Category Archives: Parman Library
At 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, the Bannwolf Library at Reagan High School will discontinue its public-library operation. The opening of the new Parman Branch Library at Stone Oak allows the San Antonio Public Library to offer full-time public library service to the north central area, in turn allowing the Reagan High School facility to return to full-time service as a high school library. San Antonio Public Library items currently housed at the Bannwolf Library will be transferred to other branch libraries throughout the system.
The innovative school-public library partnership opened its doors in October 1999, and its success led to a second collaboration, the Pruitt Public Library at Roosevelt High School. The Pruitt Library will continue its dual service as both a public library and a school library.
Ramiro Salazar, Director of the San Antonio Public Library, thanked partner North East Independent School District: “We appreciate that the North East Independent School District and their librarians embraced this new service model to bring public libraries to underserved areas. The school district’s cooperation and support helped us offer public library service to new neighborhoods and continue to make a difference in our community.”
Former users of the Bannwolf Library are invited to visit the Parman Branch Library to take advantage of the full range of San Antonio Public Library resources, programs and services.
This weekend San Antonio’s young poets will be recognized at the 85th annual Young Pegasus Poetry Awards ceremony, scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at the Hermann Sons Grand Lodge, 515 S. St. Mary’s. This year more than 2,000 poems were submitted for consideration, with 71 poems by 61 young authors – ranging in age from 6 to 18 – selected for publication in the 2011 Young Pegasus Poetry Anthology. Those lucky enough to attend will hear these creative young writers read their own poems aloud.
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Two new libraries are now open to serve you!
The Stone Oak area is one of San Antonio’s fastest-growing communities, and the San Antonio Public Library is growing too, so we can provide service to these new neighborhoods!
At 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, District 9 City Council Representative Elisa Chan will be joined by representatives from the City Manager’s office, the Library Board of Trustees, and Library management for a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction for the new Parman Branch Library at Stone Oak, located at 20735 Wilderness Oak.
Scheduled to open in early 2011, the 15,000-square-foot library will include a children’s area, a teen section, and a community meeting room. Like all branches of the San Antonio Public Library, the branch will offer computers and internet access, Wi-Fi service, a broad range of programs for all ages, and, of course, books, magazines, newspapers and digital resources.
Stay on the lookout for more information about this great new branch library!