Alamo City-Area Library Summer Reading Programs

Summer is upon us, and the name of the game is, “Keep the Kids Occupied.” Many schools send home summer reading tasks but reading should be for fun, too. The public libraries in San Antonio and its surrounding areas provide a great option to keep kids occupied – and keep them learning all summer long.

BiblioTech Public Library 

Check the website for updates on Summer programming soon.

Converse Public Library 

Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates on their Summer programming:

Garden Ridge Public Library

This small community center has programming for both children and adults this summer from in-person story times to LEGO Robotics, Scratch coding, and more. Adult programming ranges from knitting to game nights. Check out their Facebook page for up to date scheduling:

Joint Base San Antonio Libraries

If you are military-affiliated and have base privileges, the JBSA Libraries have tons to offer. The 2024 summer reading theme is “Read, Renew, Repeat” and it is chock-full of fun weekly themes.

Leon Valley Public Library

Leon Valley Public Library is offering a variety of summer programming. Check out their website for up-to-date opportunities to dive into a good book. 

New Braunfels Public Library

The New Braunfels Public Library hosts events and storytimes for all ages, both on campus and at local parks. The NBPL Event Calendar is the key to finding Tai Chi classes, Pajama Story Time, lunches, and more. 

Patrick Heath Public Library | Boerne

This library always has some unique events, so adventure over to the calendar of events with options for all ages. Check out the “Begin Your Adventure @ The Library” challenge kicking off June 3 – click here to access the summer programming brochure! 

San Antonio Public Library

San Antonio Public Libraries are offering people of all ages a wide variety of opportunities to read, learn, explore, and connect. The SAPL Summer program runs June 1–July 31, 2024, with options for kids, teens, and adults. Check out the Summer with SAPL page for registration and details for each age level.

Local SAPL branches can also be an easily-accessible avenue to escape your home this summer with their “Let’s Play,” “Teen Times,” scavenger hunts, and much more. Find out more on the SAPL Events Calendar.

Schertz Public Library

SPL has a full schedule of events for kids, teens, and adults to explore the library through books, crafts, and much more. Click here to learn more about the Schertz Public Library events. Their Summer Reading Experience kicks off June 1!

Universal City Public Library

Open Tuesday through Saturday every week, they also have wifi available 24/7 in their parking lot. Click here to learn more about this branch and their upcoming Summer programming.

Wilson County Public Library

“Find Your Adventure at Your Library” Summer reading registration opens on May 13, with the program running May 28 – July 6. Find your closest location, and register for the summer reading program on the website. In 2023 our family won two prizes through this reading program – a family 4 pack of tickets to the McKenna and breakfast for four at Chick-Fil-A. This program really incentivizes returning to the library each week through summer!


Another amazing option offered by various branches this summer is the use of online book reading through services like Libby and “Dial A Story” lines.

Whichever public library is close to you, I hope you’ll get out and enjoy what it has to offer this summer. Each of these Alamo City libraries has plenty of fun for your whole family, from storytimes to classes; prizes and more. What’s more, libraries guarantee a little quiet time – at the library and when you get home! What more could a busy mom want this summer?

Born and raised South Texan who has explored living in other states but there is no place like home. She loves being in the "room where it happens" and carries many different titles: mama to a bubbling boy and girly girl, wife to an associate pastor, communications consultant, and a variety of mis pronunciations of her name {Honest- Asia}. Mostly found with a large unsweet tea or iced Americano in hand at The Pearl, Yanaguana at the Hemisfair, side lines of games in Floresville, or exploring the trails of the San Antonio river.