Mayor Castro and San Antonio Public Library to kick off 2012 Summer Reading Program
At 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, at the Central Library, Mayor Julián Castro and Library officials will kick-off the San Antonio Public Library 2012 Summer Reading Program. This is the second year that the program is an SA2020 initiative. SA2020 is a community-wide effort, begun by Mayor Castro in 2010, to chartSan Antonio’s course for the next decade.
“Learning shouldn’t stop when the school year ends. It’s a year-round process that begins and ends with a child’s ability to read,” Mayor Julián Castro said. “The Summer Reading Program is an easy and fun way for parents to keep their children engaged in the world of books.”
Children and teens may sign up online at www.mysapl.org or in person at their local libraries. Each child who finishes the program will receive a book to keep and a completion certificate signed by Mayor Castro. Teens may receive prizes and will be invited to an end of summer celebration. Along with reading, the Library offers free activities for children and teens throughout June and July. A complete schedule of events is available on the Library’s website or at any San Antonio Public Library location.
In addition to Mayor Castro, speakers will include Ramiro S. Salazar, Library Director, and Pam Cox, Whataburger, Inc., the lead partner of the Summer Reading Program. “Whataburger is fortunate to have extremely generous customers and we’re committed to giving back to the communities we serve; supporting children’s education has always been one of our main areas of giving,” said Pam Cox, Group Director of Corporate Communications for Whataburger. “We are thrilled to support the San Antonio Public Library’s 2012 Summer Reading Program to help foster a love for reading among our local children and make a difference in ourSan Antoniocommunity.”
Special thanks to our corporate and civic partners, Whataburger, Inc., Friends of the San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio Library Foundation, San Antonio Area Foundation, The Zachry Foundation, Scholastic, Sundt Foundation, KWEX 41, City Base Cinema, and VIA Metropolitan Transit System.