Monday, August 22, 2016

Summer Fun Draws to a Close

Did we have fun this summer -- or what? 

If you missed out on Summer 2016 -- not to worry.  We'll be back next year with a new Summer Reading Club and lots of fun summer activiites.  If it is summer -- your place is at the San Antonio Public Library!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Summer Reading -- it's not TOO late!

August is flying by -- which means school starts soon and summer is just about gone.

BUT -- it is not too late to turn in your Summer Reading Log!  Visit the nearest San Antonio Public Library location between now and August 31 to submit your completed log, receive your Summer Reading Certificate and select your free paperback book!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Recommended Reading: Drum Dream Girl

Not all that long ago, there were things people thought  "only boys" could do.  On the island of Cuba there was a girl, however, who dreamed of drumming.  And even though there had never been a girl drummer on her island, she worked, she practiced, she persisted -- hoping that one day her dream would come true.

Author Margarita Engle and illustrator Rafael L√≥pez have created a vibrant, warm and rhythmic story about a girl, her drums and her dreams.

Drum Dream Girl recommended by Viki, Children's Services Coordinator

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


The San Antonio Public Library is celebrating a summer of reading fun with a party we call SummerFest.  Readers (and listeners) of all ages – children, teens and adults – are invited.  

Will there be party hats? Yes! Music? Yes! Stories? Yes! Refreshments? Yes! Surprises? You bet!

No matter which library branch you call home – join as at the Central Library on July 30 for this system-wide celebration.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Recommended Reading: Can You See Me?

Author and illustrator Ted Lewin's visit to the Amazon inspired the paintings in this exploration into animal camouflage.  You won't have any trouble spotting the Howler Monkey or the Two-Toed Sloth -- but the Vine Snake and the Great Patoo are almost impossible to find.

If you are looking for an easy-to read-book, with terrific illustrations and lots of animals -- Can You See Me? -- should be just the thing!