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SAPLF Receives Inclusion in 2014 State Employee Charitable Campaign

The Local Employee Committee of the San Antonio area has approved our partner, the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, for inclusion in this year’s State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC). In addition, the San Antonio Public Library Foundation has been named an eligible affiliate to receive employee designated funds. 

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Support the SAPLF By Participating in Big Give SA

Seeing as how it is National Library Week, we thought it would be a great time to announce that the SAPLF will soon be part of The Big Give SA, a 24-hour online giving effort that will allow the community to strategically invest its dollars in worthwhile charities. By supporting the Foundation, you are putting your support and dollars behind our local library system and all the resources it offers San Antonians. On May 6th, you can show your support for the SAPLF and our investment in literacy, learning and libraries!

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SAPL Recognized by CNN

Check out the Central Library on’s Style page! In honor of National Library Week, the San Antonio Public Library is featured as one of the most 27 most fascinating libraries in the world.  Our Library was submitted to the collection by travel photographer, Glenn Nagel.

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Celebrate National Library Week with SAPL

April 13-19 is National Library Week and the community is celebrating how the San Antonio Public Library is changing lives!  From books to technology, the San Antonio Public Library is a one stop shop and resource for so many of your needs.  So stop by any of the 26 branch locations in San Antonio to thank your librarians, use the many services the library offers, and if you need to, sign up for a library card!

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Upcoming Events




Logo Holocaust Remembrance Day Reception

6:30PM - Central Library Auditorium - 600 Soledad

Join the San Antonio Public Library , in partnership with the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio and the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, for a reception and reflection of the Holocaust.  This remembrance ceremony will be the kickoff to a month-long exhibition and programming at the Central Library and all 25 branch locations that will share the trials and tribulations of individuals and families impacted by the Holocaust.




World heritage Annual State of Preservation Announcement and Reception

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - Mission Branch Library

Support our city and Missions of San Antonio as it works toward World Heritage site designation by the United Nations.  This is a project the city and county have been working on for several years and we need the community’s support to help make it a reality.




Cinco-de-logo The 3rd Annual Cinco de Derby Celebration

2:30 PM At St. Anthony Hotel

Please join the Library Foundation’s First Edition Society on Saturday, May 3rd for the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”

Thank you Sponsors

  • Bexar County
  • Zachary Foundation
  • Valero
  • United Way
  • San Antonio Area Foundation
  • Phyllis Browning Company
  • John and Florence Newman Foundation
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • McNutt Charitable Trust
  • Frost Bank
  • City of San Antonio
  • The Brown Foundation
  • Barnes and Noble
  • 80/20 Foundation
  • HEB
  • Texas Monthly
  • San Antonio Express News

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