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The Johnston Branch Library is celebrating 40 years of service to the southwest side community!
As a way to recognize this special milestone, we are hosting a two-week celebration beginning Monday, September 13, through Saturday, September 25, with online and in-person activities at Johnston Branch Library (6307 Sun Valley, 78227).
As part of the celebration, on Saturday, September 18, at 11 a.m., San Antonio Poet Laureate, Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson, will be sharing tips to enhance your writing techniques during a special online workshop. This workshop will be available for the whole family to enjoy! Register here for this online event.
Schedule of Events for Johnston’s 40th Anniversary
Sept. 13 - Sept. 25 In-person activities, during library hours
Sept. 18 Special online poetry workshop, 11 a.m.
Sept. 18 Take-and-Make activity bag distribution begins
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.
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/.