Summer is upon us, and the name of the game is, “Keep the Kids Occupied.” Many schools send home reading tasks but reading should be for fun, too. The public libraries in the Alamo City and surrounding areas provide an option to occupy the kids and keep them learning all summer long.
Summer Reading and programming kicks off June 5- find the calendar of events on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ConversePublicLibrary/
This small community center has programming for both children and adults. They are fully open with in-person storytimes, LEGO Robotics, Scratch coding, and more. Adult programming ranges from knitting to game nights. Check out their Facebook for up to date scheduling: https://www.facebook.com/GardenRidgeLibraryTX/
Joint Base San Antonio Libraries
If you are military-affiliated and have base privileges, the JBSA Libraries have tons to offer. The 2023 summer reading theme, “Find Your Voice” is chock-full of fun weekly themes. https://www.jbsalibraries.org/summerreading
The New Braunfels Public Library hosts events and storytimes for all ages, both on campus and at local parks. Summer reading kicks off Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m–1:00 p.m. NBPL Event Calendar is the key to Tai Chi, Pajama Story Time, and more.
This library always has some unique events, so adventure over to the calendar of events with options for all ages. Check out “A Reading Star is Born” challenge kicking off June 5.
“Welcome to Summer with SAPL 2023! The San Antonio Public Library is offering people of all ages opportunities to read, learn, explore, and connect. The San Antonio Public Library program runs June 1–July 31, 2023, with options for kids, teens, and adults.” Check out the Summer with SAPL page for registration and details for each age level.
The SAPL branches can also be an 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.
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. “All Together Now” summer reading experience kicks off May 27.
“All Together Now” summer reading program kicks off June 10 with a Foam Party. Learn more: https://www.universalcitytexas.gov/396/Library
Wilson County Public Library
Summer Reading Logs are now available and should be turned in by July 8 to qualify for prizes! Find your closest location, and register for the summer reading program on the website.
Whichever public library is close to you, I hope you go out and enjoy it this summer. Each of these libraries has plenty of fun for your whole family, even if it is in a hybrid format. You won’t regret it!