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BiblioTech celebrates first year of operation with celebration

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SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County's all-digital library will mark its first year of operation with a daylong celebration on Saturday.

"This first year has been really exciting for the BiblioTech team," said County Judge Nelson Wolff. "We've had inquiries from librarians around the world who are interested in our model, we have plans to open new locations in the county, and we are increasingly finding ways to take the library to people wherever they are."

The anniversary celebration will kick off with an "orange carpet" event and the premiere screening of the library's 90-Second Newbery film project.

The 90-Second Newbery is a national competition through which young filmmakers take a Newbery Award-winning title and interpret it in the form of a 90-second short film.

BiblioTech's 90-Second Newbery group chose "A Single Shard" by Linda Sue Park, which is set in 12th century Korea and tells the story of a young orphan who lives under a bridge outside a potters' village and longs to learn the art of throwing clay.

Dancers from the Korean American Cultural Center of San Antonio will entertain guests before the screening with traditional Korean dance.

Volunteers with the organization also will lead activities including making jegi, similar to a badminton birdie, to play the Korean game of Jegichagi.

Click here for a complete schedule of the anniversary celebration, which will take place at 3505 Pleasanton Road.

The celebration also includes refreshments and giveaways.