library active library cardholders.

Featuring Sarah Bird

In 2022 we were excited to host Sarah Bird, bestselling novelist, screenwriter, essayist, and journalist who has lived in Austin, Texas since long before the city became internationally cool. Thanks to Sarah for generously giving her time to entertain us and share some of the fascinating details of her writing processes.

We’ll be back in 2023 with another fine Texas author.

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Become a Friend of the Dripping Springs Community Library

Together we help create a stronger library for all to enjoy and benefit from. Becoming a Friend means you share a passion for our library and its programs.

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