Blanco Library

Meet Our Staff

Library Director: Crystal Spybuck

Crystal Spybuck

I grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and I knew from the age of 11 that I wanted to be a librarian, after admiring my librarian aunt. I volunteered for five summers at the Bedford Public Library, which gave me a path to follow in life. I attended the University of North Texas to continue to build on my foundation. My Bachelor’s degree is in General Studies and went on to earn my Master’s degree in Library Science, thanks to the support from the Gates Millennium Scholarship, scholarships from my Wyandotte Nation, and a scholarship from St. Philip Presbyterian Church. I dreamed of making a career as a librarian because I love seeing the light in the eyes of children and adults when they find that special book or information they were seeking. I moved to Blanco in 2009 to become the head librarian and in 2013 I became the Library Director. I love working with the volunteers, staff, and District Board of Trustees to make this library and community a wonderful place to live. We at the Blanco Library want our little beautiful library to be as comfortable as your own living room. Thank you all for all of your warm support, donations, and hard work!

Deputy Library Director: Brian Fields

A resident of Blanco since 2011, Brian Fields grew up in Pasadena, TX. He studied English and philosophy at Texas A&M University where he earned a B.A. in English. He later studied literature and creative writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he earned an M.A. in English.

After completing his M.A., Brian taught writing and early American literature at university and college campuses in San Antonio, including the University of Texas at San Antonio, Saint Mary’s University, San Antonio College, St. Philip’s College, and at the Lackland and Randolph Air Force Bases. After teaching, Brian worked for Pearson in San Antonio as an editor of various US state-wide K-12 assessments and later as a Content Developer creating English language arts assessments.

Brian’s previous library experience was at the John Peace Library at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he worked as a library reference assistant helping patrons conduct research. As an undergraduate at Texas A&M University, Brian worked on campus at the Sterling Evans Library in the government documents and microforms department.

Since 2017, Brian has been the Deputy Director of the Blanco Library where he shares his love of learning and reading with the community. Brian enjoys art, book collecting, cooking, homebrewing, music, outdoor recreation, and traveling. He lives with his wife and their three cats.

Assistant Librarian: Dorothy Trimble

Please meet our lovely Assistant Librarian, Dorothy Trimble. She has worked for the Blanco Library for over 20 years. This talented lady is responsible for the majority of the unique art and creative bulletin boards displayed in the library. Be sure to stop by and let the lady know that you appreciate her work!