On November 17, 2021, members of the Schleicher County Public Library board of directors met with representatives of the Eldorado Service Center and the Tocker Foundation to begin designing a new home for the Library.

Although the work will take awhile, the library will eventually move into the space that once housed the Schleicher County Family Clinic, in the old hospital facility – now the Eldorado Service Center, on West Murchsion in Eldorado.

Among those taking part in the meeting were Library Director Michele Bischoffberger, Pam White and Princess Gruben, representing the library board.

The Eldorado Service Center was represented by board members David Doran and Jennifer Henderson with community members Abigail Ussery, Teresa Shirley and Kelsey Harris also on hand for the meeting. Karin Gerstenhaber and architect Denelle Wrightson also attended, representing the Tocker Foundation.

The committee began the day by looking at three proposed plans for the new library. Committee members discussed the pros and cons of each design and, with Wrightson’s input and expertise, a final plan was agreed upon.

Once completed, the new library will occupy 5,000 square feet. That compares to the current library’s 1,800 square feet. It will have children and teen areas, a small meeting rooms for 4-6 people, a meeting room which can be used by community members for large group meetings, and many other new exciting features.

Bischoffberger offered her thanks to the committee members for their efforts and noted that each of them contributed “amazing ideas and questions.” She said that, because of their support and enthusiasm, Schleicher County will have an amazing new library.

If you would like to see the plans for the new library, learn more about the project, or share ideas, visit Michele Bischoffberger at the Public Library on South Main Street on Mondays from 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Thursdays from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.