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Thousand Oaks Branch Library Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Holiday- Inspired Family Activities

San Antonio Public Library will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Thousand Oaks Branch Library with a winter wonderland of refreshments, live music, face painters, crafts and more.

Thousand Oaks Branch Library Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Holiday- Inspired Family Activities

San Antonio Public Library will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Thousand Oaks Branch Library with a winter wonderland of refreshments, live music, face painters, crafts and more. 

Latino Collection and Resource Center Opens at Central Library

7,000 square-foot space chronicles and celebrates the literature, heritage, and contemporary life of Latinos in the United States

The Latino Collection was established in 1996 to bring together the voices of Hispanics and Latinos. It was envisioned as a cultural and educational resource which would chronicle and celebrate the literature, heritage, and contemporary life of Latinos in the United States. 

San Antonio Public Library’s Digital Library Hits Milestone and Offers More Convenient Access to Services

Digital Library hits 4 million check-outs

San Antonio Public Library is excited to announce the four millionth digital item was recently checked out. The item was an adult fiction mystery eAudiobook titled Three Can Keep a Secret by Judy Clemens. The eAudiobook was checked out via the Library’s digital provider OverDrive, the world’s leading distributor of digital content for libraries. The Library’s four millionth check out landed San Antonio Public Library in the top 53 out of 30,000 libraries worldwide to achieve the goal. In 2016, San Antonio Public Library became one of only a handful of library systems to reach one million check outs in a calendar year. 

San Antonio Public Library and SAHA Team up to Bring the Book-Rich Environment Initiative to San Antonio Families

In its continued effort to enrich quality of life for its residents, The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) and the San Antonio Public Library, in cooperation with the local U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office, will host a unique event on Friday, July 28, 10 a.m. at the Bazan Branch Library. The event is aimed at encouraging literacy, promoting positive educational outcomes, and instilling a love of reading among children and families living in public housing communities across San Antonio. This marks the first of many events planned in response to SAHA’s participation in the national Book-Rich Environment (BRE) Initiative, led in partnership by the National Book Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, HUD, the Urban Library Council and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.
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