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.
BiblioTech Public Library
Converse Public Library
“Summer Reading 2022 for the residents of Converse, Texas, is themed ‘Oceans of Possibilities’ and is open to ALL AGES! The reading program will run for six weeks, June 6 through July 15. Reading logs will be distributed starting June 1 and we ask you to read a minimum of 20 minutes per day, for five days of the week. Easy!!!” Register today!
Garden Ridge Public Library
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. They provide curbside book pick-up if requested.
Joint Base San Antonio Libraries
If you are military-affiliated and have base privileges, the JBSA Libraries have tons to offer. The 2022 summer reading theme, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path,” is chock-full of fun weekly themes.
Leon Valley Public Library
New Braunfels Public Library
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 4, 10:00 a.m–1:00 p.m. NBPL Event Calendar is the key to Tai Chi, Pajama Story Time, 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.
San Antonio Public Library
Welcome to Summer with SAPL 2022! 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, 2022, 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.
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.
Universal City Public Library
This library kicks off its summer reading program on June 1 with games, crafts, and entertainment on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays through July 16. Explore the “Oceans of Possibilities.” All events are free and open to the public with no library card required. UCPL “Summer Storytimes” run May 31–July 13: Preschool (ages 3–5): Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.; Toddler (ages 2–3): Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.; and Baby (0–24 months): Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Wilson County Public Library
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!