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40 Years of Stewardship and Enrichment

This year we celebrate our 40th anniversary, our ruby anniversary! For the past four decades we have been strengthening and enriching the libraries in our community. In 1983, when SAPLF was created, there were only 14 Libraries in San Antonio. Today, there are 29 branches and two Library portals. Our Libraries are treasures that must not be “hidden gems” but cultivated and shared with every resident of the Alamo City. To quote Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress: “Libraries are a cornerstone of democracy – where information is free and equally available to everyone. People tend to take that for granted, and they don’t realize what is at stake when that is put at risk.” 2023, our ruby anniversary year reminds us to renew our commitment to the Library Foundation, to improve our Libraries and strive for greater literacy and free information for all who live here.