The Dripping Springs Community Library will participate in Library Giving Day on April 3, a daylong fundraiser for public libraries across the nation.

The details

For the DSCL, all funds raised April 3 will go toward the construction of a brand-new library. The existing 9,000-square-foot facility is running out of space, and a new building would be four times the size.

When the DSCL first opened in 1998, the library served about 12,000 residents. Today, the library serves over 52,000 residents, according to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

The facility is not large enough for new programs or materials for the community. To add new materials to the shelf, DSCL staff must remove other titles.

DSCL officials are aiming to raise $5 million to begin construction on the new library by 2025.

Next steps

Donations can be made online and will be matched up to $50,000 by H-E-B.