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«October 2020»


San Antonio Public Library’s Digital Library Celebrates Five Millionth Check Out

How-to Guide to Chess is Five Millionth Digital Check Out

San Antonio Public Library has reached yet another exciting milestone; the five millionth digital check out. The item was Winning Chess Middlegames: An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures by Ivan Sokolov. The most popular San Antonio Public Library digital item of all time is an eAudiobook, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The Library’s five millionth check out landed San Antonio Public Library in the list of only 52 out of 38,000 libraries with OverDrive worldwide to achieve the goal. In 2016, San Antonio Public Library became one of only a handful of library systems to reach one million digital check outs in a calendar year.

Digital Inclusion Month Continues at the San Antonio Public Library

Free classes for adults taking place at library locations throughout the city

San Antonio Public Library is offering a series of digital classes during the month of May as part of Digital Inclusion Month, a national initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide, providing members of the community access to technology, increasing digital literacy, and encouraging the use of technology in economic and workforce development.

Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club Continues at Cortez Branch Library with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Councilman Rey Saldaña

Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club continues with a speaking program and activities based on the District 4 theme of animal welfare. 

Celebrate STEAM at the San Antonio Public Library During Tricentennial Commemorative Week’s History & Education Day

Future History Makers: Celebrating STEAM at the Library

District 1: Central Library (600 Soledad St., 78205)

District 2: Carver Branch Library (3350 E. Commerce St., 78220)

District 3: Mission Branch Library (3134 Roosevelt Ave., 78214)

District 4: Cortez Branch Library (2803 Hunter Blvd., 78224)

District 5: Collins Garden Branch Library (200 North Park Blvd., 78204)

District 6: Great Northwest Branch Library (9050 Wellwood, 78250)

District 7: Forest Hills Branch Library (5245 Ingram Rd., 78228)

District 8: Igo Branch Library (13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy., 78249)

District 9: Parman Branch Library (20735 Wilderness Oak, 78258)

District 10: Semmes Branch Library (15060 Judson Rd., 78247)

Cody Branch Library to Close for Eleven Days for Renovations

Library improvements funded in the 2018 City Budget

San Antonio Public Library will temporarily close Cody Branch Library at 11441 Vance Jackson Rd. from Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 13 for improvements funded in the 2018 City Budget. During the closure the book drop will remain open, and holds will be available for pickup Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.