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Investing in Your Local Library

A Vital Resource for Community Growth

For Dripping Springs residents, the local library is an indispensable cornerstone of lifelong learning. The Dripping Springs Community Library (DSCL) serves as the primary source of knowledge and community connection for more than 52,000 residents in the area.

As the Dripping Springs community continues to evolve, so too must its library. The exponential increase in usage underscores the urgent need for expanded facilities and resources to accommodate a growing population. 

The library’s “Beyond Books, Building Community” capital campaign is a call to action for the entire community to come together in support of a shared vision to build a new library that will serve as a gathering space for education, innovation, and community engagement for generations to come. Unlike municipal libraries funded by the city or county, DSCL relies on the generosity and support of its residents to make this vision a reality by raising $5 million to break ground on the new library in late 2024.

“Investing in the local library isn’t just about bricks and mortar; it’s an investment in the future of our community,” says Capital Campaign Manager Sarah Rose. “It’s an acknowledgment of the critical role that education, access to information, and cultural enrichment play in shaping vibrant, resilient communities. By supporting the Beyond Books campaign, we’re not just building a new library; we’re investing in the intellectual, social, and economic capital of Dripping Springs.”

On April 3, participate in National Library Giving Day and support DSCL by shopping or dining at specific Dripping Springs businesses and restaurants that are generously donating a portion of their proceeds that day to the library. Or join the library’s next chapter today by making a donation at

To learn more about the campaign, visit and follow on social media @DSBeyondBooks.