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Spicewood Community Library

New Library Building Fundraising Drive


This might be a little hard to see.  CLICK HERE to open a full set of floor plans and elevations.

            To see the various areas and uses planned for the new facility and a list of current programs

and services that will be continued and expanded, CLICK HERE

The Friends of Spicewood Community Library opened a library in Spicewood for its 2,400 residents in 2007. Serving parts of Burnet, Blanco, and Travis counties, the library initially offered about 5,000 items for patrons to check out.  The land, building, all content and staff hours were donated.

 Spicewood has continued to grow.  By the end of 2023, Spicewood was projected to have over 13,000 residents and is on target to grow to over 15,000 by 2028.  Though the current library has grown somewhat with the population and demand growth, it hasn’t been able to keep up.  The original structure is a nearly 50-year-old retrofitted manufactured building that cannot be repaired or enlarged.  More space is needed to serve the community’s growing need for a place to learn, to discover, to explore, to educate, to enjoy, and to play an essential role in the intellectual and technological growth of the area.

The Friends of Spicewood Community Library recently established a building fund for a new building.  Conceptual floor plans and elevations have been developed.  The above is a depiction of the front elevation.  The estimated construction cost is roughly in the two million-dollar range and the Friends group is seeking donations from residents and businesses in the area.  The Friends board is considering ways to recognize contributions of $5,000 to $100,000 and more.  If you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Donations in check form may be mailed to Spicewood Library Building Fund, PO Box 463, Spicewood TX 78669.

If you have a car or other property you wish to donate, please send a description of the item to and someone will contact you.

 If you choose, you may make donations up to $5,000 with a debit/credit card by clicking HERE.

Also, we would like to recommend to those of you who have reached that magic age where you must begin taking RMDs from your retirement accounts, to consider making a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your retirement account.  Check with your tax advisor, but you may make up to $100,000 donation to a qualified charity (Friends of Spicewood Community Library is one) annually.  Taxes are not withheld from these distributions. 

Click HERE for current fundraising activities.

If you would like more information concerning the project, the capital fundraising plans or the library, please let us know by sending us message by clicking HERE.