Welcome, Friends of the San Antonio Public Library (FOSAPL)
Here, you can get updates, share information and read our newsletter, SAPLings, online with color photos and extra content.
News & Events
FOSAPL Calendar & Book Sales
SAPL Current Services
Computer access is now available without an appointment throughout SAPL service hours.
Mon. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tues. 12 – 8 p.m., & Wed. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Chat is available at ask.mysapl.org, Mon. – Sat. 9 a.m. –
Membership benefits include
Buy books from the BookCellar
Do You Love Books? (So Do We!)
Sue Hall, BookCellar Manager
We run the nonprofit book store in the Central Library, downtown, and generate money to support the library.
Our volunteers get free parking during their volunteer hours, training to do a variety of interesting tasks, and a discount on the books and DVDs they purchase. Volunteers earn badges and aprons, while working with a great team!
You must be over 18, and able to commit to one 4-hour shift per week during 11:00-3:00, Monday-Saturday.
If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library BookCellar Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 210-227-9519 during store hours.
Calling All Authors:
The Friends of Carver Library are proud to present the 3rd Annual San Antonio African American Book Festival on February 26, 2022. We are currently accepting submissions for Participating Authors throughout the state of Texas.
If you or someone you know may be interested in participating in this one-of-a-kind event, please read the details below.
Date: Saturday February 26, 2022
Author’s Fee: $50
Location: Authors: Second Baptist
All Participating Authors must be published (includes self-published)
All Participating Authors must have their books available for sale at the Festival
All Participating Authors must have a means to accept credit/debit card payments
Important Dates & Deadlines:
September 1, 2021
Application Submission is Open
October 31, 2021
Application Submission is Closed,10 pm
November 15, 2021
Notification of Participating Authors
December 15, 2021
Payment Deadline for Author’s Fee,10 pm
Exact Date - TBA
SAAABF Author’s Mixer
February 26, 2022
3rd Annual San Antonio African American Book Festival
Application & Selection Process:
Applications must be submitted online no later than October 31, 2021
The link to submit applications is:
Applications received after October 31, 2021 WILL NOT be considered
All Authors must arrive to Event no later than 11:30 to set up
Deadline to RSVP for the SAAABF Author’s Mixer is February 10, 2022
The Author’s Fee includes the following:
For more details, please visit our website at https://the-friends-of-carver-library.mailchimpsites.com/saaabf or email us at email@example.com.
Forest Hills Branch Library to use Gilbert Garza Community Center
The Library is launching library services for Forest Hills Branch Library patrons at the Gilbert Garza Community Center at 1450 Mira Vista, 78228 beginning Tuesday, July 27.
Services at Forest Hills Branch Library remain unavailable at this time due to ongoing repairs to facility damage sustained during this year’s winter storm. The Library has launched a communication plan to inform patrons and stakeholders of library services available at the Gilbert Garza Community Center. The communication plan includes social media promotions, direct emails to patrons who have identified Forest Hills Branch Library as their primary library and broadly across the Forest Hills Branch Library service area. Information will be transmitted via English and Spanish.
Would you help us spread the word?
Below is a synopsis for your information. I am available if you have any questions.
Library Services Available at Gilbert Garza Community Center:
Library Service Hours:
Library staff is available to provide assistance or answer questions by phone at 210-207-9230 or by chat at ask.mysapl.org/.