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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.

San Antonio Public Library Launches New Podcast to Connect Community to Library Resources

Staff-hosted podcast “Tuned In” offers behind-the-scenes insight into the San Antonio Public Library

The San Antonio Public Library invites the community to have a listen to their newly released staff-hosted podcast “Tuned In”.

“Tuned In” offers an engaging and unique look into the inner-workings of the San Antonio Public Library. Reference staff at the Central Library host this fun and informative show about topics ranging from library jargon to popular Library resources, to the ongoing debate of eBooks vs. paper books. The hosts wanted to create a fun way to answer common questions that library patrons have, like what it means when a book is “in-transit”, or what the difference is between a database and a search engine.

San Antonio Public Library Celebrates Vaisakhi Festival to Mark the Sikh New Year

Learn more about this historical and religious festival from the Gurdwara Sikh Center of San Antonio

The San Antonio Public Library is a welcoming community gathering place that provides opportunities for people to meet, exchange ideas, and participate in the life of their community. Between April 14 and April 29, the Library will host three celebrations of the Vaisakhi Festival, a historical and religious festival that marks the Sikh New Year. Select branch libraries will celebrate the occasion with traditional Bhangra dance performances and the screening of a documentary film about Vaisakhi , provided by Gurdwara Sikh Center of San Antonio. 

Please Pardon Our Dust & Noise

The Mission, Cody, and Tobin at Oakwell Branch Libraries will be undergoing renovations starting March 21, 2017.  All 3 locations will remain open during the renovations.

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