Summer Reading Program Under Way!
On Tuesday, May 28 at the Central Library, Mayor Julián Castro, Library Director, Ramiro S. Salazar, Chair of the Board of Trustees Jean Brady, Children’s Services Coordinator Viki Ash, and Teen Services Coordinator Jennifer Velasquez launched the annual Mayor’s Summer Reading Club for children and the 2013 Summer Reading Programs for teens and adults.
“Learning is a year-round process that begins with a child’s ability to read,” Mayor Julián Castro said. “The Summer Reading Club is an opportunity for parents to keep their children engaged in the world of books beyond the school year.”
Beginning on June 1 and continuing throughout the summer, children, teens and adults can sign up online at http://www.mysapl.org/srp or in person at their local library. Each child who finishes the program will receive a book to keep and a completion certificate signed by Mayor Castro. Teens who participate are eligible to receive prizes and will be invited to an end-of-summer celebration that will include gaming competitions. For the first time, the Summer Reading Programs will also be open to adults. All programs include an audio book listening option.
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.
Special thanks to our corporate and civic partners, HEB, Friends of the San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio Public Library Foundation, ClearVisions Graphics Company, the RK Group and VIA Metropolitan Transit System.
Click here to view a video from the launch:
Here is a brief public service announcement that Mayor Castro did on our behalf: