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  • Thank You to Dan Parman

    The Library Foundation and the San Antonio community recently lost a leader, advocate and friend. Dan Parman leaves behind so many positive marks on our city during his roles of real-estate developer, banker, farm/ranch investor and dedicated philanthropist. A lover of libraries and a long-time supporter, Dan was instrumental in bringing the Parman Branch Library…

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  • “Winds and Words of War” will travel to Europe

    Since 2015, the Library Foundation has been working with Bexar County on behalf of the Library system to showcase and allow for the travel of 40 vintage Propaganda prints and posters from the Library’s Texana Collection.  The prints have been promoted locally at Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Airforce Base, and at the County Courthouse.  In 2017, they…

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  • SABF Tote Bag Giveaway on Instagram

    We’re giving away a 2016 SABF tote bag with Fiesta medal (and some surprise goodies) on Instagram! Our tote bags are high-quality canvas and are great for carting around those heavy books. To enter the drawing: Share a photo of yourself (or your kids) reading a book on Instagram. Follow and tag our @sabookfest account. Use…

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  • C-SPAN Book TV at the San Antonio Book Festival

    C-SPAN’s Book TV features live coverage of books fairs from cities across the country. On April 2, 2016, Book TV recorded six of our SABF sessions in the Central Library’s auditorium. These sessions aired on C-SPAN at the end of April and were rebroadcast in May. You can view them below and by visiting the…

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  • Shannon Stephens Joins the Book Festival Staff

    The Book Festival is pleased to announce that Shannon Stephensjoined its staff this month as Community Engagement Director. Shannon will be assisting with all aspects of the Festival, but she will focus on developing more author visits to schools and growing our educational outreach efforts. Shannon will also concentrate on cultivating partnerships with other non-profit organizations,…

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  • 2016 Book Festival Wrap Up

    Recapping the Success of the 2016 SABF On April 2, more than 18,000 people from Bexar County and beyond descended upon the Central Library and Southwest School of Art in downtown San Antonio to attend our 4th annual SABF. It was a day for the books and the feedback we have received–from authors, media, Festival…

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  • Our Literacy Caravan has positions available!

    As a program of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation (SAPLF), the Literacy Caravan aligns with the mission of SAPLF – to strengthen the library in service to our community – by 1) promoting family literacy and its role in a child’s future success and 2) fostering a love of reading, increasing the number of…

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  • A Day of Literary Fun for Kids at SABF

    If you have children in your family, or if you’re bringing a student group to the Festival on April 2, you’re going to love our renovated children’s space. With author presentations, shows by The Magik Theatre, activities throughout the day, and a new Party Time, young readers will enjoy a day of literary fun at the…

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  • San Antonio Public Library Foundation - Beginner’s Guide to the Book Festival

    Beginner’s Guide to the Book Festival

    Article originally published in The Rivard Report on March 11, 2016. FESTIVAL BASICS Some starter information – SABF is free for everyone. That’s right – free. The 4th Annual Book Festival takes place on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Central Library and Southwest School of Art. The festival will…

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  • 2016 Fiction Contest Winners Announced

    The San Antonio Book Festival (SABF) has announced nine winners from among 175 entries across 40 schools throughout Bexar County for its third annual fiction writing contest. Young writers from grades 7 to 12 were asked to showcase their creativity and storytelling abilities on the theme of “Not All Heroes Wear Capes.” Selena Flores, a…

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