On Monday, September 24, the Library opened the Texana vault to showcase some of the many treasures that are home to our flagship Central Library. It is great to see that this collection has an army of supporters who know the value it adds to our community and beyond. The real work begins now as the Library…Read More
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Legendary Philanthropist and Businessman Passes Away
San Antonio Public Library Foundation friend and supporter, Tom Frost, passed away on Friday, August 10. We continue to be grateful for the friendship of the entire Frost family, and all they have done for San Antonio and our libraries. Through the Library Foundation’s special effort – Voices of San Antonio – we were able…Read More
Library Foundation helps bring Texana/Genealogy Initiative to fruition
GOOD WORKS SA: Library Foundation helps bring Texana/Genealogy Initiative to fruition SUBSCRIBER CONTENT: Jul 13, 2018, 5:00am CDT GABE HERNANDEZ | SABJ From left, Texana/Genealogy Initiative Co-Chairs Mari Tamez and Ruth Agather, along with San Antonio Public Library Foundation President Tracey Bennett, stand in the vault that archives books, microfilms, maps and other types of historical…Read More
Pride on the Westside
The City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s Healthy Start program promotes healthy babies, healthy families, and healthy neighborhoods. Healthy Start organizes resident led task forces throughout San Antonio to identify assets in the community, and organize projects to improve neighborhoods. The West Resident Leadership Team developed an art project based on an identified need…Read More
PBS Announces Its ‘Great American Read’ Program’s 100 Titles
By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson A ‘National Celebration of Books’ When Publishing Perspectives reported on the announcement of PBS’ The Great American Read program—a combination of roadshow television series and reader-vote interaction—we noted that there appeared to be key distinctions between it and the annual Canada Reads program. With the release Friday (April 20) of the 100 titles the Stateside program is…Read More
SAPL Director Named PLA President
San Antonio Public Library Director Ramiro S. Salazar Elected President of Public Library Association — Salazar will lead nearly 9,000 members from public libraries in communities across the United States and Canada — SAN ANTONIO (April 11, 2018) — Ramiro S. Salazar, director of San Antonio Public Library, has been elected the 2019 –…Read More
Great American Read Coming to the Alamo City!
In May, KLRN in partnership with SAPLF, the Library and the City of SA, will bring The Great American Read to the Alamo City! KLRN will air the eight-part television and online series produced by PBS. The Great American Read, is designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired,…Read More
We LOVE our Libraries and our Partners!!
Not only is February National Library Lover’s Month, but its also a perfect time for us to show some LOVE for some of our recent partners: the Monte Vista Historical Association, The Landa Gardens Conservancy, The Color of Blind, and others for their participation in and sharing of our happenings and events. We are all building a better community…Read More
Library Foundation to Debut New Literacy Caravan!
As the Library Foundation enters its 10th year of offering the Literacy Caravan as a FREE mobile resource in our community, we are proud to announce that a NEW and updated RV will hit the streets in 2018, courtesy of longtime Library Foundation supporter, the Mays Family Foundation! More details to come in the new…Read More
SAPLF Gives $1M to SAPL!
During our Annual SAPLF Board of Directors in November, we announced our 2017 gift to the Library system of just over $1M in financial support and added awareness value. This total is an accumulation of gifts, grants, and endowment dollars designated to technology, special collections, programming and more. Additionally, we value awareness that is generated via the…Read More
Latino Collection and Resource Center Opens at Central Library
Latino Collection and Resource Center Opens at Central Library to Honor Literary Culture of Hispanics and Latinos 200+ attendees, including elected officials and local authors, celebrated grand opening of community space more than 20 years in the making SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 21, 2017) – On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the San Antonio Public Library celebrated the…Read More
SAPLF Hosts 2017 Board Builder and Honors Greater Good Award Recipients
Last month, SAPLF hosted its 17th annual Board Builder luncheon at the home of Alice & Clark Welder. The home served as a beautiful location and sparked inspiration, enthusiasm and conversation as our Board continues its service for the remainder of the year. The Library Foundation’s “Board Builder” luncheon brings a prominent leader in the…Read More